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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Our "Hi-Fi Rye" is brewed with almost 60% malted rye to give this beer a very rich and intense maltiness. The American hop varieties used impart complex citric, spicy, earthy notes, and combine to amplify the rye character. The tradition of the barley wine-style ale is carried out with this ode in rye. Cheers!

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6152) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2011
(22oz bomber) clear rich amber with a creamy tan head. Nose of sweet caramel, rye, candied orange. Taste is very hoppy, grapefruit, rye, cream, sweet caramel, smooth and creamy body. Easy to drink with an alcohol linger.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (6103) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle via trade with TheAlum, thanks man. Poured a super deep amber/muddy brown body underneath a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, rye seeds, bread and candy. Nice fuller body with small bubbly tight carbonation. Flavor is nice with a slight hint of rye towards the end, initial flavor is far more sweet with notes of candy, caramel, toffee, bread and a dry finish. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2011
In short: A basic sweet and rye beer with all the focus on rye. Pleasant sweet rye beer
How: Bottle 22oz, beige wax. Consumed fresh, approximately 2 months after bottling, eartly 2011 batch. Bottle sent to me by FullObs, thanks a lot Brett
The look: Clear copper body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Nose is caramel and a fresh slice bakery rye bread. Taste is slightly toasted rye bread crust, cooked caramel, mild old-school C-hops-like hopping. When I closed my eyes and forget about the style and color of the beer I could actually taste milk chocolate. Sweetness sensation is a bit higher than I would have liked. Alsohol is well hidden. I was hopping for some kind of cranked up Founders Reds Rye but thats not what I got. This is a big caramelized rye beer, it could have used more hops that work so well with rye beers. Im a sucker for a rye-based beer so I did enjoy this beer but I must say I expected a bit more. I like rye beer and I like Flossmoor so when I heard about that beer I said to myself That Hi-Fi sounds good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5772) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle thanks to Shane (Weisguy). Beautiful amber-red pour with off white head. Aroma of toffee, spicy english hop, brandy, very nice. Hop bitterness is quite present in the taste, english toffee, strong, boozy, malty notes. Palate is heavy bodied with medium carbonation, nice long finish. Excellent barleywine style ale, done to my taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2010
I had this twice before it was finished, once at the release (thanks to dm9831), split a bottle with my girlfriend, then enjoyed a bomber all on my lonesome. Nice pour, a reddish brown body with a short-lived tan head. The aroma had caramel & toffee, alcohol, peppery rye, fresh dough, and an earthy and herbal spiciness. It had a creamy mouthfeel, just a tad oily, with a peppery feeling left on the tongue. The flavor was rich with caramel and toffee, tempered by the alcohol, peppery rye, and a touch of citrus. The finish was sweet and had an earthy bitterness. Very nice sipper from Bryan Shimkos.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2010
Bottle from MikeTD, thanks man. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Earthy body with a caramel and rye warming. Hints of toffee, some lightly spicy hop tones, rye and and a mild herbal finish. A nice adjunctive barely wine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5463) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Poured an amber color with aromas of caramel, bread, toffee, light rye and some booze. Flavors were the same with some wet cardboard/oxidation in the aftertaste. Decent beer overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5434) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Tooch4321 from back in the day, this is at least a 2011 bottle. Pours a dark amber with an off-white head. Nose is big dark fruit, toffee, caramel, and some oxidation. Flavor is somewhat oxidized with fruit, toffee, and some earth. Medium in body and while past its prime, still has some fruity/ sherry character.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2012
bottle thanks to RC0032 shared @ rbwg 12. amber pour with a cream ehad. nose is rye, malts, sweet syrup, dried fruits, and vanilla. smooth on the palate, rye, hops, malts, and a smooth finish. 1:30 am rate

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (5158) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
Bottle shared. Hazy dark orange golden with creamy beige head. Lots of spices in an almost citrus way which I guess are the caraway seeds, strong rye, citrusy hops, cardboard, light grassy, caramel, fudge, brandy. Quite sweet with lingering bitter finish. Full bodied with sticky feel but also a bit thin boozy finish. Very decent.


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