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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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Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering XII. Big malty biscuit, caramel, scotch, sweetness helps to balance out the spicy rye character. Very good. I really like this for the sweetness.

4.1
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2010
Someone hooked me up with a nice pour on DLD2010. I was very excited to try this. Ruddy reddish pour, off-white head. Aroma is earthy, with noticeable herbal hop and rye notes. Flavor is spicy, fruity, some citrus. Very nice. Smooth and a pleasure to drink. Really digging the rye in this. Great beer.

3.8
sjogro (3954) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
Bottle courtesy of kermis! At Not THT. Hazy brownish amber. Minimal creamy head. Big sweet rye and spices, fudge, caramels, strong barrel character. Honey, maple syrup. Quite hoppy as well. Big sweet, mild bitterness. Full body, low carbonation, creamy fat feel. Nice!

3.7
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2010
22oz, pours ruby red with off white head. Nose of red fruit, grapefruit, mint. Flavors of grapefruit, rye, brown sugar, and pine. Med body.

3.7
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle courtesy of BrewEngineer at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 09/18/2010. Clear dark amber body with a very small frothy off-white head. Very spicy dark fruit and citrus aroma. Sweet caramel, citrus and big spice flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.9
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2011
22 oz bottle, 2010. Murky brown with beige froth and speckles. Nose is caramel, caraway and raisin. Medium to full body with an airy buzz. Taste is caramel, light molasses, caraway and grass. Wonderfully integrates the sweet spice of the caraway with the bitter seedy side.

4.3
smith4498 (3641) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle from a trade with msante79. Pours dark brown color with khaki head. Aromas of rye, dark fruits, molasses and citrus. Flavors of spicy rye, raisins, molasses and citrus fruits. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Very nice. Thanks Mark.

3.9
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Finally getting around to reviewing this, thanks Alex. Review # 1600. Bottle poured into a perfect pint glass...Pours a lighter transparent brown with tons of red accents. An off white head rises about a finger, falls quickly leaving only a ring and a little lacing...The aroma is sweet, almost too sweet for a barleywine, hops arent present to cut that. Rye, alcohol, spices, caramel. Good, not great...The taste is better, certainly more balanced and closer to a barleywine. Great quad notes of dark fruits, and brown sugar balanced with some roast and hops. Rye backbone throughout this. This is pretty decent, needs some work, but I would drink it again.

3.3
jcartamdg (3409) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Pours amber orange with no head. Aroma of malt and dark fruit. Taste is malt, prunes, slight bitterness. Interesting but not for me.

3.8
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Flossmoor hi-fi. Thanks to Adam for bringing this... Pours a pretty dark garnet red with a thin soapy head. Looks pretty nice actually... Sweet bready malt in the nose, spicy rye... Flavors are consistent with the nose with more of a sacharine sweet feel to it. Some shy bitterness appears in the finish but just barely. Buttery and creamy mouthfeel. 7/4/8/4/15


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