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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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2011
tasting on 8/20/11. light orange / amber pour with a thin white head. light rye nose with a touch of citrus... fighting a bit to get some aromas flowing. very nice body with rye, spices, pepper, grape, raisin, fig, and dates. sweet finish with more dark fruit layers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Waxed bomber from todays release. Had this as a sample at the Piece Barley Wine Party but waited for the bottle to rate it. Pours deep reddish brown with thick light tan head. Aromas of spicy and earthy hops, citrus, and some bready malts. Flavors of thick and chewy malts, rye and caraway, earthy hops, light citrus and some spices. Finishes malty with some spice. ABV is really unnoticeable. Thick and creamy mouthfeel that coats the tongue. Really unique brew. Not really a barley wine as there is no sweet malty flavor profile. It is more spicy/earthy hops with rye and malt. Rye beers can be really hit or miss with me and Bryan knocked this one out the park. Cant wait to try the BA version as I think this will hold up well in the barrel. Would also be a good beer to age on citrus rinds as well.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2011
thanks susygreenberg! 60 percent rye? awesome. sunflower seed nose, rich. ruby copper. toasty, boozy, finishes hot. one sided.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
That1Guy (2219) - Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Crushed with Honkeybra. Smooth as hell. Incredibly deceptive with subtle flavors. Very malty but also perfectly balanced. Just a fantastic drinking experience. One of the best non-barrel aged barley wines out there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2154) - Qubec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle at saturday night hotel tasting. EBF 2011
Appearance : Clear amber.
Aroma : Spicy rye with malt. Nice rye.
Taste : Spicy rye with malt, nice malt.
Overall : NIce stuff but nothing special. Nice rye and malt on the finish. Rather sweet. Ok.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (2131) - Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2011
A solid somewhat sweet barley wine with minimal hop character but a nice spicy element from the rye. I like this beer quite a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2010
On tap@ the maproom. Dark brown with a beige head. Sweet nose some grain touch of alcohol though nothing too strong in the nose. A little overly sweet lots of earthy hops that rye and toasted malts that also contend with that earthiness. Sweet but decent. Slick body Long earthy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2029) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle shared by maximum12. Clear dark copper pour, a little carbonation and a nice boozy hop aroma. Flavor is nice spicy hops and a little booze mixed with some sweet caramel throughout. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Deeply hazed ruby pour with light off-white head that releases a very strong alcohol nose along with spicy and earthy hop notes and darkly roasted grain sweetness. Flavors are very strong: roasted barley sweetness, rye cereal spiciness, alcohol dryness in the finish, herbal and earthy hop bite, and very robust malt bottom. Texture is thick and vinous, with a luxuriant oily quality that needs to be sipped slowly and allowed to open up as it approaches room temperature. Very impressive experimental brew! Cant wait for the BA version to mature.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1946) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to kermis. Vintage 2011. Dark caramel pour with a thin tan head. Notes of caramel, cherries, spice, dried fruit, sweet coffee, chocolate. Medium bodied, light carbonation and a sticky sweet finish.


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