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Bronx Rye Ale

January, 2016

Bronx Rye Ale

Judges Rating: 
84
Aroma: 
19 / 24
Appearance: 
4 / 6
Flavor: 
35 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Immediately an intense herbal, spicy, grassy aroma assaults your senses with subtle rye undertones. A clean fermentation evinces no fruit production nor phenols. This beer pours a deep amber color with a tall, lingering, ivory head that never truly dissipates. However, the high level of haze detracts from an otherwise good-looking beer.

The moderate orange, pepper and grassy hop flavor dominates over a low malt backbone consisting of caramel and rye. Decidedly bitter with a semi-dry finish that allows a bit of caramel and spicy rye to linger well after swallowing. This may be attributed to the medium-full body and only minor carbonation that allows the beta-glucans from rye malt to linger on the palate.  

Bronx Brewery's Rye Ale is a well-made rye beer that emphasizes the herbal, spicy character of the malt using a similar hop profile.

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