Heretic Brewing Company Gramarye – Rye Beer at 4.4% ABV

Heretic Brewing Company Gramarye Rye Beer at 4.4% ABV (C$7.49 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits,  650 ml, bottle date 9-Feb-2015)

Pours clear pale amber with two fingers of loose light tan head, good retention and spotty lacing. (3/5) Nose is spicy rye, caramel malt, pine resin, citrus, pumpernickel. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, mild spice. (7/10) Medium body tending to watery, moderate carbonation, building bitter finish. (3/5)

That’s some pretty impressive chops for a session-ABV ale. Lots of aroma and flavour from the spicy rye makes this feel like a much bigger beer than its puny 4.4% ABV. It falls apart a little on the watery body, but all things considered, really quite pleasant. (14/20)

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