Thursday, October 18, 2012

Heretic Brewing Co. Gramarye Rye Pale Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Heretic Brewing Company Gramarye Rye Pale Ale.  I’ve been clear about my enjoyment of Heretic Brewing Company’s beers and when I find a new one in the stores I look forward to trying it. This is a perfect beer review for the month of October.  Magical beer!

From the Heretic Brewing Company website: “Gramarye (GRAM-uh-ree) is the practice of learning magic. For thousands of years, people have used a grimoire (book of magic) to cast spells and summon spirits. Of course, magic fell out of favor over the centuries, the same as brewing with rye. Interest in magic seems to be on the upswing these days and so is the interest in brewing with rye. A coincidence? This is our take on session pale ale made with a dose of rye malt to give it that luscious feel and snappy finish. We think it is magical.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a clear amber/orange with a big white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrus hops, rye, sweet caramel and toasted malts.
Taste: The flavor is like the nose with citrus hops, rye spice, sweet caramel and toasted malts.  Slight pine hop bitterness in the finish.
Overall: Balanced very well and extremely drinkable, Heretic Brewing Company’s Gramarye Rye Pale Ale is smooth and at 4.4% ABV quite sessionable.  This beer is exceptional!


Mark Harvey

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