Canadian Band Beer – R&B Brewing – You Say Barley! We Say Rye!


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Canadian Band Beer – R&B Brewing – You Say Barley! We Say Rye! Review

In the CBC Canadian Band Beer line comes the R&B Brewing You Say Barley! We Say Rye! Dark Rye IPA. Inspired by BC band You Say Party!, (formerly You Say Party! We Say Die!) this ale pours a copper-brown colour topped with two fingers of head. The head settles at a moderate pace leaving lace traces climbing up the glass from the beer surface. The aroma in this beer is tantalizing; toasted malt and caramel tones come through in the nose along side a fruity-floral flavour, hop bitterness and rye spice. The balance of sweet, spice and bitterness smells wonderful and forecasts a delicious brew. The flavour starts off with the toasted malt and caramel sweetness at the front of the mouth. Once this initial impression passes the rye takes charge. A balance of bitter-spice comes from the back of the tongue sourced from the hop and rye ingredients. If you ever struggled to define what Rye tastes like in a beer this is a great example of bold rye flavour. The dry finish leaves the palate on a bitter note and almost-rye bread like flavour. If you don’t like rye you may struggle with this beer but as far as rye ales or even more specifically Rye-IPAs go, this is bang on and yet another amazing beer to come out of the CBC Radio 3 Canadian Band Beer Series.

Alcohol – 5.5%
IBU – 55
Size – 650ml
Price – $5.95 (BCL) (not on website)

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    mikescraftbeer 6 June, 2013, 10:34

    I just finished collecting all four so I can now drink them and build my posts! I am excited for all four!

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