Iconyc High Ryse

Posted: February 1, 2017 in Iconyc Brewing Company, Reviews, Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Val and I went to NYC last week and since we live a lot further from there than we used to, we decided to stay over. I had a lot of trouble sleeping since there was so much noise. I guess I’m used to living in the middle of nowhere now. This beer also hails from NYC, let’s see how it was.


ABV: 7.5%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “HIGH RYSE is our tribute to the constantly changing skyline of NYC. This ever-evolving brew goes through an initial fermentation with Brettanomyces and then finished with a classic saison yeast. Initially, expect a crisp, hoppy rye ale with traditional Belgian character. Further cellaring will allow the brett to develop its classic farmhouse flavor.”

Random: It’s weird seeing T.R. Knight on Law and Order: SVU as a suspect. I always see him as a doctor on tv.

When I popped the bottle open, this beer exploded all over my counter. Once it stopped exploding, I got it into the glass with a huge, four finger head. The head was pure white, fluffy and dissipated slowly. It left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, bright yellow with some floaties in it, but no visible carbonation. The nose had lemon juice, white grapes and lots of yeast. The brett really didn’t come out in the nose. Neither did the rye. The taste was equally bright with lemon flesh and some spice from the yeast. I also picked up some grains of paradise and a lot of spice from the rye. The body was dry and medium thickness. It had a lot of carbonation. The finish was lengthy and yeasty. A bomber of this was $12.99 ($.59 per ounce). I thought this was a really interesting beer with a lot of depth.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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