La Cumbre’s Red Ryeot Review

Red Ryeot – La Cumbre Brewing

ABV: 6.5%  –  IBUs: 75

Overall Rating 4 of 5 Mugs


Reviewed by Beer Muse, Yeast Master, Mash Tun, Bierhead & MrHoppy


Beer Muse 5 of 5 mugs

This beer has become one of my new favorites! La Cumbre brewery has a wild turbulence of a rye beer, that will be any beer lover’s dream. This beer gives you a serious pow to all your senses! The appearance is a deep reddish brown color with a tan/off white head and has a medium body. The flavor and aroma is rich and powerful. It has spiced, caramel, and toasted mixture of malts, that team up with a manic blast of rye and hops to make a delicious super team. All of this creates a balanced and robust beer alchemy. This beer will challenge and yet satisfy you all at once. It’s like liquid malty-hoppy candy crack in a pint. It is a must!!

la-cumbre-red-ryeotYeast Master 3 of 5 mugs

Hopheads rejoice! If you’re tired of the run-of-the-mill IPA give this one a try, its very different. The hops chosen and the IBU content push this beer so aggressively bitter you don’t actually taste the rye, so the non-fermentables lend a uniquely sweet body. Though a bit murky and hazy I was expecting more mouthfeel. The aroma is like a resiny hops perfume, faint citrus dominated by pine. Complex aroma steps out as the beer breathes and warms a little. Apricot hints present themselves on the front of the nose disappearing when you sip this lupulin tonic.

Mash Tun 4 of 5 mugs

I like beer. That’s probably not surprising since I’m reviewing beers pro bono, with only the sweet satisfaction of knowing someone out there might read one of these and decide to go support a local brewery. I REALLY like beer, and now Red Ryeot is in my top 5 local drafts. For years, the gold standard of red beers in the Albuquerque area has been Marble Red, and rightfully so. However, the boys and girls at La Cumbre have kicked it up a notch, balancing that floral hoppiness we’ve come to love with a rich, spicy rye hit. If you’ve never had a rye beer, this is a good starter! The rye is there, but not overbearing. A nice head off the pour. The nose is pine with a hint of rye spice. The fullness of the rye creates an earthy taste interlaced with heavy pine and mild citrus bitterness. The finish is a touch on the sweet side. I highly recommend this beer.

Bierhead 4.25 of 5 mugs

Hello Beer Enthusiast, Bierhead was off to the ‘Beer District’ to La Cumbre Brewing Co. to try there Red Ryeot. The Pint came with very little head and lacing. Color was a Very Dark Red or maybe because it was so dark in this Brewery. Aroma was a nice Hoppiness with some Maltiness and Rye backing it up. Taste was a Hop Blast coming from a Rye Beer. The finish was almost like an IPA. I very much enjoyed this ‘Rye Beer’, so much I had to make and order another Pint. Bierhead is going to give Red Ryeot a 4.25 Mugs.

MrHoppy 4.25 of 5 mugs

Big frothy head with staying power! Nice reddish, dark amber hue that you’d expect in a red. Good hop aroma. Initial flavor is resinous hops which is quickly followed by the big malty backbone which brings the beer into balance. The rye is subtle for me, I can usually pick it up more in rye beers. (Note: I had their 16oz can.)



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