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Founders Black Rye - Founders Brewing Company

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1,105 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,105
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 93
Gots: 161 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: maxpower on 09-17-2004

78 IBU
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Photo of brauseboof
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thedoubler55
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown color, pretty much black, a nice finger of tan head at the top, and some nice lacing around the glass as you drink it.

S: Lots of rye up front followed by chocolate and some vanilla as well, the roast is present throughout, nice nose on this one.

T: The taste on this one throws me for a loop, but good flavors throughout, the roast is present all around followed by some coffee notes and good mixture of hops.

M:Heavy/medium bodied, nice amount of carbonation, nice warming on the tail end.

O: Overall great flavors coming from this brew, well balanced and great mixture of everything in this brew, definitely want more of this. Love me some Founders.

Photo of tjsmith910
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

founders nails every thing they do.

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jco3
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of neckbracesub
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZEB89
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeyAder
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown hue with a tan head. Aromas are a bit metallic and tinny but you get some very nice roast as well. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy with just enough carbonation to break up the flavor into decadent layers. Rich roast, some leather, touch of caramel and finishes with a bit of spice. A hearty and delicious beer.

Photo of Kraty1
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Probably the closest thing I've had to the Blakkr collaboration (that was Real Ale/Surly/3F, I had the Surly version): a deep, roasty, almost savory taste that is preceded by a dark rye nose. Unless and until Blakkr comes back this may be my go-to Black IPA. Founders is really getting serious with the bitter black between this and Dark Penance (also quite good)...

Photo of tripledbrew
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crowsnest
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of samibr
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NorseKaiser
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Huffs
3.42/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tgates
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rypkr
2.83/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

"Outlier detected. Please submit a review"

Photo of Durge
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NateMac13
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tectactoe
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beaulabauve
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lanciloti
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Founders Black Rye from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,105 ratings.