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Founders Barrel Aged Red's Rye - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.61%
Wants: 11
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mcallister on 04-11-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 16
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On tap at Founders 4-15-09

The liquid is a dark rusty reddish brown color. Tiny bit of white suds floating on the top when it was served to me.

The strongest scent, to me, is coconut. Bourbon is also present. As a whole, the nose is very rich and deep. Nice.

There is a considerable alcohol taste. But, honestly, what do you expect from a beer like this? Coconut is huge here as well, with some fresh pineapple, peaches and, in the background, bit of tart cherries even comes through. It's very spicy. There's a great complexity going on here.

This brew blurs the line between beer and fine liquor, but is still surprisingly drinkable considering. I had one of these a while back, and in comparison I think this one was a bit more boozy. Maybe it's the age? Mouthfeel is medium thickness with low carbonation.

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On tap @ Founders

Arrives in a snifter, in all it's reddish glory!

Smells amazing! You get all of that Red's citrus hops with grapefruit leading the pack and the barrel aging is doing this beer very well. More tastes include vanilla, rye and pluot.

It's extremely sweet but still rather drinkable. The oaken qualities enhance the drinking experience and I wish I had room for another.

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Founders Barrel Aged Red's Rye from Founders Brewing Company
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