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Founders Barrel Aged Red's Rye - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Barrel Aged Red's Rye
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

79 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 79
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.63%
Wants: 12
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 04-11-2009)
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Roguer

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-06-2014 19:11:34 | More by Roguer
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DanGeo

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-20-2014 16:45:22 | More by DanGeo
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-16-2014 19:31:55 | More by tectactoe
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-08-2014 20:16:34 | More by warnerry
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mikejonze

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-29-2014 05:18:59 | More by mikejonze
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sarahspat

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

04-19-2009 20:16:11 | More by sarahspat
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rudylaw

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%

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.

07-26-2009 17:27:46 | More by rudylaw
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DTSweet


5/5  rDev +19.9%

07-18-2014 22:31:25 | More by DTSweet
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -11.8%

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Bourbon aroma. Nice looking, significantly lacey. A bit cold and assertive carbonation, still above-average mouthfeel. Getting more coconut than wood from barreling.Not the hoppy bon-barreled version, this is something very different.

08-07-2009 23:25:17 | More by Sammy
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MSEGUIN

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-18-2012 02:58:16 | More by MSEGUIN
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woodchip

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.1%

08-26-2014 23:58:44 | More by woodchip
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1noa

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-23-2012 20:43:53 | More by 1noa
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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Danielr26

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-10-2014 16:39:28 | More by Danielr26
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New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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New Jersey

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Georgia

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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Michigan

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Michigan

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Crittervision

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -1%

good grief founders has a lot of current beers. i hope this is well-placed, as i was told it was founders rye porter aged in bourbon barrels. [?]

deep dark brown body with maroonish edges. great lacing early on, but as the white-ish head falls, the lacing becomes disparate.

whatever bourbon barrels founders uses, they seem to be particularly founders. ba boris, schlaflys ba is, orf, ba sexual chocolate, among others, all have their own, albeit less intrinsically noticeable bourbon or whiskey flavors. founders has one that immediately reminds me of backwoods bastard or a sliver of kbs. it automatically makes me think im about to take a sip of backwoods bastard.

taste is coca-cola or doctor [doctor!] peppery, clean bourbon flavor, but typical founders.

mouthfeel is smooth, just a bit thin, certainly not kbs mouthfeel, but still pleasant, not quite creamy. between thin and creamy.

typical founders [insert barrels they use] flavors, drinkable without question, and delicious. the barrel-aged founders (after having sappy slappy [?] bastard and backwoods bastard [with kbs as part of a supporting argument]) are becoming a bit predictable as the barrel overwhelms the beer, but id be a liar if i said this wasnt delicious.

01-04-2010 09:12:05 | More by Crittervision
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alelover

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-23-2014 15:56:27 | More by alelover
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Founders Barrel Aged Red's Rye from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.