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American Rye Ale - Reuben's Brews

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American Rye AleAmerican Rye Ale

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 8.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Reuben's Brews visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dirtylou on 02-09-2013)
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Gobzilla

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-02-2014 04:01:43 | More by Gobzilla
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Washington

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Washington

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Washington

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mactrail

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color is golden amber poured into the wildly inappropriate Affligem chalice, but it shows off the lacing, attractive white foam, and champagne bubbles. Great sudsy mouthfeel with that slightly tart and grainy rye flavor. It's like an aromatic Saison without the funk. A slight sweet malty taste adds to the pleasure, with just the right balance of hoppy bitterness. Aftertaste has that resiny note I associate with rye.

Creamy texture, tangy sensation, malty but light, and aromatic rye flavors-- a winner in any of the lighter quaffable categories. It's also a great example of a rye beer, and refreshingly clean to boot. Another Northwest brewery I've never heard of, but this is reason enough to look for more of their beers. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 04:01:51 | More by mactrail
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cosmicevan

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to FalconA for this one. noticed it in the back of my fridge and is dated 16.10.13 so we in business still! enjoyed from a washington beer mini snifter.

a - brew poured a transparent straw yellow with a thin fizzy head. no lacing to speak of, but a thin ring of fizz hung around clinging to the glass on the surface.

s - very big grainy rye. almost pilsner like or blonde ale like.

t - again, all about the rye. thick grain with some malt.

m - light to medium bodied. a bit chewy.

o - overall, i'm a fan of rye beers, but this one is a bit over the top for me. a big splash of hops would make this amazing.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 20:25:53 | More by cosmicevan
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rastamendi

California

3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Anchor pint glass. Beer was bought from Bottleworks in Seattle, on 9/9/13, and consumed as I write this on 9/11/13.

Appearance: Cloudy deep gold/copper, with an amazingly resilient white head.

Smell: Notable aroma of rye malt, with subtle hints of spice and a certain phenolic that is reminiscent of yeast stress - though it could be a characteristic of yeast strain used. Either way, it is not a major factor.

Taste: Very smooth, round flavor. Spice, malty sweetness, with a firm hop bitterness. Little to no hop flavor. I enjoy this beer. A return to a more simple beer in stark contrast to the 'everything but the kitchen sink' motto that plagues new breweries. Again, there is a phenolic character, though does not linger, as the beer finishes.

Mouthfeel: High effervescence is prickly at times, and leaves a tang in the finish. The light body and high carbonation are very similar to a bavarian hefeweizen.

Overall, I enjoyed this beer despite of its minor flaws. It reminds me slightly of a common flavor in some of my early homebrews, back when I bottle conditioned. Therefore, it is entirely possible that since this beer appears to be bottle conditioned, that the flaw may have been a result of treatment in the trade (though the brewery is fairly close to point of sale). I would give this beer another try, and look forward to trying their Roggenbier that I also brought back with me. Really bummed that I missed their tasting room!

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 00:33:02 | More by rastamendi
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blackie

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pint at the brewpub

a: this lovely rye ale is a golden yellow in color, hazed, topped with a bone white head that recedes to a thin ring and surface coating

s: body of pale malts with clean notes of spicy rye, yeast gives some bubblegum and banana, bready, nice citrusy hop nose

m: moderately carbonated with a light-medium body

t: digging this - a combination of bready, flavorful pale malts and a balance of spicy rye, some good estery yeast character, bright citrus and a moderate bitterness

o: a tight little rye ale and highly drinkable, my first intro to this cool little brewery

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2013 03:24:12 | More by blackie
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-24-2013 19:33:06 | More by Kopfschuss
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C_S

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-22-2013 18:26:48 | More by C_S
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-20-2013 06:15:05 | More by mc4z
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fsck

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-06-2013 04:39:40 | More by fsck
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

06-27-2013 20:06:16 | More by mdaschaf
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flagmantho

Washington

3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: golden hue with the tiniest hint of haze and a strong effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy ivory foam with nice retention and a chunky lace. I think it's enticing.

Smell: smooth and lightly sweet, but there's a problem here. The rye spiciness in an ale this blond basically triggers the same olfactory reaction as the adjunct character in a cheap lager. My brain knows this is a good-quality beer, but my nose just thinks Miller. OK, maybe not that bad, but the association is now made.

Taste: the taste starts off good, with some biting spiciness and a light, sweet malt, but as the flavor progresses, I seriously keep getting this weird macro lager vibe. What the heck is going on? The rye in this beer manages to do a good job replicating the flaws in an American adjunct lager.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess. I like it.

Overall: I'm obviously not rating this beer as low as a macro lager, and it is seriously not *that* bad, but there is a sense memory that just kind of does this beer in for me. Certainly not everyone will get this, but ... it's odd.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 01:32:50 | More by flagmantho
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unclekeith

Alaska

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

06-18-2013 15:20:01 | More by unclekeith
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Kerfluffel

Washington

3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy pale gold with a bone white head.
S: Aromatics of yeast, rye spice, and citrus.
M: Medium body and easy drinking.
T: Palate of spice, toast and citrusy hops. Crisp finish with a mild bitterness.
O: Straight forward and easy to drink. Reminds me strongly of a hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

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bespin15

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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California

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Washington

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Washington

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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 4.14.13

A - Pours a cloudy, very pale light orange with a one inch off-white head with good retention.

S - Wheat, lots of lemon and rye.

T - Subtle lemon and light rye.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Smooth and soft. Pretty mild and light. Good summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

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American Rye Ale from Reuben's Brews
84 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.