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American Rye Ale - Reuben's Brews

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American Rye AleAmerican Rye Ale

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BA SCORE
84
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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
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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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

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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.

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3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a quite hazy peach amber with a thin white head that dissipated to a thin film and ring around the glass. Interesting aroma of citrus, light stone fruit with distinct spicy rye. Flavor is wheat and lemon that are light enough to showcase the peppery, slightly sour rye. Finishes slightly sour with bittering hops. Light bodied. Nice balance between a hefeweizen type body and rye, both complement each other nicely. Refreshing. The third rye beer released in bottles from this brewery. All were enjoyable.

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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.

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Bronze, WBC

Hazy straw-golden body - huge notes of rye, a rather strong bitterness presumably derived slightly more from the rye than the hops, which are driven by notes of grapefruit rind. The finish is a bit grainy for my tastes - not my favorite Reuben's offering.

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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!

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American Rye Ale from Reuben's Brews
84 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.