American Rye Ale - Reuben's Brews
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3.98/5 rDev +6.7%
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.
10-04-2013 04:01:51 | More by mactrail
3.83/5 rDev +2.7%
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.
04-19-2013 04:09:22 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.66/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
02-09-2013 16:32:24 | More by dirtylou
3.93/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
04-14-2013 03:34:03 | More by LiquidAmber
3.15/5 rDev -15.5%
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.
06-19-2013 01:32:50 | More by flagmantho
4/5 rDev +7.2%
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
09-03-2013 03:24:12 | More by blackie
3.25/5 rDev -12.9%
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.
09-21-2013 20:25:53 | More by cosmicevan
American Rye Ale from Reuben's Brews
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