Samuel Adams Revolutionary Rye Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by malty:
3.88/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
May 2011 notched on side label. Bought this American Originals 12 pack for $13.99 today.
Pours a brilliantly clear into my scientific Sam Adams Boston Lager glass a russet-copper color. The dense & creamy off-white head settles to 1/3" after a few minutes. Nice kinetic visible uprising carbonation, thanks to the etched halo at the bottom of the glass, no doubt. Gorgeous smatterings of broken and drooping lace rings all the way down.
Clean, slightly caramely, slightly fruity nose. Quick, faint smells - then it drops off to really nothing.
Interesting earthy hops going on right up front. The rye malt is present, but not that spicy as I've tasted in others ales with Rye being listed in the title. Still, it's noticable and rather subtle - but tasty nonetheless. A little asparagus flavor detected within this interesting earthy, herbaly, kinda savory concoction. Very clean and open with lots of room for interpretation.
Mouthfeel is closer to medium, but not quite medium bodied. Carbonation is masterfully fine and playful. The finish is herbal, sorta bitter/prickly and very clean.
Drinkability is great. Not at all intrusive with a nice balance of hops and clean and tasty malts.
Overall a toned-down rye malt bill where the subtle European hops were showcased nicely against the rye malt. A slight toffee-like backdrop with a delicately spicy middle ala the rye malt and earthy hops. Beautifully balanced and dare I say a wonderful springtime beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2011 00:40:57 | More by malty
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4/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: Pours an opaque copper color, with a white head.
S: Spicy rye, bready malt, a subdued floral and piney hop character in the nose.
T: More spicy rye, some wheat, some bready malt, hop flavor is still piney, floral and subdued.
M: Medium bodied, a bit harsh.
O: Recommended if you want a rye beer that doesn't have a strong hop character to it. This beer really focuses on the rye and other malts. That said, I enjoyed it.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2014 21:22:18 | More by BierJager89
Samuel Adams Revolutionary Rye Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.