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Samuel Adams Revolutionary Rye Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Revolutionary Rye AleSamuel Adams Revolutionary Rye Ale

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410 Ratings

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Ratings: 410
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.49%
Wants: 13
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Buggies on 07-14-2010)
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2/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured into pint glass.

Pours 1/2 finger of khaki head. Color is a copper amber.

Aroma: Smells like an imperial red that has lost its hops. Very creamy and malty. Yuck. It has a slight rye flavor, but all bread, biscuit, and caramel malts.

Taste: Wow, this beer had better not win. It has more rye and spice in the taste, but then it is all malts. Caramel and biscuit flavors. Again, it tastes like an imperial red that is old and lost its hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. It is dry and spiced. Ends fairly clean, but dry.

Overall, normally I can drink a bottle of Sams and be alright. This one just isn't drinkable at all. There is nothing that works with this beer. Please don't vote for this beer.

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2/5  rDev -43.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

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2.35/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I was excited to hear that Sam Adams would be offering a rye beer and picked up the mixed pack as soon as I saw it.

The beer pours a clear amber with a full fluffy red tinted head. The scent is a bit disappointing and fairly nondescript. There is a slight wift of the spicey rye and a flat scent of citrus hops. The hops come off as weak rather than a subtle allure.

Taste is similarly disappointing. The rye is bairly there and it is difficult to determine if the toasted malt or hops are weakest. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium. Altogether this is a disappointing effort. It fails to insult or impress.

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2.38/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I normally don't drink much Samuel Adams --- I feel they should concentrate on a few great beers than produce dozens of mediocre ones. The Revolutionary Rye Ale was part of an intriguing 12-pack which also including Noble Pils, Irish Red and Scottish Ale. I also wanted to compare it to the Bear Republic Hot Rod Rye which is one of my favorites.

The Revolutionary Rye Ale just lacked anything and everything. It had a very slight taste which faded very quickly. The aftertaste was stale and hollow. I really wanted to like it, but it just didn't do much for me.

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2.65/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Pours reddish brown with slightly off white head.

Smell was a sweetness with some maltyness.

Flavor was bland with little or no hops flavor with the finish smacking of the rye in a bittler way

Not worth buying a mix pack just to get it. Not something I would seek out.

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2.68/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint. See-thru amber with a short but dense cap of white foam. Good retention and a fair amount of sticky lacing.

The nose features rye and sweet malt in roughly equal strength. Toasty, too. Pleasant but mild. Surprising amount of bitterness given the relative lack of hop flavor; the rye kind of fills in the gaps here. Moderately sweet malts. Bitterness, rye, and that's about it, not too interesting.

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2.68/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle. Courtesy of aparris85. Pours a clear rust colored mahagony color with a slightly tan head that slowly settles. Malty, bready, with some spice aroma. Not really too much hops in the nose, if any, there is a touch of fruit like hops. Medium mouthfeel. The taste is rather ho-hum. Starts of with some mild sweetness and biscuit like qualities that then transitions to a dry like finish with just a touch of hop bitterness. Yeah, I hope they don't make Sample B. Minimal lace. No real alcohol notes.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle picked up in the american originals mixed twelve pack. this is probably the reason i picked up this case to begin with. pretty excited about it. drank from a snifter, which is the best i could do at the time.

A- the beer pours out a translucent brownish red colored body with a small off-white head on top. the head is very fast to fall and leaves behind little to nothing as far as lacing goes.

S- The smell isnt all that i was hoping for. it starts out with some sweet caramel malts. the rye malts arnt showing up nearly as strong as i would like but still add a slight spiciness to this. some raisin like fruitiness. can be smelled also. a small amount of spicy and piny hops at the end.

T- the taste begins with some sweet caramel malts which add an underlying sweetness throughout. after that i get a little (read weak) spiciness from the malted rye. some raisin and apple fruitiness in the middle. light spicy and pine hops at the end.

M- the body is a solid medium. the carbonation seems a little on the high side.

D- i was really hoping for more out of this one. they should have used more and stronger hops. i really like rye/IPA hybrids. i dont think ill seek this one out again.

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Samuel Adams Revolutionary Rye Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.