Samuel Adams Revolutionary Rye Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.81/5 rDev +8.2%
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is poured from the bottle as a lighter copper color with a two finger thick and creamy white head. The head fades slowly over time to leave a good level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is a mix of rye and s bit of almost wheat breadiness. There are some other lighter aromas of a caramel sweetness and some light pine and grassy aromas which produce a rather pleasant and balanced sweetly malty and bready hopped smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a big bready flavor mixed with some strong rye flavors. Upfront there is also a good level of caramel sweetness that fades ever so slightly as the flavor advances to the end. The bready flavor remains ever constant throughout the taste with the rye growing slightly stronger as the taste advances to the end. In the end the malty flavors are met by some hoppy flavors of a pine and citrus nature, producing in the end, a rather smooth rye bread flavor with a light bit of bitterness to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body for an only 5.5 % abv brew was on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the was slightly lower then average. Both did well for the more malty flavors of the brew creating overall a creamy and smooth taste for the beer.
Overall - This is a smooth rye style beer accentuating a malty body instead of more hoppy flavor like many rye brews seem to focus on. While a tiny bit more hop and a bit more rye flavor would have enhanced the flavors a bit, overall it was rather enjoyable to drink and quite tasty.
04-01-2013 01:22:27 | More by Darkmagus82
Samuel Adams Revolutionary Rye Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.