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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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BA SCORE
80
good

409 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 13
Gots: 13 | 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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Kroller86

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-25-2013 02:37:27 | More by Kroller86
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-12-2013 18:41:04 | More by kjkinsey
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Frobot13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-04-2013 01:30:00 | More by Frobot13
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

11-03-2013 16:22:16 | More by brandonld23
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BodiesLexus

New York

4/5  rDev +13.6%

10-27-2013 03:16:54 | More by BodiesLexus
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

09-02-2013 01:56:26 | More by jaydoc
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +13.6%

08-17-2013 15:04:11 | More by BeerFMAndy
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AnotherBeerGeek

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-28-2013 21:24:03 | More by AnotherBeerGeek
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jonaspb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-28-2013 12:09:25 | More by jonaspb
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Jackal

West Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

07-26-2013 04:32:05 | More by Jackal
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charlesjwinkler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-20-2013 17:48:45 | More by charlesjwinkler
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Higy

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-15-2013 03:45:43 | More by Higy
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brett606

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.6%

07-04-2013 06:12:46 | More by brett606
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pascilla

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-26-2013 03:52:13 | More by pascilla
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beerbtl

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-24-2013 01:59:02 | More by beerbtl
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Jimbo4430

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.8%

06-08-2013 23:34:35 | More by Jimbo4430
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billbeers

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

06-08-2013 19:51:47 | More by billbeers
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Hopinista

Nevada

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

05-30-2013 04:02:15 | More by Hopinista
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-22-2013 15:16:03 | More by InspectorBob
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Kingcurio

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-21-2013 02:19:04 | More by Kingcurio
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lucasj82

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

05-15-2013 01:47:08 | More by lucasj82
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blknikon

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -57.4%

05-07-2013 23:08:56 | More by blknikon
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

04-23-2013 13:01:07 | More by TheNightwatchman
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-23-2013 06:15:16 | More by Kelp
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

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.