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Founders Black Rye | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
78 IBU

Added by maxpower on 09-17-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,289
Reviews:
456
Ratings:
1,598
pDev:
8.21%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
302
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,598 |  Reviews: 456
Photo of readicculus
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of nortmand
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark brownish balck pour. Tan head.

Rich pineapple-grapefruit notes in the nose. Some roast and chocolate in a supporting role.

Bright acidity up front, blends into a fantastic amalgamation of chocolate and orange. Ends with an interesting mix of roast and hop resin bitterness.

Medium to full body, well carbonated, this is another kick ass beer from Founder's

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of beerrat
4.98/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of entenduintransit
4.93/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outstanding beer all around. Founders never disappoints. Delicious and feels great for the style.

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Photo of crc1935
4.89/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing smell, taste, mouthfeel, etc.

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Photo of ehmdubya
4.85/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Krot1974
4.82/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of meathookjones
4.8/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out almost pitch black with a tall tan head. Some nice lace was left around the glass. Great aroma filled with nice bitter hops, plenty of rye and dark chocolate. Some lighter fruit notes and smokiness were there as well. Nice citric bitter hops bite up front before some chocolate sweetness evens it out. Nice and roasty with a bit of smoke an coffee. Nice rye bread bitter finish. Very unique and damn tasty stuff. Pretty thick and well carbonated. Very drinkable stuff and it goes down way to easily. I could drink this all day. I am kick myself now for only getting one sixer of this when I was in the area.

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Photo of Stezz420
4.79/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Misham13
4.79/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of STBbrewing
4.78/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Over all this is exactly what it says it is. The rye adds a great flavor to the black malt and hops.

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Photo of Crousejs
4.77/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Simply nice. This is a beer with much to be thankful of. First off coming from Founders should be its most telling.

Creamy dark color as far as liquid, insulation-like micro foam head. Tight as hell, seemingly unmovable. The head is what the brew feels like in the mouth.

Thick yet crisp, hits the middle of the palette and heads down to the back of the mouth. Apples and caramel, molasses and raspberry. Peaches somewhere under there too. As far as a rye, this is one of my favorites taste wise, it would appeal to me more if it were slightly tighter on the mouthfeel (like its friend Red Rye).

I'm looking forward to my trip to Grand Rapids to check this brewery out in person.

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Photo of jgarrison2
4.77/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.77/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Csikic93
4.76/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KomodoDragon
4.76/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smooth and clean, earthy start hoppy finish. Rye malt to help in the transition. What is not to like.

Lightly carbonated, full of flavor. Unique style but I appreciate that it was reserved and balanced, not over the top.

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Photo of Gardmark59
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beer_lover89
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of greyghost86
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ta_hagen
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very smooth finish, that is how I'm going to start this. Dark, plumy, fleshy, smooth drinking craft beer. This one is very enjoyable. If in your location, you have to try, it's worth it. LIke a porter / stout, but with more of a easier finish. You have to watch youself, since you could drink the whole 6 pack in one sitting and the APV is 7.5%. Thumbs up to Founders.

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Photo of cogitodp
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of MSandahl23
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Manny1909
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thegarfunkel
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is outstanding. Just as good cold as it is warm. Delicious is an understatement.

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Founders Black Rye from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 1,598 ratings
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