Founders Black Rye | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Black RyeFounders Black Rye
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
Ratings:
1,590
Reviews:
454
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
7.92%
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
302
For Trade:
8
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,590 |  Reviews: 454
Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mooseo
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DMACH
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Chico1985
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz single dated 12/6/14. Had this once before closer to the initial re-release.

A - Dark brown/not quite black with a small tan head. Decent retention and some lace.

S - Pretty roasty with coffee tones, woodsy piny spicy hops, slight citrus, licorice.

T - Less hoppy than expected after the nose, but really an impressive balance of flavors. Some cocoa joins the roasted coffee malts, I never quite get rye but rather a general foresty citrus spiciness. Again some licorice coming into play.

M - Very smooth and crisp feel to it, not too heavy and a very good body overall, a fair amount of bitterness but never comes close to overpowering. Classic Founders great mouthfeel.

O - Not big enough to feel like a stout or porter and not hoppy enough to be mistaken for a black IPA, this finds a nice comfy in between, though the rye flavor is somewhat lost on me I think it did good things here.

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Photo of McAfee85
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richardbeerlover
3.33/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of njackhobbs
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkhartnett
3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big fan of rye beers, this beer was a bit maltier than I was expecting but still pretty solid!

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Photo of magicmoose66
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stacey-Rae
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice burnt malty up front taste, balances the bitter hoppy-ness nicely.

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Photo of Mack
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdcrouser
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark chocolate to the eye, refined for purity. An inch of tan head fades away before the first drink.

Chocolate, coffee and a faint whiff of citrus on the nose - enough nose that one might mistake it for a stout.

The rye is immediately prominent, spicy as any rye beer I've had. Coupled with an undercurrent of of chocolate and pine, it's a curious concoction and one that is as unique as they come.

Prickly on the tongue, with a big hops, booming from the tongue.

Good beer, unique in many aspects.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
3.47/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejane
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewskifan55
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a tulip glass. Thanks, Darren.

A: Black with a one-finger tan head that lingers. Curtainy lacing.

S: Dark chocolate and rye with light hops.

T: Follows nose with a robust charge of dark chocolate and heavy rye. A nice hoppy backbeat. Warming only makes it better.

M: Medium to heavy with medium carbonation. A dry finish.

O: A terrific rye beer. One I would drink again. I bet it's great on tap.

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Photo of mig100
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnCassillo
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thgreatrandini
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arizcards
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a single the first of February from TW Arrowhead for $3.39, Bottled on 12/17/14.

Beer poured black with a beautiful tan head that is long lasting.

Nose is rye bread, citrus, and a hint of cocoa.

Taste is full of different flavors that meld well together. There is a slightly roasted malt with light cocoa, touch of rye, and citrus hops.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, somewhat smooth yet decently carbonated.

Overall another winner from what is seemingly been my favorite brewer over the past year since entering the Arizona market!

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Photo of bismarksays
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dillinger
3.66/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Founders Black Rye from Founders Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 1,590 ratings.
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