Crystal Rye Persuasion | Founders Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GRPunk on 09-20-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by CortexBomb:
Photo of CortexBomb
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice amber pour, with medium head and decent lace. Nose is piney hops, rye characteristics.

Flavour is similar to the nose, but the pine seems to give way to more citrusy characteristics. Well-balanced by the bitey flavour of the rye, a hallmark of all of Founders rye beers, bready without being heavy. Good stuff.

Drinkability on this is quite good, it's a beer with a distinct flavour, but it's relatively crisp and easy to drink.

Overall: I like all of Founders rye beers. I would probably lean toward Black Rye as my overall favourite of that stable, but Crystal Rye is also a quality product.

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Photo of KC8LTL
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

Light copper beer with 3/4 inch head. Smell give both hop dryness as well as the rye. Taste was a relative complex balance of citrus hops, some piney and grassy hops, and rye with enough of malty backbone to hold it together. A good sipping beer and worth a try.

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Photo of Roeters
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery

A: copper color with a cream colored head, lots of lacing

S: citrus hops and a slight fruity aroma

T: light rye with a strong hop finish

M: very smooth, good carbonation

D: very easy to drink, the problem is sticking to any one beer at the brewery

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Photo of WakeandBake
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oct 7, 2008
On tap at Founders.Golden amber color with a soapy white head.Aroma of light citrus hops,grainy pale malt and a hint of spice.Flavor is slightly fruity,a littly rye very light and crisp,and some soft sweetness a very pleasing mouthfeel.Very good.very balanced.

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Photo of GRPunk
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap poured into a nonic pint glass.

This beer was described by my waitress at the Founders Brewery as a combination of the Red's Rye and their Pale Ale

A- It poured a golden-reddish color with a very slight head that turned to a decent lace that left a lot of stick on the side of the glass.

S- Noticeable pine scent with a bit of a citrus hop aroma mixed with stronger rye characateristics.

T- A good combination of pine and citrus from the hops and distinct rye flavors.

M- Full, but smooth.

D- Great. I could put back more than one of these. I ended up having one with the "Dirty Bastard" sandwich, which is a pastrami on rye. It was a perfect combination.

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Crystal Rye Persuasion from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 5 ratings