Samuel Adams Honey Rye Pale Ale | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Honey Rye Pale AleSamuel Adams Honey Rye Pale Ale
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3.58/5
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139 Ratings
Samuel Adams Honey Rye Pale AleSamuel Adams Honey Rye Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 04-30-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,064
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
139
pDev:
9.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
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Ratings: 139 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of Chilmer
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of clager
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickFry9
2.87/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flgimp
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thick foamy head, light lacing, yellow orange and clear. Nose has slight malt note. Taste is mostly malt with some sweetness coming from the honey. Body is on the light side of medium. Interesting brew. Easy to drink.

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Photo of jeffthepony
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12/3/17...medium clear copper with a surface layer of white foam. Light sweet nose, notes of honey. Rye bitter open, first, then spills into a honey sweetness. Just enough bite to balance out the sweeter malt. Good.

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Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MDDMD
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: brilliant copper amber under a thin cream colored cap with poor retention

S: honey and rye with traces of fruit as it warms

T: Rye flavors lead with strong support from the honey. Fruit flavors come forward as it warms. Mildly sweet start with a moderate balancing bitter finish.

F: medium light to medium body and medium carbonation

O: a light flavorful beer that is easy to drink

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Photo of BearBrewing
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hroth
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

you cant really taste the honey here as much as i wish you could, which is a shame, because i think it would be awesome with the dry earthy pale rye malt profile of this beer, but that said, i think this a great, one of the better non fancy sam adams beers i have had in awhile, and really drinkable, flavorful, and fairly distinct. there is just a shade of sweetness to this, but its hard to call it honey, with more of a malty vibe to it than anything. plenty of rye though, its obvious in here, and honestly far more bold than i thought it might be from these guys, who have seemed to skew towards mass appeal rather than beer nerds with these kinds of things over the past few years, i like how rye driven it is! the honey would be awesome, and i can almost get an orange blossom type of floral springy sweetness when i try for it, but it might be my imagination, either way i want more of it. smooth feel though, and good balance, this is built for high volume consumption with rushing carbonation and a quicker finish. in the end i thought it was a nice bottle of beer, impressively rye forward, and refreshing for how grain flavored it is. nicely done! i could see an imperial version of this with just an absolute ton of honey being incredible...

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Photo of KLHBB
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden brown, small head. Smells of grains, some citrus. Spicy and sweet with a bitter after taste. Medium carbonation, light mouthfeel. Nice.

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Photo of Samlover55
3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Perfect Pint glass
BB 2/2018
L- amber w/ huge cream head, with amazing retention
S- citrus burst, spicy rye
T- rye malt w/ caramel, followed by subtle grapefruit & pine, with a spicy rye finish
F- light/medium bodied, average carbonation
Overall, a nice balanced rye beer

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Photo of lwillitz
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle into craft beer glass

A - 3 fingers off-white foam over a body of golden amber, moderate/high visible carbonation; good retention and decent lace

S - light scent of honey and grain

T - honey sweetness, grassy bitterness, spice from the rye

M - chewy medium body, medium carbonation

O - Just an enjoyable refreshing brew.

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Photo of Shawnspl
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moundbz
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Honey Rye Pale Ale pours a darker copper, with a hint of red; not much head. Mellow dry aroma, with hints of honey. Flavors are bitter, dry, with notable rye flavors, with just hints of honey and a dry sweet flavor at the end. Good body and feel. Overall, its a nice beer, not too much honey, but a nice mix.

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Photo of sanitarium16
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Samuel Adams Honey Rye Pale Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 139 ratings