dmschefke (565) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Founders. Pours a deep murky red with small off-white head, lots of lacing. Aroma strong of bourbon, very very slight rye, and wood. Flavor matches well, but is just dominated by bourbon, which doesnít sit well with me. If you love lots of bourbon in your beer, this is definitely one for you.
teckdeck2008 (25) - Bryan, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted nuts, smokey, hickory. Rich hops, long and strong finish, grilled meat essence to it
robgibbens (372) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark amber, opaque. Lacing is OK. Aroma is rye and cherries. Sour cherries. Taste is mellow and balanced. Rye is very apparent, but not overpowering. Not a bad brew.
nycrat (2) - - AUG 16, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Perfectly balanced rye beer. The easy drinking hops even out the rye malt undertones. The hop flavors are fresh, medium bitterness, and very tasty. One of the best beers I have sampled in the summer 2012.
caseynswan (46) - - JUL 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Creamy head, thick russet color. A strong pungent hop smell without an overpowering hop flavor. Nicely balaced.
dutch23mp (245) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a nice deep red with a small tan head. A robust hop taste that tends to downplay the malts. Very heavy on the palate without going over the edge. Good quality brew and pleasant for a nice summer day.
holdenn (2063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery in the summer of 09. This rating is part of a bunch of forgotten ratings. Hazed orange with a brown little head. Aroma of sweet citrus, grapefruit, with malty tangerines and rich alcohol. Malty citrus thatís bitter and and boozy. Too boozy. The alcohol is too much.
Kunt (6) - Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love this beer! Beautiful color, taste reminds me of a nice carbonated red wine. The aroma is woody and puts me at ease around the campfire.
MBulos (1) - USA - DEC 25, 2010 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I LOVE IT! at 70 IBUís its bot a bite but its so smooth that its hard not to drink it to fast and enjoy the beer.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Founders Brewhouse in July 2009.
Pours a dark rust/amber color with a nice white head. The nose has plenty of citrus hops, hints of oak, as well as plenty of rye. The taste is much the same but with the barrel flavors taking over a little bit for the hops. Medium body with smooth drinkability, though not quite as great as regular Redís Rye.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-05-2009
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oak is prevalent in this as well as an up front rye flavor. Other flavors of vanilla, sweet malt, and light spice were noticeable and nice. Good brew.