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RATINGS: 1593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Pours a spectacular crimson red with a creamy tan head. Brewed with four varieties of Belgian caramel malts imparting a sweet richness. Reds Rye is impressively balanced with its hop bitterness and floral bouquet achieved from the dry hop. In the finish, the generous amount of malted rye used accentuates a spicy crisp finish.

Bottled - winter seasonal. On tap - year-round.

Note: Formerly Redís Rye P.A.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2007 Deep amber pour with leanings towards brick red. Deep but clear. Pleasant enough aroma. A bit crisp, malt and minerals. Flavor has hops (pine and bitter spice) and lots of minerals right at the start. Some sweet malt and what I assume to be rye flavors in the background. Also some crispness, which I tend to associate with rye. Sharp bitterness throughout but itís held up adequately by the malt/rye. Odd body. Some mix between watery, crisp and hop dryness. Overall not too bad. A bit too much harsh bitterness though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyFlake (53) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2005
12oz bottle - it pours a very dark hazy, reddish amber with a 1" thick, creamy tan head. The lacing is extensive and hangs in all the way down. Aroma is complex with rye up front and nuances of grapefruit, orange & pine cones. There is also some sweetness but I could not ID it. Flavor is mostly rye with nuances of grapfruit and other citurs fruits. Mouthfeel is kind of flat but there is a touch of richness to it as well. The aftertaste is very bitter and extremely dry. Obviously a well crafted brew but not one I would drink often!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - OCT 7, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2005 Pours a great looking, slightly hazy, reddish brown color with a thick off white head that never completely disapears. Has really good lacing as well. Smell: hops, plums and apples, bubblegum and rye. Very nice. Taste: You get the rye right up front, with nice malts, pretty strong citrusy hops, and a slight apple taste . Finshes a bit bitter, but that suites this beer just fine. This is my first beer from Founders, and Iím quite impressed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Bottle, ruddy red brown pour. Huge aroma of citrus hops. Some malt, maybe some rye. Hops again dominate the flavor - big citrus. Some sweet caramel malts, and some rye, but not a whole lot came through in my pour. I was a little disappointed - I had hoped to get more rye character out of the beer. Regardless, its a great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Very dark red with big frothy head. Aroma is very citrusy and piney. Flavor is big with hops and very woodsie. Finish is rye and sweet malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1347) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Bottle. A hazy red/amber pour with a small, fizzy tan head. Some caramel in the aroma, but mostly citrusy hops. Full and thick body that is quite earthy and resiny. Fairly harsh. Sweet caramel in the flavor, but itís dominated by a strong amount of hops. Bitter, lingering finish. If you mixed a good IPA with a good ESB, this is what youíd get. The label scares me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2005
A hazy red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is caramelic and very hoppy. The flavor is sweet with lots of caramel, and also quite a lot of hops giving it notes of grass, but it also contains notes of cowberries, and it has a dry end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Good nose of piney hops, notes of rye bread and some malt. Hazy amber body, small off-white head. Quite bitter flavor, ryeish, light malty end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2005
Deep reddish amber, thin white head. Aroma is really nice. Rich floral hops, real juicy. Lots of hops in the flavor, balanced by sweet malts, fruity, piney, more floral, but it finishes moderately bitter and dry. Very light toasted caramel in the aftertaste. An excellent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10140) - SÝborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2005
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. LIght brown head. Malty and fruity with a hoppy touch. Peach and pine comes to mine. Flavour is sweet and woody. Has some herbal notes. Fruits as well. Light bitter in the end. Nice one. Thanks to Sammy for the trade.


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