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RATINGS: 1607   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (4994) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2005
12 ox bottle, via trade w/ atpayne. Poured a light brown/orange color, slightly cloudy, with a small but firm off-white head. Good floral hop aroma, lightly fruity with a definate contribution from the rye. Slightly sweet base of caramel malt and rye. Subdued hop bitterness balances nicely with the more earthy character imparted from the rye. Medium bodied, soft carbonation due to bottle conditioning yields a great creamy mouthfeel. Good overall beer, and especially good job of accentuating the rye character. These guys make solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Cloudy red color,small off white head that left a decent lace behind.Hoppy grapefruit aroma with a hint of malt in the background.Nice malty hop flavor with a decent grapefruit side but there is no real harsh bitterness like you might think youíd get from so much hop flavor.It actually is quite mild in the hop bite and fairly smooth.I have to say i like it alot itís not over powering at all and quite smooth and easy to drink which is what i like in a brew with all these hops.More then worth while having a few more of these around for later.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Gotts be one of the reddest beers Iíve ever seen. The slightest of haze, with a bit of brown. The beige head lingers wery well and leaves some lace. Aroma is heavy pine/citrus from US hops. The heavy-handed hops pretty much mask the rye. I really donít appreciate such an unbalanced beer. Not rue to style by a mile.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2005
Dark amber with chunks. Big aroma - floral, slightly raspberry, baked apples and spicy rye notes. Funky flavour is spicy and flowery with great brown sugar malt notes. Light plastic noted. Crazy rye and dark malt flavours meld well with the floral hop notes. This is a really unique beer, delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, 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 (1360) - 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.


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