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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Samuel Adams Revolutionary Rye Ale is the winner of our 2010 Beer Loverís Choiceģ campaign. This deep reddish-hued ale has a nice balance of sweet and spicy flavors. The slight roastiness and sweetness from the malt blend is complemented by pine and citrus notes from the combination of German and American hops. The defining ingredient in this ale, malted Rye, imparts additional complexity by delivering a spicy and slightly drying finish to this medium-bodied brew.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (1795) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Amber looking pour with decent head and lacing. Grainy, but lacking a distinctive rye presence. Lots of caramel and toasty flavors bit surprisingly not very sweet. Okay, but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
0o9i (438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 23, 2011
12oz. Clear, deep amber color with a good sized off-white head, leaves sheets and rings of lace, fully lasting. Aroma is caramel malt, musk, rye. Body is medium-light, a bit syrupy/wet on the finish, lightly carbonated. Flavor is caramel sweet, some rye, some hops, alcohol doesnít go in well. Unpleasant aftertaste. Sticky on the lips. Well, it looks really good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Red and copper hue with a frothy beige head and plenty of carbonation adds to a good looking ale. Predominately hop based aroma with aclover and mint tingles over a slight green apple smell and finally a mild malt wheat. The taste displays a highly malted taste mixture that is well hopped and combined with pine. I also taste the mint that is noticed in the aroma. We have a heavy sided palate to the malty ale. A well balanced and somewhat unusual mint type beer, kind of like a menthol beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
On tap. Pours with clear copper hued body with a large, creamy, off-white head. Aromas of rye, esters, molasses, bready, lemon, spicy. Light hop notes (pine & noble). Flavors of iced tea, bready, grainy, dry. Malty, lightly spice, a hint of esters. Pretty basic/bland. Lively bubbles, thin and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Sampled on 5/12/2011. This rye beer pours a medium copper color from a 12oz bottle. Medium to large sized beige foamy head, with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is grapefruity, spicy, cereal and grassy. A medium bodied rye beer. The malts are grassy and grainy, caramel and fruity. The hops are earthy and spicy. Nice carbonation. You can really taste the rye in this one. Clean and crisp. Light and refreshing, with a nice crisp dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Appearance: ambers and oranges. Nice lace of foam crawls up side of glass. Clarity reflects and she swirls lovely.
Nose: generally faint. Red apple skins, rye bread crust. Tangerine and apricot skins. Crunch underneath.
Palate: medium body and mouthfeel, soft and frothy. Typical Samuel Adams malty sweet profile undercurrent. Apricots and tangerine underneath, faintly mouthcoating. Spice of rye isnít there. Growing sweetness of apples and generic canned fruit.
Final Thoughts: overall nothing special for a rye ale. Underwhelming and once more that Samuel Adams malt character. Even for a beginner rye beer Iíd have to say not really because how is one going to savor appreciatively the unique character rye adds to beer when itís not there to appreciate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Samuel Adams Revolutionary Rye Ale is a very clear and very sparkling amber ale with a foamy, yellowish, off white head that has excellent retention and lacing. It has an aroma of rye, lemon, grapefruit and grass. It has a smooth, lively, medium-light body with a crisp, dry finish. Itís a simple, well balanced flavor thatís pretty dry with rye flavor throughout. It seems like there are American hops complementing the rye, but thereís also something pretty grassy going on in there. Itís amply bitter and it leaves me thirsty enough to need another sip. This is really easy to drink. I could have a few of these and not blow my palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (1863) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Tap. Nice slightly off-white head with great lacing, on a mostly clear orange brown body. Hoppy aroma with some floral and spice, and a touch of toffee. Hoppier in the flavor, with some grapefruit notes, but a good deal of sweetness and heavier malts show up. Slick, lighter to medium body with soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7913) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours medium copper with off-white head. Nose is caramel malts, dark fruit, spice. Tastes medium bodied, not terribly complex, with caramel, mild spicy and fruity notes.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dragonfly1 (494) - Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Bottle. Just ok, odd mix of everything... sweet malt, spicy, hops. Wouldnít be able to describe this as a rye without having known up-front.


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