troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
[Bottle] Pours a light shade of amber with a rocky white head. Dry and grainy aroma provides hints of rye malt and breads. Caramel malts, rye, cereal grains, moderate hopping and dried fruits in the taste. Average body. Mild alcohol in the finish. A decent beer. BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2011
12oz Bottle - Costco – Olympia, WA dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Reddish amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice rye malt flavors. Easy drinking this was tasty. Has a good dry rye finish. Nice drinkable brew.
This beer pours a deep amber with a thin off white head. The aromas are rye, bread. The mouthfeel is slightly bitter and dry with a medium body. Thus was a very nice beer. Cheers! Goodgrief (2059) - 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. 0o9i (439) - 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 doesn’t go in well. Unpleasant aftertaste. Sticky on the lips. Well, it looks really good.
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. BMan1113VR (7929) - 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. beerguy101 (5364) - 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. 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.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2011
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 isn’t 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 I’d have to say not really because how is one going to savor appreciatively the unique character rye adds to beer when it’s not there to appreciate.
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. It’s a simple, well balanced flavor that’s pretty dry with rye flavor throughout. It seems like there are American hops complementing the rye, but there’s also something pretty grassy going on in there. It’s 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.