RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Samuel Adams Revolutionary Rye Ale is the winner of our 2010 Beer Lover’s Choice® 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.

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thorine (37) - Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2011
On draft at Holy Grale. Pours clear copper with ample light tan head. Aroma rather lacking. Taste rather grain-forward, although the rye character is not very prominent (though present). The finish is one of the more pleasant aspects of this beer, crisp, clean, with appropriate bitterness and a touch of biscuity goodness. Overall, however, I found this beer underwhelming, though not unpleasant.

alexsdad06 (10800) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2017
Draft from backlog notes. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bready malts, mild spicy rye character, caramel, flavor was pretty basic.

kerenmk (5168) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle at beers2015. clear gold. peppery aroma, some onion peel. Bitter and spicy taste. Medium body, peppery finish.

brandon1989 (691) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours a copper color with a thick creamy white head that stayed for the entirety of the beer leaving a lot of lacing. The aroma is rye, malts, spices, and breadiness. The taste is similar as the aroma, great beer!

slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"this red ale was a pleasant enough beer, but not the one i voted for. that was due in part to the belgian ipa being very good, and the fact that the rye and hop presence in this beer was too subtle for my taste. lots of tasty malt, but a fairly one dimensional beer. better than quite a few sam adams mass produced beers, though." "

Darkmagus82 (2303) - - SEP 6, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-1-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer is poured from the bottle as a lighter copper color with a two finger thick and creamy white head. The head fades slowly over time to leave a good level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is a mix of rye and s bit of almost wheat breadiness. There are some other lighter aromas of a caramel sweetness and some light pine and grassy aromas which produce a rather pleasant and balanced sweetly malty and bready hopped smell. Taste – The taste begins with a big bready flavor mixed with some strong rye flavors. Upfront there is also a good level of caramel sweetness that fades ever so slightly as the flavor advances to the end. The bready flavor remains ever constant throughout the taste with the rye growing slightly stronger as the taste advances to the end. In the end the malty flavors are met by some hoppy flavors of a pine and citrus nature, producing in the end, a rather smooth rye bread flavor with a light bit of bitterness to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body for an only 5.5 % abv brew was on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the was slightly lower then average. Both did well for the more malty flavors of the brew creating overall a creamy and smooth taste for the beer. Overall - This is a smooth rye style beer accentuating a malty body instead of more hoppy flavor like many rye brews seem to focus on. While a tiny bit more hop and a bit more rye flavor would have enhanced the flavors a bit, overall it was rather enjoyable to drink and quite tasty.

TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Another one of their better ones, I had this on draft. Reviewed from notes: pours a nice amber color with off-white head. Caramel malt, spice, pepper, and some citrus and pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. The rye gives this a nice backbone.

shigadeyo (3788) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

2/02/2011: Samuel Adams Revolutionary Rye Ale... Aroma: Subtle cara-rye malt and citrusy hops. Appearance: Elegant honey-amber color; nice off-white head and lots of sticky, ink blot lacing. Flavor: I like the pine and citrusy hops in the front, but then it has a weird sweet, cereal grain (corn) middle, weak spicy rye, and then it falls off drastically with just a little bit of citrus and bitterness in the finish. Palate: Medium-light; smooth; weak carbonation. Overall: Decent, but disappointing; it starts of nice but quickly fades away with a displeasing malt profile; sadly, the rye is mostly absent in the flavor.

Pint (draught) at Marty’s Hops & Vines in Cincinnati (College Hill), Ohio. Rating #228 for this beer.

Ret12 (454) - Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Not to bad not to good. Has the staple sam Adams flavor with a slight spice character.

Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Had on-tap at Palmer Place in LaGrange A: dark amber color with a slight filmy head on top, off white in color. S: A little spicy with big rye and little malt. Seems dry from the smell. T: Rye is pronounced as with the smell with some slight dry malt and a little back spice. M: Crisp and light with little body. Doesn’t coat the palette and goes down smooth. O: It’s alright. Seems like a decent fall beer, a little too dry for the Summer season Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 05-17-2011

matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Pours a burnt orange with a nice thick two finger head. Flavor is spicy with plenty of piney and grassy notes. A solid bitter bite to it complimented nicely by a long lasting spicy/rye finish. Aroma matches nicely with the flavor, there is an obvious spicy note from the rye but a light but present hop profile can be picked out. Mouthfeel leaves a nice dry spicy finish. A very enjoyable beer.

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