vinobmo (16) - Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Nice smooth Red Rye beer.. nice little seasonal from Sam Adams.. not going out of my way to drink this.. but good never the less thetmaxx (927) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2011 Poured into a 12oz. Glass. Nice dark and reddish hue. Aroma was suprisingly hoppy. Flavour is nice and malty, full bodied beer with perfect Carbonation. Overall a rye that impressed me and will look for again. mallons72 (210) - livonia, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Very smooth - love this beer. Subtle rye, good amount of hops. This beer is made for me. I am a fan of rye, this is perfect. Sam is middle of the pack for me usually, this is excellent. cleverlobo (331) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Bottle; clear dark red with small tan head; aroma- sweet, citrus and caramel; taste-sweet, smooth with a slight bitterness and fizz. Will have this aagain onceblind (10861) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2011
Pours out a clear, coppery red, with a nice white head with good lacing. Deliciously sweet aroma, combining nutty rye malt, some caramel, and a hefty dose of citric and grassy hops. Taste wasn’t bad either. Smooth, well rounded, yet subtly complex with a medium-full mouthfeel. Nutty, citrus bitterness, some smooth rye, mild toast, ending with mild hoppy bitterness. I loved this ale, I dare say Sam Adams best.
dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2011
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! JDBaker11058 (2427) - Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Appearance: light copper, with a thick, two-finger off-white head, excellent lacing. Aroma: toasty malts and warm rye bread, with notes of good spicy heat and a generous bit of fruit: cherries in light syrup and even some citrus. Taste: as the aroma indicated, with sweet and toasty malts over peppery rye spice and tart fruit notes; there are some slightly hoppy notes of pine and citrus. Finish: smooth, chewy, with sweet malts slowly giving way to a last gasp from the spice. Notes: Sweet, spicy, fruity, toasty, crisp, and drinkable. Wonderfully flavored, wonderfully balanced. Liked this a ton. Very much like a rye lager meets a watered down barleywine, but in a very good way. damzz (528) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2011 medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, astringent, long finish, amber, orange, clear, white foam, toast, herbs, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, creamy, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter, OK, I used the words from the "list." And this works as far as it goes. This ale is spicy in its nose and taste. This is not the spiciness of a Christmas spiced ale chief among them the Anchor but nevertheless spicy without adding spices. On the Anchor scale, it would be 25%. The spiciness comes through even in the Samuel Smith glass, which isn’t a good nose glass - the Spaten is far better than this and the Bud.
Sadly, it is only available in a variety pack. Enjoy! cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle @ home. Transparent, ruby red appearance with a big orange-tan head. Rye, grainy, malty nose. Delicious rye malty flavor with a touch of citrus and pine from the hops. Great balancing of the hops and the malts. Just a touch spicy. This is one of the best, if not the best, rye beer I’ve ever had. Excellent!