395. Founders Red's Rye

395. Founders Red's Rye

I'd been eyeing a six-pack of Founder's Red's Rye at Downtown Wine & Spirits for awhile. I picked one up tonight along with a few other beers. The beer had warmed sufficiently by the time I got home. I served it in my NERAX pint glass.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Founder's Brewing Company
Alcohol: 6.80%
Serving: 12 oz. bottle
Style: Rye Beer, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (4.5): Pours a deep red-orange with good clarity. A massive uncontrolable beige-brown head eventually fades to a thin constant layer. Fluffy lace coats the inside of the glass.

Smell (4.0): Floral hops dominate the aroma. Upon swirling sweet fruity and malty aromas appear, including berries and caramel.

Taste (4.0): Persistent hoppy bitterness is evident throughout. Sweet caramel malts appear in the center. The finish is slightly spicy.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Tingly-carbonation, smooth, medium-bodied and oily.

Drinkability (4.5): Very tasty.

Overall (4.15): Red's Rye is well-balanced. The hops are balanced well by sweet malts, but aren't overpowered.

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