FOUNDERS RED’S RYE

NOTES: Draft @ Proof in DC

STYLE: Rye Beer

ABV: 6.8%

APPEARANCE: Deep crimson with amber highlights. Pretty.

HEAD: Tan, rocky, creamy, and looooooong-lasting.

LACING: Big, thick rings hold steadily on the glass throughout the drink.

NOSE: Few breweries make beers that smell as wonderful as Founders. Their Red Rye is no exception. Spicy rye bread dominates upon first whiff, but a big hit of grapefruit and caramel rounds things out. The faintest touch of noseburn from alcohol hints at the booze in this beauty.

TASTE: Three distinct flavors all play off each other perfectly. Citric, grapefruit hops, sweet, roasted malt, and spicy, peppery rye. It’s a veritable symphony. Beautiful and beautifully balanced.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-bodied with a creamy, not slick mouthfeel.

DRINKABILITY: I’ll take ten.

RATING: 3.5 Hops

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2 comments

  1. 10 !!! All at once?

  2. It’s a Simpsons joke, Gramps! I figured I had watched enough episodes with you that you would have picked up on it.

    Like:

    “Are you wearing a grocery bag?!”

    “I have misplaced my pants.”

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