Founders Reds Rye

Founders Reds Rye

Rated 3.839 by BeerPals

Brewed by Founders Brewing Co.

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Style:  Rye Beer

6.6% Alcohol by Volume

70 International Bittering Units

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Pours a spectacular crimson red with a creamy tan head. Brewed with four varieties of Belgian caramel malts imparting a sweet richness. Reds Rye is impressively balanced with its hop bitterness and floral bouquet achieved from the dry hop. In the finish, the generous amount of malted rye used accentuates a spicy crisp finish.

ID: 3131 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank424
Overall Percentile99.2
Style Rank2 of 303
Style Percentile99.3
Lowest Score2.2
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.898
Weighted Score3.839
Standard Deviation0.426

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  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    A deep amber colored beer with a big sudsy, rosy colored head rising robustly above. Excellent hang time on the head. Settles into a light halo of film and a thin ringlet. The profile is caramel malt and citric, some grapefruit hops. Light, effervescent and refreshing.

  • HANNAH 1021 reviews
    rated 3.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours reddish-brown with airy head. Floral and citrus notes complement earthy malt in the aroma. Tastes pleasant but I've enjoyed some fantastic rye beers and this one isn't that league. Medium bodied with a clean finish.

  • SLIM_JIM 80 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    A reasonable hop aroma lets you know you're in for a hoppy beer and the taste really delivers. Pretty much an IPA in hop character, the bitter leaves a dry finish and you can't wait for your next sip.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours dark copper with a low low head. Decent lacing. Aroma is sweet hoppy. Flavor is citrusy sour and hops. Decent mouth bite. Bitter aftertaste but it's all good for hop heads.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a brownish red.Aroma of sweet caramel and citrus hops Thin tan head with good lacing.Medium mouth feel.Caramel then citrus grapefruit flavor.Like the bitter finish.Had a good weekend with six different types of Founders.All good.One exceptional.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I picked this beer up at the Wine Gourmet in Roanoke, VA. I have passed on this one a time or two but wish I hadn't. This beer was very good. The dominant flavor is floral/citrusy hops; however, there is no missing the rye backbone. A pleasant and refreshing beer. I would have this again.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottled@Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Hazy orangeish amber colour with a mediumsized longlasting beige head, that leaves some slight lace. Aroma is fruity and floral hops along with some mild caramel malty and ryebready notes. Flavour is sweet malts along with fruity and floral hops, some mild spices as well grass. Pleasantly balanced brew. The rye becomes more present as the beer warms up a bit.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 4.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    The aroma is off da hizzok. Rye, citrus, pine mmmm. It poured a deep copper color. The flavor has some rye but alot of citrus like orange peel and a good malt backbone. Overall dis is kickin it

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    dang...this is one aromatic and flavorful brew. can't say i like it more or less than the (also great) Centennial IPA, so i guess i gotta score em the same. huge boquet of spicy and floral hops. the rye blends seamlessly with the flavor of the hops and slightly sweet malt. heavier than expected, and the alcohol was noticeable, but not at all overbearing. Founders continues to climb. Thanks Cory and/or John...not sure who this came from...but I'm glad I've got another!

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I have to downgrade it a bit on appearance, it's a little murky. Other than that a very nice beer. Good fruity hop nose with a nice citrus bite and a dry-rye aftertaste.

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