Rye Beer

Rye Beer

697 beers | 3.616 Avg Score

As their name suggests, rye beers are brewed with at least 20% rye malt and varying degrees of bitterness, although moderate to high hopping levels tend to draw out the unique tart rye flavors in an American rye ale. Their appearance can range from straw and amber to darker amber and brown colors when roasted malts are used. While rye is the most assertive malt that can be used in brewing, rye ales can still be comparable to an American wheat beer. A specific German substyle of rye beers is the roggenbier, which originated in Regensburg, Bavaria. The roggenbier is normally brewed with less hops, is unfiltered, and utilizes yeasts that produce phenolic (clove-like) and fruity ester (bananas and citrus) character (much like a hefeweizen or dunkelweizen).

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
CA, United States
70
4.052
Founders Reds Rye
MI, United States
43
3.839
Founders Black Rye
MI, United States
17
3.830
Two Brothers Cane and Ebel
IL, United States
14
3.642
Boulevard Rye-on-Rye
MO, United States
13
3.806
Thomas Creek Multi Grain
SC, United States
11
3.035
O'Fallon Hemp Hop Rye
MO, United States
11
3.122
The Bruery Rugbrød
CA, United States
11
3.593
Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale
MI, United States
11
3.414
Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale
NY, United States
11
3.343
Amager Rugporter
Denmark
10
3.723
Sixpoint Righteous Ale
NY, United States
9
3.500
OHanlons Original Rye Beer
United Kingdom
8
3.373
Trafalgar Oak Aged Rye
Canada
7
2.850
Triumph Jewish Rye Beer
NJ, United States
6
3.555
Reunion - A Beer for Hope 2008
CA, United States
6
3.345
Left Hand Terra-RyeZD Black Rye Lager
CO, United States
6
3.345
Cameron's Rye Pale Ale
Canada
5
3.688
Hoppin' Frog Goose Juice
OH, United States
5
3.488
Upright Six
OR, United States
5
3.388