After the Noble Pils and the Irish Red, the third beer I pulled from the split case of Sam Adams is the Revolutionary Rye Ale. From the Sam Adams site.
“Samuel Adams Revolutionary Rye Ale is the winner of our 2010 Beer Lover’s Choice® campaign. This deep reddish-hued ale has a nice balance of sweet and spicy flavors. The slight roastiness and sweetness from the malt blend is complemented by pine and citrus notes from the combination of German and American hops. The defining ingredient in this ale, malted Rye, imparts additional complexity by delivering a spicy and slightly drying finish to this medium-bodied brew.”
The Revolutionary Rye has the following characteristics
- Appearance: Deep reddish-orange color. A fair amount of foam that lingers. An average amount of lacing.
- Aroma: A sweet, citrus scent tempered by the hops.
- Taste: Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Rich body and sweetness followed by a spicy rye flavor and then a hops kick at the smooth finish.
- ABV: 5.5%
Once again, Sam Adams has made a very drinkable beer (Beer Advocate gave it a B). If you are looking for a rye beer, the Revolutionary Rye would be a good introduction.