Atlas Brew Works Rowdy

Posted: October 15, 2015 in Atlas Brew Works, Reviews, Rye Beer

When Val brought this home from DC, I was very excited. I’ve only had one other beer from them, Saison Des Fetes that I thoroughly enjoyed while we were on vacation in DC. Since they don’t distribute to Jersey, this was a rare treat.


ABV: 6.2%

Style: Rye Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Both fun and aggressive, Rowdy is a hop forward rye ale full of flavor. Made with three varieties of hops and a generous amount of specialty malts, Rowdy offers a complex flavor and aroma that is both aggressive and fun. The addition of malted rye to the grain bill lends a peppery and distinct character to the beer which complements the bitterness and floral notes of brewhouse hop additions. Finally, this copper-hued ale receives a liberal addition of dry hops in the fermenting vessel, imparting citrus aromas and a crisp, clean finish.”

Random: Rye beers seem to be more readily available. I remember when it was rare to see one.

This beer had a one finger, pure white head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass and a slight crown. The body had a hazy brown color with no visible carbonation due to the haziness. The nose had rye spiciness along with toasted malts and brown bread. The taste had a lot of rye spice as well. Brown bread was there as well, along with toasted malts. At the end of the sip, there was a sweetness from the malt. It had a thick body with high carbonation. The finish was lengthy with rye spice. This was $1.83 for a single, which came to $.15 per ounce. I really enjoyed this beer and the fact that it came in cans was even better.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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