Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Why Rye? A fair question, given this assertively flavored grain is more often associated with whiskey than with beer. Even in that arena, it has largely been eclipsed by corn and barley, the sources of bourbon and scotch, respectively. But when we procured some seasoned rye whiskey barrels from our friends at Templeton Rye, we asked ourselves, "Why not?" Why not brew a rich, tawny rye ale, then mellow it in the warmth of charred oak rye whiskey casks? Thus, Rye-on-Rye: a marriage of very similar, yet very different embodiments of this unique, distinctive grain. Two kinds of malted rye provide a spicy sweetness, giving way to notes of caramelized wood and the citrusy tang of Perle, Magnum and Saphir hops before easing into a dry, lingering finish. Rye-on-Rye’s body and character make it the equal to any sort of hearty stew or aged cheese. At the risk of seeming redundant, might we suggest pairing it with a classic pastrami-on rye? A rye beer with a hint of rye whiskey aroma, alongside a rye bread sandwich. Why not?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (21761) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2015
Bottled at Petalax Beer Festival. Lightly hazy deep amber, small head. Caramelly nose with rye whiskey. Mid sweet with full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Caramel peppery whiskey and licorice. Warming and intense, yet mellow and edgeless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1492) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle, sample @ RBScSG ’15.Murky brownish pour with a frothy head. Notes of sweet dried fruits, caramel and booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (1335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2015
Sample at RBScSG. Tastes like a mix of a barley wine and a quadrupel. inous with sweet dried fruit, spices, figs and toffee. Semi sweet with low bitterness and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
youdictategood (456) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle to tulip. Slightly cloudy copper pour with a thin white head and a tiny bit of lacing. A lot of vanilla, caramel, and bourbon in the aroma. More vanilla, malt, black pepper, and bourbon in the flavor. Warm, dry, boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6186) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Sampled at RBScSG-15 Amber with a tan head. Sweetish cookie-aroma. Vinous. Sweet toffee and figs in the flavour. Alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2371) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Refrigerated 75-cl 2014 brown bottle best before November 2015 corked and capped poured into a tulip. Translucent medium brown with medium beige head. Aroma is spicy rye & malty, medium body, medium carbonation, and thick small-bubble lacing. Taste is spicy rye, some oak, some whiskey, caramel malt, some hops, and hints of booze. The is reminiscent of a barley wine, heavy beer, but pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HappyHandsClub (22) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Once again, Boulevard appeals to the palate with this barrel aged and non-barrel aged blend. If it were 100% barrel aged it would be provocative and have more character. I found this brew to be a bit bland like the other Smokestack part barrel aged blends. I don’t like paying for champagne cork top bottle pricey beer and feel snake bit after I drank it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bennetporter (443) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours a dull reddish-brown from a bottle, espresso crema colored head with some lacing. Aroma is of a spiced whiskey. Flavor starts with caramelized brown sugar, followed by vanilla, slight sour cherry and baked apples, all intertwined with that hearty rye earthiness. Well-balanced yet boozy, feels like a whiskey drink without as strong a hit of alcohol on the back of the throat. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (3130) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2015
21.05.2015, 0,75l bottle (2014 vintage) @ home:
Nice slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet grainy, caramel malts, oak, dark sugar, alcohol, grass, toffee, nuts, vanilla, almonds. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, oak, alcohol, minerals, caramel malts, weeds, burnt caramel, grain, hints of almond essence. Medium bitterness, mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3053) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2015
Shared 750 ml. 2012 bottle poured to snifters, displaying a hazed, copper color, with a presentable layer of off white/light tan head foam, and ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was ripe fruit as dark grape & cherry, and maybe a touch of orange rind, with caramel/toffee sweetness, a bit of barrel vanilla, and rye & hop spiciness. Ditto on the taste, with a medium+ body, moderate carbonation, whiskey booziness, and dry finish. Good complexity, and nicely sipable.

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