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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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?


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4787) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Sweet pumpernickel aromas. Dry with sweet, thick caramel and rye front to back. Lasting rye burn...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle from jcnd9803. Pours a hazy amber with eggshell head. Aroma has whisky, spice, vanilla, fruit. Taste is sweet with some fruitiness and light whisky. Medium bodied. Quite good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Awesome Rye. Dark pour with a tight head. Aroma of Rye bread with a whiskey finish. I am not much on Rye whiskey but this hits the spot. The citrus hops accompany well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
halfonit (1222) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2012
On tap at Battleship. Pours a murky brown muddy color. Aroma is of bourbon, oak, rye, grain, and dough. Flavor is of booze, bourbon, barley, hops and rye. Leaves a strong bourbon and rye finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (9089) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Not always a rye beer fanatic but I liked the mix of bourbon with bourbon rye. I felt the rye malt itself in the beer form tonded down the boozy notes a bit.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Awesome-looking beer, dark brown/amber w/ a voluminous white head.. Profound aroma w/ rye whiskey prominent, pleasant malty backbone, dates, brown sugar.. same profile in the mouth, really delicious, complex, myriad of malty flavors married with sharp rye character, a little heat, liqueur-like.. great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1650) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Pours a reddish brown, this is a nice beer with some wonderful rye flavors on the nose with some caramel malts..And tastes like bourbon, vanilla, and some spices. Great beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bricktop86 (631) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Pours dark cloudy ruby red with a lot of fluffy tan head. Smells of rye bread. Taste reminds me of good bourbon; sweet, rich and just barley sour. Spicy and warming on the finish. If you’re like me and enjoy whiskey then this one is for you

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours rich mahogany, creamy caramel head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, rye. Flavour the same, some spices, bourbon and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy, rich, nicely carbonated. Good, and warming.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9220) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy maroon with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, rye bread and whiskey - lots of depth. Flavour brings out lots of figs and dates, rye whiskey barrels, rye bread and rich caramel -some slight spices in there too, ABV is completely hidden. Very deep and full-bodied, sort of like a rye-induced scotch ale. Very expertly made.


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