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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beachmaster (462) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 27, 2016
On draught into a snifter. Pours a light brown with a moderate white head. Nose is spicy malt and caramel, and the taste follows. Hides the ABV well. Nicely balanced and quite tasty. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (785) - USA - FEB 26, 2016
Clear, medium copper, no lace. Full body, moderate flavor, very hot mouthfeel with low carbonation, avg length. Moderately bittersweet. Caramel, sherry, barley drops, alcohol flavor. Not very distinctive but I'm not a spirit drinker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1962) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2016
750 ml bottle purchased at Costco in columbus ohio. Rye on Rye is a hazy greenish brown liquid with a nice almost nitro looking head of off white foam. Nose is sweet rye whiskey notes of molassess and spice. taste is more subtle sweetness with just a bit of rye. hops are restrained. texture is creamy and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maley1 (1177) - Calgary, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
Dark amber reddish pour with small off white head. Aroma of rye malts, spices, oak, pepper and faint fruits and citrus. Taste of rye malts, peppery spice, oak, bread dough, faint nuttiness. Full bodied, medium carbonation, slightly dry bourbon finish. I love how they aged this beer, it just seems so complex with the different phases of rye coming through. Brilliant beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sirmixsomewhat (206) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2016
This smells of something sweet between fruit and toffee; its taste is smooth and not overpowering and it carries a strong aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2016
KRS 101115. Red golden-amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is rye, bourbon, dried fruits, toffee, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, bourbon, rye, alcohol, chocolate, dried fruits, toffee, alcohol. , chocolate, coconut, vanilla. Full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clarkdvm (458) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2016
25.4oz bottle. Mahogany pour. Sweet citrus aroma. Flavor is amazing. Can feel the alcohol but in a good way. I simply want more. Whiskey barrels obvious but think rye brings it back to beer. Upset girlfriend only bought one bottle

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
horto008 (182) - Alabama, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Love it. I’m not sure if it’s the specific rye barrel used or the base beer, but this has a balance to it that I’ve simply not seen in any beer at this ABV of this style. I’d call it a ’green apple’ twang, but it’s simply delicious. The nose is fruity with a whisky overtone, and it’s just plain awesome. So many times a barrel aged ale turns cloying and overdone -- this doesn’t. I wish I could get more of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (533) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Pours clear copper orange with a moderate white head. Aroma is caramel malt, dark fruit and whiskey. Taste follows with rye malt and vanilla. Boozy! Enjoyed off the tap at Hop Yard. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1639) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Hazy copper color, full frothy head. Medium whisky aroma. Full body with a medium rye whisky flavor and medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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