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RATINGS: 556   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (437) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Medium hazy brown with an off-white head. Belgian-like sweet aroma, a little boozy, yeast. Taste is also sweet and boozy, Creamy feel. Only a hint of rye, but I’ll take it anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1831) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2015
On tap. Pours a nice mahogany color with fair head and nice lacing. Aroma of rye, malt sweetness woody and hint of booze. Taste of malt sweetness, grain, spice and bit of booze. easy bitterness and a slightly sweet finish. Moderate body, smooth, with a nice robust character and a warming feel. Enjoyable beer to relax with

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2015
Bottle, 75cl corked. A small, dense, light beige head forms over an unclear dark amber colored beer. There’s lots of bourbon on the nose, with dried fruits, toffee and alcohol, some dark chocolate. Coconut and vanilla. Dark chocolate, roasted malts and toffee and some woody hints in the flavor. Full body and a soft carbonation. Long finish with a good bourbon impact. Still, a bit on the bourbon side for me. Well, nice anyway. 151110

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7031) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of rye, vanilla, wood , malt an d red apples. Flavor is sweet and malty with some bourbon, vanilla, rye, spices and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10311) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2015
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, vanilla, oak, alcohol, rye and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, rye, vanilla, oak, caramel and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (819) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Tap pour at Butcher and the Boar with commonshawn. Starts with plenty of head but quickly dissipates. Beautiful color...near mahogany that exudes the richness to come. Aroma brings in alcohol, peat, and sugars. Taste is really solid. Elements of rye bread mealiness. Whiskey booziness. Sugar Belgianiness. Full of flavors. Dark fruits come to mind. Toffee and caramel in some degree. It’s a big boy beer but definitely worth sampling. Only drawback, and it’s minor, is a slight funk aftertaste like you just ate a rye sandwich. It doesn’t deter from the wholehearted recommendation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (795) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Tap at Butcher and the boar with commonmac. 12oz tulip. Hazy red with medium white head and good lacing. Smells of sugar, alcohol, and yeast, peat. Powerful nose . So smooth. Sugary bubble gum, clean bourbon rye bread, then lingering alcohol burn. This beer is full octane , but somehow delivered in a soft and creamy way. Warming and you feel yourself getting tipsy while drinking it. Great on great. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9442) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2015
750ml bottle, from Dutch’s. 2015 release, best by 07-2017. Great vanilla, toasted oak up front. Hazy orange red color. Particles visible in later pours. Pours with a thin off-white head (audibly fizzing initially), that leaves a ring, and an island of head on the surface. Some loose bits of lace. Good rye malt toasty-spiciness. Not as super-sweet as I feared... Moderate to bigger sweet, but has a more dry finish, with some alcohol warmth. Very mild bite, and a moderate to bigger bitter taste underneath all that. Bigger body. Kind of a slightly more effervescent and soft, but lighter carbonation. Very long, nice spicy rye, caramel, and vanilla rye-whiskey finish. Maybe a touch blunt, but tasty stuff. Even better when I throw a sandwich into the mix.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2552) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Hazy caramel brown in color... Aroma of rye bread, spices, rye whiskey... Flavor is sweet bready malts, caramel, toffee, rye and spices, hints of rye whiskey on palate... Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (6479) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Pretty nice stuff. Decently large barrel presence here but doesn’t come off badly necessarily. Pours dark amber with OK head. Consistency thick and slightly syrupy. A good beer but not something I’d drink a lot. Sweety finish with some booze. Tap at Churchkey.

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