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RATINGS: 480   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?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pilsnerrogge (2538) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
Deep amber with a thick head.
Aroma is wood, vanilla, bourbon and alcohol.
Smooth mouth feel.
Taste is sweet and has notes of toffee, wood, bourbon and alcohol.
Pretty good, but should come in smaller bottles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cool_Bond (1586) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
Strong alcohol smell with small hints of sweet fruits. Tastes of caramel, dark fruit, alcohol and oak barrels. The aftertaste has a good bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth for a long time. Too much alcohol in both aroma and flavor for me to like it. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5347) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Vintage 2014. Muddy copper with a moderate, foamy tan head. Aroma is spicy rye, booze, vanilla notes, soft toasted coconut, caramel and sweet malt. Taste is spicy rye notes, dark bread, sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla notes, toasted coconut, booze and candied dark fruit. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation and light warmth. Ends with more spicy rye, toasted bread, sweet malt, toasted grains, caramel, brown sugar notes, vanilla, and hints of toasted coconut. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TychoJames (192) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2014
Flaska från systembolaget. Gyllenbrun grumlig vätska. Doft av smörkola och hö. Smak som tydligt drar åt bourbon med sin söta knäckiga karaktär. Smått spritig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyF (173) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2014
Pours brown with a white head. Sent of chocolate and bourbon. Taste of bourbon, malts and alcohol. In average quite nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamTheBarrel (498) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2014
750ml brown corked and caged 2014 years vintage bottle, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is opaque bronze colored with a medium sized beige head, that when reduced left a little lacing on the glass. Aroma of whiskey, oak wood notes, toffee and vanilla. Flavours of whiskey, oak wood notes, toffee, caramel, rye bread and spices. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, slightly syrupy texture and average carbonation. Overall a grand beer, well balanced and with a pleasant combination of flavours. Strong both in ABV and taste, a beer for people that like Rye.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (1556) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
Overall: Sweet, mellow, slightly boozy.
Note: Bottle 750 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-08-08.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1802) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
a pretty darn heavily ryed beer, but overall not as dry as i thought it was going to be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RyanMalloy (2) - - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
Dark mahogany with a beige foam. Beautiful. Tastes beautiful too. There are traditional dark ale notes of caramel, hay, banana, and clove along with a special spiciness, like Sichuan pepper, that lingers and tingles for minutes after each sip.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1524) - Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Corked and caged 750 ml from my trip back home to MD. Pours orange amber colored with some light showing through and a massive yellowish off white head. Aroma is whiskey and spice, oak, some oxidization, a hint of sourness on the nose. Hmm. Weird. Flavor is near straight rye whiskey, lots of rye grainy spiciness, lingering oak and vanilla. Almost no sweet malt presence. Somewhat bland, sort of like watered down whiskey on the rocks. Body is thinner than I was hoping for, with medium carbonation. Meh. Maybe a little hard on this to start, as it improved as it warmed and slowly grew on me. Still was hoping for more sweetness, but paired nicely with some dried figs.

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