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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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?


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
horto008 (180) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (519) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1536) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (1509) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Aroma of raisins and rye whiskey, pours a hazy caramel color with a lasting white well laced head. Sweet taste of rye whiskey with a full body and a whiskey finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1505) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Pours a light Cola brown, almost red color with a whiskey aroma. Taste is distinctly alcohol with a small cherry aftertaste. A nice beer that doesnt bide the alcohol content well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3708) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Christmas bottle courtesy of Zac. Murky bronze color with a nice tan head. Gentle aroma of sweet caramel and banana. The rye shows up in the flavor with a spicy kick. A little lingering warming booze. Pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3424) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Pours a clear copper color with aroma of caramel, raisin, whiskey, and vanilla. Caramel flavor with raisin, bourbon, rye, and vanilla. Outstanding beer!

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
echudy (151) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2015
I really want to like this more than I do, maybe as it warms up it will open up. Great sweet scents mixed with hints of malt, alcohol and ale. Really deep amber color with lots of sediment. Has a nice subtle sweet flavor up front, with strong alcohol on the back end. It's a bit cold, so I assume it will open up more as it sits here

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1680) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2015
A very nice, boozy and interesting strong rye. Pours a beautiful bright cloudy orange-red with a white head. Smells abut fruity, of berries. Taste is creamy and boozy off the bat, with more berries, a bit of vanilla cream and marshmallow, and a good amount of rye spiciness in the finish. Quite good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (2069) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 4, 2015
Draught @ Third Avenue Ale House. Clear copper red with small foamy beige head, spicy rye aroma, low carbonation, strong rye whisky taste, abrupt finish with delicious rye whisky aftertaste. Very satisfying experience.


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