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RATINGS: 573   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?


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (494) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pours a murky brown with small lacing. Sweet boozy rue. With caramel. Some tart dark fruit. Malty. Moderate carbonation. Clean mouthfeel. Did I mention boozy? Long malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3976) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Draft at The Pine Box, Seattle. Deep brown, pretty pour. Rich alcohol, rye grain. Deep breadyness, grape juice. deep yeasty-brown twist, some funk down there somewhere. Big, but balanced alcohol. Deep rye, black bread. Big barreled beer and very interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rpaskie (16) - Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Pours caramel in color with a light fizzy head. Whiskey, vinegar, pepper, spiciness, charcoal are all in the nose. Sweet and spicy malt character. Great, big mouth feel with high carbonation. Very rich and bold. Notes of bourbon, caramel, peppercorn. Finishes like a whiskey. I was shocked at the beautiful whiskey character. I loved this. A wonderful beer to share with friends at dinner.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkbachman (181) - - DEC 31, 2012
Heavy bourbon smell upfront. Distinct rye flavor takes front stage to the bourbon flavor. Absolutely delicious beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1628) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle to wine glass. Caramel grain aroma. Amber-copper with full white head. Vanilla and caramel with slight spice.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 750ml Bottle A - Bronze/Amber with a tan/off white frothy head that doesn’t disappate. Great lacing. S- Caramel malt, rye whiskey spice, vanilla, & maybe some toffee. T - Complex! All the above notes plus oak overtones. Dry but warming finish. Perfect booze for a big beer. M - Medium bodied with good carbonation O - Great Beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle poured into snifter. Appealing light amber color, clear, huge frothy head. Aroma is definitely highlighted by spicy rye whiskey with supporting notes of burnt caramel malt, booze, and a hint of vanilla. Very nice. Taste is wonderful. What starts slightly bland and uneventful quickly changes gear to a beautifully complex flavor. More spicy rye, warming alcohol, grain, small touches of vanilla and oak, and maybe even a touch of citrus hops?? Finish is very boozy, sticky, and awesome. My only 2 minor gripes are a slight metallic note in the taste and I wish the body was a tad more full. But overall, this is a great grainy rye treat from Boulevard!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davey101 (750) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2012
2012 vintage, Bottle No. 5734. Batch: 2012-1, Best By Date: 02-2014. 750ml bottle into a BC 15th anny glass. Thanks Steimie! A - Pours a slightly hazy dark orange/brown body. Two fingers of light tan foam forms and settles into a thin cap. Great lacing and retention. S - Toffee, malt, peat, and some brown sugar. A touch of rye spice and rich oak on the finish. Well what do you know, smells like a malty rye whiskey! T - Taste is almost scotch ale like. A clean toffee malt profile with layers of oak, vanilla, smoke, brown sugar, and rye spice. Simple but tasty. M - Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Has a bubbly finish that plays well with the alcohol warmth. Drinkability is somewhat low. O - A rather unique beer. Reminds me of a peatier Backwoods Bastard. Quite tasty and a good representation of rye and its spice, however it is a bit one dimensional and cloying.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
abernaki (16) - - DEC 23, 2012

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
SUPERB rye grain specialty beer. Superb aroma on this one- oak, malts, a whiskey nose- super balanced and the perfect viscosity. Delicious cask notes, perfectly aged and distinctive flavor. Would jump at the chance to drink this again.


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