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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (378) - Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2012
This beer is for people who seriously love rye. More than just a little sourness in the background...this beer tastes strongly of rye and has a very strong alcohol presence throughout with heavy whiskey notes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryecatcher (821) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2012
One word: Phenomenal. Big, boozy and a creamy mouth-feel. The whiskey is in the nose and on the palate, with light caramel and toffee sweetness in there as well. Dark amber-brown with a big, off-white head. Maybe my new favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - APR 2, 2012
Half-pint @ Chuck’s. Fantabulous rye ale that’s all whiskey up front. Bartender warned me that it just tasted like whiskey to him but that was fine by me. Perhaps a teenst bit more malt would have really put this over the top for me. Something a little sweet to temper the heat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1460) - Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2012
Tap - small foamy head, dark amber color, malty alcohol aroma and flavor, tastes a lot likebourbon/whiskey, very strong beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2025) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2012
Bottle no. 22647, 2012 vintage. Hazy reddish-amber with a moderate, ashy head that eventually fades to a solid ring. Aroma of oak, whiskey, and rye. Alcoholic and a little bitter, the taste is full of boozy whiskey with plenty of wood and rye as well. Body is medium and carbonation is low. Good stuff, but expect to sip it slowly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2012
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a dark amber with a small off white head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is raisin malt and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with Sweet malts and caramel with nice dry finish. Easy to drink a very impressive grain from Boulevard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle. Hazy brown pour, thin disc of lacy carbonation and an aroma of buttery vanilla. Flavor is slick woody vanilla, alcohol and a little butter and dry and very spicy on the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Lord this is good. Reddish amber with a thin off white head. The whiskey barrels dominate the nose and settle into the palate nicely after an initial blast to show off the spicy rye flavors. Full bodies and loaded with complexity and a long, deep finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Aroma is yeast, rye grain and slightly perfumed. The flavor is hops/rye spiciness, an almost candy-like fruit flavor, complex malts and a a mix of smoothness first and then bitterness takes over in the finish. This was almost like a mix of an IPA with a BSA and then adding rye into it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2012
pretty amazing. I have had a jaded standard for beers lately but this one blew me away. Great mahogany / brown / red body with sustaining off white finger of head. Aroma is of burnt oak, rich whiskey, bourbon in particular, toffee, caramel, hickory. Medium bodied and very smooth for the ABV, although there is a slight bite, but nothing a little age couldn’t fix. Flavor has plenty of whiskey elements, but is rounded and not too cloying. Overall if you like whiskey and malty beers this is a must have, even if you don’t you will likely enjoy this. Cheers.

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