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RATINGS: 460   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle thanks rciesla for sharing. Brown pour with tan head. Aroma is full of whiskey, wood, rye, and malty vanilla and fruit tones. Whiskey, rye and malt flavors, are accompanied by a light alcohol tones for eleven percent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4362) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2011
750 c&c bottle. Clear bright copper pour, with a large fizzy light tan head. Big rye malt flavor, with whiskey, vanilla, caramel, and some fruit. Also very hot and boozey, which is the biggest downfall of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theresmychippy (4) - MPLS, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2011 does not count
broken keybor mking it hr to r8. big fn of thi though, rmly ith tt of ppl ier. mlty n rye note re mil but hr to mi. lol, thi i pointle , bummer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2011
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Ruby red/copper pour with a thick tan head. Big rye bread and whiskey aroma with some sweet and caramel notes. Dry rye flavor with sweet caramel malts with a mild hop backbone. Sweet whiskey and vanilla notes come through on the aftertaste. Nice and dry and crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle from Lushawn. Shit, i forgot to rate this until i had the last sip in my mouth. The flavors were very rye whiskey-like...refined yes, lots of tobacco and rye whiskey boozy-like flavors though the alcohol didnt really come across as overly boozy, at least not for something that was 11%. I would certainly sip on this again, its like drinking rye whiskey without the burn, and with bubbles. it’s a win win.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Ruby brown with a mammoth beige fluffy topper, slowly dissipating. Aroma is grainy with a very noticeable rye bill. Whiskey, dark fruits, molasses, spicy wood, vanilla and alcohol round out the aromas. Taste is boozy right out the gate with a nice rye/whiskey mishmash and vanilla, dark fruit and wood hangin’ out in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy red/brown - offwhite head. Roasted, rye, sweetness, coconut, oakey, wooden. toasted, bisquit, candy, whiskey, caramel, hoppy, fruity, light alcoholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6489) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is bread, hops, barley, oak, whiskey and toasted caramel. The flavour is whiskey, hops, sweet malt, toasted caramel and fruit. Nice and complex but a bit too alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Bottle with courtesy of Papsø, thanks! Pours a clear mahogany colour with a tan head. It has lots of raisins in the aroma along with caramel, alcohol and spices. Flavour is alcohol, figs, spices and caramel with a hint of dark fruits. Ends with a alcohol-fig after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 2, 2011
Botella, 0893 de 12148. Unclear amber brown colour. Malty sweet spiced aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet malty caramel fruity woody flavour, some alc. noticed too.

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