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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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-Ryeís 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rustyham (1800) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
Hardly any aroma. Very slight caramel & Rye flavor. Light slow flavor, comes on with a decent thickness in the mouthfeel. Kind of like a light molasses and dark bread. ABV does not show.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2012
750ml bottle of batch 2012 -1 poured into tulip glass. Bottle number 6456 Aroma: whiskey, tiny bit of citrus, hint of vanilla and banana Appearance: Slightly hazy, deep coppery brown. less than 1 finger of head faded quickly. Taste: light sweet, light bitter, medium sour. Palate: Aftertaste is sour and bourbon. medium body, thin texture. lively carbonation. Overall: This is the first time Iíve had this out of a bottle. Had previously at a tasting and remember it tasting like Banana Pancakes. In this I mostly taste the whiskey. I have a few bottles of this left that I think Iím going to cellar for a while to see what develops. Iím not sure how old the keg was that I had last time. This bottle seems very hot to what I had before. I can feel it heating up my throat and stomach.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2012
Pour muddy deep amber with rye whiskey notes. The rye base shows with a large sweet note of he whiskey. The finish drives hard into a oak like note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1262) - Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2012
Murky reddish brown with thin but frothy head with lacing. Solid carbonation. Aroma has a little citrus,wisky woody notes a little marshmellow with carmel a bit of pepper maybe or floral spice. Taste is smooth with citrus somewhat hoppy with carmel a little tart cherry with woody wisky up front and throughout which imparts a really nice character to this but not overwhelming but nice if you like oak and some woody dryness in finish with flashes of wisky off and on in taste, a bit yeasty at times,nice dry peppery finish with some citrus fruit in the background.Good complexity almost belgian like but not so estery..Very drinkable for a 11%er tastes strong but not too malty sweet or much of any hot alcohol,but is warming. Highly tastey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1476) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2012
í12 vintage #26087. Big fading head with medium-heavy lacing. Nose is, surprise...rye whiskey...yes, you can tell the difference, and a little bit of smoke and wood vanilla and caramel malt and spice. Cloudy ruddy brown. Full bodied and sweet with earthy malt and rye characteristics along with some date notes. I would like to try this aged and see if it tames a bit. This is really good, but could be a bit smoother. Alcohol definitely noticeable if I have to pick a fault. Was great with some smoked bbq ribs and brisket.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jandd1983 (3160) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2012
It poured a hazy amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was bread, hops, barley, oak, whiskey and some toasted caramel. The taste was whiskey, hops, some sweet malt, toasted caramel and fruit. A very good Rye-on-Rye.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (389) - 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 (1017) - Bridgeport, 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 @ Chuckís. Fantabulous rye ale thatís 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 (1688) - 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!

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