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RATINGS: 504   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?


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2144) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5416) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2003) - 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.

4.5
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (4452) - 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.

4.2
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2012
bottled. pours murky brown with a minimal off-white head. aromas of yeast, caramel, clove and a sweetness that i cant identify. it is rather sweet,with a tinge of sourness. full bodies, smooth feel with a lasting sweetness and bitterness on the tongue. intense beer, well balanced, good flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
freeofthoughts (682) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 2012 tap pours medium orange brown with off white head. The aroma is sweet fruity and a little boozy. The taste is full smooth and warming with a very mellow rye spicey grain over bright fruits of sweet green apple and maybe some pear and a pervasive wooden character. At first there was a strong vanilla but eventually the grain and alc sit longer than the woods. It fills the nose with alc as it goes down and warms the belly too, very easy to drink for a really big sweet beer. There is an ample amount of hops to help out but it finishes neither dry nor grainy. Low carbonation helps it to slide down with a silky texture especially when cool. Another phenomenal limited release by Boulevard. The bottle was less wood character and more grain but still enjoyable, not quite as good though as tap, still slammin. Like a rye version of backwoods bastard, kind of, maybe better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiercepanda (607) - Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2012
A murky, iced tea colored beer with a small beige head. The aroma is malty grain and alcohol. The flavor is dried fruit and wood, really good. A very good, well balanced beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Pours dark brownish color with thin beige head. Aroma of bourbon and wood. Taste is rye and bourbon with spice and some oak. Very sweet, smooth, filling.


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