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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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-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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2012
2012 Bottle, courtesy Travlr, thanks man! Pour is hazy amber with a small white head, no retention/lace. Aroma of rye whiskey, booze, toffee, rye bread, prunes. Taste is quite hot, rye whiskey, dark fruit, barrel, toffee. Palate is dry, high warmth, slick, strong rye whiskey finish. Would probably improve with age

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
KCtheKid (3) - - JUL 8, 2012 does not count
Excellent overall. High but not too high carbonation. Dry hoppy finish with a tiny bit of funk. Very drinkable; ABV a little deceptive. Full fruity aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
750mL c&c thanks to Travlr. Hazy tea amber with medium, tan foam. Nose is chemical, cherry juice, tomato. Taste is buttery, tea, brown sugar, spices, banana bread, rye bourbon. Palate is spicy, richer, malty. Pretty nice. Chemical nose is unfortunate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (19933) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle. Murky dark brown color, small beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of toasted rye bread, prunes, dates. Taste is plums, raisins, brown bread, spice, port wine. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (21924) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody alcoholic rye aroma. Fruity malty bitter woody rye flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty woody rye finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2012
The beer pours a hazy mahogany color with a tan head. The aroma is strong rye with some oak notes and dark fruit. The flavor is very nice with rye, cherries, vanilla, oak and a strong, spicy hops and rye finish. The alcohol is fairly noticeable. Medium mouth feel and medium carbonation. Tastes better than the smell. But a solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rando7 (777) - Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle pours cloudy dark brown with full off-white fairly persistent head. Aroma mainly malts and rye whiskey. Taste sweet malts, rye and whiskey. Palate thin and highly carbonated with a nice tingle. Finish a little hop dullness with whiskey burn. Alcohol quite apparent.

I enjoyed this quite a bit. Not particularly complex but pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1652) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2012
750 bottle. Nose is whiskey and sweet maltiness. Taste is slightly sugary, strong whiskey, chewy maltiness. Interesting combination. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5319) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Sweet pumpernickel aromas. Dry with sweet, thick caramel and rye front to back. Lasting rye burn...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle from jcnd9803. Pours a hazy amber with eggshell head. Aroma has whisky, spice, vanilla, fruit. Taste is sweet with some fruitiness and light whisky. Medium bodied. Quite good.

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