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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2559) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2010
This poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma is a bitch smack of bourbon with some rye and caramel showing up. The flavor is very boozy and sweet with more burbon, rye, toffee, and caramel. Overall a pretty good beer but not one to go tailgating with!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Courtesy of askofficerfriendly. Pours hazy brown with copper hues and tall tan head. The aroma is sweet with malts and growing spiciness and crystal like malts. The taste is sweet and then seems to roll into a bourbon or whiskey booze sensation followed by drying booziness (go figure) and growing rye spiciness. It seems a bit bright and rough and likely some time in the cellar may improve things.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
This beer is amazing! The spicy rye knocked down by the rye whiskey barrels is a truly unique experience...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Bottle from Bottleworks. Pours clear copper with a foamy 5-finger beige head. Aroma of sweet, rough roast malt. Medium body with foamy carbonation. The flavor is tremendous. The rye is clearly recongnizable, and there’s that smooth whiskey barrel aspect. With oak. Some slightly sour and funky aroma develops, and there’s an almost chocolate tinge to the finish. It’s extremely delicious. There was transient heat. It just gets better and better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
regspeir (196) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2010
25+ oz bottle into a standard pint glass Pours a beautiful golden mahogany with a huge head (careful!). Head settles eventually into a white coating. Lacing isn’t heavy but lasting. Nose is whiskey, molasses, toffee and candied fruit. Taste is very complex - the rye, cherries, toffee and tobacco noticeable, but the whiskey taste is throughout. There is a boozy warming and tiny bitterness at the end. The progression of things this goes through are fascinating. Mouthfeel is moderate but it does feel heavy in aftertaste. This is NOT boring! Couldn’t have much more of this at a sitting (11%) but will definitely seek it out again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
misterbeer (310) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2010
750 corked bomber-A brown pour- big off white head-aroma and taste of whiskey, sweet rye ,vanilla, caramel, -sweet tongue tingling finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3108) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Deep, muddy red pour with off white head. Aroma of strong oak, pungent earthiness, rye bread, salty meat. Strong salty rye flavor with some caramel and toffee malt peeking out. The rye whiskey is present and prevalent but good. It compliments the rye in the beer and keeps the beer from being sweet. Lots of salty, meaty wood and spicy rye. Medium to thick mouthfeel with nice carbonation. Finishes with whiskey. Pretty unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 17, 2010
bottle-thanks to Daknole for bringing this beer, which i would have easy access to if i lived in st louis...well thats not really a good thing. pours deep amber with a n off-white head. nose is grainy rye whisky-almost musky in a sense. flavors are whisky and what else? nothing! realy not my thing here-however, the 11% is well hidden (or is that my palate after multiple mangler beers...) long finish of rye whisky and lite chocolate. decent but not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2010
When poured half of the glass is tan foam that recedes all too slowly. A very inviting looking beer that is medium brown and opaque. Aroma is rich malt with alcohol that has a whiskey effect. Whiskey is also prominent in the flavor along with the wood barrel. Alcohol makes this one a beer to be sipped. Plenty of caramel. Prunes, light chocolate, and earth. I have to go against the grain here. It is not all that flavorful and way too much alcohol. Kind of odd, actually. If I liked whiskey I would have a shot of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmgiddings (41) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle from Crown Liquors #6 - Pours a hazy dark brown with a finger-thick, tan head and some sediment. Aroma is caramel, rye whiskey (a little abrasive) and roasted rye malt. Taste is nice rye whiskey but not much else. Mouthfeel is oily, creamy, wet, and soft.

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