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RATINGS: 544   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbbeer (613) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2012
On tap. Cloudy brown with medium tan head. Aroma brown sugar, bread, dark fruitiness. Full body, some alcohol. Creamy and rich flavors of dark bread, caramel, raisins. A little wood and a little boozy. Sweet not cloying though. Dessert wine-like qualities. Would definitely have again if available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 18, 2012
750ml bottle 2012 vintage. Clear deep amber with a thick, fizzy, beige head. Aroma of toffee, bourbon/oak, fruity yeast esters and some spice. Flavor is warming bourbon upfront with sharp, spicy rye bread and some caramel sweetness. Full body with mild carbonation and a chewy mouth feel. This is a good rye wine, lots of caramel and rye qualities. Being fresh it’s a bit hot, could probably use a bit of age on it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2685) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2012
Murky cinnamon brown with a beige ring. Nose is plum sauce, caramel and spicy rye. Medium body with bright, tongue-tickling carb. Taste is honey, even a bit syrupy, smooth bready rye then sharp like a shot of rye whiskey. Great flavor dynamic especially the contrast of the ryes

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1080) - Texas, USA - APR 16, 2012
Pours dark mahogany with a large, sudsy tan head. Smells like spicy rye and a very nice rye whiskey. Taste follows the nose perfectly; spicy and sweet, with a pleasant whiskey touch. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and average mouth-carbonation, Boulevard Rye-on-Rye finishes with a heartening whiskey tingle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
Gorgeous amber pour with a big, persistent head. Aroma is whiskey, vanilla and spice. Taste is very sweet, caramelized sugar and toffee over spicy, woody whiskey.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sthlm (1262) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
[Bottle] Pours deep red with a big, beige head. Aroma is big on barrel, with some alcohol and coconut. Taste has too much barrel and is abrasive up front before fading into something that isn’t too bad. I feel like I just drank some whiskey, not a beer though. Alcohol is also distracting as it warms. Caramel, coconut, faint notes of cocoa, and rye in the finish. Good mouthfeel, long finish. This was really quite disappointing--too hot and way too much barrel. That having been said, there were flashes of an enjoyable beer in there, so maybe I would like the base beer, or a variant of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4046) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
A lot of caramel and then some sweetness in the aroma. The color is reddish brown and the consistency is very thick. Lots of thick syrupy sugary rye malt flavor. Those of you with a sweet tooth will enjoy this one. It could pass for 6 percent, not 11. The finish is oaky, fast and doesn’t linger. I like the finish the best on this beer. This is something you could take a long time enjoying a small amount of. Each sip provides lasting enjoyment.... truely a feat of accomplishment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - APR 13, 2012
thick malty aroma, lots of vanilla and oak and some rye spice. flavor is on the sweet side with nice spiciness but too much caramel. it’s a rye wine basically. chewy and undercabonated, alcohol is well-hidden but apparent in the long oaky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
On tap at The Common Table. Brownish amber brew with some tan head. Nose is massive rye and whiskey with some roasted malt. Very malty flavor with some wood, rye spice, and more whiskey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
10 oz draft pour from a freshly tapped 2012 keg. Beautiful red-dark red hue with a thin, dissipating white head. Smells strongly of whiskey and lightly of rye spice. First taste is confusion and eventually bliss. Earthy spicy and wood notes are washed away by stronger oak and whiskey bite. Finish is clean and leaves a perfectly sweet aftertaste. Given the high ABV and barrel aging, I’d say the alcohol is well-hidden (though I am a whiskey drinker). This is Boulevard’s best brew. I expect this to age extremely well.

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