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RATINGS: 580   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23044) - 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 (778) - 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 (1668) - 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 (5499) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Awesome Rye. Dark pour with a tight head. Aroma of Rye bread with a whiskey finish. I am not much on Rye whiskey but this hits the spot. The citrus hops accompany well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
halfonit (1324) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2012
On tap at Battleship. Pours a murky brown muddy color. Aroma is of bourbon, oak, rye, grain, and dough. Flavor is of booze, bourbon, barley, hops and rye. Leaves a strong bourbon and rye finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Not always a rye beer fanatic but I liked the mix of bourbon with bourbon rye. I felt the rye malt itself in the beer form tonded down the boozy notes a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Awesome-looking beer, dark brown/amber w/ a voluminous white head.. Profound aroma w/ rye whiskey prominent, pleasant malty backbone, dates, brown sugar.. same profile in the mouth, really delicious, complex, myriad of malty flavors married with sharp rye character, a little heat, liqueur-like.. great.

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