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RATINGS: 460   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-Ryes 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2010
750mL bottle. Poured rich garnety-amber with a dense, sticky cap of beige head.. translucent.. looked great! The aroma picked up sweet toffee, medium-skinned fruits, raisins, and vanilla, with sweet rye whiskey and peppery rye around.. quite sweet in the grand scheme of things even though the whiskey was very evident. The flavor found rather syrupy maple, caramel, and plum-like sugars at the core.. vanilla and rye whiskey laced throughout.. kind of hot cross between the whiskey and peppery rye on the edges.. very sweet and very warm finish. Heavier-bodied with a full feel on the palate.. more sugars than I needed in there.. the combo of the sugars and warm whiskey made it hard-ish to drink in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2818) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2010
From trade JCKP64. with The aroma is strong rye whiskey, rye bread, caramel. The appearance is a nice hazy reddish brown, off-white head. the flavor is again strong rye whiskey, spicy, rye, caramel, bread. The finish is a booze warming from (you guessed) rye whiskey. Medium in body. Now I love rye whiskey, but I should have observed the golden rule: you have to let barrel aged beers age, or the whiskey (or bourbon/wine/brandy) overpowers the beer. I wish I had another one of these to lay down. However, this is still an enjoyable beer. I wish I could get Boulevard around here. Thanks, John.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Nice looking pour - cloudy amber/brown color with a bountiful amount of head. Impressive. The whiskey comes through well in the aroma, but the flavor is much more balanced and complex with bits of rye, vanilla, and some woody spices. Very very smooth and drinkable - surprisingly so IMO. I would definitely drink this again if given the chance - probably the tastiest beer Ive ever had from Boulevard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1935) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2010
dark amber/brownish pour with a thick off white head. aroma was strong buttery oak and caramel maltiness with a hint of whiskey. flavour was a lot of buttery/vanilla oak for me with some slightly bitter rye, hints of caraway/licorice, almond. Some heat from the whisky tones combined with the alc in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2010
750ml Bottle (#7958 of 12148): Aroma of rye, whiskey, oak, slight booze, slight vanilla, and a touch of spice. Poured amber/orange in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of small and medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of rye, whiskey, light wood, light vanilla, light alcohol, and spice. Medium to full body. Slick, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Rye, whiskey, slight wood, light vanilla, and light alcohol finish is a tad spicy. 11%ABV is noticeable throughout, but not overbearing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pepsican (1445) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Amber pour with a big white head. Plenty of Rye and oak goodness in this one. Some caramel, vanilly, and a bit of nutmeg round this one out. Thick body but it works for the style and helps blend in the rye spice notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (3183) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2010
amber color dark brown, freshly baked rye in the nose. Massive. Full bodied, rye rye rye rye a bit sweet. Superb. Spicy. God this is good. Lingering rye finish . Excellent

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (4684) - Utah, USA - JUL 26, 2010
750ml bottle from footbalm, thanks a ton. Ive been wanting to get this and I wasnt disappointed
Appearance: Pours a hazy ruby red/brown with a nice amount of light beige head and great lacing in the glass
Aroma: A huge nose of rye, oak and whiskey
Taste: Very smooth mouthfeel. Bourbon, oak, rye and woody
This is a great beer, nice and smooth. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjmcend (209) - USA - JUL 24, 2010
Aroma is of oak and rye bread. Strong rye flavor with some caramel and toffee malt in there as well. The rye whiskey taste is there and compliments it nicely. It mutes the sweetness of the beer very nicely. The spicy rye is very present. Unique and very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2010
750ml bottle pours a translucent, ruby amber with a creamy white head. Nose is candy, wood, cordial cherry, whiskey, butterscotch. Flavor is sweet, cherries, light wood pulp, light sherry, caramel, spice, vanilla. Finish is full bodied and a little sticky with a touch of lasting oak.

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