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RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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?


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours rich mahogany, creamy caramel head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, rye. Flavour the same, some spices, bourbon and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy, rich, nicely carbonated. Good, and warming.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (13863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy maroon with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, rye bread and whiskey - lots of depth. Flavour brings out lots of figs and dates, rye whiskey barrels, rye bread and rich caramel -some slight spices in there too, ABV is completely hidden. Very deep and full-bodied, sort of like a rye-induced scotch ale. Very expertly made.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Draft sampled at Magic City Brew Fest. Poured dark mahogany with a medium-sized light tan head. Aroma was boozy, lots of dark fruit, spicy, sweet malt. Flavor was big: lots of dark fruit, quite sweet, intense caramel and toffee, hints of vanilla, licorice, wood, smoke. Long sweet, finish. Highly carbonated, thick mouthfeel. Intense beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2012
750ml bottle i picked up in OKC. Pours hazy reddish brown with off-white head. Aromas of bread, earthy malts, spices, wood, and caramel. Flavors of rye, earthy spices, wood, booze and some caramel. Nice carbonation but body seemed a little thin. Probably could of used some more time in the cellar to mellow out.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2012
2012 bottle # 14654..Pour is honey with a light tan head..Nose is vanilla, whiskey, rye, wood, bubblegum, cotton candy , Taste is vanilla, wood, orange, rye, sweetness, spice, whiskey, Palate is warm with vanilla, and sweetness..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (8045) - Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2012
2012 bottle to snifter. Looks fine; not as boozy as I expected though. Smells solid; you can definitely bick up the whiskey barreling. Tastes good; nice balance of beer and barrel. Mouthfeel is average, but can likely be improved with age. Good stuff, especially for the price!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1815) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2012
750 ml caged and corked bottle, bottle #16855, batch 2012-2, best by 02-2014. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a murky ruby red/brown color with about an inch tan head that stays around for a very long time. There’s a small amount of lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty, the brew smells like dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar, whiskey, vanilla, and a bit of apple. It tastes like oak, rye whiskey, dark fruit, vanilla, caramel, and some orange marmalade. Nice mix between the sweet and spicy rye flavors in this beer. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s creamy and smooth. The carbonation is soft which helps make this easy to drink. I think this is a very good overall brew, I’d buy it again. $13.99 a bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdrinker79 (2002) - Idaho, USA - MAY 18, 2012
750 ml. bottle, 2012 vintage, bottle NO. 1083- Pours a very hazy ruby red with an off white dense creamy head that reduces to a blanket. The aroma is whiskey, oak, cherries, bready. The taste is similar, very creamy too, oak is very prominent, whiskey is there but not in your face, and that cherry flavor that comes from the wood, wonderful, rye bread is noticeable, If I liked reuben sandwiches, I bet that would be a match. The body is full, carbonation is high, creamy mouthfeel, finish lingers. Overall I was impressed, this is one hell of a big beer, and enjoyable for the entire bottle, I was worried I would get tired of it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle from Kegs and Barrels. Pours a muddy brown with a thin tan head. The aromas are rye, bourbon, dark fruit. The mouthfeel is dry, sticky and slightly sweet with a medium to heavy body and good carbonation. Cheers!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1789) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2012
On tap at BBC in Plymouth. Served in a tulip glass. A deep ruby color. Fruity-spice aromas. Flavor is deep and complex. Lots of stone fruit notes, some spice, some bitterness. Vanilla notes. Heavy but smooth. Perfect beer to curl up with and savor!


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