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RATINGS: 502   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-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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Bottle with courtesy of Papsø, thanks! Pours a clear mahogany colour with a tan head. It has lots of raisins in the aroma along with caramel, alcohol and spices. Flavour is alcohol, figs, spices and caramel with a hint of dark fruits. Ends with a alcohol-fig after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 2, 2011
Botella, 0893 de 12148. Unclear amber brown colour. Malty sweet spiced aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet malty caramel fruity woody flavour, some alc. noticed too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (3355) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2011
29-MAR-2011, bottle @Papsø tasting. Brown/red, fine beige head. Very spicey, very creamy (from the rye?). Brown sugar, yeasty, bready. Whiskey is faint but fine:-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22603) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, oak, rye and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, rye, oak and alcohol. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33873) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is spiced and slight yeasty. Caramelish, yeasty and bitter flavoured. Ends dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10598) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
Bottled. Dark amber colorued. Unclear. Light brown head. Aroma of ripe fruits, spice, caramel, flavour of wood, vanilla, ripe fruits, spice, light occidation. Medium bodied. dry and fruity end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11071) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
clear red amber. smooth white head. boozy, malty aroma. flavor is malty, spicy, fait flowery, quite boozy but tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of wavers1. Pours a hazy dark amber with an off-white head. Sweet whiskey aroma, some caramel too. Solid body, sweet malty, caramel and heavy Bourbonish vanilla and oak. Warming alcohol finish. 290311

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
The beer pours an ugly murky brown with a light tan head, rising about a finger falling quickly. The aroma is medium, mostly lots of alcohol, whiskey, with a slight vanilla finish. The taste is very intersting, its almost like drinking a Johnny Walker Red soaked in a loaf of bread. The feel is extremely heavy with lots of warm alcohol feeling. Overall, its a very tasty interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1524) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Pours a hazy garnet color with a substantial tan/orange head that lasts. Aroma is sauteed butter and brown sugar. Taste is sweet toasted malt, butter, molasses along with dried dark fruit and apricots. Smooth and well balanced; sweet but not cloying. Nice warmth after the swallow. An excellent effort.

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