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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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-Ryeís 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 15/20
48FanInCali (817) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Bomber. Light amber pour with medium head. Nose is whisky, malt, rye. Taste follows with a good amount of heat and a fairly dry finish. More heat on taste than nose. I donít think age will help in this case. Good if you like whisky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Poured from 750 ml bottle. Aroma is tons of whiskey. This is rye to an extreme. I was thinking I needed to wash this one down with an old fashion or some other big cocktail. Not nearly as sweet as I would have expected. Really tasty with lots of rye and just a bit of spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (30682) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw, and caramel. The flavor is sweet iwth notes of malt, caramel, rye, and alchohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mbsmith (72) - Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2011
2010 bottle from Gomerís Leeís Summit. Wow, this is coming along nicely. It has definitely smoothed out. But iím getting ahead of myself. Aroma is whiskey and caramel, not overly strong. Copper color (just a bit hazy) with small, white head and very nice lacing. Flavor is mainly rye whiskey without the punch but thatís not all there is- elements of fruit, sweet bread, and some spicing i canít identify but it does leave a tingle. But this is definitely a rye whiskey beer. It smells and tastes like it should be hotter than it is. No burn whatsoever, a smooth 11%. But my tummy is warm for sure. This was much more jumbled when it was fresh. The hops have subsided and the whiskey barrel is really at the forefront, where it should be. If you have some, you can drink it now and it will be great. But my guess is that with more age it will just get smoother and sweeter, like it already has. A unique beer worth searching out. Well done, Boulevard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2011
750 ml 2010 bottle shared with 17thfloor and davinci, 1000th rating, woohoo! Pours a copper amber color with a thick billowy light tan head. Aroma is surprisingly fruity, sherry, dark fruit, some big port character, brown sugar and sweet caramel with light whiskey notes, light oxidation that works well with the complexity. Flavor, ahhh hereís the rye whiskey barrel, starting off on the fruity side though picking up some spice from the rye. The barrel notes come forward more and more through the finish, with some vanilla, dark fruit and whiskey characters. Finishes sweet and warming though I think the 11percent is very well covered. Medium to medium full body and a soft carbonation. Very nice rye presentation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4924) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle thanks rciesla for sharing. Brown pour with tan head. Aroma is full of whiskey, wood, rye, and malty vanilla and fruit tones. Whiskey, rye and malt flavors, are accompanied by a light alcohol tones for eleven percent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4944) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2011
750 c&c bottle. Clear bright copper pour, with a large fizzy light tan head. Big rye malt flavor, with whiskey, vanilla, caramel, and some fruit. Also very hot and boozey, which is the biggest downfall of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theresmychippy (4) - MPLS, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2011 does not count
broken keybor mking it hr to r8. big fn of thi though, rmly ith tt of ppl ier. mlty n rye note re mil but hr to mi. lol, thi i pointle , bummer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3882) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2011
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Ruby red/copper pour with a thick tan head. Big rye bread and whiskey aroma with some sweet and caramel notes. Dry rye flavor with sweet caramel malts with a mild hop backbone. Sweet whiskey and vanilla notes come through on the aftertaste. Nice and dry and crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle from Lushawn. Shit, i forgot to rate this until i had the last sip in my mouth. The flavors were very rye whiskey-like...refined yes, lots of tobacco and rye whiskey boozy-like flavors though the alcohol didnt really come across as overly boozy, at least not for something that was 11%. I would certainly sip on this again, its like drinking rye whiskey without the burn, and with bubbles. itís a win win.

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