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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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?


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 21, 2010
Pours a dark sap colour, good big foam, subtle sturdy lacing .. . light rye, light caramel, light wood flavours .. . really 11%??, well done .. . stoked to have tried it. …if I ever saw an amputee getting hanged, I’d probably just start calling out letters..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2010
Thanks to my brother for splitting this bottle with me. Bottle No. 7,873 of 12,148. The beer pours a murky brown color with a tan head. The aroma is strong rye with some oaked 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 mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2010
750ml bottle shared thanks to Josh. Best before 01/13. Poured a medium to deeper amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of woodiness, whiskey, rye, earthy, and toasty. Tastes of whiskey, wood, vanilla, some nuts, and earthy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1216) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - APR 16, 2010
#1100 I’ve had this a couple times since it came out in bottles and a couple times before and I have enjoyed it, though it has always seemed pretty boozy, but this is my first time rating it. Served in a Blvd Chalice (v1), about 15 minutes out of the beerfridge. Reddish color with a khaki colored, one-fingered head. Sweet woodsy aroma with some whiskey top notes and a little toffee in the back. The flavor is the same boozy beer that I remember, but a balanced booziness that marries perfectly with a sweet malt backing alongside spicy and peppery flavors. The body is big enough to offset the whiskey, but yet the beer finishes balanced with a lingering amount of spicy alcohol and woody flavors. Very nice beer, I would like to taste one with more age on it as well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rowbigred (22) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 14, 2010
Absolutely wonderful. I’ve drunk a pint, and at 11% alcohol, it’s got me buzzing. I’m a lightweight. It pours beautifully, amber with a thick, creamy head. The nose is alcohol and caramel malt, which breaks down into sweetness, banana bread, malt, slight hops, and whisky. It goes down like a pleasant whisky, with a sweet burn. Absolutely great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2010
Sampled at tasting at stevo’s, from bottle 7011/12148. Pours dark rusty copper with off-white head. The aroma is strong rye, oak, whisky, slight orange. The flavor is orange, oak, and rye with a nice whisky barrel finish. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2010
Hazy amber pour with no head. The aroma is boozy sugary figs and a nice balance of whiskey. The flavor spicy, peppery caramel, toffee. The whiskey is very present and burns but not in a bad way. More like drinking a maltier sweeter barrel strength bourbon. Clean medium mouth feel with moderate carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2010
750 mL bottle # 4567 of 12148. Pours burnt orange-brown with a one finger khaki head into a snifter. Fantastic aroma: the rye whisky character is quite noticeable, oak, vanilla, a good splash of booze, but it seems well integrated, big caramel malt. Nice, complex nose, hope the flavor backs it up.... which it does! Big time caramel malt and vanilla bean blend together well. There’s a nice splash of booze that comes in with oaky tannins, dates. Medium to full bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and a medium level of carbonation. This has fantastic flavor, but it is a bit hot. Grabbed a few for cellaring, really looking forward to how well this ages. An exceptional brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2010
From the big bottle. My first rye beer, and great one to start with. Bright translucent red-orange pour with a big bubbly head. Aroma is very strong with notes of baking cocoa, berries, and rye bread (of course). Flavor hits up front of rye bread, mellows out to a nice smokey oak flavor and cranberries. Just a touch of alcohol can be detected, but in a good fashion. Finishes bittersweet, kind of like whiskey.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5194) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2010
Yellow brown color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, rye bread, nuts, vanilla, whiskey, and toasted malts. Taste of citrus, banana bread, nuts, rye, toffee, vanilla, whiskey, and some alcohol in the finish.


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