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RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1107) - Texas, USA - APR 16, 2012
Pours dark mahogany with a large, sudsy tan head. Smells like spicy rye and a very nice rye whiskey. Taste follows the nose perfectly; spicy and sweet, with a pleasant whiskey touch. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and average mouth-carbonation, Boulevard Rye-on-Rye finishes with a heartening whiskey tingle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (2574) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
Gorgeous amber pour with a big, persistent head. Aroma is whiskey, vanilla and spice. Taste is very sweet, caramelized sugar and toffee over spicy, woody whiskey.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
[Bottle] Pours deep red with a big, beige head. Aroma is big on barrel, with some alcohol and coconut. Taste has too much barrel and is abrasive up front before fading into something that isnít too bad. I feel like I just drank some whiskey, not a beer though. Alcohol is also distracting as it warms. Caramel, coconut, faint notes of cocoa, and rye in the finish. Good mouthfeel, long finish. This was really quite disappointing--too hot and way too much barrel. That having been said, there were flashes of an enjoyable beer in there, so maybe I would like the base beer, or a variant of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4314) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
A lot of caramel and then some sweetness in the aroma. The color is reddish brown and the consistency is very thick. Lots of thick syrupy sugary rye malt flavor. Those of you with a sweet tooth will enjoy this one. It could pass for 6 percent, not 11. The finish is oaky, fast and doesnít linger. I like the finish the best on this beer. This is something you could take a long time enjoying a small amount of. Each sip provides lasting enjoyment.... truely a feat of accomplishment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - APR 13, 2012
thick malty aroma, lots of vanilla and oak and some rye spice. flavor is on the sweet side with nice spiciness but too much caramel. itís a rye wine basically. chewy and undercabonated, alcohol is well-hidden but apparent in the long oaky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
On tap at The Common Table. Brownish amber brew with some tan head. Nose is massive rye and whiskey with some roasted malt. Very malty flavor with some wood, rye spice, and more whiskey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
10 oz draft pour from a freshly tapped 2012 keg. Beautiful red-dark red hue with a thin, dissipating white head. Smells strongly of whiskey and lightly of rye spice. First taste is confusion and eventually bliss. Earthy spicy and wood notes are washed away by stronger oak and whiskey bite. Finish is clean and leaves a perfectly sweet aftertaste. Given the high ABV and barrel aging, Iíd say the alcohol is well-hidden (though I am a whiskey drinker). This is Boulevardís best brew. I expect this to age extremely well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rustyham (1825) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
Hardly any aroma. Very slight caramel & Rye flavor. Light slow flavor, comes on with a decent thickness in the mouthfeel. Kind of like a light molasses and dark bread. ABV does not show.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2012
750ml bottle of batch 2012 -1 poured into tulip glass. Bottle number 6456 Aroma: whiskey, tiny bit of citrus, hint of vanilla and banana Appearance: Slightly hazy, deep coppery brown. less than 1 finger of head faded quickly. Taste: light sweet, light bitter, medium sour. Palate: Aftertaste is sour and bourbon. medium body, thin texture. lively carbonation. Overall: This is the first time Iíve had this out of a bottle. Had previously at a tasting and remember it tasting like Banana Pancakes. In this I mostly taste the whiskey. I have a few bottles of this left that I think Iím going to cellar for a while to see what develops. Iím not sure how old the keg was that I had last time. This bottle seems very hot to what I had before. I can feel it heating up my throat and stomach.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2012
Pour muddy deep amber with rye whiskey notes. The rye base shows with a large sweet note of he whiskey. The finish drives hard into a oak like note.

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