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RATINGS: 504   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Modularman (132) - - NOV 8, 2014
Smell of syrup and whisky, appearance is cloudy dark Amber, taste is whisky syrup and earthy rye

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (4549) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep amber-hued brown body with a medium off-white head. Nose is caramel, rye, dark malts, brown bread, syrup, brown sugar and hints of grains, wood, alcohol and whiskey. Taste is whiskey, syrup, brown sugar, caramel, rye, pepper and hints of straw and wood. Medium and slightly watery body, medium carbonation. Fair enough, but find myself lacking a bit of everything in such a high ABV beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (2125) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014 Duft av krydder, eik og noe whisky. Dunkel rødbrun farge. Tynn hinne skum. Smak av whisky, frukter og krydder.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (8203) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottled 750 ml, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014.
Thanks to Yoachim!
No. 12 in the series, marked 2014. BB 11-2015.
Particle filled copper oxide color, small fizzy yellow head. Oak, some vanilla, alcohol, some red currants scent. Alcohol, red currants, sweet taste. Alcohol, sweet aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Numbing alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yoachim (46) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Flaska på provningen USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Luktar sura bär, vanilj, russsin, gräs, salt. Bersten/brons färgad. Smakar vanilj, hallon, surt, socker, banan, söta frukter, trä,metall. Ganska len och fyllig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3342) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Bottle courtesy of Yoachim. Slow gusher! Pours amber with a frothy goldenish beige head that leaves some thick trace on the glass while dissiapting. Lots of particles floating around in the glass too which was true for the entire bottle, not just the last pours. Smell is sweet and malty with sweet dark bread, caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, alcohol, black pepper corns and hints of toffee. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter and malty with sweet dark bread, caramel, charred wood, moist grass, rye whiskey, moist soil, toffee, alcohol, hazelnuts and hints of banana esters. Mouthfeel is round, boozy, slightly astringent and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter, malty and estery with sweet dark bread, caramel, baked pears, charred wood, hazelnuts, toffee, alcohol and hints of banana bread. Enjoyable but hot and didn’t quite live up to my expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5326) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Clear amber color and a small tan head. Lots of floaties. Toffee, vanilla, caramel and spicy. Lovely aroma. Medium + body. Fine balance between sweetness and bitterness. Mild acidic and a bit rich carbonation. Oak, vanilla, toffee and a fine spicy touch in the flavor. Warming alcohol. Lovely evening sipper!
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (12834)
- Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Clear amber beer with a,ot of yeast in the glass. Whiskey aroma, vanilla caramel, woody, raisins, figs, toffee, some plums, spicy notes. Ryebread flavor, caramel, vanilla, hay, woody, raisins and figs, plums, warming alcohol, banana, cream, some vinous notes. Complex and drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zekada (381) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Smell is sweet and dark. Some caramel, malts, brown sugar and of course some grain. Pours dark amber with a rich beige head. Taste is rich and complex and surprisingly fresh. Some caramel, some grapes and the alcohol is noticeable. Palate offers a full complex body but is at the same time gentle and easy. Overall a nice beer but no blockbuster taste-wise

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2633) - NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle at Øltorget, september 16th 2014. Dark red tinted amber body with a small beige head. Sweet toffee and wood in aroma, with mild vanilla and alcohol notes. Warm rich taste, sweet caramel, rye, burned malt, light pepepry finish, thick and rich sweet alcoholic aftertaste. Quite nice.

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