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RATINGS: 580   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-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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (4175) - 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 (25926) - 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 (40417) - 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 (11369) - 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 (11928) - 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 (25063) - 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
chibuck (3510) - 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 (1744) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy bruin body with a yellow off white head that’s huge. Vanilla with light spices, mild wooden whiskey tones. Raisins and dark fruit notes, tea and tannic wooden tones. Very soft vanilla notes, really a great barrel to bad its so warm and a bit less vanilla it would be stellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Appearance: browns and woods, mahogany. Head fades fast, leaving a bubble collar. Subdued carbonation overall considering it is bottle-conditioned.
Nose: stewed spiced boozed fruits. Melted caramel and cocoa powder. Vanillin, both raw root and extract. Candied sugars and dense date cake, treacle. Stewed apples and peaches. Tickle of heat, spice, and boozed wood in the back; dried grass mixed in with boozed wood.
Palate: dry with nice attenuation; immediately starts to dry palate. Wood, brown spices, nutmeg. Vanillin and wood. Barrels steeped in rye, splintered and broken, oozing and eking rye and barley delights. Cherry and black plum skins. Candied sugars and homemade bar syrup; not overpowering or cloying – an undercurrent of sticky sweetness. Leaves breath and chest warm. Long dry rub finish top of tongue with rye seeds, wood, and spice apple skins. Bourbon esters.
Final Thoughts: a fireside sipper, to be sure. Rye is a wonderful grain albeit hard to work with, though the end results are always worth the while as proven here once more by Boulevard Brewing.

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