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RATINGS: 574   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?

BoydJustitz's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoydJustitz (58) - Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2013
Dark Amber Brown with medium white head. Aroma of caramel, rye, nuts, vanilla, oak, and toasted malts. Taste of fruit, rye, toffee, vanilla, and some alcohol in the finish. Medium carbonation, sweet and mellow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3993) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2016
On tap at the 2016 NCBMF. This is a strong ale, as is immediately apparent upon tasting. The flavor is just plain boozy, although I don’t find this objectionable in this particular beer. The aroma suggests a less powerful beer. Lightly sweet and limited spicing from the rye.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3468) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours hazy dark copper color with tan head. Aromas of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, and oak. Sweet caramel and toffee flavors with bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (892) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2016
Quelques particules en suspension pataugent dans une bière cuivrée et embrouillée. Une mousse fugace se forme lors du versement du liquide dans le verre. Des accents à la fois épicés et sucrés viennent chatouiller les narines, notamment de la vanille et des fruits confits. Un peu de bois est également détectable, mais c’est discret. Très onctueuse en bouche, le côté poivré du seigle ressort un peu plus et est accompagné d’une chaleur alcoolisée assez prenante et quelques tanins boisés. Complexe, mais si agréable à boire. Un beau produit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy head. Aromas of bourbon, malts, citrus hops. Flavors of light malt, booze and some sweetness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1933) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2016
750ml corked and caged bottle from the 2013 release (Courtesy of Headbanger). I poured it into a Snifter at 43°. Color is a burnt orange with good carbonation and a small off white head. There are just a couple of floaties hanging about in the first pour. Aroma is whiskey, oak and a slight sweetness. It has a medium body with a very smooth mouth feel. Flavor is surprisingly light coming in with some malt and rye, then the whiskey shows along with oak and vanilla. After taste is clean giving a mild bitterness as the oak lingers and a hint of the alcohol shows. Overall I love it, light yet very complex and easy to drink, maybe a little too easy for a brew with 12% ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilnatp (658) - Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2016
Limited notes. 2015 bottle. Pour was lovely and smooth palate. Great balance and wonderful rye notes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
p0rkch0p (69) - Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2016
On tap at conrads. Pour is cloudy brown. True to label taste is bready rye.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blahbobbyblah (53) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Poured from bottle. Nice thick head. A dark Amber color. Strong hints of alcohol. 12% and a large bottle so this is what I need for today. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (677) - Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Draft at Paradiso. Tawny brown with mocha head. Aroma is rye toast and brown sugar. Full bodied, nice notes from the whisky and the barrel, layered flavors, smooth boozy finish. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (518) - Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Spicy rye boozy aroma with plenty of vanilla and bourbon barrel. Nice looking light brown color with a thin cap of cream colored foam. Very drinkable yet spicy with a tinge of booze and sweetness to balance. Good palate, overall good not great. I've had better boulevard smokestack offerings. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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