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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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?

Prufrockstar's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1578) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Draft at Bigwood, 12/6/2012 [6 of 11]. From notes. Aroma: Spiced Templeton rye, sweet oak. Appearance: Amber color, thin ring of off-white head, clings nicely to the glass, good lacing. Taste: Rye whiskey, spice. Some citrusy hops of front, but mostly sweet and spicy. Palate: So so smooth. Nice carbonation & mouthfeel. Overall: Nice. I will happily drink this. Note from Nick: "I’m totally tasting urinal cake." As an aside, once that thought is with you it’s hard to shake it ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2377) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Amber golden with white head. Wood, whiskey aroma. Taste is heavy on the whiskey booze character (in a good way) ove a nice amber border with s slit me eye chewy bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (2242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2015
Flaska från SB. Lagrad något år. Smak och doft av trä, whiskey, råg, sirap, brunt socker, karamell, vanilj med toner av bourbon. Rund och len, jämna och fina smaker i bra balans. Lagom sötma, lätt beska och kolsyra. Mycket gott!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2015

Bottle 750ml. corked @ [ PBF X ] Petalax Beer Festival 2015 by oh6gdx, Petalax, Finland.

[ As Boulevard Smokestack Series - Rye-on-Rye ].
Clear medium amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, rye, sweet malt, light yeasty, moderate alcohol. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, rye, sweet malt - yeast, alcohol - whisky - bourbon. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20150724]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2633) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
Flska från SB som är något år gammal. Fin doft av rågwhiskey ganska nära bourbon, vanilj, fat och toffee. Mjuk och len, väldigt tydlig whiskeysmak utan stickig alkohol, vanilj, lätt pepprig. Inte jättekomplex. Fatlagringen tar över smakbilden väldigt mycket vilket jag i princip inte gillar men här tycker jag det funkar riktigt bra.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1941) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Backlog. Draft->mini snifter. Amber with thin lite tan head. Toffee, caramel, spice, oak, pepper, booze. Nice balance with a zing. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23130) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottled@PBF X. Amber colour with a mediumsized beige longlasting head. Aroma is vanilla, wood, some bourbon as well as quite much rye bready notes to it. Flavour is bourbon, vanilla, some wood as well as mild alcohol and some toffeeish notes. Beautifully balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (3717) - FINLAND - AUG 4, 2015
.75 bottle (sb, i reckon). Amber reddish, light haze. Sgrong malty, slight sweet, peachy dried fruity slight sugary nose. Full bodied, bitters, light oily finish. Very flavourful.

-- bb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2666) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle @ Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015. Dark amber with a small tan head. Fruity and malty tones. Malt, fruit, toffee and hops. Full body with a long bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hermod (4786) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2015
75ml bottle @PBF X. Deep amber, thin off white head. Rye, tartish berries, hoppy, spicy aroma. Complex. Flavor has spicy malty, rye bread, sweetness. Full bodied, spicy. Very good stuff. Sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14611) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle at PBFX. Amber color, steady beige head. Bourbon, vanilla and wood in the nose. Medium-bodied. Nice smooth palate. Bourbon, vanilla. Active carbonation. Backing alcohol. Very nice sipping beer.

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