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RATINGS: 581   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 (1192) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1457) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Rye-on-Rye is totally original. It takes Rye beer to places I wouldnít have thought possible. This barrel aged wonder seems to have more in common with whiskey than beer, and Iím not complaining in this case. The huge aroma points to rye whiskey, but the subtle sweet smell of roses hints at a fine scotch. The taste boasts amazing complexity. The boozy, tangy bite points to rye whiskey, while the modest hop profile creates a citrusy sensation. The finish is surprisingly smooth with caramel and clean hops. The alcohol bite is pleasant and warming, yet can be slightly strong. With a year or two of age to mellow that out, Iíd feel inclined to give this beer a perfect score. As is, itís a big, ballsy beer thatís in a breed all of its own.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Pours a nice hazy brick-brown with a full tan head that dissipates pretty quickly. A little scotch (but not petey) on the nose with a good malty sweetness - and some wood in the nose too. Superbly complex taste and at first glance you get a sweet caramel. A nice earthy spice to this one. Vanilla comes through nicely too - mixed with the wood. Absolutely one to enjoy!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Laser guided beer, knows exactly what it wants to do and accomplishes it...it is exactly what it claims to be and itís DAMN GOOD. End of story!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
KCtheKid (3) - - JUL 8, 2012 does not count
Excellent overall. High but not too high carbonation. Dry hoppy finish with a tiny bit of funk. Very drinkable; ABV a little deceptive. Full fruity aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
SUPERB rye grain specialty beer. Superb aroma on this one- oak, malts, a whiskey nose- super balanced and the perfect viscosity. Delicious cask notes, perfectly aged and distinctive flavor. Would jump at the chance to drink this again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JAN 22, 2014
Ridiculocrazy stuff. Buy on sight. Starts with sweet tropical fruits, like kiwi strawberry ice cream, then fades into spicy lemon ginger, then finishes with rye whiskey kick. A rare beer that is both out of the box creative, and well executed.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
blink13 (8) - Kansas, USA - FEB 23, 2010 does not count
Oooo Iím so excited. It just came into the store today. Sadly enough I am drinking this out of Barenjager mug and hiding it below the counter between customers, but I couldnít wait. A deep hazy golden brown with a frothy tan head and a caramel, citrus and surprisingly enough, rye aroma. Mildly sweet and spicy with a medium slick body and active carbonation and a slightly biting finish. Overall an awesome awesome beer. Rye whiskey in a most joyous form.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shanepardue (110) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Iím a big fan of Rye ales and this is one on steroids. The barrel-aged flavor is really prominant. The aftertaste lingers with a sort of tang for quite awhile. Some similar notes to the Bourben-barrel quad Boulevard also makes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niekon (10) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
What could go horribly wrong with this? Oh wait, scratch that question... Iíve seen some the of barrel-aged beers from other brueries that arenít up to par. But this one is a really nice surprise from Boulevard Brewing. The rye barrels shine through in thie great beer. If I could find bottles of this locally then Iíd buy as much of it as possible to horde. Instead of coming home to a glass of scotch or whiskey one could just get a glass of this and be just as happy.

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