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RATINGS: 472   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-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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
This beer is amazing! The spicy rye knocked down by the rye whiskey barrels is a truly unique experience...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
illiniphil (130) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Pours a ruddy reddish brown color with a 3 finger head. Tastes of whiskey, scotch, wood abound. Nice burn from the alcohol but yet balanced. Definitely one of my top 5 "big beers"! Buy this one if you can. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 750ml Bottle A - Bronze/Amber with a tan/off white frothy head that doesnít disappate. Great lacing. S- Caramel malt, rye whiskey spice, vanilla, & maybe some toffee. T - Complex! All the above notes plus oak overtones. Dry but warming finish. Perfect booze for a big beer. M - Medium bodied with good carbonation O - Great Beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkbachman (179) - - DEC 31, 2012
Heavy bourbon smell upfront. Distinct rye flavor takes front stage to the bourbon flavor. Absolutely delicious beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Lord this is good. Reddish amber with a thin off white head. The whiskey barrels dominate the nose and settle into the palate nicely after an initial blast to show off the spicy rye flavors. Full bodies and loaded with complexity and a long, deep finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryecatcher (804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2012
One word: Phenomenal. Big, boozy and a creamy mouth-feel. The whiskey is in the nose and on the palate, with light caramel and toffee sweetness in there as well. Dark amber-brown with a big, off-white head. Maybe my new favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshmcg000 (322) - Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Pours dark amber with lots of floatys, off white head. Not much aroma though I am stuffed up, lots of alcohol and grain some oakiness. Taste is pretty much amazing, tons of rye spiceyness, oak, slight smokyness, vanilla, little bit piney hop bite. Lots of really smoth maltyness to balance it all out, mainly caramel style malts. Some alcohol bite but not to much, perfect level of carbination, medium body. 2012 this was bottle # 20403 2nd batch. Year 2010 batch 1 bottle #2068 drinking this bottle right after 2012 bottle to compare the two after aging 2 and a half years of ageing. More alcohol less oak, thats the main difference. Still really great beer, didnt change much with ageing 2 years.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3049) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 I love rye in beers, but there is such a thing as too much. Thankfully, I havenít discovered it in beer yet. Rich, bready flavor. Some spice, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruit. Tried at the Cuniganís tasting party in 2012. Tried the 2013 at the Christmas beer tasting in Dec. 2012.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MacBoost (1328) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2012
750ml bottle from someone, thanks bro! Holy hell is there a lot of whiskey aroma and flavor in this one. They ainít a shittin when they say rye on rye. I have a feeling this is gonna get me buzzed quick after I pound this bad boy in less than 5 minutes, so here we go... Pours a cloudy amber color with a generous amount of head. Heavy notes of whiskey bottles (brand new cars), but not too much coke or too much smoke. Taste is malt forward, some booze but not hot, just a pleasing tingle that touches every corner of my mouth. Slightly sweet but finishes dry. Warming. This is a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Oh yeah, thatís good stuff. Gorgeous pour, tawny, red gold in the glass with a substantial lingering head. Smoky, assertive rye ale with a slight boozy rye whiskey presence on the palate. Read the product description, read the reviews, this is a canít miss brew.

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