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RATINGS: 544   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshmcg000 (376) - 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 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, 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 (1607) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EtTuCthulhu (1386) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2014
The appearance is a gorgeous clear ruby red with a small white head that fades quickly to a ring, and the aroma is reminiscent of booze, rye, and caramel malts, which is a sweet yet savory scent. The taste is a phenomenal blend of a heavy sweetness, mild umami, and touch of sourness, and the palate fuses an oily texture, flat carbonation, medium body, and a long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (4007) - - JUL 14, 2014
2013 bottle. murky dark amber with a whipped cream colored head that lasts a long time. nose of caramel, bourbon and vanilla. moderate bourbon barrel flavor but not boozy. lots of vanilla and caramel. some diacetyl. smooth and full bodied. very palatable at 12%...shocking really. this one hit the spot!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (1721) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Aromas of rye whiskey, some toasted coconut, subtle vanilla, muted citrus. Clear red with a mostly lasting off-white head. Pretty well balanced, big, a little boozy, a little spicy. Full bodied, very smooth considering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (738) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Tap at Butcher and the boar with commonmac. 12oz tulip. Hazy red with medium white head and good lacing. Smells of sugar, alcohol, and yeast, peat. Powerful nose . So smooth. Sugary bubble gum, clean bourbon rye bread, then lingering alcohol burn. This beer is full octane , but somehow delivered in a soft and creamy way. Warming and you feel yourself getting tipsy while drinking it. Great on great. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (762) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Tap pour at Butcher and the Boar with commonshawn. Starts with plenty of head but quickly dissipates. Beautiful color...near mahogany that exudes the richness to come. Aroma brings in alcohol, peat, and sugars. Taste is really solid. Elements of rye bread mealiness. Whiskey booziness. Sugar Belgianiness. Full of flavors. Dark fruits come to mind. Toffee and caramel in some degree. Itís a big boy beer but definitely worth sampling. Only drawback, and itís minor, is a slight funk aftertaste like you just ate a rye sandwich. It doesnít deter from the wholehearted recommendation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lorirae (10) - USA - MAR 26, 2010
This is not my favorite Boulevard beer, but regardless, it is executed excellently... as always. This full bodied beer is slightly boozy and seems it could benefit from some time being laid down. While I would recommend that anyone try this beer, I will probably purchase the Saison-Brett or Bourbon Barrel Quad over this one next time around.

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