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RATINGS: 578   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?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice rye note with a good amount of booze, some sweet grains and just a touch caramel and citrus rind. Flavor has a nice sweet grain and whiskey note with some rye and just a touch of bitter citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
750ml bottle pours a hazy amber with a tan khaki head. Big oak vanilla and caramel taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Bottle. Poured a dark brownish color with a two finger brown head. Aroma was whiskey, bread, and nuts. Flavor was a lot of whiskey and not a lot else. If you like whiskey you will love this beer. Very thick and oily in the finish a very complex and heavy beer .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2010
Thanks to my brother for splitting this bottle with me. Bottle No. 7,873 of 12,148. The beer pours a murky brown color with a tan head. The aroma is strong rye with some oaked notes and dark fruit. The flavor is very nice with rye, cherries, vanilla, oak and a strong, spicy hops and rye finish. The alcohol is fairly noticeable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9321) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2010
750 ml bottle via trade with Pawola22- thanks again, Brian! 2010, batch 1, bottle 2991/12148. This cork was probably the hardest time I’ve ever had removing one from a beer. Sore hands aside, this one pours a cloudy plum-amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of banana, vanilla, whiskey notes that seem to have both bourbon and scotch qualities, rye, caramel malts, and grains. Flavor of rye and other spices, vanilla, rye, bourbon, floral hops, and caramel malts. Lingering vanilla and rye. Spicy and sweet. Medium-bodied, with decent carbonation and a spicy mouthfeel. Very interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmgiddings (41) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle from Crown Liquors #6 - Pours a hazy dark brown with a finger-thick, tan head and some sediment. Aroma is caramel, rye whiskey (a little abrasive) and roasted rye malt. Taste is nice rye whiskey but not much else. Mouthfeel is oily, creamy, wet, and soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2837) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2010
This poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma is a bitch smack of bourbon with some rye and caramel showing up. The flavor is very boozy and sweet with more burbon, rye, toffee, and caramel. Overall a pretty good beer but not one to go tailgating with!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Bottle: Pours a dark crimson color with a nice head. The nose is sharp and up front; lots of rye whiskey notes. The malts are there and there’s some light rye alewine things in the background, but the rye whisky certainly overpowers most of things. The body and sweetness balance the nose and it finishes clean and more complex. Nice idea and well delivered, I like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8339) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2010
750 ml bottle thanks to Eugene, shared with some folks during Mormon fourth of July, which comes on the 3rd by the way. Pours a light brown color with a huge beige head. The aroma is massive whiskey, some wood as well. The flavor is likewise dominated by whiskey, some spicy rye, loads of buttery whiskey and spicy hops. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (7373) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2010
750ml bottle pours a translucent, ruby amber with a creamy white head. Nose is candy, wood, cordial cherry, whiskey, butterscotch. Flavor is sweet, cherries, light wood pulp, light sherry, caramel, spice, vanilla. Finish is full bodied and a little sticky with a touch of lasting oak.

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