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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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-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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Ruby brown with a mammoth beige fluffy topper, slowly dissipating. Aroma is grainy with a very noticeable rye bill. Whiskey, dark fruits, molasses, spicy wood, vanilla and alcohol round out the aromas. Taste is boozy right out the gate with a nice rye/whiskey mishmash and vanilla, dark fruit and wood hangin’ out in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle from Lushawn. Shit, i forgot to rate this until i had the last sip in my mouth. The flavors were very rye whiskey-like...refined yes, lots of tobacco and rye whiskey boozy-like flavors though the alcohol didnt really come across as overly boozy, at least not for something that was 11%. I would certainly sip on this again, its like drinking rye whiskey without the burn, and with bubbles. it’s a win win.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle thanks rciesla for sharing. Brown pour with tan head. Aroma is full of whiskey, wood, rye, and malty vanilla and fruit tones. Whiskey, rye and malt flavors, are accompanied by a light alcohol tones for eleven percent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
48FanInCali (747) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Bomber. Light amber pour with medium head. Nose is whisky, malt, rye. Taste follows with a good amount of heat and a fairly dry finish. More heat on taste than nose. I don’t think age will help in this case. Good if you like whisky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3704) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 12, 2012
750 ml. bottle. 2010. Pours cloudy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of cherries, caramel, and whiskey. Taste is dark fruit, rye whiskey, spices, and alcohol. Works well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekoerper (590) - Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Aroma: pronounced whiskey, toasted oak, spicy rye, caramel, alcohol, slightly sweet. Pours a dark amber, almost burgundy color, head dissipates to a lasting ring pretty quickly, little lacing. Big whiskey flavor with lots of barrel character, oak, rye malts, toffee, fairly sweet, warming alcohol, low-medium bitterness. Full body, medium carbonation. Interesting, well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
On tap at The Common Table. Brownish amber brew with some tan head. Nose is massive rye and whiskey with some roasted malt. Very malty flavor with some wood, rye spice, and more whiskey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 18, 2012
750ml bottle 2012 vintage. Clear deep amber with a thick, fizzy, beige head. Aroma of toffee, bourbon/oak, fruity yeast esters and some spice. Flavor is warming bourbon upfront with sharp, spicy rye bread and some caramel sweetness. Full body with mild carbonation and a chewy mouth feel. This is a good rye wine, lots of caramel and rye qualities. Being fresh it’s a bit hot, could probably use a bit of age on it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2012
750ml bottle i picked up in OKC. Pours hazy reddish brown with off-white head. Aromas of bread, earthy malts, spices, wood, and caramel. Flavors of rye, earthy spices, wood, booze and some caramel. Nice carbonation but body seemed a little thin. Probably could of used some more time in the cellar to mellow out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy maroon with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, rye bread and whiskey - lots of depth. Flavour brings out lots of figs and dates, rye whiskey barrels, rye bread and rich caramel -some slight spices in there too, ABV is completely hidden. Very deep and full-bodied, sort of like a rye-induced scotch ale. Very expertly made.

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