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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (2568) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
A: Reddish/Mild Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Rye Bourbon Barrel Sweetness, Honey, Rye T: Rye Bourbon, Honey, Rye, Mild Sweet Bread M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy Overall, you really get the rye barrel taste and the rye grains seperately but they mesh well together too. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RyanMalloy (5) - - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
Dark mahogany with a beige foam. Beautiful. Tastes beautiful too. There are traditional dark ale notes of caramel, hay, banana, and clove along with a special spiciness, like Sichuan pepper, that lingers and tingles for minutes after each sip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (2873) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Caramelly sweet and complex, lots of toffee, rye bread,, wood barrels, and whiskey. Muddy brown color with small airy beige head. Sipper for sure, tasty, and relaxing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bearlybrewed (41) - Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Pours with a light mohagony brown with an offwhite head. Aroma is of rye whiskey, light oak, vanilla and maybe a little hoppiness. Palate is light and somewhat carbonated with rye whiskey on the front with some spicey oak on the back end. Finish is of hop and maybe a vanilla end. Another superb rye beer with an extra love bite of rye.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2010
From the big bottle. My first rye beer, and great one to start with. Bright translucent red-orange pour with a big bubbly head. Aroma is very strong with notes of baking cocoa, berries, and rye bread (of course). Flavor hits up front of rye bread, mellows out to a nice smokey oak flavor and cranberries. Just a touch of alcohol can be detected, but in a good fashion. Finishes bittersweet, kind of like whiskey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rowbigred (22) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 14, 2010
Absolutely wonderful. Iíve drunk a pint, and at 11% alcohol, itís got me buzzing. Iím a lightweight. It pours beautifully, amber with a thick, creamy head. The nose is alcohol and caramel malt, which breaks down into sweetness, banana bread, malt, slight hops, and whisky. It goes down like a pleasant whisky, with a sweet burn. Absolutely great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2010
750 ml bottle no. 8821 of 12148. Pours a moderately sized, light tan, fluffy, creamy head. Clear, deep copper body. Light whiskey aroma on top of indiscernible malt. Some rye and maybe a touch of caramel. Much bigger malt presence in the flavor - a little pop from the rye and a touch of smoke/roast complemented by more of the whiskey. No heat, but nice layers of flavor from the whiskey and barrel flavors. Everything is well blended. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly oily with a lightly sticky finish. Very mild alcohol presence is only noticeably in the warmth in my chest. Overall a great beer. Ultra drinkable without needing to be aged. Superbly crafted and restrained. Avoids the punchy, aggressive character that so many barrel aged beers have. I love the blend and I have to think that contributes to the depth that this beer has.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (6040) - Utah, USA - JUL 26, 2010
750ml bottle from footbalm, thanks a ton. Iíve been wanting to get this and I wasnít disappointed
Appearance: Pours a hazy ruby red/brown with a nice amount of light beige head and great lacing in the glass
Aroma: A huge nose of rye, oak and whiskey
Taste: Very smooth mouthfeel. Bourbon, oak, rye and woody
This is a great beer, nice and smooth. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onionkid (371) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 2, 2010
750ml bottle. Ho ho! What do we have here? A great beer approaches! Pours a deep, hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma for me doesnít seem to be that strong, but itís a roasted malty smell. The taste of this beer is just incredible. It certainly has a roasted, whiskey taste to it and youíll know that yes, this has a kick to it. The rye is apparent right from the get-go, which brings with it a cloying, sour taste. I really need to reiterate the whiskey flavorings of this beer - youíre gonna notice that and the rye above all else, and your enjoyment of it is largely going to be based on how you can cope with the sheer *awesome* values of each. Thereís the tartness of the rye along with a woody (but not too much), spicy flavor overall. Hereís my feeling on this beer - first few swigs, wasnít feeling it all that much. Once youíve had say...half a glass though? Youíll have warmed up to it quite a bit more. Is that the alcohol talking? It could be. Regardless, Iíve got to give Boulevard credit here. I love a lot of their beers, and this stands up there with their best. A great treat! 11% (!) alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2011
750 ml 2010 bottle shared with 17thfloor and davinci, 1000th rating, woohoo! Pours a copper amber color with a thick billowy light tan head. Aroma is surprisingly fruity, sherry, dark fruit, some big port character, brown sugar and sweet caramel with light whiskey notes, light oxidation that works well with the complexity. Flavor, ahhh hereís the rye whiskey barrel, starting off on the fruity side though picking up some spice from the rye. The barrel notes come forward more and more through the finish, with some vanilla, dark fruit and whiskey characters. Finishes sweet and warming though I think the 11percent is very well covered. Medium to medium full body and a soft carbonation. Very nice rye presentation.

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