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RATINGS: 541   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tennisjoel (1255) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Another winner from Boulevard. Woody oak centered flavor. The rye notes are light. Perfectly balanced, slight hop presence. This is how a beer should be made. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Aroma:A little banana, a lot of bourbon, and a little rye. Appearance:Dark amber in color, lots of head, good retention. Taste:Bourbon, vanilla, rye flavors, spices, dark fruits. Palate:Medium to heavy body, very smooth, good carbonation. Overall:This is a very tasty beer, lots of complex flavors, a great sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
10 oz draft pour from a freshly tapped 2012 keg. Beautiful red-dark red hue with a thin, dissipating white head. Smells strongly of whiskey and lightly of rye spice. First taste is confusion and eventually bliss. Earthy spicy and wood notes are washed away by stronger oak and whiskey bite. Finish is clean and leaves a perfectly sweet aftertaste. Given the high ABV and barrel aging, Iíd say the alcohol is well-hidden (though I am a whiskey drinker). This is Boulevardís best brew. I expect this to age extremely well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcrae19 (59) - - APR 2, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Served in a snifter. Pours a caramel color with quite a bit of protein sediment. Aroma of whiskey, wood, and a slight sour quality. Flavors of caramel, whiskey, and wood. A slight burn on the finish but enough sweetness to balance it. Very unique. An absolutely fantastic beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (2709) - 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 (3106) - 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.

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