RATINGS: 584   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-Ryes 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?

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NoLedge21 (19) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Cloudy deep amber. Nice looking head. Creamy mouthfeel. Velvety. Vanilla on the nose. Great beer, but Im not a fan of sweet beers. Reminiscent of a belgian style ale. The rye is there, but the sweetness takes from the spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (1410) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Pours a clear dark red-amber with white head. A very strong rye grain alcohol, malt, and fruit aroma. A strong taste of dark alcohol, dark fruits, malts, and caramel. A strong alcoholic lingering flavor with dark fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopbag (159) - - MAR 3, 2016
Exceptionally balanced and drinkable at 12%. A little sweet with bright bitterness and rye spice. Full mouthfeel rounded out with dried fruit, reminiscent of a Belgian strong. Hints of vanilla and booze. The fruit, booze, and vanilla make me think red sangria. Cloudy deep red color. Not a lot of aroma, but it deserves a high score. Brilliant concept and execution. Pair with fatty red meat and spice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beachmaster (475) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 27, 2016
On draught into a snifter. Pours a light brown with a moderate white head. Nose is spicy malt and caramel, and the taste follows. Hides the ABV well. Nicely balanced and quite tasty. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (820) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Clear, medium copper, no lace. Full body, moderate flavor, very hot mouthfeel with low carbonation, avg length. Moderately bittersweet. Caramel, sherry, barley drops, alcohol flavor. Not very distinctive but I'm not a spirit drinker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (2033) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2016
750 ml bottle purchased at Costco in columbus ohio. Rye on Rye is a hazy greenish brown liquid with a nice almost nitro looking head of off white foam. Nose is sweet rye whiskey notes of molassess and spice. taste is more subtle sweetness with just a bit of rye. hops are restrained. texture is creamy and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maley1 (1204) - Calgary, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
Dark amber reddish pour with small off white head. Aroma of rye malts, spices, oak, pepper and faint fruits and citrus. Taste of rye malts, peppery spice, oak, bread dough, faint nuttiness. Full bodied, medium carbonation, slightly dry bourbon finish. I love how they aged this beer, it just seems so complex with the different phases of rye coming through. Brilliant beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sirmixsomewhat (220) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2016
This smells of something sweet between fruit and toffee; its taste is smooth and not overpowering and it carries a strong aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14363) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2016
KRS 101115. Red golden-amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is rye, bourbon, dried fruits, toffee, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, bourbon, rye, alcohol, chocolate, dried fruits, toffee, alcohol. , chocolate, coconut, vanilla. Full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clarkdvm (480) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2016
25.4oz bottle. Mahogany pour. Sweet citrus aroma. Flavor is amazing. Can feel the alcohol but in a good way. I simply want more. Whiskey barrels obvious but think rye brings it back to beer. Upset girlfriend only bought one bottle

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