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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
SUPERB rye grain specialty beer. Superb aroma on this one- oak, malts, a whiskey nose- super balanced and the perfect viscosity. Delicious cask notes, perfectly aged and distinctive flavor. Would jump at the chance to drink this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2012
2013(?) bottle. Pours deep orange with an off-white, persistent head that leaves thick sheeting. Aroma is BIG on the rye whiskey. Lots of spice and vanilla on the nose. Taste is an excellent blend of bit citrusy/spicy/sticky hop character, rye whiskey burn, and mellow oak character. Bravo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
S: Very boozy though ever so slightly watery. Vanilla, oak, spice from the rye whiskey, and caramel and toffee A: Crazy hazy muddy ruby red with a light brown head. Great lacing T: Boozy, spicey, and tasty. However, like the nose its slightly watery. P: Nice, little too much carbonation O: Excellent beer though muddled. There are many layers of complexity but the layers are difficult to perceive ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1651) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2012
On tap at Brouwers Big Wood 2012. Dark red/brown, with sweet malts and not very much rye. Just a bit of fruit. Good, but wasnt too impressed with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (2038) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Draft at Bigwood, 12/6/2012 [6 of 11]. From notes. Aroma: Spiced Templeton rye, sweet oak. Appearance: Amber color, thin ring of off-white head, clings nicely to the glass, good lacing. Taste: Rye whiskey, spice. Some citrusy hops of front, but mostly sweet and spicy. Palate: So so smooth. Nice carbonation & mouthfeel. Overall: Nice. I will happily drink this. Note from Nick: "Im totally tasting urinal cake." As an aside, once that thought is with you its hard to shake it ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2012
exceptional rye, tastes at kellys in dalton, ma on 12/6/12 Mega beer class. Danity matl balance, smooth rye taste, tangy and mellow hop sugguestion, hoppy side notes and an orange color the balances the fruit with the sun, this is nice. Overall, a bitter at front sip, followed by a malt rollover with liquid fronts of zen. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MacBoost (1791) - Penfield, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2012
750ml bottle from someone, thanks bro! Holy hell is there a lot of whiskey aroma and flavor in this one. They aint a shittin when they say rye on rye. I have a feeling this is gonna get me buzzed quick after I pound this bad boy in less than 5 minutes, so here we go... Pours a cloudy amber color with a generous amount of head. Heavy notes of whiskey bottles (brand new cars), but not too much coke or too much smoke. Taste is malt forward, some booze but not hot, just a pleasing tingle that touches every corner of my mouth. Slightly sweet but finishes dry. Warming. This is a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2012
25oz bottle from trade with Crajun. Pours a cloudy dark orange-brown color with a small amount of head. Smells spicy and sweet. Whiskey, caramel, rye, and brown sugar. Taste is nicely balanced balanced rye whiskey and sugary caramel. Finish has a mild bitterness. Very long and somewhat dry finish that lingers a rye whiskey taste. Interesting beer, well made, nicely balanced. Glad I was able to try this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (23312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
12th February 2011
Hazy reddish - brown beer. Big cream coloured head. Soft palate. Milky sweet nose with a little wood. Sourish cream with a little wood and vanilla. Mild whisky. Slight bitterness in the finish. A nice beer but its more Rye sour than Rye spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bomber. Pours brown with thin head. Aroma is wood (oak), caramel, brown sugar, spices, and whiskey. Flavor is the same. Outstanding.

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