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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Pours a deep ruby red color, hazy, with a lasting kaki head. Aroma of caramel, sweet bread, spicy ryet, and alcohol. Full bodied, chewy, warming alcohol on the tongue use and some burn down the throat. Very sweet and malty, some bitterness to balance, but the alcohol cuts the sweetness most. Rich and boozy. Not an everyday drink, but worth the slow sip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5277) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Robuste en bouche, mais jamais lalcool ne prend trop de place. Caramel, miel, dattes dans une marre boise et pice. Plus on savance dans la dgustation, plus lquilibre impressionne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2627) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2012
750 ml. Hazy light amber with orange highlights. Off-white head. Aroma of rye whiskey and toasted grain. Hints of caramel, vanilla and wood. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Plenty of alcohol in the finish. Medium to full body, velvety texture, moderate carbonation. Rye whiskey is the dominant taste and, along with the alcohol, mutes the wood, caramel and vanilla flavors. Pleasant enough and as a whiskey sipper, this works fine, but its bit too much rye (whiskey) on the rye for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Rye on Rye
Date: July 01, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy head
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, lots of spicy rye, fruity
Flavor: sweet rye whiskey flavor, caramel sweetness, spicy, touch of honey

Name: Rye on Rye
Date: December 26, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: hop city
Appearance: cloudy rusty red, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, spicy rye, vanilla sweetness, complex oak
Flavor: sweet caramel and vanilla flavor creates a bourbon candy character, balancing bitterness, spicy rye, earthy oak, light bitter finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 11, 2012
(750 ml (bottle 4367 (2012)) from Grain and Vine) Dark amber-brown body with a tall khaki-tan head. Aroma of rye grain and dark caramel. Mouthfeel full, slightly dry. Flavor of deep barrel aged whisky and wood with rye and caramel. Not boozy or hot but really big.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle shared at Ale Alpharetta. You know at tasting when there are a whole bunch of pingers left after a bit, well this one was like a gravitational pull to me. Quite unique and addictive. Pours a ruby/brown with lasting off-white head. Aroma is oak, rich toffee, vanilla, some rye spiciness, bourbon. Taste is oaky, vanilla, rich toffee, some bourbon booziness, spicy sweet. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3625) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle shared by Chaney. Thanks Brandon! A: Amber hue with a decent sized head that leaves generous lacing. S: Brandy, alcohol, malt, rye. T: Rye malt, alcohol. The beer is really good, but definitely a sipper. Its very strong and full of flavor. It drinks like a fine liqueur. M: Alcohol very present with a medium body. D: A few ounces is plenty. This would be a nice after dinner drink. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-06-2010

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (4319) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 25, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 I love rye in beers, but there is such a thing as too much. Thankfully, I havent discovered it in beer yet. Rich, bready flavor. Some spice, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruit. Tried at the Cunigans tasting party in 2012. Tried the 2013 at the Christmas beer tasting in Dec. 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Sampled on 7/7/2012. Bottle # 5223. This rye beer pours a slightly hazy medium dark brown color from a 750ml bottle. Medium to large sized off white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet with a touch of spice, a touch of wood and some whisky sweetness. A medium to full bodied rye beer. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy and floral. Nice carbonation. Very smooth tasting, Malts, then the rye spiciness, then the wood and barrel flavors. Very drinkable. Nicely mixed and very well balanced. Great sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Tap snifter at Fountainhead in Chicago. This beer drinks more like a whiskey than a beer...and thats an awesome thing. Translucent amber pour with a 1 finger beige head thatvlaces extremely well Big whiskey nose. Taste is sweet rye whiskey. Big oak and booze. Its glorious and I love it. Very oaky. Medium full palate. I hate myself for not buying the 750ml I had in my hand 2 months ago. Whiskey lovers will love this beer.

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