RATINGS: 588   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3697) - 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 (4544) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2012
2012 Bottle, courtesy Travlr, thanks man! Pour is hazy amber with a small white head, no retention/lace. Aroma of rye whiskey, booze, toffee, rye bread, prunes. Taste is quite hot, rye whiskey, dark fruit, barrel, toffee. Palate is dry, high warmth, slick, strong rye whiskey finish. Would probably improve with age

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
KCtheKid (3) - - JUL 8, 2012 does not count
Excellent overall. High but not too high carbonation. Dry hoppy finish with a tiny bit of funk. Very drinkable; ABV a little deceptive. Full fruity aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
750mL c&c thanks to Travlr. Hazy tea amber with medium, tan foam. Nose is chemical, cherry juice, tomato. Taste is buttery, tea, brown sugar, spices, banana bread, rye bourbon. Palate is spicy, richer, malty. Pretty nice. Chemical nose is unfortunate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (23971) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle. Murky dark brown color, small beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of toasted rye bread, prunes, dates. Taste is plums, raisins, brown bread, spice, port wine. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25806) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody alcoholic rye aroma. Fruity malty bitter woody rye flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty woody rye finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2012
The beer pours a hazy mahogany color with a tan head. The aroma is strong rye with some oak notes and dark fruit. The flavor is very nice with rye, cherries, vanilla, oak and a strong, spicy hops and rye finish. The alcohol is fairly noticeable. Medium mouth feel and medium carbonation. Tastes better than the smell. But a solid brew.

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