RATINGS: 577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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-Rye’s 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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BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2010
750ml bottle #4342 from me. Poured a hazy umber body topped with fine ivory head and left tons of sticky lacing on the glass. Aromas of spices, rye, some alcohol and yeast. Flavor is rye forward, malty sweet, alcohol, spicy yeast and a nice, mild bitter finish. Very active carbonation with a medium to full mouthfeel. An interesting, big beer and another great effort from Boulevard.

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drowland (9057) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2010
6/26/10. Shared at the Tally Tasting 2010 by me. This is literally the notes I took (it was a bit late in the tasting): I can’t even keep up. Love the bourbon, love the spicy rye. Hell yes. Mmmmm.

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mjmcend (209) - USA - JUL 24, 2010
Aroma is of oak and rye bread. Strong rye flavor with some caramel and toffee malt in there as well. The rye whiskey taste is there and compliments it nicely. It mutes the sweetness of the beer very nicely. The spicy rye is very present. Unique and very good.

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thetomG (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Nice looking pour - cloudy amber/brown color with a bountiful amount of head. Impressive. The whiskey comes through well in the aroma, but the flavor is much more balanced and complex with bits of rye, vanilla, and some woody spices. Very very smooth and drinkable - surprisingly so IMO. I would definitely drink this again if given the chance - probably the tastiest beer I’ve ever had from Boulevard.

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marcus (10668) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Pours cloudy caramel with a nice beige head and a sweet vinous aroma. The flavor is sweet & sour with a bitter rye finish and a slight alcohol trail. This is a mellow and tasty brew, with the alcohol well-concealed.

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zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2011
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Ruby red/copper pour with a thick tan head. Big rye bread and whiskey aroma with some sweet and caramel notes. Dry rye flavor with sweet caramel malts with a mild hop backbone. Sweet whiskey and vanilla notes come through on the aftertaste. Nice and dry and crisp.

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theresmychippy (4) - MPLS, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2011 does not count
broken keybor mking it hr to r8. big fn of thi though, rmly ith tt of ppl ier. mlty n rye note re mil but hr to mi. lol, thi i pointle , bummer.

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cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle @ home, courtesy of foppa78. Thanks a bunch, Mat! 2010 vintage. A bit hazy, reddish brown appearance with a small brown head with some alcohol lacing. A bit spicy, fairly grainy rye malty, sweet rye whiskey aroma. Rich, spicy, caramel, toasty, rye malty, fairly grainy, woody, rich rye whiskey, light vanilla flavor with a tangy, spicy, a touch sharp whiskey finish. Pretty tasty beer.

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arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Pour out of 2010 bottle, big thanks to Aaron for sharing this one I’ve sought after for a while! Pour is dark reddish brown with off white khaki colored head, aroma brings notes of big rye whiskey, sweet vanilla and sweet caramel, toffee, slight yeasty notes with a hint of other spice. Slight burn in the aroma but not terrible. Taste is nice mellow whiskey and vanilla notes, hints of rye and spice notes go into a sweet toffee and slight molasses note, hints of fruity notes in there as well, with a slight heat but nice and mellow, finishes fairly sweet but still pretty balanced. Nice.

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beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2012
bottled. pours murky brown with a minimal off-white head. aromas of yeast, caramel, clove and a sweetness that i cant identify. it is rather sweet,with a tinge of sourness. full bodies, smooth feel with a lasting sweetness and bitterness on the tongue. intense beer, well balanced, good flavor.


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