RATINGS: 583   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shanepardue (110) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2010
I’m a big fan of Rye ales and this is one on steroids. The barrel-aged flavor is really prominant. The aftertaste lingers with a sort of tang for quite awhile. Some similar notes to the Bourben-barrel quad Boulevard also makes.


3.5
The_Osprey (9670) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2017
November 2017 - Tasting at CBC Islington. Bottle shared with big thanks to Leighton. As 'Boulevard Smokestack Series: Rye-on-Rye', 2012 vintage, #13301. Dark red, ruby, slight brown hue, foamy off-white head. Aroma is redcurrant, booze, rose wine. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is juicy redcurrant, boozy and woody, touch oxidised, boozy finish. A touch harsh, but decent. (7-4-6-4-14=3.5)

3.6
Theydon_Bois (21429) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2017
Bottle split at CBC Islington, thanks to Leighton, 29/11/17. Murked up rich chestnut brown with a decent beige cap. Nose is figs, spice, toffee, fruit cake, nuts, dried fruit. Taste comprises mellow whisky, liquorice, toffee, vinous, stewed fruits, dates. Full bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with a balanced boost offered. Ok strong.

5
Yeti1876 () - bixby, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 21, 2017
One of my favourites! Great coffee under tones. Wish I could buy it year round here locally.

3.6
Scopey (16227) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2017
Bottle at CBC Islington, thanks to LKS. It pours hazy deep red - brown with a beige head. The aroma is earthy, musty, toasty brown sugars, candy, toffee, dried fruits, brown bread and some wood. The taste is slick, oily, toffee, wood, boozy warmth, vinous, touch of bitterness, dried fruits, spice, brown bread, tannin and rye whisky with a slick, warming finish. Medium - full body and fine carbonation. Mouth - feel is oily. Pretty hefty, but enjoyable enough.

3.8
mR_fr0g (13978) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2017
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Co Islington 29/11/2017. Many thnaks to LKS. A oily reddy amber colourd pour with a a no head. ARoam is boozy brown sugars, woody oak, pencil. Flavour is compose rye whisky, boozy brown sugars, solvent, grape, raisn, Palate is semi sweet, solvent, hot, woofy tannin. . Ok. Lingering woody an rye, grape.

4
Bacchus66 (999) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2017
750ml bottle @ home. Cloudy amber brown with a persistent, creamy off white head. Raisins, plums, caramel, bourbon barrel, vanilla, sweet dark malt, pepper. Medium body with a sweet bourbon finish and evident warming alcohol. Excellent. Great sipper for this time of year.

4
Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2017
Bottle shared in London - sourced in the US. Pours unclear ruby with a small, bubbly white head. Huge aroma, tangy berries, rum, brown bread, nips of citrus. Medium to big sweet flavour, but still balanced, with some golden raisins, more bread, berries, toasted wood. Medium to full bodied, lily and chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, with more ripe berries, further toast and berries. Good stuff overall. Has aged well.

4.1
Svesse (8932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2017
(Bottle) Reddish amber colour, slightly hazy, with frothy beige head. Malty, spicy, vinous nose with notes of rye bread, apricots, orange peel, spicy rye aromas, caramel and rye whisky. Malty, fruity taste with dried fruit, apricots, raisins, rye bread, caramel, some mint, orange peel, liquorice, peppercorns, vinous flavours of rye whisky and a warming finish with a balanced spicy bitterness. Full body, with a certain sweetness. Solid and well made, with warming alcohol and a generous rye character. Excellent beer!

4.1
kevinator63 (36) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Whiskey aroma and underlying flavor, with woodsy, hint of citrus and even a touch of heat or mild pepper. Nice change of pace for this porter/stout fan. From a bottle in my cellar, a very nice surprise, well made.

3.7
Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2017
9 Feb 2017, bottle. pink/ruby. nose is very sweet, bubble gum, lightly boozy, some blue cheese. med body and moderately fizzy. sweet, something interesting like cactus,


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