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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rpaskie (16) - Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Pours caramel in color with a light fizzy head. Whiskey, vinegar, pepper, spiciness, charcoal are all in the nose. Sweet and spicy malt character. Great, big mouth feel with high carbonation. Very rich and bold. Notes of bourbon, caramel, peppercorn. Finishes like a whiskey. I was shocked at the beautiful whiskey character. I loved this. A wonderful beer to share with friends at dinner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (4480) - 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,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdmiralVernon (1185) - SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2017
A: Redish colour with a thick offwhite head that dissapates fast N: Raisins, whiskey, bourbon, vanilla, oak, plum, figs T: Raisins, figs, dates, sherry, caramel, whiskey, bourbon O: Complex nose and flavours. A bit boozy and a bit light mouthfeel though. Anyway its still nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
growler6 (157) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2017
The scent of rubbing alcohol is overpowering. I did not enjoy this one at all and not worth $15.00 for a bomber. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (614) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2017
Quite a unique strong ale. A lively off white head on a semi-opaque deep mahogany body. The nose has medium plus prominence, featuring rye grain, rye whiskey and caramel malt. The taste emphasizes spicy rye grain along with the whiskey, oak, vanilla, a solid touch of citrus hops and a hint of mint. The caramel malt is there but less strong than most strong ales. Not too slick or sticky, especially considering the high ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1952) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Pours a cloudy, dark bourbon brown with a smooth, tan head. Whisky barrel come though in the nose first. Caramel, vanilla, whiskey. Mouthfeel isnt as robust as expected. Immediately sharp and gets harsh and nearing offensive at the finish. Neither is the flavor. The rye malt Is overpowering. Some faint whiskey, caramel, and vanilla suddenly appears at and after the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (7715) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2016
Pours rather clear, very dark amber. Small white head. Smell is bit sweet. Taste is really boozy, Sharp, malts. Just too damn alcoholic. Bit sweet. Meh

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (1245) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2016
750 ml bottle pours a dark Amber color with a nice white head. Aromas of booze, caramel, roasted malt. Full bodied, a wonderful beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (6028) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2016
I didnt care for this that much. The whiskey doesnt really shine through much. It just kind of makes it more alcoholic. The flavor is not that good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brigg (669) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2016
(Bottle) Opaque, reddish brown body with small, creamy tan head. Aroma of whiskey, wood, dark cherry, semisweet chocolate. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, caramelized sugar, whiskey, vanilla, wood,yeasty, and light spices. Warming finish.

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