RATINGS: 590   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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3.3
Cybercat (6429) - Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2018
Pours clear mahogany, almost cherry, with a thick and fairly persistent buff head. Aroma delivers caramel, toasted malt, woody, and subtle bready notes. Flavor gives a surprisingly strong boozy note, more what one would expect from a barleywine. Woody, caramel, whisky and toasted malt notes continue to play their part. Mouthfeel offers firm, smooth body and OK fizz. Get your rye on - rye.

4
drpimento (3869) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2018
Great rye flavor for an American strong ale. Also good rye Aroma with a little bit of booze and malt. Flavor is like nose although the sweetness is overpowering. Thankfully there is enough carbonation to help balance. Body is decent but the finish is hampered a touch by the sweetness. The booziness is present throughout.

4
SHIG (5300) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 12, 2018
Bottle: Poured a brown with off white head. Aroma is Whiskey and vanilla, heavens aroma really. Taste is toffee, malts, spice and sweet stickiness.

4.2
boto (2294) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2018
12oz bottle: This one pours a murky, dark caramel color. There was just a wisp of an off white head and no lacing. Nice nose. Lots of malts, some rye and vanilla, faint oak. Some dark fruits also. The taste is very good. Some malt sweetness, dark fruits, rye, vanilla. A keeper.

3
willisread (3939) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2018
Bottle from Craft Brewed. Pours a clearish copper with a quick dissipating beige head that leaves a ring around the glass. Booze all over the nose, sweet malt, sugar babies candy and faint oak as it warms. Really though a boozy nose through and through. Sugar baby sweetness all over the palate, light pepper then alcohol. Finish leaves a lingering pepper and alcohol note. The dibeetus is strong with this one.

3.3
oobawa (1922) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2018
Sweet-n-boozy, boozy-n-sweet, more a brown sugar, toffee, and caramel bomb than a rye monster, although the rye is heavy on the palate as well. Spicy on the back end and quite hot, with mild brandied fruit notes, lots of woodsy oak and a modest vanilla streak. Probably a lot better for whiskey connoisseurs than straight beer schmucks like myself, but too liquor-fueled for my blood, growing cloy and spiky as it warms. Pretty red-orange pour with a lingering beige head and a solid coating of lace. Rye and candy apples on the nose. Creamy texture doesn't try very hard to hide the alcohol. Appreciated, but not for me.

3.8
Thisis12ptfont (1241) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 21, 2018
Aromas of rye, white grapes, apple cider, grain malt, cola, oak, whiskey, raisins, barrel wood and red wine. Pours a dark crimson with a thin white foam and moderate lacing. Taste brings unique notes of red wine, carbonated malts, cola, red grapes, apple cider, grain malts, oats, barley, oatmeal, oak, whiskey, rye, bready malts, toffee, leather, spiced whiskey, cough syrup and corn syrup. Finishes rather boozy with signature whiskey burn. Overall, very unique to the point of being almost disjointed and light bodied. Somehow it all works out, very interesting.

3.5
The_Osprey (9910) - 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 (21845) - 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.


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