Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by SLeffler27:
3.99/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Brief sparkling gold cascades to produce a golden yellow, rocky, four-inch head. SRM 15-17 is chill hazed while a dense patchy lace forms on a Stiegl stange.
Strong whiskey aroma fades to reveal a grainy malt. Meanwhile a mix of odd spices are less complex than hoped for. Whiskey aromas return with warmth.
The flavor is closer to rum than whiskey. The balance is between sweet and bitter with caraway lingering in a light finish. Overall rather dry with some pineapple, oak and earthy notes as well.
Rye-on-Rye has a medium body with smooth velvety texture and light carbonation. Alcohol is as expected, though not hot in this dry beer with a touch of metallic notes.
This one was enjoyed while reading but would equally do well as a cocktail with hors d’oeuvres.
Serving type: bottle
09-21-2013 18:18:24 | More by SLeffler27
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4.36/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750 ml brown bottle into a clear glass snifter. Best by 11-2015 on back label, 2014 vintage. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).
A: Dirty dishwater amber with 1-finger of off-white head which dissipates quickly and leaves a few spots of lacing.
S: Spicy rye nose, both from spicy alcohol and herbal rye spiciness. Orange tones with candy malt sweetness, almost pilsner malt-like. Light coconut and oaky, wood aromas. Very whiskeyish aroma overall.
T: The flavor is a blast after the nice but subdued nose -- sweet caramel maltiness folds into a herbal, earthy rye spiciness, and finishes with the light oak tannins and coconut and vanilla barrel flavors. There is an undercurrent of orange citrus and honeysuckle throughout. A very unique and flavorful beer. Neither the whiskey nor the rye character nor the sweetness overwhelm -- a great balance of these with alcohol character there but not overbearing.
M: Medium body, very dry for 12% ABV, low-medium carbonation. No astringency despite the drying mildly tannic finish.
O: Rye-on-Rye is a unique drinking experience -- it melds whiskey, rye malt, and barrel character with a deft hand. I recommend drinking this beer young to get the best of all three -- my bottle is probably about 2 months in my hand and probably about 4 since bottling. Stellar beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 03:06:20 | More by argock
Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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