Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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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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