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Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,106 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1106
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%


Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Why Rye? This assertively flavorful grain is more often associated with whiskey than with ales. Even in that arena, it has largely been eclipsed by corn and barley, the sources of bourbon and scotch. But when we procured some seasoned 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? Two kinds of malted rye provide 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.

47 IBU

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 02-16-2010)
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 Bottle, poured into Boulevard snifter

A- Pours an auburn brown color with some orange highlights, big creamy & foamy cream colored head that seems to retain forever, leaving thick thick creamy lace when swirled

S- Spicy rye is definitely noticeable up front with some peppery aroma, with it comes a fruity sweetness that brings notes of tangerine & orange flower water. A hint of bourbon juice and oak round it out, complimenting the rye without overpowering it

T- The rye takes front stage with an interesting mix of sweet and spicy flavors. The spicy flavors are peppery and grainy, the sweetness has a caramel maltiness. Light woodsy notes are there, but subtle. The barrel juice kicks in near the finish adding just enough complexity and accentuating the sweetness of the beer. sweet-yet-spicy finish with a hint of bourbon

M- thick and slightly chewy body with low carbonation produces a creamy mouthfeel with a velvety finish. A hint of warmth as it settles, good drinkability despite being 12%

O- One thing that I like about Boulevard's limited release beers, is that they only use a blend of barrel aged beers,complimenting the base beer and allowing the to shine. The rye plays well with the barrel notes and drinks very easily for the ABV. Very good

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 23:55:51 | More by Treyliff
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Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,106 ratings.