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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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eclipse54

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A corked and caged 750 mL bottle of the 2012-2 batch, sent by fvernon; thanks! Poured into a DFH signature glass.

Pours a murky brown color with ruby hues and a beige head comprised of minuscule bubbles, lending a frothy appearance. Retention is phenomenal, and a half-centimeter layer seems to be constantly present; strands and patches of lacing stain the glass.

The aroma is of dark fruit (lending and almost orange-like citrus note as well), brown sugar, rye, whiskey, and oak. Touches of toffee and perhaps vanilla float through as well, but they are more faint.

It tastes of whiskey, rye grains, brown sugar, caramel, date, orange citrus, oak, and a bit of vanilla. A hint of ethanol comes through on the finish.

Mouthfeel is very good in terms of consistency (velvety and of medium body) and carbonation, but the oak and ethanol combine for an overly dry finish.

Overall, this is a great rye beer that does well to showcase the grain alongside a barrel treatment. Definitely worth seeking out and trying.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 23:31:20 | More by eclipse54
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Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,106 ratings.