Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by eclipse54:
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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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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