Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by elNopalero:
4.4/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I have XicanoBeerRun to thank for cracking this open. Bottle #27107, from the 2012 vintage.
This pours a ruby amber color. Well, it’s more amber colored but there’s a light ruby colored hue to it in the light.
The aroma has notes of butterscotch and English toffee, some oak, some mellowed rye whiskey, and a light caramel to it. A lot of those descriptions overlap and have a lot in common with a nice whiskey, too.
The flavor is real pleasant with the mellowness of a smooth bourbon and a little bit of spice that comes out as it warms, a contribution from the rye whiskey barrel aging and rye beer base.
Mellow and smooth, this has some sweet notes of toffee and butterscotch, a little leather, some orange marmalade and no significant hop flavors to speak of. There is a little spice at the end as it finishes and a moderate hop bitterness. The rye whiskey characteristics become more notable as it warms. Give it some time and it will open and transform into a beer sharing some “quad-like” characteristics, with dark stone fruits, like dates and figs and plums, coming through flavor-wise. A lighter bodied beer than I was expecting. While it clocks in at 11% the alcohol isn’t a key player. My second glass had far more spice and some bittering, possibly a result of it warming up and opening even more. This was enjoyable and a fun bottle to share as it kept evolving.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2012 20:49:37 | More by elNopalero
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Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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