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Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,211 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,211
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 210
Gots: 368 | FT: 32
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

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elNopalero

Texas

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.
94 out of 100 based on 1,211 ratings.