Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mroberts1204:
4.05/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a murky brownish amber with a two-finger head that never completely subsides. Minimal lacing. 4.0
S: The smell is fairly muted considering everything that went in to this beer. A little bit of rye and a subtle nuttiness. Definite barrel notes--oak, caramel, vanilla. 3.5
T: It starts out with a spicy whiskey character. Some woody caramel sweetness. A little nuttiness as well. Hop bitterness balances this out really well. This has all the qualities of whiskey without any of the heat and booziness. 4.0
M: Carbonation is on the high end of moderate. The mouthfeel is really nice for whatever this style is. Thick enough for the flavors to linger for a while, but not thin in the least bit. 4.5
D: This beer is well balanced and very drinkable. As it warms there is a touch of booziness that becomes a little more apparent. Considering the 11% ABV this beer has superb drinkability. 4.5
A very different beer that exhibits a wonderful use of Rye and barrel aging. Interesting and worth a shot.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2010 02:37:43 | More by mroberts1204
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4.53/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
750mL cork-and-cage topped bottle served in a chalice glass. I am a big fan of rye so I've been excited to finally taste this, though the ABVs seem killer in this big bottle. Best by 11-2015 but I couldn't wait a day longer. Beer pours amber in color with a medium tan head. Intense fruity aroma of raisins and plums, very much reminiscent of barley wine. Or rye wine? And quite a bit of oak in there too, suggesting oaked California Chardonnay. Flavor delivers both the sharp edge of rye graininess and the rich, overwhelming rush of barleywine. And of course the course vanilla and bourbon flavors of the barrel. Yeah, I could easily believe these barrels once held rye bourbon. Boulevard's ingredients list mentions a couple of adjunct sugars, which no doubt pumped up the alcohol as well as left some residual sweetness. though 2.8°P final gravity is pretty freaking low. But where was I? Oh yes, this beer is fantastic, you should drink it.
As previously mentioned I'm a huge fan of rye beers (Lenny's RIPA is a favorite) and this beer takes rye in a totally different direction. Rye and hop bitterness play really well together. But an IPA this is not. It is, however, a fantastic barleywine, and a fantastic way to showcase oak aging. And also a really delicious rye beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 04:37:31 | More by hreb
4.98/5 rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Boozy number here no doubt. Enjoyed growler from Lincoln Filling Station. Another tremendous beer from Boulevard. At 12% this is a sipper for sure . meant to be enjoyed at a slow pace. Appearance is caramel colored and cloudy. Smell is boozy and rye whiskey. Taste is rye and caramel, booze. Mouthfeel is warming thick and creamy with whiskey notes. Overall a solid 5 best whiskey barrel aged beer I've tried
Serving type: growler
07-19-2014 01:38:20 | More by bricksandivey
Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,225 ratings.