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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

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 02-16-2010)
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spointon

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4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this from a 750ml corked and caged brown bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A= This ale poured a hazy brown with orange highlights. The head was way impressive for a barrel aged beer. Poured a 1/2" off white head that slowly dropped to a thin but solid cap.

S= The aroma of this beer was a hugely complex blend of spicy rye, fruity esters, vanilla, oak, and rye whiskey. Very very pleasant in the nose.

T= Flavor started with a fair bit of maltty sweetness backed by some sweet fruity esters. Then the rye from the beer and from the barrel kicked in to add a lot of spicy character. Vanilla and oaky notes completed the flavor onslaught. Finished boozy but relatively dry.

MF= Heavy side of medium bodied with a moderate to full carbonation level.

D= Though this was a deliciously complex beer, I was hard pressed to finish the bottle by myself. Just a lot of flavor going on here....

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 06:30:42 | More by spointon
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Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,211 ratings.