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Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,245 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,245
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 215
Gots: 373 | FT: 30
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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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Corked and caged 750 ml from my trip back home to MD. Pours orange amber colored with some light showing through and a massive yellowish off white head. Aroma is whiskey and spice, oak, some oxidization, a hint of sourness on the nose. Hmm. Weird. Flavor is near straight rye whiskey, lots of rye grainy spiciness, earthy tones, lingering oak and mild vanilla. Almost no sweet malt presence. Somewhat bland, sort of like watered down whiskey on the rocks. Body is thinner than I was hoping for, with medium carbonation. Meh.

Maybe a little hard on this to start, as it improved as it warmed and slowly grew on me. Still was hoping for more sweetness and maybe it was one of those "not on the mood for this right now" issues. But it paired nicely with some dried figs, and I suspect would be enhance with some funky cheese alongside that.

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hreb

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4.53/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

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Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,245 ratings.