Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev +0.2%
Bottle shared by myself at Curran's tasting.
Pours a hazy slightly dark brown, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.
Smells like spicey rye, caramel, coconut, wood, toffee, and whisky.
The taste is similar. This is about a year old, the '13 vintage, so the rye whiskey flavors are light, subtle, and warming, with tons of caramel, toffee, coconut, and vanilla, with some fairly prominent woodiness. Even though rum is not involved at all, I get a bit of a spiced rum feel from this one as well.
Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel. There is some slight bitterness, but it doesn't linger. The alcohol is not really present at all.
I'd prefer this beer to be a little drier, and use more rye malts, but other than that, this is a fairly decadent, delicious beer.
06-23-2014 00:18:23 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.14/5 rDev -2.4%
Type: 750ml (25.4 oz.) bottle
Glass: Modern Times pint glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $14.99 (received as a Father’s Day gift)
Purchased: June 14, 2014
Consumed: June 20, 2014
Misc.: Champagne cork; Batch No. RR13324; Best by Nov. 2015; 2014 edition
Poured a dark caramel, amber, murky color with 3-to-4 fingers of khaki-tan rocky head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Good foamy layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Good, thick retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled Jim Beam, whiskey, light bourbon, oak, vanilla, wood, caramel, light coke (or maybe that is what I was wishing), honey, Tang and slight urine. Very boozy.
Tasted pretty close to smell, but slightly better. Got Jim Beam still, whiskey, bourbon, oak, wood, unknown hops, dark fruits, vanilla, light caramel and toffee. Still pretty boozy. I know whiskey is often (always?) associated with rye, but I’m not getting what I usually get from a rye beer. I’m missing that iced tea and tea note that I usually get. Maybe I’ve always been wrong about what rye tastes like. Grew on me as it went down.
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, boozy finish.
I really liked this beer, but didn’t love it. My ratings could have gone a few different ways, but it was definitely tasty. Booziness rules the day.
06-21-2014 04:24:59 | More by BucannonXC5
Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,247 ratings.