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Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,257 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,257
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 219
Gots: 375 | FT: 31
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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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-05-2014 13:19:45 | More by BuckTuckian
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pixieskid

Germany

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-05-2014 12:33:23 | More by pixieskid
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TaylorBrake

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

03-04-2014 17:29:21 | More by TaylorBrake
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EF4

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-03-2014 22:22:27 | More by EF4
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jwchestnut

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

03-03-2014 13:49:34 | More by jwchestnut
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dcp27

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-03-2014 04:40:21 | More by dcp27
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djgustafson

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-02-2014 16:06:27 | More by djgustafson
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ElCommodoro

Texas

4.04/5  rDev -4.7%

Excellent beer, but then again, I've never had a big rye I DIDN'T like. This one was robust, a bit boozy, but not as much as I was hoping for. Some fluffiness in the mouthfeel that tells me there was plenty of yeast. The spiciness of the rye comes through perfectly, though I do detect hop bitterness added in to try to cut into the sweet and sour taste. Maybe not enough bitterness, though. The one thing I didn't like about this beer was it was a bit too sweet. It was a fun sour-sweet that I like about rye, but both the sweet and sour character were a bit cloying. I wish they'd been cut into a bit with some smoky wood, some roasted malt, or maybe even hops. At the same time, I know this was an experiment into how big and "how rye" they could make a rye beer. So, it was fun to try, but definitely a cloyingly sweet and sour taste was left in my mouth that was unpleasant.

03-02-2014 07:20:03 | More by ElCommodoro
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wtkphoto

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-02-2014 06:32:45 | More by wtkphoto
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

03-02-2014 05:09:01 | More by OKCNittany
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Williaar

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-02-2014 03:58:44 | More by Williaar
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Drknight

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-01-2014 15:49:38 | More by Drknight
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Scepter

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-01-2014 15:10:38 | More by Scepter
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bdelonj13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

03-01-2014 03:05:39 | More by bdelonj13
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ZEB89

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-01-2014 02:02:09 | More by ZEB89
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-28-2014 06:13:14 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-27-2014 13:37:42 | More by StArnoldFan
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hornsup

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-27-2014 04:17:06 | More by hornsup
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samurai70

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-27-2014 02:35:33 | More by samurai70
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bnes09

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +8.5%

Beautiful dark caramel color. Thick, three finger head on the pour. Recedes to soft layer of foam that maintains throughout the drink. Sudsy like lacing.

Spicy rye and herb aroma. Sweet dark fruit. Mellow oak and almonds.

Sweet dark fruits: figs, dates and raisins dominate the flavor overall. Hint of rye. Smooth oak mellow out the brew and compliments the fruit flavor. Hint of almonds and wheat toast. Well hidden alcohol. Great balance. Mellows further as it warms.

Dense full body. Rich, creamy texture. Well carbonated.

Best rye beer I've had. Superb!

02-27-2014 02:17:35 | More by bnes09
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.65/5  rDev -13.9%

This bottle was fresh but the rye scent was all too soft with a more barley grain tone. The rye then became very tangy on the tongue with hints of grain and a strong bourbon alcohol taste. This did not take on the complexity I expected nor the overly overt flavors that it claimed, but it was still a good drink.

02-26-2014 23:02:20 | More by KYGunner
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JerseyHopHead

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-26-2014 20:10:07 | More by JerseyHopHead
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AGB

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

02-26-2014 04:31:46 | More by AGB
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berlinabb

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-26-2014 03:44:26 | More by berlinabb
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Eighty

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-24-2014 22:31:18 | More by Eighty
Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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