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Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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1,221 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,221
Reviews: 331
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 211
Gots: 368 | FT: 32
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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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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-20-2014 03:36:50 | More by Eaglefan344
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Jd2391

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-19-2014 03:56:50 | More by Jd2391
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Fireslayer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-18-2014 19:56:29 | More by Fireslayer
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QuentinCall

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-18-2014 19:55:51 | More by QuentinCall
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crobinso

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-18-2014 03:16:08 | More by crobinso
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HopsForBrains

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +17.6%

02-18-2014 01:04:04 | More by HopsForBrains
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JohnBender

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

02-16-2014 23:13:02 | More by JohnBender
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BrewClint

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

02-16-2014 20:47:13 | More by BrewClint
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.4%

02-16-2014 14:00:00 | More by schmidtmattsays
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zookerman182

Alabama

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-16-2014 02:19:03 | More by zookerman182
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LanePerson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-16-2014 01:16:19 | More by LanePerson
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mactrail

Washington

3.41/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance is a hazy reddish orange brown in the big snifter. Very fine-grained foam that lasts and lasts with big clots of lacing. Delightful creamy texture. Interesting aroma of fruity and boozy, like a liqueur.

I'm not sure the rye grain comes through so well with all the boozy flavors. Overall this is sharp, bitter, and slathered with wood and whiskey flavors. Big candy taste of something very strange. Persimmon flavors, raisins, butterscotch, fruit cake. Moderate sweetness. The bitter aftertaste has a hint of medicine to it. Something to sip on, very slowly.

This is the 2014 edition. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 04:40:33 | More by mactrail
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thereal_adam

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-14-2014 03:37:54 | More by thereal_adam
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LCS46208

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-14-2014 01:48:55 | More by LCS46208
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bonercityUSA

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-14-2014 00:46:36 | More by bonercityUSA
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pfcorsar

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-13-2014 23:47:18 | More by pfcorsar
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-13-2014 22:12:06 | More by Mattyb79
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Jeffari2160

Colorado

5/5  rDev +17.6%

02-13-2014 21:34:06 | More by Jeffari2160
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JasonHaviland

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-13-2014 21:29:34 | More by JasonHaviland
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really, Really excellent and well made Rye Ale. Looks beautiful, big copper penny glow with a creamy dense head. You get plenty of Rye spice and some booziness in the nose. Flavors are a combo of Rye spice and sweetness, with a slight citrusy undertone, a bit of vanilla oak butteriness. I get plenty of oak and whisky notes, but not really a lot of char. 12% ABV is well hidden, save for a bit of astringent boozy heat in the finish. I like how Boulevard blends the base rye ale (1/3) with the barrel aged ale (2/3) so that the booziness doesn't override the delicious spice of the rye malt grain bill.

This really deserves to be sat upon for another couple of years, but it's delicious now. I'll go buy a couple more to cellar.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 01:06:56 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

02-11-2014 19:46:23 | More by DantheMan75
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ckeegan04

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-10-2014 17:39:18 | More by ckeegan04
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Hermy221

North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

02-10-2014 16:59:20 | More by Hermy221
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steviesean

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

02-10-2014 13:22:43 | More by steviesean
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RandomExile

Maryland

3.46/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: translucent reddish-amber, dark reddish-brown away from the light; clear with the exception of streaming carbonation; fluffy beige head with mixed fine and spotty larger bubbles, settles into a centimeter or so of covering; intricate tight, broad lacing
S: sweet bourbon and malt, buttery
T: astringent, bourbon, grass
M: medium-bodied, dry finish
O: almost always personally disappointed when a beer's other flavor's don't mask the astringency of a high alcohol content. I want to be respectful of the style, but bourbon beers are apparently not my thing, starting from the basic bourbon flavor to the sweetness to the astringency.

750mL / Pint Glass

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 08:07:31 | More by RandomExile
Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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