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Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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1,370 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,370
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 234
Gots: 386 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: wagenvolks on 02-16-2010

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
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Photo of Possum77
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of john0721
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A rye ale aged (67%) in rye whiskey barrels, this one is a winner for rye ale fans. The nose is a bit light, but overall this is well made ale.

I will be looking to revisit this one.

Photo of EuphonicHops
4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Smythe
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of jak
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Quarterdog
4.51/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of AndyAvalanche
3.81/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2012 750 ML bottle poured into a tulip/snifter style glass. Liquid is hazy brownish/purpleish color. Small gray colored head with mostly small bubbles, not much in the way of lacing.

Smell is pretty good. Lots of grain, caramel, maybe a bit of earthy bitterness (rye). Slight hints of figs and some other dark dehydrated fruits. Some other bourbon and alcohol notes. Sort of what you might think a barrel aged dobbplebock might smell like. Pretty good.

Not bad in the flavor department. Some grain, and some dark fruits (raisons, plums, dates, ect). A bit boozy though, some grainy/bready flavors then hints of bourbon.

Mouthfeel is alright, a little disappointing. Has a light feel on the tongue yet it has a really strong lingering flavor. A bit of a high carbonation level, but not overly aggressive. Starts bitter, goes slightly sweet, then goes to a dry, hard bitter finish, and even hot at the end. Good but not great beer. I've had it fresh and aged and they both are pretty good. I'd drink it again for sure. This is a beer that should be shared in my opinion though, it's strong and not overly deep which slightly brings down it's drinkability, but you could still finish it on you own if you're into this kind of beer.

Photo of erushing
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of brock125
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of KShophead
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of mattsmith413
4.24/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Dan269605
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of cdhoward318
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of heysuz
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of adhokk7
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

2014 vintage

A: poured into a snifter to a deep reddish brown topped by a finger and a half of dense light tan head
S: smell is spicy rye, caramel, vanilla and wood
T: taste is rye, whiskey, caramel, vanilla, oak, slight alcohol burn, and some fruity alcohol. swallow is more spicy rye, whiskey barrel, caramel and vanilla.
M: fairly full in the mouth with slightly prickly carb and a slightly dry finish
O: this beer kills it plain and simple. it's smooth, complex and just so good. Definitely one of my favorite Boulevard beers that I look forward to seeing again next year.

Photo of yarny
4.8/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of vande
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of GabeBoise
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Big rye whiskey flavors marry perfectly with the underlying rye ale. A winner.

Photo of Sarunas7
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jmryan8
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Techichi
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,370 ratings.