Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,408
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 250
Gots: 392 | FT: 28
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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:
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 bonsreeb85
4.87/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tawny clouded body wit outstanding rocky cream head that goes the distance.

The nose is huge! Charred oak, spicy rye bread, tons of whiskey saturated fruits(maraschino cherries)caramalized sugar, perhaps some Jager??

THe taste is full on whiskey, very smokey with huge notes of caramel and vanilla, charred oak is also really prevelant. Some mild fruit flavors and a malt sweetness come to fruition before a dryish close. This is one boozey and complex ride.

The beer is well carbonated medium to full bodied and has a very syrupy but not heavy texture.

I absolutely love all of the Smokestack Series brews, but I think this is the best one by far. I WAS never a whiskey drinker, but the more brews that I sample that have been aged in whiskey barrels, the more I am seeing myself grow a liking for that smokey goodness.

Photo of zeff80
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a slightly hazy, burgundy color. Like all Smokestack beers it had a huge head - light brown/tan, long-lasting and thick foam that left behind thin rings of lace.

S - Rye and whiskey aromas hit you right in the nose as it pours out. As you examine more closely there are floral notes, too.

T - It tasted of maple syrup, booze and rye. There was a strong maltiness with touches of vanilla and a mild spicy hop presence.

M - This one is crisp, sharp and smooth. A full-bodied, slow sipper with a dry finish.

D - This is yet another fine brew from the Boulevard Smokestack series. One of the best rye beers that I've ever had.

Photo of KeefD
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from tasting notes:

Gorgeous ruby/amber color, large white head, lacing and nice retention.

Very interesting nose: Spicy, fruity, some citrus, and a nice dose of whiskey. Some kind of spice in the background that's reminiscent of nutmeg.

Sweet, full body on this beer, with nice spicy rye flavors, and a heavy handed helping of whiskey. Inhaling the aroma while sipping really brings this aspect out. Nice bittering hops, some citrus qualities, balanced by a bready, toasty malt backbone. It's very interesting, but at the same time there's something different and strange about this beer which left me wondering if I really liked it. My tongue says yes, but brain says, not sure.

Medium/full body, average carbonation.

Still can't tell if I like it, or want a whole lot more, even after it warms. It's quite tasty, and it's scores are deserving. Drinkable, but strong, and the flavors can get overwhelming after awhile. Another one to share as I think one glass was an interesting treat.

Photo of Ratman197
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml corked and cagedf bottle poured a clear tarnished copper with a lasting amber head. Aromas of rye whskey, oak, vanilla, toffee, spice and white pepper. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with light carbonation. Flavors of rye whiskey, oak, pepper, earthiness and toffee with a smooth dry lingering rye whiskey finish.

Photo of hopstradamus
3.82/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Dark copper, nearly red in color. This beer is cloudy, almost murky with a thick head.

S. Sweet and perfumy with strong whiskey tones. It also has a slight fruity Belgian yeast smell.

T. Pleasant rye flavor with oak undertones. It is sweet and alcoholic. I expected more of a whiskey taste, but it was still good. Very subtle hop character.

M. This beer had an average texture which was less than expected from the cloudy appearance. It was light and smooth with good carbonation.

D. A very enjoyable beer, the 750 mL bottle would be great to share with friends.

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Boulevard Rye on Rye

Dense & opaque, solid, almost sludgy...gorgeous cap of rocky, lace-leaving, beige foam holds down the fort. Beautiful.

Intriguing aroma. Notes of cherries, leather, alcohol, spice. Plenty of whiskey happening here. Rich and ripe. Arousing, enticing.

In the mouth, it's ablaze with flavor. Warm and spicy, tingling on the tongue. Full-bodied, generous with the senses. A certain heat subsists throughout the drink,while the cherry and vanilla flavors wash over the palate again and again.

I'm a sucker for the whiskey barrel beers, that's for sure, but this one almost exceeds them all. Despite a huge alcohol content, I feel it's a well-balanced beer, ...for what it is. We've basically got a whiskey barrel barleywine in this one, a rich, hot sweetness, backed with formidable strength, then cool and mellow.

I think this beer is genius, and I'd be an idiot not to pick up more of these bombers.
Has to be one of the best beers I've had in a long time, not a surprise, as I've yet to have a Smokestack brew I didn't love. These guys are doing great work!

Photo of wnh
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip.
Bottle no. 4504 of 12148.

Exuberant pop upon uncorking this beer. Pours a rich, turbid mahogany topped by a fizzy but lasting off-white head. Light spotty lacing.

Front of the nose is dominated by whiskey, with beautiful notes of toffee, leather, tobacco, candied fruit, and a touch of smoke. Clove spiciness throughout. There's a subtle undercurrent of spicy rye bread that forms a wonderful base, displaying the rye whiskey notes while adding its own layer of complexity. On the whole the nose invites me to come hither, all the while warning me to process with caution.

The whiskey explodes on the palate, showering my taste buds with flavors of toffee and molasses, oak, vanilla, candied fruit, spice, and a bit of dry leather. Wow. A very subtle breadiness lingers in the background, but there's a lot less rye ale and a lot more rye whiskey on the palate than on the nose. Alcohol is prominent, perhaps to the point of being boozy. Not unexpected, but a bit unwelcome.

Medium to heavy bodied, firm, and a bit oily. Doesn't seem as carbonated as the earlier pop would suggest, but still too carbonated--a problem I've noted in the recent Smokestack beers (Harvest Dance, Collaboration No. 1, Tank 7). But a darn tasty beer all the same. Best to split with at least one other person.

Photo of LordAdmNelson
3.6/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a nice cinnamon stick brown color with some nice head, decent lacing. Smell is big on the whiskey with some nice spicy rye notes in there too. Taste follows, but with some big buttery vanilla notes. A bit of piney hops, but just a tad, some spicy malt, wood, and more vanilla. Oddly, this all seems a bit muted to me. The flavors just don't 'pop' like I want them to. Also, as the beer goes on this becomes more pronounced. Medium to full body with some nice creaminess, decent carbonation to keep it going. Drinkability is pretty good, but as the beer goes along it kind of loses its power, an odd experience. I was happy to try this. This might be an unfair comparison, but given the option to spend $13 on this or a 4-pack of Backwoods Bastard, I'd go with the Backwoods. Nevertheless, good stuff, just not necessarily all there for me.

Photo of Cresant
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this 750 mL brown bottle into a Duvel glass. Batch 2010-1, best by: 01/13. Numbered 8655/12148. A hefty pour created a huge tan head. The body was deep golden brown. The head faded slowly to a creamy cap.

Smell was whisky. Crazy, but I smell celery here! Woody vanilla. Alcohol was up front but it seemed to fade a bit as it warmed, which seems unusual, typically the alcohol seems to get stronger as the beer warms.

Taste was of whisky but not as strong as the aroma would indicate. Alcohol and brown sugar. Grain and rye spiciness. This is a big beer! Pretty drinkable despite the ABV.

Mouthfeel was a bit thinner than I expected. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation.

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my brother for splitting this bottle with me. Bottle No. 7,873 of 12,148. The beer pours a murky brown color with a tan head. The aroma is strong rye with some oaked notes and dark fruit. The flavor is very nice with rye, cherries, vanilla, oak and a strong, spicy hops and rye finish. The alcohol is fairly noticeable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of jjayjaye
4.82/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

No. 1726 of 12148...batch 2010-1, best by 01/13.

Pours a slightly hazy orange copper color with a BIG foamy light pastel matte tan colored head that fades slowly leaving sheets of Belgian lacing behind. The smell has a really appealing complexity and uniqueness. Aggressive sweet grainy rye malt whiskey balanced by a fruity citrus character. The flavor lines up really nicely with the nose. Appropriately carbonated, a tangy liveliness yields to the creamy smooth texture that compliments the drinkability. The 11.0% ABV is neither timid nor distracting...hey, this one is billed as a Rye's Rye. This is beyond a doubt my favorite Boulevard ale. Scoring major points for imagination and creativity. This ale is a gateway to WHISKEY!!

This remains my all time favorite. (7/17/2010)

Photo of bheilman
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark red color with a decent head. The smell is very whiskey-like and malt rich. The taste is spicy, thick with a solid aftertaste. You can definitely taste the whiskey influence but it is not overwhelming. The beer is a bit strong tasting and so not all that drinkable. Good beer to split with a friend and I strongly suggest this one to any beer lover.

Photo of riored4v
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 3/12/10

Poured in a tulip with a hazy, amber/red body. 3 finger, tan head that lead to good lacing.

Smell had a combination of raisin, oak, spicey rye and some citrusy hops. Caramel was present as well. A very rich and full aroma.

Upfront taste was rich with oak and rye. Some raisin and bourbon in the middle that finishes bitter with some citrus presence. Some lingering caramel presence as well. Subtle hints of whiskey/booze. Very nice complexity.

Mouthfeel had a medium body with medium carbonation. Dry finish with a mild lingering stickiness.

Drinkability was good although there were some signs of the ABV and booze. Slightly sticky. One bottle would be enough.

Photo of phreak1983
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- Dark amber with a nice beige head and lacing.

S- Smells malty and like Templeton Rye minus the harsh alcohol smell.

T- Oak, and a great blend of Templeton Rye and malt. I don't detect any alcohol burn at all, this is awesome!

M- Creamy and smooth, I don't think it could be any better!

D- It's a good sipping beer, and I still drank the whole 750.

Photo of weeare138
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to josh...
Bottle # 7793
Appears a hazy dark amber with a small, light beige head, with a scattered splattering of lacing draped around the interior of the glass.
Smell is of brown sugar, jelly beans, vanilla, cream, bananas, rum, and booze.
Taste is of the aromas with an evident whiskey flavor. Yummy flavors that linger along the palate.
Mouthfeel medium bodied, hot, and really delicious.

Photo of Daniellobo
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

What an spectacular brew.... Rich and long with a rounded rye whiskey profile.

Presentation: 750 ml brown corked bottle. Purple and light brown design label highlighting the limited release nature with a seal with a handwritten looking like notes, and showing the number of the bottle (7010). Back label limited release, main brewing intent and ingredients, cellaring notes, and serving recommendation. Notes batch number 2010-1, best by date (01/13), and Alc. by Vol. (11%). Served in a large snifter.

A - Hazy amber brown pour with a good foamy head, nice retention, some lacing and a nice surface memory.

S - The aroma is rather pleasing but a bit shy early on, it does not shine much though in the end but retains a nice quality throughout. Whiskey notes woven in caramelized rye with a sugary fruitiness.

T - Long and rich taste profile with a whiskyed rye structure, the rye itself is not that assertive coated under the alcohol, wood notes, and sure enough charred and caramelized oak touches. Woven with the woody side minimal spicy hints woven back to a sugary malty sense with a gently fruity aspect.

M - Medium-full body with a good, even at times a bit generous carbonation, that adds a nice tingly finely tuned finish, not overwhelming. Slightly dry and long finish over a nicely tuned boozy sense.

D - It all comes together rather nicely. This is a great sipper and when it comes to the drinking experience it is outstanding if one appreciates this range of flavors. Great experience.

Notes: I´m admiring more and more some of these limited Smokestack releases. Quite outstanding brews, Here they offer again something rather unusual that works very well. It has a touch of their Bourbon Barrel aged Quad, but it is just a nice memory of its distant cousin since this one is clearly its own thing.

Photo of stephens101
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A huge, signature smokestack head tops off a tawny brew. Has good retention with some fat fingers of lace sticking up above the leftover thick covering. Aroma is a bit sweet and sour with an undercurrent of oakiness and some dark fruits. Tastes a bit vinous with a quick hit of alcohol heat followed by more oakiness mingled with a nice hop bite all wrapped in some caramel. After a couple of sips prominent notes of maraschino cherries become noticeable. Medium bodied and smooth going down with the aforementioned alcohol heat lingering throughout. Another winner from the Boulevard crew.

Photo of coldmeat23
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

GLASS: Smokestack Series Chalice
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 55 degrees
BOTTLE NUMBER: 9995 of 12148
BATCH: 2010-1 BEST BY: 01/13

This liquid is dark amber/crimson in color. There are light hints of golden browns, around the edges. The two-finger head of tan colored foam has very nice retention. When it finally subsides, it leaves a solid layer of foam, which is about an 1/8 of an inch thick, covering the surface. Lacing is good, but very slick, which was not expected.

The rye whiskey notes really stand out to me. This is a very good thing. There is also a fruity, almost citrus-like, tanginess here. Nice, solid, hints of the oak barrels along with some mild notes of rye spiciness. Good presence of bread-like yeastiness, which is covered in caramel and toffee.
The nose is actually a touch to the subdued side of things, but if you give it a little bit of time to breathe, it really starts to open up.

Mmmm. Rye whiskey soaked bread notes hit the tongue first. Then you get some light fruitiness of stone fruits. A nice touch of vanilla and caramel. Some almost candi sugar sweetness notes. Then the light spice notes, from the rye, come in. They are joined by a nice amount of whiskey warmth and a good amount of charred oak. These combine to give a long, yet nicely dry, finish.

This one is nicely full-bodied. The carbonation level is actually quite high, but it works for this one. It has a slight edge of sharpness, yet is quite smooth. The creaminess is a touch better than expected, but if the body was just slightly thicker, it would be amazing.

Well, alright, the 11.0%abv, combined with the warming sensation will most likely keep people from drinking this one all of the time. Aside from that though, this is a nicely smooth and enjoyable drink...especially if you have a fondness for whiskeys.
I can't wait to see how this one ages. Fortunately, I managed to get a couple of bottles to stash in the cellar.

Photo of maximum12
3.67/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle of this at Cork & Barrel recently, have been waiting for this one to hit Minnesota eagerly. Popping it open quickly to find out if it's good enough that I need to secure another bottle (or two) before it's gone from the shelves.

Beautiful beer. By some bent of magic, the beer is a dirty, earthly red around the edges, while maintaining a dark brown, light-repulsing core. The smell is virtually indescribable. Good, but faint. I'm not going to try.

Rye-on-Rye is an eye-opening concoction. The rye whiskey & the rye malts pair up for a wry experience that is unparalled, yet. The whiskey is mildly strong, with a very nice vanilla note, undercut by a mouthful of rye spices. An almost Belgian, candied follow-through lends sweetness & lightness to the brew & keeps the rye from doing a Chuck Norris on me tongue. Faint hop bitterness of no particular line rounds out the show.

I'm having a trouble getting a handle on exactly what's going down in my glass, but I do know that I'm enjoying it. Carbonation is a bit much for a brew of this size, & distracts a mite. Glad to have split this with my wife, it's good, but...man, this is one strange beer. I may have to have another bottle just to figure out if I really like this or not.

Very good. Very unique. Love the rye overload.

Photo of jjanega08
2.81/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A= pours a hazy brown color. pretty much straight brown. A little amber maybe but easily the most brown colored beer I've ever had. The head is a beautiful two fingers holding excellent retention and lacing. The head is a nice off white color.

S= Initially I smell a lot of spicy Belgian yeast to it. Sort of the green apple spice thing and pear going on. There is a strong alcohol presence in the smell as well as a little whiskey. There is a little bit of rye in it but not as much as I expected.

T= This is unique for sure. Again I get a nice Belgian yeast spice to it up front with some green apple pear flavors. Then that washes away and I get some rye. I think rye is a delicate malt and prolly shouldn't be imperialized. This is really light on the rye flavor. The major flavor is whiskey I would say. There is a little oakyness and wood to it but not much. All is sort of shadowed by the alcohol heat. Interesting but not the best rye beer I've had by far.

M= A little high in carbonation and prickly tingly bubbles. Somewhat thin.

D= This is a different beer for sure but a little too boozy and not nearly rye- ey enough. The rye is not very pronounced. An underwhelming beer indeed.

Photo of mdcrouser
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle 3621 of 12148 in the gold cage, capped under the small red disk, and corked tightly in the 750 ml bottle.

It pours with 2+ fingers of fluffy white head, with pretty good lacing from the outset. Underneath is a beer with a toasted brown, with traces of red and orange, but for the most part opaque - pretty, and looks solid.

Toffee and whiskey seem to be at the fore here, with just a hit of spice on the end of the nose.

Subtle in the amount of whiskey present - just enough to know that it was barrel-aged, but not so much that it's overwhelming. The rye of the beer itself is then underneath that, with a richness that is seldom found - pretty tasty. Some berries, grains, and toffee seem to be the dominant characteristics.

Creamy in mouthfeel, with a bit of peppery carbonation at the close - really exceptional.

I would love to enjoy a bottle or six with a group of friends in a dark speakeasy-type bar - it's that good. Great to sip and savor.

Enjoying a '13 again on 01/10/15 - enjoyable as every. More vanilla has really settled in here, becoming present on the nose and in the mouth. So good, I've completed melted into it. The perfect sipper for a winter evening.

Photo of russpowell
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 6524, batch#1 opens with a solid whoosh & very effervescent caramel/orange with 2 fingers of tan colored head. Great head retention & above average lacing & nice viscous look

S: Whiskey notes & toffee

T: Whiskey, crisp dryness, toffee & smokey peat up front, along with some vanilla. Dryness, peat, & toffee are all mixing well as this warms, along with a touch of grainy swirled rye bread & caramel. Finishes dry, crisp, grainy with the sensation of licking the inside of a Whiskey barrel!

MF: Medium bodied with fairly bubbly carbonation ( really working for this ), with some stickyness & warming sensation, carbonation smooths out to the point I almost think I'm drinking whiskey

Great drinkabilty for the ABV, I am shocked at how well this worked. I had Odell's Bourbon Stout a while back & thought that was a slight disappointment, this is a much better blend of flavors. Thanks again Boulevard for raising the bar for beer in my neck of the woods!

Photo of kylejohnson03
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle number 9130 of 12148, poured from a 750 corked/caged bottle into a goblet. Pours a cloudy amber, very hazy with a gushing two finger head. The head lingers for a few minutes and receeds back into a nice thin layer on top of the glass. The aromas are fruit, vanilla, and bread. First sip of this beer gives notes of toffee, caramel, with a touch of alcohol. The finish is a spicyness from the rye, and the alcohol burns on the throat. To be expected (if I am reading the bottle right) as it's less than three months old. The bottles that I have cellared will be fun to open in 6 months or a year to see how time has changed the flavors. The mouthfeel is creamy, with a medium amount of carbonation. Drinkability is good, a little bit of alcohol burn reminds you not to drink it too fast. Another great barrel aged beer from Boulevard Smokestack, and this one doesn't disapoint!

Photo of mwclark2
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

750 mL champagne Bottle #22 of 12,148. Opened with a *loud* pop!

A: Poured a crystal-clear deep reddish-amber body with light tan marshmallowy textured head. Good retention.

S: Bright clean rye smell, nothing particularly stands out at first. As it warms I detect a funky Belgian-like banana aroma.

T: Wowza, this tastes like whiskey! Big malty rye flavor up front which fades to a very pronounced whiskey aftertaste. Almost like doing a shot. What's more, this stuff tastes like *good* whiskey. Smoky, warm, vanilla, caramel flavors abound. No hop flavor is evident. I expect an alcoholic bite due to the strong whiskey flavor, but it's just not there. Very strange in a very good way.

M: Medium-full bodied. Just on the verge of chewy. Almost exactly what I want in a beer with this big of a flavor. Carbonation is intense.

D: This is an interesting beer. Really a beer-whiskey hybrid; it feels like some freak experiment gone wonderfully wrong. Though I would enthusiastically drink this again, it is obviously not something for regular consumption. I continue to be impressed by what Boulevard is putting out in its Smokestack series.

Photo of Buebie
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up 2 bottles, one to cellar and one to drink. This being bottle #9628. Poured from the corked and caged 750 into a pint glass.
A soft pour produced about 2 inches of foam quality tan head. Head retention is pretty damn good, it took atleast 10 minutes to settle enough to start taking sips, which is completely fine.
Viewing the liquid, this is a nice looking beer. Pretty hazey really with a deep dark copper color, some golden at the skinner portion of the glass.
A solid layer of head is left behind, thicker at the collar. Some clinging full coverage lace as well.

Aroma is full of malt bombed caramel, booze laced whiskey, mild spiced rye, vanilla and maple. Its good and sweet at the nose, very welcoming as my palette has begun to salivate.

Holy mother f-er the mouthfeel on this beer was not expected. Carbonation is high with an almost infected amount of carbonation, similar to the Belgian's though and it was not a foamer like an infected bottle. However this thing is super dense and thick with a creamy slick feel to it. Not expected at all and extremely welcoming.

Taste is pretty sweet upfront with warm booze entering soon after the first sip. Plenty of whiskey flavors coming through much more strong midway through. Vanilla, booze soaked oak, just a touch of fermented fruit and caramel sweetness malt bombardment. Rye spice finished up the experience towards the end as well as a drying effect. Sweet up front and through the middle, then drying out considerably at the finish. A clean crisp finish as the creamy textures fall away as well. Some mild bittering at the end in a floral earthy tone.

Drinkability is quite good, but its very much a sipper. Alcohol is not hot or a burden of any kind. So drinkability rates well here.

Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,408 ratings.