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Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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94
outstanding

1,298 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,298
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 227
Gots: 381 | FT: 30
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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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Photo of Jjski
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Once again: full disclosure that I love huge beers, Boulevard and anything rye so I am biased. On vacation and this is day 5 of big beer, good food, happy kids and a warm wife. The snow is deep and after a good day riding, we are watching the Olympics

Vintage 2014, so she a bit young

A- tawny copper , tiny head with persistent lacing

S- orange, malt, solvent spirits

T- Unfortunately the alcohol hits first, followed by a puckering dryness that is not hops. Lots of rye. Hints of orangey brown sugar

M- perfect body, but the feeling of alcohol lingers, like I just gargled with a medicinal product

IMHO it's got a long way to go before it matures. I was hoping to be blown away, but I think it needs a bit of time. The fundamentals are great. I actually now plan on buying 2 more, but it will be 2 years until I revisit. Not guessing, but I anticipate this giant will blossom into wider realms of flavor. With this amount of barrel/rye whiskey at the outset, fading will Not be an issue.

For more moderate suggestion of Rye Beer: Southern Tier 2x Rye is awesome right away. Red' s Rye by Founders was once my " if I could only drink one beer forever" choice

Jjski, Feb 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

charrel, Feb 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Eaglefan344, Feb 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Jd2391, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Fireslayer, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

QuentinCall, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

crobinso, Feb 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

HopsForBrains, Feb 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

JohnBender, Feb 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

BrewClint, Feb 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

schmidtmattsays, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

zookerman182, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

LanePerson, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.41/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

mactrail, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

thereal_adam, Feb 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

LCS46208, Feb 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

bonercityUSA, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

pfcorsar, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Mattyb79, Feb 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Jeffari2160, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

JasonHaviland, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

JeffreyJDavis, Feb 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

DantheMan75, Feb 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

ckeegan04, Feb 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Hermy221, Feb 10, 2014
Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,298 ratings.