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Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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94
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1,259 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,259
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 222
Gots: 373 | FT: 31
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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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bcm75

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-01-2014 01:18:24 | More by bcm75
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-01-2014 00:57:19 | More by MNBeer1017
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vcoggins

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-31-2014 20:49:20 | More by vcoggins
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

01-31-2014 18:23:24 | More by Dave_Treat
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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12%

01-31-2014 14:21:26 | More by NewGlarusFan
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SavageHopHead

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12%

01-31-2014 06:19:08 | More by SavageHopHead
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-30-2014 04:33:43 | More by threedaggers
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tegelaar

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-30-2014 03:56:18 | More by tegelaar
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ricecracker420

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-30-2014 03:54:31 | More by ricecracker420
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SavvyStudent

Texas

4.88/5  rDev +15.1%

Appearance- Less than a finger head, little visible carbonation and a straight amber color. See some immediate lacing.

Smell- this has an understated perfume scent that reminds me of alcohol sweetness, some floral hops and slight rye bread; nothing far off from what the name implies. Not much there even after teasing it but enough for me to complement the flavor profile.

Taste- You get hit with a strong cherry-whiskey-rye profile right at the front and it quickly mellows out to a more orange/lemon citrus. There are some spices such as coriander and cinnamon but not much distinguishable outside of that. This is my favorite rye beer that I have found on the market thanks to its ability to balance the old fashoined rye feel with a refreshing taste (Founders Red's Rye in close second for the hop characteristics).

Mouthfeel- medium-low carbonation and medium mouthfeel. This beer is more of a sipper and the body reflects that; great balance.

Overall- With the 2014 in hand, I have the last few years of this delicious beer and am excited to give them all a shot thisyear. This beer ages extremely well while still being drinkable first year.

01-29-2014 19:59:57 | More by SavvyStudent
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bkeller04

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-28-2014 23:01:02 | More by bkeller04
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-28-2014 15:40:56 | More by KCBeerNerd
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-28-2014 06:42:40 | More by Kurmaraja
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markcp

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-27-2014 21:22:05 | More by markcp
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OnWisconsin

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

01-27-2014 13:12:52 | More by OnWisconsin
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YalovaIA

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-27-2014 02:46:10 | More by YalovaIA
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apasternak

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-26-2014 05:29:35 | More by apasternak
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-26-2014 02:29:46 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-25-2014 22:31:50 | More by calcnerd
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scratch69

Missouri

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%

I poured a bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance - Hazy amber-brown color with two fingers worth of light tan head. Good retention with a large amount of lacing.

Smell- Caramel aroma with some oak notes and spiciness from the rye.

Taste- Caramel and rye malt flavor with some oak and citrus flavors as well. Just a hint of booze flavor.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation. Dry feel with a small amount of warmth from the ABV.

Overall- A great sipping beer. I am a little surprised that I have enjoyed this beer as much as I have. I normally don't enjoy barrel aged beers that much because I don't like the taste of bourbon but maybe I should give rye whiskey a try if it's half as good as this beer.

01-25-2014 16:02:21 | More by scratch69
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours brown in color with a big amount of sediment chunks floating around and a good one and a half finger head that has good retention.

Smell has some good ale aromas, not a whole lot of bourbon aromas but a lot of good grainy, husky aroma with a very mild spicy aroma from the rye. Grain is the highlight of the aroma.

Taste is great. A lot lighter then I was expecting but the malt is defiantly forward with slightly sweet rich grainy flavors before a mild dry oaky midsection and finish. Light tang is also present from the bourbon barrel.

Mouthfeel is good.medium to light body with moderate carbonation keeps this very drinkable through all the big flavors.

01-25-2014 06:35:02 | More by Fcolle2
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-25-2014 03:10:13 | More by wvsabbath
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-25-2014 03:09:55 | More by WVbeergeek
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ajzbedo73

Missouri

4.14/5  rDev -2.4%

A: pours a deep amber color. Light tan two finger head. A lot of lacing that holds on through the entire glass

S: Sweet on the nose with caramel up front, and bourbon and apple in the background.

T: Bourbon up from with a slight whiskey burn, but in a good way. On the second sip comes the hops and spices subtlety. Good balance. Don't get as much caramel as on the nose. Finish is sweet, salty, and a bit boozy.

M: Creamy and smooth across the tongue. A bit chewy. Warms the throat as it goes down. Good winter beer!

O: Another excellent offering from boulevard smoke stack series. They continue to impress. I wish I had a few more bottles so I didn't have to wait until next year to enjoy. I love you boulevard!

Cheers!

01-25-2014 03:09:42 | More by ajzbedo73
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ThrashMaster

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.9%

01-23-2014 02:43:29 | More by ThrashMaster
Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,259 ratings.