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Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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1,273 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,273
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 222
Gots: 373 | FT: 29
Brewed by:
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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4/5  rDev -5.7%

midnitesun11, May 15, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev -3.1%

thanks merc for cracking out this vintage 2012 brew

The beer pours a dull, hazy orange/red amber with a thin halo of tan head, loose lacing, and plentiful sediment. The nose is buttery whiskey barrel aged caramel sweetness, slightly boozy, with a touch of rye. The taste is definitely whiskey barrel forward with a generous amount of rye spice in the finish. It's medium bodied, barleywine-esque, slightly spice, heavily barrel aged and boozy (but not as much as the BBQ). Wow, what a good beer that presents huge barrel aged sweetness along with excellent rye spice. It's more of an evening sipper at 11% and with huge rye spice, but very tasty and impressive. I'd certainly try this beer again.

ThePorterSorter, May 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

AngusOg, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

ToddHolder, May 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Massbmx, May 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

mikeburd1128, May 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

rbmjr1, May 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

dcloeren, May 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

bmur112, May 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

ColForbinBC, May 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

lernerlift, May 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

FLBeerGuy, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

czillmer, May 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Hardy_Brew, Apr 30, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev -1.2%

750ml of the 2013 bottling, generously sent to me by laymansbeerfan, and split into tulips with my brothers...

A: Dark gold, nearly amber, with a huge off-white head that leaves a spiderweb of lacing behind.

S: Big-time toffee, vanilla, and a moderate rye-whiskey component right upfront, along with a clear citrusy character, hops maybe? Big malty body with grainy, spicy undertones.

T: Moderate caramel and big toffee right upfront...barrel character is really nicely blended here, little bit of vanilla and a pulling charred oak component...toasted grains, distinctive fruitiness and spiciness is apparent as well.

MF: Creamy medium/full body with moderate carbonation. Warmth is apparent but welcome. Carbonation is spot-on.

O: A really pleasant BA rye beer, unique and flavorful.

Scotchboy, Apr 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

meanmutt, Apr 29, 2013
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BryantForestry, Apr 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

benjamincarter, Apr 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Zachtheporter, Apr 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

mjgardner, Apr 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

jmccullough108, Apr 25, 2013
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4.59/5  rDev +8.3%

2012 bottle

pours a deep amber with 2 fingers of off-white detergent-like head which dissipated slowly and gave off a good amount of head. smells of vanilla, bourbon, toffee, caramel, banana. very sweet malty flavor at first (caramel, brown sugar) followed by harsh burn of alcohol leading way to vanilla, banana. and bourbon flavors. this is a very sweet and booze heavy beer. full body with medium carbonation, definitely a sipper with lots of alcohol burn.

overall? yeah this was well worth hunting down on r/beertrade, and well worth waiting to drink. one of the best barrel aged beers i've had.

facundoCNB, Apr 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

TonyT013, Apr 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

tuckerlikesbeer, Apr 23, 2013
Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,273 ratings.