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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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Bottle shared by myself at Curran's tasting.

Pours a hazy slightly dark brown, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like spicey rye, caramel, coconut, wood, toffee, and whisky.

The taste is similar. This is about a year old, the '13 vintage, so the rye whiskey flavors are light, subtle, and warming, with tons of caramel, toffee, coconut, and vanilla, with some fairly prominent woodiness. Even though rum is not involved at all, I get a bit of a spiced rum feel from this one as well.

Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel. There is some slight bitterness, but it doesn't linger. The alcohol is not really present at all.

I'd prefer this beer to be a little drier, and use more rye malts, but other than that, this is a fairly decadent, delicious beer.

GreesyFizeek, Jun 23, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev -2.4%

Type: 750ml (25.4 oz.) bottle
Glass: Modern Times pint glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $14.99 (received as a Father’s Day gift)
Purchased: June 14, 2014
Consumed: June 20, 2014
Misc.: Champagne cork; Batch No. RR13324; Best by Nov. 2015; 2014 edition

Poured a dark caramel, amber, murky color with 3-to-4 fingers of khaki-tan rocky head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Good foamy layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Good, thick retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled Jim Beam, whiskey, light bourbon, oak, vanilla, wood, caramel, light coke (or maybe that is what I was wishing), honey, Tang and slight urine. Very boozy.

Tasted pretty close to smell, but slightly better. Got Jim Beam still, whiskey, bourbon, oak, wood, unknown hops, dark fruits, vanilla, light caramel and toffee. Still pretty boozy. I know whiskey is often (always?) associated with rye, but I’m not getting what I usually get from a rye beer. I’m missing that iced tea and tea note that I usually get. Maybe I’ve always been wrong about what rye tastes like. Grew on me as it went down.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, boozy finish.

I really liked this beer, but didn’t love it. My ratings could have gone a few different ways, but it was definitely tasty. Booziness rules the day.

BucannonXC5, Jun 21, 2014
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Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,273 ratings.