Rye On Rye On Rye | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by the success of our "X" series of special Imperial Stout releases, we've embarked on a journey to the outer reaches of our popular Rye on Rye. For this inaugural release, a rich, tawny rye ale is aged in first-use rye whiskey barrels then transferred to yet another set of first-use rye whiskey barrels for a second aging, effectively resulting in "Rye on Rye on Rye."

Added by zeff80 on 02-05-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#899
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
243
pDev:
6.93%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
64
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 243 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of Franziskaner
3.76/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark copper colored and very murky in complexion. There's a fingernail of brown around the rim and covering about half of the middle. The aroma is of malt, cola, and earthy rye. I'm tasting plenty of sweet bourbon with a lightly spicy to earthy note. There's also plenty of dark, sticky, chewy malt.

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Photo of Samlover55
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

.750ml bottle into Tulip
BB 11/11/18 sitting in the cellar for about a year and a half
Pours a deep brown, almost reddish brown with a nice sized head for a barrel-aged beer
Apricot fruit leather aroma, oak, vanilla, rye, some alcohol
Warming spicy rye, fruit leather, brown sugar, oaky with a boozy finish
Medium bodied, average carbonation, a sipper but not too thick, heat has been takes by age
Overall this is a great beer, but different than other Barrel-aged beers as the rye barrels accentuate the rye base beer as opposed to adding a new dimension

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Photo of shelby415
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheHopsman
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reinmogard
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EJJ1848
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Botulizard
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heerboth
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Avitra
3.89/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

There's something a bit empty about this one which is surprising for a 14 percenter. Maybe a but too bubbly and the flavors are not really there. A bit of citrus and melon but not very rich. Decent beer which could replace a triple ipa as a light yet heavy alcoholic beverage for a summer day, but can't replace similarly strong beers on a rainy day

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3.36/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Burnt reddish-brown with a creamy uneven tan blanket leaving a few reaching arms of lace.

Smell is spiced caramel, whiskey and an almost peaty smokiness.

Taste is semi-sweet yet dry and woody, bringing a sort of Port flavor to mind, including the boozy heat! Flavors of toffee and whiskey come up in time.

The body is thin with a bubbly carbonation and a dry finish.

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Photo of TylerJ
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I wisely shared this bottle at a party. All agreed it was a great, flavorful ale.
A month ago, I had Rye on Rye and, frankly, would have to drink them side-by-side to note the difference made by the extra six months in a third rye barrel.
One important difference is 3 Ryes has 33 IBU and Rye on Rye has 44. That I could tell the difference, having a lower hop threshold than most Americans.

In truth, I particularly like how rye itself is spicy and, hence, seems to need less hops.
This tawny ale in a word: smooth. The 14% is well concealed.
I get other flavors and aromas. Some self-evident: whiskey, vanilla and some dark dried fruits. Others are more subtle, like I detect something peppery that may (or may not) come from the rye.

Would I have this again ? Only if I could find it again... and, of course, I'd share.

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Photo of stortore
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a tulip snifter. Bottled 11/10/16, had 11/4/17. Had on tap 3/2016, no written review.

Pours a dark amber, somewhat opaque, with a one inch head and some foamy lacing. Aromas of rye, rye whiskey, malt, caramel, cherries, dates, plums, some oak. The taste is a little more rye whiskey prominent, rye, malt, plums, dates, figs, light vanilla, oak. Really great flavor. Smooth, a solid medium body, well carbonated.

Terrific flavor, great aroma. Liked it better on tap, but why quibble? Hope they make this again. Liked the original rye squared just as much, maybe even more.

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Photo of ajdemma
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a cloudy deep amber with a one finger white head. Heavy amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is brown sugar, caramel, vanilla and whiskey.

T - The taste is plums, caramel, vanilla, oak, whiskey and light spicey rye.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a big boozy beer. The flavors are sweet with tons of whiskey coming through. Almost drinks like an English Barleywine.

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4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. Best by date of '11NOV2018'.
Amber brown colored body, with reddish highlights. No long lasting head, but ring is fed by rising bubbles. Just a couple of spots of lacing.
Aroma and taste are full of alcohol. Aroma also has the rye oak barrel. It's almost like there should be a warning to keep the beer away from the flame (as a flammable liquid).
Taste has the rye oak barrel, along with the rich caramel/toffee/molasses sweetness.
Mouth feel is heavy and thick. Has a trailing away alcohol taste and feel.
A powerhouse of a barrel aged ale. Sweet but punctuated through and through with the alcohol and the "tawny" rye barrel. A true sipper.

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Photo of TH28
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. 11/11/18 best by date. Appearance: Deep mahogany, fairly clear, with a moderate khaki head and no lacing. Aroma: Sweet rye maltiness with vanilla, oak, and a touch of whiskey. Barrel character is strong. Taste: Strong rye malt sweetness, caramel, molasses, vanilla, and whiskey with a low perceived bitterness Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with a light carbonation that leaves a tingle on the tongue, and a high alcohol heat. Finish: Whiskey spirit lingers after the swallow, with molasses and caramel Overall: Fantastic beer that allows the spirit of the barrel carry all the way through. Complex aroma and flavor that hits a strong rye character, a strong vanilla note, and an unbelievable whiskey spirit note. Alcohol heat is crazy high, but understandable for a beer of this strength

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Photo of Badger2121
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color not a ton on the nose which was a bit curious for a beer this strong. Taste was more of a strong amber beer. Just ok versus other beers at this price range.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Walnut
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best by 11/20/2018
L: Pours a ruddy reddish brown with a tan head that lingers leaving a nicely laced glass.
S: Whiskey is overwhelming when the cork was removed.
T: Sweet! Toffee, caramel, ash and a bit of whiskey.....
F: Thick but not "oily".
O: Definitely a cold winter nite zipper. It probably needs a year the cellar......

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Photo of spahlstrom
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Rye On Rye On Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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