Rye On Rye On Rye
Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Style:
Rye Beer
Ranked #1
ABV:
14%
Score:
95
Ranked #879
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 7.14%
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
257
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Boulevard Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
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Notes: 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."
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Reviews by FBarber:
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

giving one of the most absurdly rye forward (in barrel and in malt) beers and additional rye barrel ageing seems like an exercise in ridiculousness, but i am sure glad they endeavored to do it. this is really something. to me the flavor is not all that different from the normal rye on rye, if we can even rightly call that monstrous beer normal. maybe a little more of the oak mellowness and whiskey sweetness, but not much, and frankly the taste on my tongue is similar. its the feel that really changes in this one, so smooth and oaky, mellow and integrated, less gelatinous, more flowy, fuler bodied but not any boozier despite the jump in alcohol strength to this sky high level. i end up picking up quite a bit more of the rye whiskey in the end, i guess a longer barrel time has to influence the flavor some, this just feels more refined to me though, more understood and complete, sort of a final evolution of something already pretty close to spot on. boulevard continues to push this genre forward, and this should stand as the new bar for rye beers, rye barrel aged beers, and frankly american strong ales in general. too easy to drink for what it is, awesome stuff.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Boulevard brewers definitely have some grain on grain kinkiness going on as they up the ante with their rye ale. Aged in rye whisky barrels and then in rye whisky barrels again, and the spicy, husky, grainy spice of rye keeps folding in on itself for a lush and peppery sipping session.

Bold chestnut in color, a slight bronze darkeness pulls through the center. Faint on head character, the beer rolls onto the senses with deep caramels, dark fruit, wood and peppery booze. Decadently sweet, the beer's rich maltiness hits the front of the tongue with maple, molasses, caramel and toffee is a somewhat barleywine fashion.

And while the ale continues to roll onto the middle palate, its sweetness is quickly balanced with peppercorn, whisky, sharp oak and the raw, rustic husken grit of the rye grain. Slightly bittered with hops, the ale heavily relies on the spicy taste of rye to balance the sweetness and apply a malty dryness on the finish instead of any heavier hop use.

Sweet, spicy and sassy, the beer finishes malty sweet but with a sharp kick of rye bread and toasted oak to take an edge off of the sweetness and to prevent the beer from cloying. A long linger of pepper and toffee linger deep into the next sip. A perfect after dinner sipper for any appreciator of rye whisky or even scotch.

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Photo of BrewMaven
4.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Last and biggest of the NC haul....Poured a deep, cloudy ruby amber with a thin off white head. Head dropped to a cover and the lace followed the ring down the glass as the level dropped.

Getting mostly caramel on the nose... Not sure of anything else. I'm just not good at deciphering aromas in beer...

Taste is also caramel up front, a bit of rye whisky heat and a sweet smooth finish. This beer is thick!

Mild carbonation and one of the fullest..? mouth feels I've ever felt! Awesome!!! I want this again!

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Photo of maximum12
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It’s here it’s here it’s here! On tap last year this gave me shaft goose bumps, & I’ve been eagerly awaiting the bottled version…I only hope it’s as good. 750ML bottle bought two hours ago split with my wife.

The pour looks like a tawny port, kind of, & the low carbonation is belied by the resounding BANG as the cork exits the bottle. Nose is all rye & I can’t discern the malts from the barrel: pepper, alcohol heat, bourbon, vanilla, random spices. Lovely.

Rye on Rye on Rye is hot & full of…rye. Sharp, peppery, with layer upon layer of rye spice. Close to the surface is hot rye whiskey that makes my toes tingle, & underneath I think I can sense the more spice-racky rye malts, making for the ultimate rye whore experience. Alcohol is some of the hottest of any beer I’ve deep-throated, & it’s making me disrobe in stages. Whiskey comes even further to the fore as it warms. Most of the rest of the beer has been drowned, but there are bits of caramel, whiskey syrup, grainy oak. Full & oh-so-drinkable. 14%. Pshah.

What’s not to like? This might be Boulevard’s masterpiece. Excellent beer, & I’ll be waiting eagerly for Rye on Rye on Rye on Rye.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, rye whisky, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel, toffee, vanilla, coconut, rye whisky, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with fantastic rye whisky characteristics from the double barrel aging used on this one.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darktronica
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

10 oz snifter on draft. Translucent ruby port color with effervescence whenever agitated. Make an old fashioned with rye, and this is the beer equivalent of what you'd get. Strong rye spice and barrel oak, with prominent orange peel, black cherry, vanilla, and caramel malts. Delicious, and smooth despite a peppery spice.

Edit: also trying this tonight from a 750ml bottle. Just as delicious. I've tried a lot more Boulevard than I've rated on here, and in my opinion, this is the best beer they've ever distributed. Hot on the heels of their collaboration blend with Firestone Walker, Boulevard is on a roll.

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Photo of madelf66
3.56/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Badger2121
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
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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Photo of gruss004
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_God
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dzump11
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajm5108
3.74/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Rich, deep copper color, fizzy tan cap that settles into a thin lace. Aroma is overflowing with warm caramel malt, sticky toffee, nut, bourbon - almost decadent - though one thing i was missing was rye. The taste veers in that same direction - more of a barrel-aged old ale - though some rye spice does ultimately poke its head up here and there. The bulk of the ale is all of those aforementioned notes - it is big and sultry - though there is a distinct vein of straight whiskey alcohol shooting throughout. That note clashes a bit with those warmer flavors and detracts somewhat. If you like barrel-aged beers it represents a nice change of pace from endless stouts / coffee stouts / etc, but in and of itself it is only a solid triple, not a home run.

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Photo of Smconnor
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WolverineFan1243
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bb-magic
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeLoynes
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Metalsnota
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.45/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Rye On Rye On Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 257 ratings