Rye On Rye On Rye | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

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

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Ratings: 242 |  Reviews: 61
Reviews by herman77:
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4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
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 BrewMaven
4.81/5  rDev +11.1%
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 UCLABrewN84
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
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 maximum12
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
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 Marklaker
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbryan5
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of OompaMentor
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours like a barley wine drinks like an ale. Rye is light on palate. Easy drinking for a high ABV!

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

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justme
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking Boulevard Brews since 1990, bought this one on a whim. Very tasty. Like it said in another review here, remarkably easy drinking for such a high ABV. This is still very much a sipping beer, to be shared with friends. This is kind of what I would expect if someone decided to make a Barleywine Light. I do not mean that in a bad way.

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Photo of futiledevices
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz draft pour into a snifter shows a dark red body and floats a quickly dissipating off-white head. Miniscule lacing.
Aroma is oak, rye, port, booze, and stone fruit.
Flavors include the above and a little booze heat at the back. The booze gains strength as the sauce comes to room temperature. Maybe too much for me.
Mouthfeel is smooth, and creamy, but finishes dry.
Overall, a great experience and I would love to cellar it. I just need two things: a bottle of Boulevard Rye on Rye on Rye, and a cellar.

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Photo of russpowell
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Opens with a resounding pop! Pours an effervescent amber with 2 + fingers of tan head. Great lacing & average head retention

S: Dark fruit, a litttle port

T: Follows the nose, some cakeyness, a touch of oak & rye spicy bite up front. Brown sugar mixes in with molasses, figs, cakeyness & warming booze as this beast heats up, along with woody dryness, whispers of caramel & smoke. Finishes with a rye spiceyness/boozey edge, but still very enjoyable

MF: Chewy, firm carbonation. Carbonation tamps down as this warms

Drinks easy enough for what it is. This is a big brusier! Overall; I believe Rye on Rye is still my champ. Having said that, maybe I should pick up a few bottles to stash & I suggest you do the same unless you like the roughert edges of this offering ( I did, just didn't quite love them )

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Photo of breadwinner
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn, good stuff! Or, damn good stuff! Either way, this is a winner, fantastic notes of caramel sugar sweetness, vanilla whiskey barrel, something almost like maple syrup, surprisingly less boozy than you'd think, nicely weighted body that is full enough but not syrupy, really quite drinkable for its size. Rye-on-Rye is a great beer in its own right, and this is a welcome addition to the stable (and hopefully not the only time it's released).

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4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DaveCash
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of morimech
3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very dark amber color with a dense finger of head that slowly settles. Some spotty lacing is left down the glass. Aroma of honey, spicy rye whisky, vanilla, alcohol, and wood. Smells and tastes more like a cocktail than a beer. The whisky is very dominate. Notes of honey, caramel, bread, savory spices, and vanilla. Very boozy with a hot finish. Lighter body than a typical 14% ABV beer. Nice carbonation. An interesting barrel-aged beer but also one the more I drank, the less I liked it.

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Photo of kbuzz
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wrecknut
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of BirdsandHops
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Rye On Rye On Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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