Rye On Rye 6 | 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): 12.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Templeton Rye is typically barrel-aged for at least four years. Occasionally, however, a special batch is allowed to slumber for two more. To our great good fortune, those six-year barrels found their way to us. This tawny celebration of spicy rye malt and rye whiskey offers notes of vanilla and charred oak, with a delightful boozy sweetness.

16 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
32
pDev:
3.94%
 
 
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Gots:
5
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 32
Photo of LarryV
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2 bottles courtesy of my buddy Liam. Pours a dark amber color with a fairly thin, short lived head. Aroma is fairly subtle but definitely rye whiskey notes. Explosive on the palate with big accents of rye whiskey, caramel, vanilla, dark fruit. The whiskey is very present but never overwhelms. A bit on the sweet side which makes it somewhat of a sipper. Outstanding brew as expected from Boulevard.

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Photo of BB1313
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best by 2/10/21. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours an auburn/amber with ruby hues; small light khaki head that fades leaving solid retention and decent lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of whiskey along with some vanilla frosting. Some caramel and coconut. Some cherries. Malts are there. The flavors have a nice amount of whiskey up front, but it doesn't completely dominate or diminish everything else that's going on. More vanilla and coconut. More caramel along with some cocoa and toffee. More cherries along with some dark fruits in the mix. The rye comes through, especially in the finish, giving it a moderate spiciness. Malts do their thing. There's a mild warmth in the finish, but the alcohol is ultimately well hidden. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's soft, fluffy, slightly creamy, smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a pretty nice brew. It's bold, but balanced. Balance is the key with this one. The rye whiskey barrels shine without completely dominating. The craftsmanship is on point. Boulevard always does a really good job with their barrel-aged beers, and this one is no different. Well done.

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Photo of MattDecker
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: cherry Amber colored
Smell: fruity, Belgium sugar, sweet, honey, mlt
Taste: honey, Carmel, sweet, light bourbon notes, SWEET
Feel: medium body
Overall: light and sweet. Which is surprising for a bourbon barrel! Yum!!

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The strongest beer I ever had from Boulevard at 12.9% Color is a deep dark amber brown hazy with very little head. Smells of caramel spiced hops rye and wood. Taste is excellent cold smooth caramel, wood, spiced rye and hops with an ethanol twang. A bit too heavy to enjoy regularly but dangerously drinkable for around 4 bucks a pop. Man these guy do barrel good and cheap!

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Photo of bbtkd
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Boulevard Rye On Rye 6, 12.9% ABV. Pours cloudy medium red, with a slight ring of off-white bubbles. Nose is rye and sweet caramel. Taste follows plus cherry, quite sweet, with slight oak bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding.

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Photo of zeff80
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, amber color with a very small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of rye whiskey, toffee, caramel and oak. It tasted of strong booziness, toffee, vanilla, oak and charred wood.

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Photo of superspak
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter; bottled on 2/11/2019, best before 2/10/2021. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby reddish orange/copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, prune, fig, cherry, date, peach, pear, apricot, orange zest, red apple, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, spicy rye whiskey, toasted oak, coconut, and brown bread/crust; with light notes of licorice, molasses, smoke, oak char, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Minimal booze in the aromas as it warms. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/rye/bready malts, fruity yeast, and rye barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, prune, fig, cherry, date, peach, pear, apricot, orange zest, red apple, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, spicy rye whiskey, toasted oak, coconut, and brown bread/crust; with light notes of licorice, molasses, smoke, oak char, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy bitterness; and bourbon, rye, oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark fruits, cherry, peach, pear, apricot, orange zest, red apple, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, spicy rye whiskey, toasted oak, coconut, light licorice/molasses, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/rye/bready malts, fruity yeast, and rye barrel flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness, and rye/oak spiciness balance; with no cloying sweetness after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and rye/oak spiciness. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and lightly slick/sticky/tannic mouthfeel that is fantastic. Mild increasing warmth of 12.9%, with minimal lingering barrel booze after the finish. Overall this is an amazing rye barrel strong ale! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/rye/bready malts, fruity yeast, and rye barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV, with the mildly bitter/tannic/drying finish. Perfectly balanced between rich malts, fruity yeast, and rye barrel presence/integration. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering bitter/tannic dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example as expected. Loved it just as much as the base beer. Very similar to an English barleywine.

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Photo of justme
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow that was greaT. Exactly as advertised. Copper color. No head. Boozy sweetness. All that and a malty goodness. What more can you ask for. A lot of fun in a bottle.

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, bottled in beginning of 2019, 12.9% ABV, poured into a small snifter.

Pours a very clear coppery color, with a small amount of beige colored head that dissipates quickly. When swirled it creates a beautiful caramel color. Very nice.

Smells strongly of bourbon, and I think vanilla. Again, very nice.

Feels light- to medium-bodied, and very creamy. Amazing.

Tastes of vanilla, malts, and of bourbon. Substantially sweet, as I like barrel-aged beers, but my guess is not everyone will like this level of sweetness.

This is an amazing beer that doesn't really taste like a beer but more like a cordial, or a very well-mixed drink. A great sipper. I would never have bought this if it was released in a 750ml bottle, as it was previously. I am very glad they choose to release it in a 12oz four-pack. I also appreciate that this is not brewed with dark malts, like most barrel-aged imperial stouts are. In that way, it is somewhat like a barrel-aged barleywine or quad.

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Photo of Herbabee
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

in a word.... Kaboom.

About halfway passively sipping a 12 oz-er, and i be feelin' it. If you enjoy fumin' & boozy ones, check it.
(scored a full case - which i hope to deem my lifetime supply)

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Whiskey barrel-aged rye ale... 12.9% abv, best by date of 2/10/21...

Poured a deep brown with ruby accents, and produced a finger or two of light tan foam... Has sweet, malty flavors like chewy dates in booze and vanilla syrup, with lighter airs of rye and oak and whiskey... Medium-bodied, a little sticky, sweet and almost syrupy, but afforded some drying and lightening courtesy of oaky tannins and wood notes... A little thick and sweet for my tastes in a non-stout beer with this much body and heft, but nonetheless, a really cool brew...

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Photo of ChrisMon02
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

All I can say is wow. This was an absolute treat to drink. Awesome barrel notes, sweet but not overly so, super smooth and just flat out deliciuos. I will be stocking up so I can enjoy over the next year or two. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This newest WOW brew pours a
nice ruby mahogany color with a very nice head of off white foam
that settles to a thick ring, thin layer, and sports some decent lacing.
Nose of sweet bourbon, brown sugars, light oak, medium amounts of
vanilla, and light oak notes. Flavors surpass the nose by far; rich
sweet bourbon, the best I have enjoyed in this style, ripple through
the brown sugar and mellow vanilla notes over a bed of smooth oak
and medium dark brown sugars with spicy rye notes on the rear
that give hints of raisin and fig. Excellent mouth feel; medium
body, light carbonation, and a smooth and rich bourbon and
brown sugar finish spiced with rye.

A FANTASTIC brew that would win over many a heart of the
barrel aging community.

Excellent!

Cheers!

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into Smokestack snifter.

Deep caramel color with gorgeous penetrating ruby highlights. The head is a thin grey ring about a fingernail's height.

The aroma is BOOM - explosive, with caramel, fruity apple notes, vanilla, sweet bourbon, brown sugar, coconut, oak, and those caramel-creme candies.

Flavor is huge with tons of melted caramel squares, brown sugar, granny apples, vanilla, leather, wet oak, coconut flakes, and more apple and pear.

Feel is where it falls short - thin and lifeless, pretty short on body. It starts full and then in a split second it reduces to water like soup left out for a day. Some time in a whiskey barrel will do that though.

Overall a very solid beer and something I'd have no problem going back for more of. Yummy!

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Rye On Rye 6 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 32 ratings