Rye On Rye Maple
Boulevard Brewing Co.

Rye On Rye MapleRye On Rye Maple
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Rye Beer
Ranked #24
Ranked #7,846
4.31 | pDev: 5.8%
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
Very Good
Rye On Rye MapleRye On Rye Maple
Notes: Aged to perfection, this newest iteration of Rye on Rye is bold and complex, with aromas of maple syrup, caramel, butterscotch, hazelnut and oaky vanilla that emanate from the glass. The finish on each sip is deceptively smooth for a beer with these epic levels of robust booze character.
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4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Market of Choice.

A dark brown with reddish brown highlights, this beer is capped with a beige head with good retention and excellent lacing. The nose is really, really impressive, remarkably well integrated. Maple sweetness layered on grainy, spicy rye with a nice blend of vanilla and brown sugar. A light biscuit/cereal note as well. Honey, a little caramel.

The palate opens with a pleasant maple flavor,prominent and with nice depth. This is followed by vanilla, caramel, dark honey, a little wood and oak. Very nice grainy rye notes, mildly spicy and earthy. Nice heat, nice booze notes. The mouthfeel is a lot Fuller than I remember the Rye on Rye being, with creamy maple, vanilla and booze. While boozy, this doesn't feel like a 13+% beer. Full in body creamy on the palate with lingering vanilla and maple as well as rye. Quite excellent.

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4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This just showed up here & they may as well have put my picture on the label. Rye. Rye barrel. Bloody maple syrup? Laptop rising slowly. 12 oz. bottle.

The pour is a lovely coppery amber, opaque except around the edges. The nose whispers promises of syrup, caramel, & rye whiskey. I listen.

Rye on Rye Maple was conceived, I believe, by a maxium 6, an individual of penetrating discernment. The dance of spicy rye, rye whiskey, caramel, toffee, maple syrup (probably the delicious Wesley’s) is choreographed beautifully – all balanced on the edge of a Karambit Knife. Peppery. Boozy but light, which is…unusual. So drinkable. But check out the ABV on this babe.

Via the name I was hoping for angels singing & one more season of Justified, but instead it was ‘only’ Conor Mason & the extension of Ozark. I can live with that. And by ‘live with that’ I mean happily finish this excellent beer. And find more.

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maximum12 from Minnesota, May 25, 2020
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3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 3/16/21. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours copper with ruby hues; small light khaki head that falls leaving nice retention and lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of caramel along with some dark fruits. Subtle bourbon aromas. Lots of malts. The flavors are bold. Lots of caramel along with some toffee and vanilla. Some banana and raisins in the mix. The maple comes through without completely dominating. The bourbon comes through and accentuates everything else that's going on. The rye really comes through giving it a subtle spiciness. Some black pepper in the mix. There's a sweetness to this one, but it's not cloyingly sweet or anything like that. Finishes with an enjoyable warmth, but it's not hot or boozy. Mouthfeel is nice. It's full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very fluffy and smooth. This one is ultimately dangerously drinkable.

This is a really nice barrel-aged beer. It's bold, but ultimately balanced and not over the top. This might not be my new personal favorite barrel-aged beer from Boulevard since they have so many good ones, but it's still really good. Boulevard always does a great job with their barrel-aged brews and this one is no exception. It's enjoyable and fun to drink. I really like it. Well done.

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BB1313 from Ohio, May 22, 2020
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4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Maybe I am desensitized but I could not taste much banana flavor mostly in this beer you get a pretty good bourbon presence a nice bit of vanilla sweetness and just a little touch of spicy rye balancing the hop profile that hides the ABV very well. It is quite a smooth beer the bourbon takes a backseat and the ethanol notes are very minimal. Overall I'm glad that I have three more they will be quite easy to finish.

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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania, May 13, 2020
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4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Boulevard Rye on Rye Maple, Rye Beer, 13.2% ABV. Pours clear dark amber with a half-finger off-white head that left no lacing. Nose is maple, vanilla, banana, and dark fruit. Taste follows, quite sweet, strong maple, rye, light bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, overall world-class. I'm going to buy a bunch of this.

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bbtkd from South Dakota, May 08, 2020
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4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip, finger’s worth of creamy-white head. Laces nicely with each sip. Semi-opaque with an Amber hue to boot, a really pretty beer.

Banana and maple scents on top of faint bourbon and vanilla which carry over nicely into a lush, warming and full palette of French toast and cinnamon, banana bread, boozy on the out set.

Great beer, may be my new workhorse go-to when the dark mood strikes

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4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can't believe I haven't reviewed this already, this bottle 3 gone from this 4 pack. You can bet your ass I will buy more!

Pours an effervescent chestnut with a little mahogany with 2 fingers of sand colored head. Traces of head retention & lacing

S: Dark fruit, a touch of booze as this warms

T: Brown bread, raisins, figs, spicy & a little boozey rye, dryness up front. Maple dryness & sweetness as this warms, some figs & a little peppery rye as well. Finishes dry with plenty of maple dryness & sweetness, a little caramel, figs & a kiss of leafy hops; just a kiss of Rye Whiskey boozeyness & spicyness

MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation, thickens up as it warms, nice boozey warmth as well

Another high ABV winner from these guys. Never gets too hot. The nose & appearance could be better

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russpowell from Arkansas, May 03, 2020
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4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2020 vintage

Mmmmm, rye was calling my name. Love the good spice of rye whiskey, and maple can only make it better right??

Pours a deep amber/ brown with a finger of bubbly tan-ish head that fades fast and leaves no lacing

Oh boy is that sweet. Rich nutty caramel, chocolate covered dark fruits, islay scotch, with just a hint of maple sweetness. No real spice character, but holy shit, a perfect aroma

Absolutely decadent taste here, I've never really had something compare to this as far as being sweet without being cloying. It pushes the absolute limit with persistent malt and chewy toffee through the front end of the sip. The dark fruits come out mid palate before finishing with a rye character that isn't overbearing and is balanced out by authentic maple, very rich

Obviously full bodied, this is a heavy drink and a slow sipper for sure. Not too much in the way of carbonation, and while that isn't necessarily bad, that's one of the only faults I find here. A very smooth finish with some nice alcohol tingle

Good lord I am blown away by this! I'm relatively new to this, but I imagine it will be very hard for much to top this. Perfect in aroma and almost perfect in taste too, this is very special stuff. Complex and heavy but sweet at the same time, I will be picking up more of this

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KRug from Massachusetts, May 03, 2020
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4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, best by Mar 2021.
Boiler snifter.

Pours a beautiful scarlet caramel color with a thin fingernail of head.

This is the Rye On Rye we all know. The nose opens up with succulent caramel topping, toffee bits, rye whiskey, and sweet scotch. I do get a fair more bit of sweetness on the nose in this version but nothing specifically maple-ish.

Flavor starts out with dusty oak barrel, followed by caramel/toffee, herbal hops (a first for this series), printer paper, slight cocoa, and scotch-y sweetness. Remaining flavors on the palate are dry whiskey, slight dead grass, and brown sugar.

Feel is hot and burning, with lots of carbonation and heavy alcohol. Medium heft. A hot, dry finish.

Overall, a fair to decent version of Rye On Rye. I personally preferred last year's Rye 6, but maybe this one will settle in with time.

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The-Adjunct-Hippie from South Dakota, Apr 29, 2020
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3.71/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I only got a slight nose from a snifter and that was of maple. It poured a dark opaque amber. The first sip was a boozy rye flavor. Mouthfeel is creamy. I would like to have tasted other flavors from this Templeton Rye barrel-aged brew the way I have from other brewers' Templeton Rye barrel-ageds, but not everything balances. Smooth finish though, if a little hot on the throat.

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robwired from Kansas, Apr 19, 2020
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4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. Poured out a dark, dark amber color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of rye, maple syrup, bourbon, oak and vanilla. Sweet maple taste with rye, boozy bourbon and vanilla.

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zeff80 from Missouri, Apr 18, 2020
Rye On Rye Maple from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 18 ratings