Rye On Rye Maple
Boulevard Brewing Co.

Rye On Rye MapleRye On Rye Maple
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Style:
Rye Beer
Ranked #12
ABV:
13.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,468
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 5.42%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
46
From:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
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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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Sparky44 from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 13, 2020
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jera1350 from Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

May 26, 2020
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a clear deep copper color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head fades very quickly leaving tiny bits of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. The thickness and stickiness of the brew can be seen when swirling in the glass. Upon swirling, thick sticky fingers of the beer cling to the side of the glass, very slowly sinking back to the bottom of the snifter, leaving streaks down the walls of the vessel.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is quite robust consisting of a very strong aroma of rye bread and a huge showing of bourbon. The bourbon brings with it large amounts of oak, some char, and an intoxicatingly warming aroma. Along with these smells is a good level of caramel sweetness as well as some aromas of cherry, plum and raisin. A touch of leather and smoke are there as well, creating a very intoxicating but inviting and intriguing smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet bready taste that has a bit of rye. The sweet is heavy of a caramel, toffee and molasses mixed with some cherry and plum. While the rye is rather modest upfront, it gets stronger as the taste advances all while the sweetness fades a tad. At the same time the somewhat modest bourbon flavor that was present at the start, gets strong, building in strength toward the middle of the taste profile. Along with the bourbon comes some flavors of a light char and some very light earthy and herbal hop. The bourbon flavor gets stronger and stronger, being accompanied by more and more warming booziness as the taste moves on. With the big increase in bourbon and booziness, as well as the maintenance of the rye and sweet, one is left with a very robust and warming taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is very thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is rather low. For the sweet and rye the thick body is fantastic, while the lower carbonation level is perfect for the bourbon and boozy tastes. Overall, the feel makes it a nice slow sipper as, at 13 %, it should be.

Overall – A fantastic drinker with tons of flavor, great smoothness, and a good alcohol punch. As a fan of rye whisky, this is one nice brew and one I will certainly stockpile for the occasion sip on from time to time.

Aug 11, 2020
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Vixie from Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a really nice reddish copper color with a short tan head. Really nice looking beer.

I can really smell the rye in here, along with maple syrup and some brown sugar.

The maple syrup is very up front with this one, but not in a dominating way. Very quickly other flavors enter, mainly rye and brown sugar and a hint of whiskey. Quite a bit of heat at the finish, which is to be expected.

Feels thicker than I would have guessed, warms the tongue and back of the throat, leaves a little lingering spicy heat.

I liked this one, everything is well balanced, not too sweet, not to boozy. Most beers in this alcohol range get too boozy for me the more I drink it, this one rides a fine line between sweet and booze, and there is enough complexity to keep things interesting. This is a bit of an unusual beer, but one I am glad I took a chance on.

Jul 05, 2020
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 01, 2020
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Brob245 from Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 27, 2020
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Bogdawg from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 25, 2020
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jaxon53 from Connecticut

3.86/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 03, 2020
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stortore from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle into a tulip snifter. Bottled 3/16/20, had 8/26/20.

Pours a reddish copper color, mostly clear, with a half inch head and a decent amount of foamy lacing. Aromas of caramel, a flash of banana at the open, rye, rye whiskey, vanilla, some oak and malt, light maple, light char when warmed. Has a somewhat spicy aroma. The rye whiskey steps to the front in the flavor, then rye, caramel, vanilla, malt, some maple- a little more as it warms, some oak and yeah there is some banana. Has a somewhat spicy flavor. Smooth, a solid medium to full body, well carbonated.

The maple is light but fairly effective. A solid as always base, with excellent barrels, lots of rye and a terrific overall flavor. That banana thing is weird, but not bad. Very enjoyable and well worth a purchase.

Sep 15, 2020
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Humanusfermentum from Virginia

4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 23, 2020
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MykeJ from Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Jul 31, 2020
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RobinLee from Wisconsin

4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 02, 2020
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bbtkd from South Dakota

4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

May 08, 2020
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robwired from Kansas

3.71/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Apr 19, 2020
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jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 15, 2020
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msscott1973 from North Carolina

4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

May 10, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Apr 29, 2020
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maximum12 from Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

May 25, 2020
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dukeufo from California

3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 03, 2020
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jkblr from Indiana

3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle ENJOY BY 16MAR2021 poured into a Boulevard tulip glass at fridge temp 13.2% ABV 16 IBU. The beer pours bright light slightly opaque medium amber with khaki colored head. The head recedes to a thin ring and single layer of bubbles on the surface. Minimal lacing. The aroma is sweet maple overshadowing some spicy rye whiskey barrel and rye malt. The taste is sweet maple up front with rye whiskey, oak, vanilla, marshmallow and rye malt all getting their shots in before a lightly bittered finish. The mouthfeel is medium plus bodied with a little less than medium carbonation and an undry finish. Not cloying to my taste, but like one sibling hovering a finger over the other saying "I'm not touching you" close to it. Overall, good. Honestly, I enjoy the tick, I'm glad they tried something new (for this series), but I'm glad I didn’t grab the four pack. I may buy another single to sample next March.

Jun 22, 2020
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

May 26, 2020
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Birdlegs from Washington

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 22, 2020
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CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
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

May 06, 2020
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jewellrunner from Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Apr 29, 2020
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bwriley4 from Arkansas

4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Coppery amber color with a nice pour from a bottle, leaving a one finger head that dissipates quickly. This is remarkably smooth and not boozy for a high ABV beer. It is a little sweet to my taste, making me want to try the rye on rye on rye on rye, but it is a delicious and impactful imperial stout that doesn’t stay overly sweet in its finish.

Jun 30, 2020
Rye On Rye Maple from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 46 ratings