Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
Rye Beer
Ranked #5
Ranked #2,325
4.23 | pDev: 10.17%
Nov 18, 2023
Feb 16, 2010
Why Rye? This assertively flavorful grain is more often associated with whiskey than with ales. Even in that arena, it has largely been eclipsed by corn and barley, the sources of bourbon and scotch. But when we procured some seasoned barrels from our friends at Templeton Rye, we asked ourselves, “Why not?” Why not brew a rich, tawny rye ale, then mellow it in the warmth of charred oak rye whiskey casks? Two kinds of malted rye provide spicy sweetness, giving way to notes of caramelized wood and the citrusy tang of Perle, Magnum, and Saphir hops before easing into a dry, lingering finish.

47 IBU
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Rated: 3.64 by QuintusHorace from California

Nov 18, 2023
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Reviewed by JBDE16 from Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Its more orange than I imagined as its being poured. Once in the glass its a opaque light brown.

Nose: Roasted Marshmallows, vanilla, caramel, alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation, light feel.

Taste: Definitely a boozy beer, but it is very sweet, with some spicy rye notes, dark sugars, toffee, black treacle, candied dark fruit. Like a British christmas pudding

Finish: Dry finish. Incredible beer, and a great sipper for the winter months.
Nov 18, 2023
Rated: 4.58 by doctorgary from New York

Nov 02, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by joran from Kansas

Oct 28, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by steverx8 from England

Oct 27, 2023
Rated: 4.59 by TCMike from Minnesota

Sep 10, 2023
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Reviewed by mpruden from Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12-oz bottle well within its date range into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Apple cider, with a generous tan head that dissipated rather quickly leaving only a small tan ring and only a little lacing.

Nose: Mild rye alcohol, sweet fermenting apples.

Mouthfeel: Medium light, plenty of carbonation.

Attack: Oh, this is nice — Rye alcohol, medium roast grain, in apple cider. Complex and flavorful.

Finish: Hop bitterness to balance.

Overall: The whole is more than the sum of its parts: this is for me a rare review in which the taste and overall number ratings well exceed some of the other individual ratings. This is a really fine ale. Well done, very well done, Boulevard!
Aug 25, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by PvtSnowball from Florida

Aug 16, 2023
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Reviewed by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Purchased at Wegmans, Warrington, PA. $15.99/4pk, 12oz bottles.

Pours a semi-opaque, brownish, copper color. A beige color skim of a head on the initial pour. Mild lacing left on the sides of the glass.

Aromas of malt and whiskey. Smells boozy but sweet.

A very tasty yet boozy brew. Sweet malts, caramel, earthy peat and a distinct whiskey taste. Reminds me of a scotch ale. A slightly bitter aftertaste. The ABV is definitely lurking and it makes it a sipper for sure.

Medium to heavier consistency. Low carbonation.

Overall, a very good beer. Pretty boozy which makes it a one a night type of beer, at least for me. Nice to sit back, take a few sips and enjoy all the flavors. A nice addition the the Boulevard line of barrel-aged beers. Well done…Cheers!
Jun 25, 2023
Rated: 3.8 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jun 19, 2023
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
12oz bottle listed at 12.2% ABV

Looks kinda like a homebrew, or swamp water. Not much head, ruby-brown. Smells of barrel. Tastes very sweet and whisky-y: brown sugar, dark fruit, wood esters. Slick and not too thick. Like a sweet rye bourbon drop shotted into a mid strong ale
Jun 11, 2023
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Clear reddish mahogany color with a modest but lasting creamy off white head and some decent lacing.
The aroma is caramel and fresh rye bread, some sweet cherry and raisins and currants, oak, vanilla and booze.
The taste is warming and sweet rye malt, caramel, cherries, currants, raisins, vanilla, and hints of herbal hops.
The body is medium/full, creamy moderate carbonation. This is a definite sipper, fake your time and enjoy. Altogether, this is a big, boozy delight, sweet malt, spicy rye and nice warming alcohol, excellent, I definitely want another ( and another, it's tough getting to the end).
Jun 07, 2023
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Caramelly sweet and complex, lots of toffee, rye bread,, wood barrels, and whiskey. Muddy brown color with small airy beige head. Sipper for sure, tasty, and relaxing
Jun 03, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by NWHopinator from Oregon

May 10, 2023
Rated: 4.38 by BradtheGreat7 from Ohio

Apr 22, 2023
Rated: 4.45 by Miles_Nilges from New York

Feb 01, 2023
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Rye on Rye has a medium, cream-colored head and a murky, caramel appearance, with minimal lacing. The aroma is of dates, golden raisins, and brown bread crust. The flavor is of those elements, with some tea, rye spice, and rather low bitterness. Rye on Rye has a medium body and a chalky mouthfeel. It has a mostly-dry finish.

Jan 26, 2023
Rated: 4.03 by KC_beerman from Missouri

Jan 01, 2023
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

2.71/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Pours a rusty, muddy brown with a short tan head, moderate retention; there is a huge amount of chunky particulate, however, to a degree that seems excessive. Nose is spicy rye bread, yeast esters, roasted barley, brown sugar - very reminiscent of a dark Belgian in aroma. Taste is similar to a Wisconsin Old Fashioned - sweet rye, crushed maraschino cherries, raw brown sugar. The rye is prominent, with the booze up front and a spirit-dominant aftertaste. Still, not getting to much depth here, but just as there is a place for cheap cocktails, there's a place for this, I suppose. Mouthfeel has good body and there's enough carbonation to keep it from getting too heavy. Still, a one and done for me.
Dec 29, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by o29 from Texas

Dec 29, 2022
Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 1953 ratings