Rye-on-Rye | 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): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by wagenvolks on 02-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,846
Reviews:
443
Ratings:
1,812
pDev:
10.19%
 
 
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Photo of dbarny76
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GratefulFC
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark amber, copper color. Smell is bourbon, brandy, and caramel. Taste is bourbon up front with caramel, malt, vanilla in behind.

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Photo of beersampler6
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wow - what an interesting beer. Didn’t know what to expect from this rye beer but the ratings here were just too good for me to pass up trying this brew. Pours a dark, honeyed-brown color with a little nice head and very spotty lingering lacing. Smells faintly of some smoky whiskey with a nice malt hit, and if only the aromas were more full and upfront then I would have rated it higher than 3.75. Tastes delicious - combination of smoky whiskey and peat, bourbon wood barrels, vanilla, caramel, toffee, mild roast coffee and a great malt backbone. Amazingly smooth, rich and slightly creamy mouthfeel. The high ABV is actually quite well-hidden. Good carbonation and the overall complexity and depth of flavors really helps to elevate this beer. Likely with a little time and aging the flavors would mellow out a little. There was definitely more warming alcohol present after the first 15 minutes.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle, Limited Release 2018, Best By 01DEC2020. Brown with some rusty reddish hues; thick foamy tan head. Bold rye whisky and spicy rye malt aroma; oak, booze, caramel, fruity esters. Great complex flavor notes of spicy & earthy rye, boozy rye whisky, oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee, cherry, plum, and earthy hops. Full body, sweet and syrupy, alcohol is warming with a bit if a burn on the dry finish. I had this one a few years ago and thought it was ok, but I'm really digging it this time around.

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Photo of ian_graf
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bacher468
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bbtkd
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boulevard Rye On Rye, 12% ABV. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head that left no lacing. Nose is bourbon and roast malt, taste follows, slight bourbon burn, and slight bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding.

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Photo of Jimmibri
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dd53grif
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moundbz
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Griphon
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Boulevard Brewing Co. "Rye-on-Rye"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BEST BY... 04DEC2019" and sampled on 15JUN2018

Notes via stream of consciousness: Boulevard has become one of my favorite brewers over the years because they constantly deliver solid beers, but their barrel aged beers have been extra special and thus I have high expectations for this one. It's poured a two-finger thick head of khaki colored foam atop a hazy very deep copper and almost reddish chestnut brown body. The aroma expresses sweetish malt with some clear rye, dark fruit, red fruit, whiskey, and oak. It's not as bold as I thought it might be but it's clear and bright. The flavor... follows, as is usually the case, but with richer malt, much more oak, and clearer notes of everything else except for the red fruits which seem to be more limited. It's a touch spicy and I'll assume that's from the rye but it might also be from the rye whiskey, and additionally, alcohol. How strong is this? 12%! Well then yes, I'd expect a little alcohol to show, and surprisingly it's pretty well cloaked for being that strong. I'm getting much more dark fruit at this point, and only a little bit of apple, and just a hint of red berries. There's something else as well, a note that's kind of like almond. It's an interesting beer to say the least. It's not that bitter, it lists 33 IBUs on the label, yet it still finishes dry with some spiciness, oak, and alcohol helping. Still, it lingers nicely. This is a great sipping beer. Looking back the head has dropped to a broken surface covering and creamy collar, and the lacing is limited to tiny spots and streak here and there. Oh well, that's not too uncommon with strong barrel aged beers though. In the mouth it's got a dextrinous medium full body and a soft, smooth, moderate, gently tingling carbonation. Any more carbonation might accentuate the spiciness thereby throwing off the very nice balance that it has. Certainly worth checking out.
Review# 6,068

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Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmh21
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Strix
3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice clear yellowish-brown

Mostly whiskey, with sort of a dark fruit/cherries behind it.

Lots of whiskey barrel in this one, but a bit muddled overall, some caramel, bready and dark fruit notes.

Well carbonated.

This was interesting and got me buzzed, but didn't knock it out of the park for me.

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Photo of Cunny123
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SFNC
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JerryHelper
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DIM
3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of NathanBeets
2.8/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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