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Rye-on-Rye | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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4.22/5
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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,989
Reviews:
446
Ratings:
1,826
pDev:
10.19%
 
 
Wants:
282
Gots:
560
Trade:
26
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Ratings: 1,826 |  Reviews: 446
Photo of QuakeAttack
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

A-Pours a hazy dark amber color with a slight head head and lacing
A-Aroma has Whiskey and rye hints
T-The taste follows the nose with generous Whiskey and rye flavors
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A good Whiskey rye beer

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Photo of MickeyHops
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Looks like watered down coke and smells sweet like tea. Taste is rather sweet and the alcohol says HOWDY. Raisin, dark fruit and alcohol that’s superb in the mix. Super easy drinking if the 12% alcohol doesn’t offend you. Overall it’s killer. Got ya some.

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Photo of brureview
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light caramel color with a 4F head in a Tulip.
Aroma isn’t strong, with rye and oak.
Light, malty MF.
The taste is excellent. Full oak, rye whiskey, caramel, tasty flavor.
Finish: not too bitter, just right.
Great beer. Especially with whiskey and oak notes.

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

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WilliamD
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Crealt

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Photo of scotorum
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

BOULEVARD RYE ON RYE WBA AGED 2/21/19

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Victory Donnybrook Stout English nonick

a; Clear copper with an inch thick offwhite head which receded toeven surface foam and dense fading lacing.

s; Mildly of whiskey

t: Definite whiskey notes dominate moderate bitterness. Cloying alcohol and sweetness in the finish.

m; Medium, good body and heavy carbonation tingle.

o; The lighter flavor profile of this rye brew lets the barrel aging effects dominate the flavor. Some probably won't like that but I did. Powerful and flavorful.

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Photo of petrusek23
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 1,826 ratings