Rye-on-Rye | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Rye-on-RyeRye-on-Rye
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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,720
Reviews:
410
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
274
Gots:
519
For Trade:
24
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Ratings: 1,720 |  Reviews: 410
Photo of Tucquan
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2017-07-15 in Columbia, PA from a 2013-I dated 750ml bottle.

A - Hazy brownish-orange with a 1/2-finger tan head that fades quickly leaving little lace.

S - Rye whiskey, oak, vanilla, lightly toasted rye bread, alcohol.

T - Toasted rye bread with orange marmalade while drinking a shot of good rye whiskey with a splash of water. Honey, oak, tannin, earthy and herbal spice. Very little oxidation. It aged well in my "cellar". It's very tasty.

M - Heavy body with light carbonation. Smooth and creamy before the alcohol clears the palate.

O - I really enjoyed my pour today and saved the rest for tomorrow. I'd get this again.

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Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Filled a growler from Oliver's Beverage in Albany, NY. Love the warm alcohol taste. Another great beer from Boulevard!

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hily hell, Rye city. Sweet smelling bourbon. A thin. Creamy off-white head. Beautiful burgandy color. Very warming feel. Thinner mouthfeel that hits yoi hard.

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Photo of ruzzal
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jakecattleco
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated best by 07/2017 into a tulip glass.

L: Pours copper brown with 1.5 fingers of low density tan head that dissipates quickly to a thin ring and left no lacing. Some suspended solids.

S: Nose is spicy, picking up likely cinnamon, some barrel undertones. Not over powering, quite enjoyable.

T: Very nice, like a spicy version of Backwoods Bastard, but very smooth (likely due to age). Wood/barrel character becomes more prominent as it warms. Finishes clean with just a tiny hint of ABV burn on the end that lingers just a bit.

F: Lighter bodied, plenty of carbonation, moderately lively on the tongue, and a bit of burn when it hits your lips.

O: Wish I'd cellared more than one. As someone that loves Backwoods Bastard, whiskey, and spicy things, this beer is an excellent hybrid of them all.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AmitC
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of byronic
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.76/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deNerval
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BarileMatt
4.86/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2017 Limited Release
L: Brown/Blood Orange, comes to a suprisingly light head.
S: A lighter whiskey. Hides its booziness very well.
T: Much like the smell. Almost like a whiskey light.
F: Very smooth, medium body.
O: An outstanding brew. An easy sipper.

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Photo of GreenMind
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polloenfuego
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one looks good from the start. A deep dark mahogany red with about a finger's worth of head. The head breaks somewhat quickly with a good amount of lacing left behind. The smell is heavy rye whisky barrel, followed by dark fruits, some peppery notes. The taste follows the nose, with the barrel really coming through. The peppery rye is noticeable after the barrel settles down. Feel is full with medium carbonation. There is a dryish finish and a little booze that follows on this one. A damn nice beer. As opposed to some other barrel ryes I have had, this one seems complete and well done. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shmizzen
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jenspada4a
4.94/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of loganburgh
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TBonez477
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gcasher
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 bomber
Smells sweet
Looks brown and dirty with little fizzy head
Alcohol gives you a wallop
Wood flavor up front followed by sweet caramel
Spicy rye follows
Tastes like a rye whiskey, but much lighter.
Warm feeling,
Overall, I love the barrel aging as it complements the rye ale very well.

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Photo of MoreIPAs
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MaillardRx
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Good grief, this is fantastic. Beautiful mahogany red with a slight white circle of a head. The aroma is like fresh salt water taffy with a slight peach and floral background. Deep malted rye notes are present throughout the palette but there's complex yeast here too--some banana, some cherry, some cedar, minimal booze. Mouthfeel is crisp and light, but is emboldened when inducing turbulence. New favorite from boulevard.

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Photo of npala86
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zbooks
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothmanscott
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazy & heavy with swirling particulates, dark amber or pale brown producing a shy finger of surprisingly lasting, beige, finely bubbled head that leaves only a thin wash of lacing. A second pour after warming produces a larger 2+ finger head that leaves a moderate web of lace. Aroma is dark malt, brown sugar, spicy & slightly sour rye notes, a fruity mix of dried dark fruits, woody oak & boozy with a lightly floral background. The sourness of the aroma intensifies as the brew warms. Taste is deeply malty, boozy with brown sugary, sweet oaky vanilla, heavy rye spice, orange/tangerine citrus hints, a medley of dark fruits & a lively bitter hop & rye spice finish that becomes a less hop bitter & more alcohol bitterness/bite & dry aftertaste. Both the rye spice & alcohol spice, bite, warmth & bitterness become the dominate components of both the finish & aftertaste as the brew warms. A little distracting but to be expected (I guess) with a 12% ABV brew. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied, medium carbonation, a little syrupy but creamy even though it is a little prickly & lively with rye spice. Upon warming the alcohol warmth & bite becomes noticeable not only on the tongue but the sides and roof of the mouth.

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Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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