Rye-on-Rye | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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1,720 Ratings
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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,720 |  Reviews: 410
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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Photo of jp32
3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of marieli
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2015 variety. Poured from 2015 bottle in September 2016. Temp was about 50-55. This was an outstanding ale for which I had few if any complaints. Smooth, tasted great, felt great. Huge hit which I will drink again if I can find it! Typically drink porters and stouts but this is one of the better beers I've had all categories.

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Photo of NickTheGreat
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L (4.25) - Pours a very deep dark almost purple color. Surprisingly whiter head on top. Big and robust.
S (4.25) - Smells a bit like whiskey. Not too heavy on the whiskey, but it's definitely right there.
T (4.5) - Tastes really good. Surprisingly smooth, and not too overwhelming. I could really taste the roasted malt and then the rye. Not as peppery as I'd expect, but maybe the whiskey took care of that.
F (4.25) - Smoother and easier to drink than I'd expected. Carbed about right for the style.
O (4.25) - I had purchased this earlier this year and kinda kept putting it off. But it was delicious. I'm always impressed with these specialties from Boulevard and this is no different.

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Photo of Samlover55
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2015 Vintage bought last April, cellared for about 9 months
BB July 2017
.750ml bottle into Libbey tulip
L- pours a dark orange/light brown with reddish tints, foamy beige head
S- big malty aroma, plenty of booze as well, with hints of rye
T-first taste is all malt, this is a big malty ale, almost reminiscent of a scotch ale, followed by the booze from the Templeton Rye Barrels, with a peppery finish, that I am going to attribute to the rye
F- full bodied, average carbonation, real smooth drinking for 12%ABV a slight syrup-y feel as well
O- this was a great beer really enjoyed the smoothness and the bite from the rye

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Photo of Jkolls
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brauseboof
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Got in a goblet at bier baron, DC
Smell: a lot like bourbon. It makes sure you know this is a 14% alcohol beer,
Taste: Extremely chewy and viscous. Also a lot of bourbon taste from the rye, spicy also, cinnamon, thyme, pepper... At the end, some dark fruit taste was also present from all the alcohol. Extremely complex.

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Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 1,720 ratings.
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