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Rye-on-Rye | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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4.23/5
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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

Added by wagenvolks on 02-16-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
411
Ratings:
1,721
pDev:
10.17%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
Wants:
275
Gots:
519
Trade:
24
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,721 |  Reviews: 411
Photo of schopenhauerale
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bonesTdog
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Surprisingly easy to drink. The sweet whiskey barrel is strong both on the nose and flavor, but the alcohol bite is almost non existent. A bit of malt and fruit round out the flavors to make an interesting, boozy but drinkable brew.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mahogany brown in color with moderate cloudiness, likely due to the whiskey barrel aging. There's a fingernail of brown resting on top. The nose is packed with sweet and boozy rye whiskey and loads of malt. The taste is initially heavy with copious amounts of bready malt and then a boozy sweetness kicks in the back of the palate from the whiskey barrel aging. The mouth is warm with alcohol and moderately chewy and sticky.

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Photo of Intlpostman
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mlkroeger
4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Good body & flavor

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RCane1
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best rye I've ever had. Perfectly balanced. Perfect sweetness. All around hottie.

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Photo of Shawnxa3
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smb71481
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tracker83
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Purp1eOne
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidRandall
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of srw
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JandJMD
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tsgooch79
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smartin121356
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Very nice sipping beer with a good friend!

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Photo of TBoneJones
4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

All in all, this is like sipping on a bourbon or scotch, and without sipping on a bourbon or scotch. There's rye and barrel flavor, some heat at the end but this is a beer the whole time and I'm impressed. This was a half growler well worth it. Clean barley and whiskey-like throughout, in the most enjoyable way.
World class stuff from this Missouri brewer.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeers
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark orange-amber color with a large and lasting tan-tinted head -- cloudy at first with a vigorous pour, but it clears as it sits. Strong aroma of malt, rye spiciness and rye whiskey that's sweet with cherry, oak and vanilla notes and some dry yeast behind. Tastes much lighter than the nose suggests. There's some smooth malt up front, followed by the rye spice and muted whiskey in the aftertaste. Pleasant, but much less heavy-hitting than I was expecting. Relatively light bodied with a touch of creaminess and that rye spiciness again in the mouthfeel. Nice beer.

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Photo of stompilator
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of unclekeith
3.51/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

2012 750 into a snifter

L: Clear,ice tea color, small off white head
A: Whiskey, peppery spice, sweet malt, dark fruit
T: Sweet malt, whiskey,
F: Thin, almost still
O: Boozy and hot, not very enjoyable

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Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 1,721 ratings
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