Rye-on-Rye | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BA beer review #1000!

Poured from the bottle a murky tea color with two fingers of fast-fading beige head. No lacing whatsoever left behind.

Boozy whiskey aroma with molasses and toffee upfront followed by citrus and oak notes.

This was definitely aged in a whiskey barrel. The 12% booze punches you right in the mouth. The molasses and toffee notes are big along with a bit of vanilla, citrus and light fruit in the finish.

Full bodied and dry with a lighter carbonation.

Quite interesting and complex. I liked this beer, though I'm not a whiskey fan at all.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

served in the boulevard glass

I sit here drinking this, and am in awe. It is unbelievable how Boulevard has somehow married whisky and beer together in such a perfect matrimony. This has been sitting in my fridge waiting for me to drink it for a little over a week now, and it was torture waiting. It came highly recommended, and was even said to be the best brew from the smokestack series, by one of the beer experts at a local liquor store, and sweet heaven and earth they may actually be right.

Its dark burnt orange and hazy brown appearance with a consistent half finger head atop a beautiful reverse waterfall of carbonation is immaculate.

the taste is something like i've never had before. like i said before, this marriage was meant to be. to have a 12% brew be so classy and smooth with little to no sign of an alcoholic bite is beyond me. This is a must try for anyone and everyone.

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A: Pours a cloudy brown hue with thick, white, 2-finger head that slowly dissipates, leaving a great trail down the side of the glass ending in a solid lace.

S: Malty aroma with a sweet alcoholic whiskey background.

T: Complex sweet rye malt with a smooth whiskey wood background. Finishes on the dry boozy side.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Interesting brew. Great complex flavors and aromas.

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Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 1,773 ratings