Rye-on-Rye | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,040
Reviews:
439
Ratings:
1,796
pDev:
10.19%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
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Ratings: 1,796 |  Reviews: 439
Photo of Fargrow
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grackos
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bmeehan
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This smells of something sweet between fruit and toffee; its taste is smooth and not overpowering and it carries a strong aftertaste. Obviously, at 12%, it'll knock you on your butt pretty quickly, but it's not difficult to enjoy like some other strong beers.

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Photo of spw109
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chucker17
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
1/5  rDev -76.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Petegrieco
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcgill
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Prager62
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A best by date of 07-2017 from the Thrillogy box set poured in my 13oz. snifter.

Look- Pours a toffee color leaving a ring of off white foam around the glass.

Smell- Bannana, whiskey, and some clove in the back.

Taste- Hot whiskey up front, followed by bannana, toffee and some clove.

Feel- Slick with a pretty good punch of heat.

Overall- A pretty tasty beer that is split between big barrel characteristics and flavors of banana and clove I'm guessing is from the yeast. It's quite tasty while being on the heavy whiskey side. It's worth a try for lovers of barrel aged beer.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDDMD
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aratcliffe
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of CraigP83
2.66/5  rDev -37%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

From a Thrillogy pack, best by 7/2017. Dirty dishwater color, small tan floated. Looks like rusty water. On the noise caramel, oak and earthiness. Taste follows the nose but borders on turning tart. Thin mouthfeel. I'll pass.

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Photo of Seattle_Suds
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Masters
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PGVG
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Angerhaus
4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheGeoMurph
3.2/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Mongrel
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The nose is boozy in the best way possible - sweet, spicy and fruity - like a well crafted whisky.

Palate is superbly balanced with plenty of fruit, without being overly sweet. Apple, grape, cherry, plum, even some watermelon. Subtle vanilla and caramel waft throughout. A little rye spice cleans up the finish. There's plenty of whisky barrel but it's always in a gentle, complementary fashion. There is nothing about this beer that smacks you in the face.

Mouthfeel is so soft, round and balanced. Really impressively dry considering the ABV.

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Photo of Gregf51
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage. 750mL corked & caged bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a murky hazy auburn with a nice creamy light tan head that leaves great retention and sticky lacing. There's also some noticeable sediment. The aromas are very sweet and malty with tons of caramel and toffee. Some cherry. The whiskey is there and blends well with everything else. The flavors are very rich. Tons of malty goodness. Tons of caramel and toffee along with some cocoa notes. More cherries. The whiskey is very present, but balanced. Some vanilla and oak in the mix. The rye is very present, especially in the finish. It finishes spicy with the rye along with some black pepper. It also finishes warm, but it's really not boozy at all. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed and it's dangerously drinkable. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's full-bodied with active carbonation. It's slick and smooth. This makes for a great sipper.

This is a very nice brew. Boulevard really does some good stuff with barrels, and this is no exception. Even though I personally like their BBQ and Imperial Stout more, this is still great. The rye does its thing. Well crafted and very enjoyable. It's probably better than my "numerical score" might indicate.

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Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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