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:
#1,051
Reviews:
440
Ratings:
1,799
pDev:
10.19%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,799 |  Reviews: 440
Photo of Curt3
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cherry-caramel color with a small yellowish head of 1/2 finger.

Aroma is definitely barrel aged Boulevard beer. Nice aromas of dry whiskey and cherry, hot caramel, slight smoke, slight plum.

Flavor is lots of whiskey, lots and lots of it. Slight cherry and caramel behind it, oak, smoke. These flavors definitely need time to meld together. Would do well with 2-3 years age.

Feel is hot, medium-thin, very carbonated.

Overall, I have a feeling this beer would do well after a few years of age. The flavors will have time to mesh and create a synergy. This is a very dry beer, a very rye beer, a very high (abv) beer!

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Photo of Bammer21
3.15/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EMH73
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear rust color with a thin, poorly retained tan head that left little lacing. Smells and tastes of rye bread, oak, whiskey, molasses and a hint of spices. Light to medium bodied, light carbonation, slightly dry finish, smooth mouth feel.

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Photo of hman43
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: It pours amber with some orange hues. The head is a very light brown. Head retention is low.

Smell: The first aroma impression is that of high levels of rye and rye whiskey. There are also aromas of cherries and low bread in the background. There are very low hints of other dark fruits that are distinguishable.

Taste: The flavors are high in rye with a good dose of whiskey and alcohol. There are cherries that are in the background with maybe a small hint of blackberries. There is also a bit of spice.

Feel: It has a full body with smooth alcohol warming. It is moderately bitter with a hint of sweetness in the finish.

Overall, this beer is excellent especially if you love rye.

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Photo of Tony210
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful dark copper with Boulevard's signature micro foam head and lacing. Lots of caramel, toffee, brown sugar; alcohol is very prominent. Rich and chewy, very boozy, lots of malty caramel, burnt sugar, English toffee, bourbon barrel. Medium to full bodied, syrupy, carbonation is perfect. Overall this is a nice BA imperial rye ale that I have drank a few times and finally reviewed. The only reason I would buy this again is that it is finally bottled in a more manageable format: 12 oz bottle. I look forward to aging a few and opening them in a few years.

3/10/18
12 oz bottle, 2018 release, Best Buy date: Dec 2019
4 rating

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Photo of sunsjammer
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottled on 12-07-17

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Photo of meatyard
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of omparker
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pbarg
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nwhittin
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an only slightly hazy beautiful reddish brown with a tan head that recedes quickly and leaves minimal lacing. The aroma is rye and oak with a touch of grapes(?). The flavor is sweet rye bread with caramel and vanilla. The feel is thin and lightly carbonated. Overall a nice beer that may need a little time as it has a little heat from the barrel.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 FL OZ bottle
Served in a snifter

It is a hazy, rust colored beverage with blood orange highlights. It is topped with an inch of tan head that leaves a few spots of lacing.

The smell is spicy rye and oak.

The taste has rye notes with some sweetness at first. I get a little oak character with a semi dry finish.

Medium mouthfeel

It is a smooth beer for 12%. The flavor is not as complex as I'd hoped. It's good. It's just not great. I much preferred Rye-on-Rye-on-Rye.

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Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.74/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste: smooth smoked rye, woody, slight whiskey booze bite. Wood barrel nose. Brown hue, slight opaque, tan head with rings of lace. Medium/full body. I had the 2018 Vintage and it sneaks up on you. 33 IBUs

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Photo of chrismattlin
3.87/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattSn
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Another fairly priced ass-kicker from Boulevard. A hint sweet and full flavored. I really like sipping on this while enjoying a cheese plate

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

Rye beers are never exactly what I'm expecting - they're so grainy and rich, and often slick and syrupy, like cough medicine. Aesthetically, I don't want to like them. Also, the barrel-aged variety can have such a strong alcohol aroma to it - not my favorite.

But damnit, I like this beer. It's so sweet and sticky, and it goes down quite smoothly. But then I realize that it's 12% and it has that alcohol warmth all the way down - exactly what I like in a rye whisky. No head and not much carbonation to speak of - but this stuff is pretty solid. I think I'll take Boulevard's Whiskey Barrel Stout generally, but this will be nice when I can find it.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Picked up a 16 oz Mason Jar from the Craft Beer Quick Stop on 2/10/18 for $6.50.

Beer was aggressively poured, was a murky brown with a small off white head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is rye whiskey forward, very nice.

Taste is rye whiskey forward over a strong somewhat fruity ale. With a decent hopping, and the barrel, the sweetness is well neutralized.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly smooth.

Overall a solid brew that i am glad to have found on tap!

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Photo of travelguy
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 1,799 ratings