Rye-on-Rye | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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1,717 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:
1,717
Reviews:
408
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
274
Gots:
517
For Trade:
24
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,717 |  Reviews: 408
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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Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ctb6582
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hashmads
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lightspeedplus1
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I just love this beer. (And it's cousins)
A slow sipping wonder.
When I see it in the store I buy a few because they don't stay around long.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a dark amber with a large three finger off white head. Heavy amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is vanilla, burnt sugar, figs and rye.

T - The taste is caramel malts, toffee, figs, plums,vanilla and rye barrels.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - This is a very nice beer. The blend of rye and dark fruits are almost perfect. Very drinkable and dangerous at 12% abv.

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Photo of peabody
3.67/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tibblesnbitz
4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This will be my first review seeing as this was the most recent beer I tried. I must say I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. I was sceptical at first, being that I'm not much of a rye whiskey fan. That being said as soon as I popped the cork on the bottle I knew I was going to like it. I gave it a slightly aggressive pour into a tulip style glass. The first pour was very aromatic, it poured a nice deep amber with about a finger and a half of thick yellow head. Every drink was as great as of the first. I will be buying two more bottles one to cellar and another for my father who has been my partner on my journey into beer.

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Photo of puck1225
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Cloudy golden brown with a thick fluffy beige foam head and nice lacing. Smell of sharp spice, vanilla, and whiskey. Taste of pepper, caramel, vanilla, even a bit of berries. Thick and smooth on the tongue. Great beer!

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Photo of NickSMpls
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The 2015 vintage, stored in the beer fridge for a year. A rich dark amber pour with a thick ever-last head. Aroma is malted grain, bread dough and a bit of dankness. The wonderful taste is rich, thick and slightly sweet, but not boozy despite the hefty 12% ABV. Definitely a sipping beer, enjoyed on the deck on a cool early fall MN evening. One of thebeeter of the Smokestack series from my home town of Kansas City.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoosier222002
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Icemann383
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJCouillard
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AMCimpi
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rolltide8425
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Guppy314
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a bottle, pours as a very murky deep copper with a creamy tan head. Aroma is distinctly of rye with some indistinct spice notes. Taste is all rye and malt with some caramel and slight vanilla. Good carbonation and flavors that don't fade away. very nice.

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Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 1,717 ratings.
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