Rye-on-Rye | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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%
 
 
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274
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517
For Trade:
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4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful dark caramel color. Thick, three finger head on the pour. Recedes to soft layer of foam that maintains throughout the drink. Sudsy like lacing.

Spicy rye and herb aroma. Sweet dark fruit. Mellow oak and almonds.

Sweet dark fruits: figs, dates and raisins dominate the flavor overall. Hint of rye. Smooth oak mellow out the brew and compliments the fruit flavor. Hint of almonds and wheat toast. Well hidden alcohol. Great balance. Mellows further as it warms.

Dense full body. Rich, creamy texture. Well carbonated.

Best rye beer I've had. Superb!

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3.67/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This bottle was fresh but the rye scent was all too soft with a more barley grain tone. The rye then became very tangy on the tongue with hints of grain and a strong bourbon alcohol taste. This did not take on the complexity I expected nor the overly overt flavors that it claimed, but it was still a good drink.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Night cap after dinner in a tulip.

A: Brown/amber with slight head. In contrast to the pours from the cork and cage, there was only a little head here from the keg.

S: Lots of sweet vanilla/toffee with rye whiskey that gets much more obvious deeper into the glass with warming.

T: Rye everywhere and the barrel is there but not overwhelming. Sweet with figs/raisins/dates with a hint spiciness on the finish. The whiskey flavor just gets better and better as it gets warm.

M: Good carbonation and not sticky. Surprised it was 12%

O: Big. Glad I had the 12oz pour as a big bottle would need 3-4 to enjoy. Great fireplace sipper.

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4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Once again: full disclosure that I love huge beers, Boulevard and anything rye so I am biased. On vacation and this is day 5 of big beer, good food, happy kids and a warm wife. The snow is deep and after a good day riding, we are watching the Olympics

Vintage 2014, so she a bit young

A- tawny copper , tiny head with persistent lacing

S- orange, malt, solvent spirits

T- Unfortunately the alcohol hits first, followed by a puckering dryness that is not hops. Lots of rye. Hints of orangey brown sugar

M- perfect body, but the feeling of alcohol lingers, like I just gargled with a medicinal product

IMHO it's got a long way to go before it matures. I was hoping to be blown away, but I think it needs a bit of time. The fundamentals are great. I actually now plan on buying 2 more, but it will be 2 years until I revisit. Not guessing, but I anticipate this giant will blossom into wider realms of flavor. With this amount of barrel/rye whiskey at the outset, fading will Not be an issue.

For more moderate suggestion of Rye Beer: Southern Tier 2x Rye is awesome right away. Red' s Rye by Founders was once my " if I could only drink one beer forever" choice

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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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