Boulevard Rye on Rye

This is a tasty mo’fo’.

The Boulevard Rye on Rye is part of Boulevard’s Smokestack Series. The ale is brewed with rye, and then partially aged in rye whiskey barrels, giving rise to the name, but I bet you all figured that out already. This poured a beautiful ruby color with amber highlights with a nice tannish head. The aroma was lovely, with spiciness from the rye offset by the vanilla from the barrel aging. Those aromas carried over to the flavor, along with some dark dried fruit notes, oak, dark malts and a nice boozy quality that to me tasted more like bourbon than rye whiskey. The Rye on Rye is a whopping 11% ABV, so this is a sipping beer, and a fine one at that, 8.5/10.

3 Responses to Boulevard Rye on Rye

  1. bladdamasta says:

    Not enough 11%’ers here in Oz. it’s just turned really cold. That’d be a beauty.

    • seanrude says:

      It was quite nice. It was surprisingly light bodied (which I should have noted in my review) for an 11% ABV.

      When you say “really cold” who cold are we talking?

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