RYE-ON-RYE ( Boulevard Brewing Company)
As should be obvious by now, we like beer. However, there comes a time when you want a little some special. Something that gives you flavors beyond your wildest dreams, or a buzz that leaves you reeling the next day. Who are we to judge? There are an endless amount of choices to fulfill this desire. Do you want the sweet tang of tequila, the bold spices of rum, or the simplicity of vodka? For us, there is little that beats the sweet, earthy flavor of a good whiskey. Goes down smooth, and only the coolest people drink it in movies and TV. Which brings us to today’s entry. We present to you:
Rye-on-Rye *Special Limited Release Ale*
by Boulevard Brewing Company
(33% ale, 67% ale aged in rye whiskey barrels)
Whoa. This 9.4 oz bottle packs quite a punch. As you can see, it has nice dark, brown ale color, and the head (foamy stuff on top) isn’t too shabby either.
Lets get into the important part, the taste. We are going to break it down by giving our opinions separately.
Jen: The first thing you notice about this beer when drinking it is how smooth it goes down. It really does kind of slide over your tongue. The first taste is that of a strong, dark ale. The malt flavor is good, and it doesn’t have that overly hoppy taste. Immediately after that comes the whiskey. There really is a strong whiskey taste. It’s not a beer I would drink often though. I honestly didn’t think it would go well together, but the flavor makes me like it. It demands it be enjoyed, and I’m okay with that.
James: I really want to focus on the whiskey flavor. I enjoy the ale quite a bit, but this whiskey flavor isn’t your Jack Daniels flavor. It’s good, strong, and sweet, but it highlights the ale flavor instead of overpowering it. It is very rich. As a dark beer and whiskey enthusiast, I strongly recommend you try it. Not for the weak of livers.
So overall opinion, It’s a good, solid ale; It’s not an everyday ale. This is a beer you sit down and sip like whiskey, and best room temperature, from a glass. We are not quite sure how “limited” this limited addition is though, so if you want to give it a shot, you might want to go ahead and pick one up. Cheers!