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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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96
world-class

2,136 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,136
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 303
Gots: 566 | FT: 62
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-09-2009

We brewed this ale with around 40% rye as a base malt and let our sour yeast and bacteria eat away at it in oak barrels for over a year creating a sour ale with a complex character of rye spice, oak and a subtle funk.
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Ratings: 2,136 | Reviews: 255 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SierraFlight
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Bruery poured into taster. Appearance is cloudy golden-orange with a thin white head that leaves spots on the drink down. Aroma is sour grapes, white wine vinegar, cherries, funky, tart, oaky and spicy as well thanks to the barrels and rye. Lots going on. Taste delivers on the sourness from the nose, with a forceful blast of initial tartness - citrus, cherry, grape - followed by a mellow vanilla sweetness, rye spice on the swallow, and a touch of oak bitterness in the finish. Medium body, a little creamy, moderate carbonation, long puckering dry finish.

Photo of jfstilling
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JPond4
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was phenomenal. I was fortunate enough to get a bottle last night, and wasn't sure what to expect, but it was amazing. Do yourself a favor, and if you see it pick up a bottle.

Photo of 721lance
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had at brewery the bruery...awesome sour. Perfect expensive tasting round though. But worth it

Photo of kiki3drt292
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of benzalman
4.91/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheBeerWhisperers
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of durlta
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ajlvt
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buck_Jones
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopmodium
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chart813
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OldCrustacean79
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of metsfan1
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JordanAlster
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JavaNoire
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kyrojack
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mongrel
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Superbohl4
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benesi88
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leroybrown10
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright orange with mild haze. Short white head which bubbles away quickly. No lacing at all.

Intense sour aroma. Smells of sour citrus, oak and mild vinegar.

Pleasantly tart flavors which are less intense than the aroma suggests. More sour citrus, especially lemon, as well as some tart blackberry and dark cherry. Some mild spice of pepper, coriander, and lemongrass. Barrel notes come through at the end with some oaky tannins, leather, and vanilla. Everything blends together nicely.

Tart, medium bodied mouth feel. Pleasant, crisp carbonation leaves an effervescent feeling on the tongue. Sourness causes a slight pucker.

This is an complex beer which balances and blends a variety of different elements into a excellent whole. Sourness is noticeable but not intense like say a Love Child. I suspect that cellaring this for a few years would deepen the sour flavors.

Photo of jzeilinger
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 2,136 ratings.