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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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95
world-class

1,783 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,783
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 240
Gots: 510 | FT: 60
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-09-2009)
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle to ommegang flute wine glass

A:burnt orange colored with hints of amber in there too. There is lots of bubbles but almost no head or lacing. It is a little bit cloudy but basically transparent.

S: surprisingly there isn't much funk in here but on the other hand the rye comes out here in a spicy way but not a powerfully one. There are fruity notes in there too and faint hints of oak.

T:upfront it is pretty sour in a few ways: it has a nice tart acidity too it but not overwhelming, it also has a sweeter more fruity sour taste and the two blend together very well. Outside of the sour flavor there is some fruity juiciness and some spicy rye notes along with some oak flavor in the finish that balance the beer out while letting the sour flavor be the show case.

M: the feel is smooth and despite being really sour not overwhelmingly puckering so it is easy to drink. The sour flavor does stick to your mouth throughout the finish. It is also juicy in the feel that adds to its drinkability which is impressive considering its high abv and power flavors.

O: this probably the second most sour beer I have ever had (behind motherfunker) but that is a good thing. It is also extremely easy to drink as it has a sweetness to balance the sour to make it like candy and rye to make those flavors all balance out plus the feel adds to it. Overall I'm very impressed and highly recommend despite the high price tag in some markets

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 23:33:23 | More by Pinknuggets
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Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,783 ratings.