Sour In The Rye - The Bruery
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Reviews by Treb0R:
3.79/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I did not enjoy this one as much as the Russian River and Cascade Brewing sours. The Bruery's Sour in the Rye lacked complexity, despite the enticing allure of promising complexity written on the bottle.
Served in an Ommegang Chalice, the color was a hazy burnt orange with very little head and lots of yeast sediment despite a careful pour.
Very low discernable smells of oak, vinegar, and fruit on the nose. It is mostly a muddled malty sourness.
Taste was decent. It has a funky sourness. It has that signature sour punch, but it's kind of one note. I didn't get much of the rye character. I am normally not a fan of sweetness, but this beer can afford to have some more caramel malts and head retention malts for further development of cohesive flavor and a nicer head.
Mouthfeel was nice and moderate to full. Carbonation was not over the top.
Overall, I want more complexity and a tad more sweetness to tame some of the sour. It should still be a prevalently sour beer, but this is bordering on severe heartburn/acid reflux.
The price of $19.99 is also way too high to pay for a beer of this quality. It has to be a solid 5.0 for that price. Cantillon is deserving of it; The Bruery is not.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2013 17:19:19 | More by Treb0R
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4.33/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottled on November 1st, 2013 - Served at 45 degrees F in Bruery tulip glass.
A - Cloudy red/orange body with ~1.5" off white head.
S - Very sour, cherries, white wine
T - Tart cherries, grapes, slight oak & rye - sweet finish.
M - Champagne bubbles - lots of tingle
O - Good sour, but not my favorite from the Bruery. I think I should have kept this in the cellar a bit longer to let the tartness mellow and the other flavors develop. Prost!
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 20:51:57 | More by Bowers-Brew
Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,721 ratings.