Sour In The Rye - The Bruery
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Reviews by dwren89:
4.61/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: orangey amber with thin off white head and cloudy
Aroma: sour, lactic notes and spicy rye character evident, cherry, vanilla
Taste: vanilla and oaky at first but then cherry flavor comes thru and finishes pleasantly bitter finish
Mouthfeel: thick and full but the sourness cuts the mouth feel to make it a little more drinkable
Overall: great beer! Just like how they do it in Belgium. Great cherry and sour notes that are made more complex by the oaky/vanilla notes. Spicy rye malt kicks up the flavor more than wheat does in many Belgian sours.
Serving type: on-tap
09-28-2013 13:51:54 | More by dwren89
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4.35/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A-orange amber with a nice off-white head and decent lacing
S-sour grapes, oak, lemon, grain, yeasty
T-lemon, green apple, oak, little vinous, rye grain, yeast, quite tart
F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and puckering
O-really enjoyed this sour beer, good flavors and nice puckering sourness
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 01:24:04 | More by MDDMD
4.5/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 25 oz bottle into a Bruery tulip glass. Thanks tbryan5 for hooking me up with this gem!
A- Pours a very hazy pumpkin orange body with a generous, gushing 3 finger off white head that reduces at a medium rate.. leaves spotty lacing.
S- Potent aromas of fermented apples, ripe fruit, and a distinct strong funkyness are present as soon as I cracked it open.. upon further evaluation I get sour apple, lemon juice, some vanilla, and leather.
T- The first sip packs a pretty potent punch of sourness - citric acid, sour apple, distilled vinegar, tart fruit. I get some rye on the follow through, mixed with a slight caramel-vanilla note presumably from the oak. The finish is sweet and sour, like unripe berries.
M- Medium body, medium-low carbonation. An easy drinker.
The Bruery never disappoints my cravings for a mouth-puckeringly sour beer. This isn't tart, this is downright sour but in a very good way - very complex and balanced. Highly recommendable.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 03:38:14 | More by gcamparone
District of Columbia
4.51/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
750 mL bottle purchased at Connecticut Ave. Wine & Liquors in NW D.C., "11-29-12"/Lot 55, poured into my The Bruery "Rue the Day" tulip glass and drank over 30 minutes
A: 3/3 - mahogany color, impressive clarity (able to see and read), initial 1 finger creamy white head persists through the drinking session as a 1/2 finger head, high carbonation with tight white bubbles just pouring off the bottom of the glass, moderate alcohol legs
S: 10/12 - interesting mix of rye and sour - horse blanket and other barnyard - notes; some oak and vanilla aroma shines through; no detectable hops or flaws
T: 18/20 - on first sip, there 's a funky barynard note that slaps you up front but quickly dries out as the rye starts to shine through in the middle of the mouth; on the back end, the oak barrel character pops - vanilla especially; some alcohol shines through as well; finishes super dry from the rye
M: 4/5 - very high carbonation, moderate body; some barrelish alcohols and malt fullness
T: 9/10 - ...and another winning Bruery's sour, which further solidifies their standing as the best American sour program; the rye and the funk just dance the waltz here, and can't wait to try some of the Reserve Society offshoots; like the Rueze also reviewed tonight, for $22.99 for a bottle in the greater Washington D.C. area, this is definitely worth your investment if you have the disposable income
TOTAL - 44/50
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 01:49:26 | More by MNishCT77
Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
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