Sour In The Rye - The Bruery
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Reviews by ehammond1:
4.63/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
The Bruery Provisions
(Aged for 1 year)
Darker than anticipated, even after having this beer a number of times. I simply don't remember it being this dark: a hazed dark amber and an off-white head of creamy foam. Leaves the glass very messy with irregular spiderwebs of lace. A gorgeous American rye sour ale. I can't mark this down for anything.
Sharply sour aroma, definite citrus, some white pepper, and a bit of a rye spice, though I probably wouldn't name rye without the obvious steering. There's just a touch of funk and some white fruit elements in the aroma. Wonderful. As the beer warms, a very nice vanilla character emerges. Surprisingly delightful.
Very sour, lots of complementary fruit flvaors (citrus, pear, and juicy green grapes), some white pepper, and vanilla combine exceptionally well.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
I always held off on reviewing this one because I didn't actually believe it was as good as I thought it was. I wanted to sit down with a full glass of this beer and really contemplate it before giving it such high marks. A year after release, I'm finally doing just that, and this beer is exceptional. It's one of my favorite American sours. I suppose if I had to find a flaw, I'd want more funk, but the flavors that are here are just too extraordinary to worry about complaining about anything.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2013 04:20:24 | More by ehammond1
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4.18/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Awesome offering from the Bruery- pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with no head,retention. Nice color.
Smells lovely- tart and spicy. Definitely some funk, a little grapefruit, a little bready/rye.
Tastes very strong nice- acutely tart and spicy from the rye. They clearly used a lot of it in the mash. Some sweetness in the mix as well- a little like banana bread but that's in the background.
Mouthfeel is nice- medium body with moderate carbonation. Killer sour beer, especially if you're like me and love rye.
Serving type: on-tap
04-17-2014 16:52:06 | More by Hopdaemon39
Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,375 ratings.