Sour In The Rye - The Bruery
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Reviews by ehammond1:
4.63/5 rDev +7.9%
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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4.13/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A natural orange juice color meets the eye with a tinge of peach. The head was foamy and tight.
The nose is tart, sour and a bit acidic with cherry and lemon juice like aromas.
Tempered sour fruit first meets the palate with citrus acidity. Oranges, lemons and a grapefruit juice flavor hold through as it finishes with oak, cream and cider.
The feel is not too tart, no pucker factor at all, with smooth thickness and drinkability.
The barrel must really even this sour out, as its not too tart, but the flavors were easily preserved.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 15:15:02 | More by KYGunner
Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
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