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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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95
world-class

1,718 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,718
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 233
Gots: 498 | FT: 56
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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Reviews by smakawhat:
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A real nice muted peach orange, with some hints of red. Fairly opaque. Head forms with a faint light brown cream color, and leaves a simple good puck, and a pretty big bubbled collar around the edges. There's lots of carbonation and it rises all over some fast and small, with lots of occasional large cola bubbles pinhead and white in size also. Very nice looking.

A real nice smelling brew, hits with a good solid funk and sense of fruit peach. Nice wild heat to this and even a sense of caramel sweetness hiding in the back. Biscuity fruitcake quality to this also, very sweet bakery dough. Real nice.

Palate hints with lots of acid. Quick rushing orange and peach sour fruit, with a classic peppery finish. Strangely for oak aging quite wet bodied, Strangely for oak aging quite wet bodied, but does manage to capture the flavors nicely. There is a bit of wet tannic aftertaste in the mid palate though while drinking.

Overall It's not particularly complex brew, but a solid fruit bodied "sour" beer. I wish I could say more about it, but unfortunately that's about all there is.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 22:48:30 | More by smakawhat
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Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,718 ratings.