Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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Ratings: 2,248
Reviews: 277
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.05%
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Gots: 627 | FT: 68
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-09-2009

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.
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap for Churchill's Renaissance at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a murky dark gold with a beige head that fades to nothing. Thin streaks of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is all kinds of funky, sour, and tart with a nice fruity presence as well. Taste is outstanding and is a perfect translation of the smell made better. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is an excellent sour that is just super tasty and super easy to drink.

Photo of GRG1313
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brown-carmel color with orange tones.

Great mouthfeel with big bold flavors, body and mouthfeel.

Carmel, cherry, brown sugar, tart cooked citrus and wine vinegar. A big cocoa tart character that rocks. I don't know how you pull off a big "cocoa" sour but it works, with that big cherry undertone. Big rye character comes through in all respects.

Nice pucker factor and an over all wonderful drink.

Patrick, Tyler et al continue to produce some of the tastiest stuff around.

Photo of metter98
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear amber orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sourness and oak are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some faint hints of cherries and spices towards the finish.
M: It feels a little more than light-bodied and rather tart on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is quite easy to drink for a sour beer but is pleasant to sip.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Bruery in August 2009.

Pours a nice, light moderate orange color with a good head. The nose brings forward orange, cherry, rye, and a good dose of sourness. A bit vinous. The taste is mildly fruity with a bit of spice and some good sour notes.

Moderate body with a really nice amount of sourness. Overall, this drinks quite well and I was really thrilled to be able to try this. This trip was some of my first exposure to The Bruery's beers and I'm glad that they have nice experimental brews like this on.

Photo of brentk56
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a cloudy apricot color with a nice head that fritters away, leaving a few splotchy lace patterns

Smell: Acetic lemon tartness, with an oaky aspect; stone fruit elements underneath

Taste: Aggressively tart, at the outset, with acetic lemon flavors scalding the tastebuds; in the middle, stone fruit flavors (peach and apricot) and a hint of vanilla round out the profile somewhat, with the oak adding some wood in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; somewhat creamy (the result of the rye) and very puckery

Overall: I would like to see something more in the middle with this beer to balance out the acetic tartness but I suspect many sour lovers would disagree as it certainly hit the hot buttons for a tongue assault

Photo of BEERchitect
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very few beers strike the palate with the perfect complement of sour, earth, fruit and spice. But its good news that one such beer is made in California and I'm fortunate enough to taste a sip from now and then.

Its turbulent pour leads to a quick separation of hazt golden-orange beer to anchor and a frothy and airy eggshell-white foam.Its retention is strong as is its intricate lacing patterns.

Piercing sharpness reaches the nose with lime, white wine vinegar, sour grapes and crab apples. As its mere scent locks up the jowls, other musty wood, cork, sweaty, cellar and sea air scents waft about to deliver savory and earhty impressions heading into taste.

Its raw earthiness is spicy and rustic as the rye grains complement a dry, lighlty toasted crouton taste, but with all that acidity building above. Just into the taste, the lime, apple skin and sour grape flavor takes hold and easily topples its early malt complement. Quickly developing into dries lemons, limes, apple and spiced pear, its the sourness of apple cider vinegar and light must that stems from the clean lactic sourness that finishes its taste.

Only a whisper of attic wood and lime extend, even though the ale starts out light and obviously acidic. As the malt support fades, the ale prances on with wine-like balances and textures, until a quick finish is mineral-rich and with earthen spice.

The taste of rye and sour is a challenging attempt as both types are highly polarizing and not widespread just yet. But its added complexity is undeniable taste that's salty, briney and deeply earthen.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this one is really really sour, and I like it a lot. the pour is cloudy and orange, looking more like funky soda than beer, with its huge bubbles rushing to the surface and fizzy white head. the nose is pungently sour, holy cow! wow, I don't smell hardly any rye malt, or really anything much but lacto acidic sourness and tangerines, a funny combo for a beer I expected to be far more woody. the taste is also sour all the way through, but there is a dab of rye spice right in the middle, which makes for a unique sensation in the mouth. my roommate jeff described it as a mega sour warhead candy, which isnt that far off. there is also a ton of fruit to the finish of this, not sweet at all, but almost like if sour patch kids were made from real fruit like cranberries and oranges. tart and sour at the same time, not as bretty or oaky as it might have been, but the sour lingers on long after the beer is swallowed. this one came across a little sloppy to me compared to say the white oak or the smoking wood, which to me are calculated masterfully. this is a bit more hodgepodged, but it ends up being a pretty tasty final product. dry in feel, medium in body, excessively carbonated. all up this is something very unconventional, and if you like sours give it a shot. price point is brutal though, being over 20 bucks.

Photo of Knapp85
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a hazy amber color with a thin white head on top. The retention and lacing fade completely. The smell of the beer has a heavy amount of funk and tart fruity aromas. The taste is very big, lots of sour fruity flavors followed up with a malty rye finish. The mouthfeel is slightly creamy and dry, nicely carbonated. Smooth and drinkable. Overall this beer is very good. There is a light medicinal taste I'm getting the more it sits on my tongue, regardless still worthy of trying.

Photo of largadeer
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a couple glasses at the 2011 reserve society initiation celebration. 8.7% ABV.

Murky orange-amber, nearly opaque. The head fizzles away quickly. Interesting, complex nose. Rye is evident, lending a dry earthy note, but there's a more dominant fruity, vinous sourness that's both acetic and lactic. The palate shows a nice blend of cheesy lactic acidity, fruity acetic acid, earthy rye and oak. Balanced, but somewhat thin for nearly 9% ABV. Quite good overall, the rye contrasts nicely with the bugs and funk.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

big golden amber color and a huge head of white that reached a height of nearly three inches before settling down and coating the entire inside of the glass with sticky white lacing and a thick covering of white that remained on top all the way through. Got much cloudier the further into the bottle you went.

Aroma is loaded with fruit, pears are dominant, as much as you would say blueberries are in blabaer, this has the most pronounced pear aroma and flavor I have ever come across. Light tartness builds as it comes up to room temperature giving you that horse funk you are looking for but keeping it light with tons of light grain and bready notes back building the pear and now light sour apple. Each sip seems to get even more complex then the one before. Rich pear and apple flavors, light sour notes, hints of grass and liht bready malts, complex as hell. Perfect carbonation, light, bubbly, full enough to coat the tonue, perfectly done with the abv so well hidden I thought it was 8 percent.

Photo of biboergosum
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, the final veritable Yankee (in an overall sense, don't put that Civil War era shit on me!) offering for me tonight, in deference to the celebrations going on south of the border today and tonight.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium rusty brick amber colour, with two fingers of tightly foamy, wanly creamy dirty white head, which leaves a few instances of pencil-drawn mountain range lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of sour, tart, indistinct orchard fruit - maybe cherry, maybe some apricot - but it's all really just basic acetic acid to me, baby, with a mildly funky, kind of cheesy yeastiness, bready pale grainy malt, and battered leafy hoppiness straining to be seen and heard (or I guess, olfactorily relevant). The taste is a big ol' smack upside the palate - pungently sour, acidic 'fruit' esters, acetic acid overload, with some emerging cherry fruitiness (the kind with an actual sugar component, though still quite understated at that), some relatively mild lactic funk, a grainy maltiness that strains hard to show off the inherent spice rye character, and equally burdened leafy, grassy hops.

The carbonation is mildly peppy, nothing really worthy, heft-wise, of challenging that acerbic attack on the tongue, the body medium-light in weight, and not really all that smooth - see everything written here thus far for a clue. It finishes pretty dry, the emasculated fruity tartness, and (possibly) lingering hops really holding it over any malty aspirations.

If there is to be a new world challenger to the throne of Cantillon, then this may be it. It's a little too bad that they had to throw in a rye component here, because it sadly goes unloved, seeing as it doesn't prick the tongue as harshly as the yeast and acid so capably do. Once acclimated, a caveat hardly used this side of the pond, this is generally palatable, but methinks for the wrong reasons, at least a tad, I suppose.

Photo of emerge077
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy tawny brownish orange color, compact head of off white foam leaves behind some spotty lace in the glass. Trails of tiny carbonation feeding into the head around the sides, decent retention.

Sharp acidic aroma, sour fruit, namely grapes.

Lots of tannic grapeskin in the taste, bracing acidity that gets the salivary glands into overdrive. Fruity and sour with some acetic acid and malt character in the middle. Dry and puckering, medium bodied with balance carbonation. Overall nice to try, though not overly complex, it fills the sour fix.

Photo of womencantsail
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at The Bruery on Friday and again today at Blue Palms.

A: Very cloudy brownish-pink-orange color with a very small white head.

S: Excellent tartness, some funk, grapes and some sugar are the predominant aromas I'm getting. Maybe some sour cherries in there too.

T: First sensation I picked up on was the tartness (this beer has a lot of it). Grapes are the primary fruit characteristic with the sour cherries making an appearance and the rye adds a nice bit of spice and complexity.

M: Medium body with a very nice level of carbonation.

D: As with most sours, great drinkability. I'm glad to have been able to try this out a few times.

Photo of TMoney2591
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter at Firkin.

Didn't think I was gonna get such an easy second chance with this beer, much less on tap, but here we are. It pours a hazy amber topped by a couple fingers of cream foam. The nose comprises soft cheese, tart berries, light wine grapes, and a bit of biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, with a strong semi-lactic sourness pervading quite nicely. It's strong, but you get to keep some of your enamel if you do things right. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a very nice sour, though I'm unsure whether or not the coriander ahd much impact, if any. Just sayin'. Good times, though.

Photo of Kegatron
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the Stone Brewing Bistro & World Gardens on 11/11/09 during their "Meet the Brewer" night with Patrick Rue. Served in a Bruery tulip glass.

Pours a hazy rose color, with a 1/2 finger of brite-white creamy head. The retention on this stays rich looking, leaving a strong cascade of spotty lace in its wake. The aroma starts with a nice firm blast of fruity tartness (there is a definite sour vinegar edge going on here) before segueing into a the spicy breadiness of the rye, which really shores up the back portion of this. The flavors here are wrapped up in an almost vinous smelling covering of grapes and barrel. The tartness and spice really play off each other nicely here, both bringing their own style of sharpness to the nose.

The taste is equal parts tart and sour, with much more acidic character this go around, along with a good bit of grapes and oak giving this an overall vinous feel in the mouth. None of this feels overdone or overbearing, with more sweetness pulling up the rear from that delicous spicy and toasted bread feel of the rye. This leaves a deep tang in the finish, along with a good bit of sticky spice. The mouthfeel is medium-fuller bodied, with an EXREMELY slick and (not surprising) vinous texture, which gives this a tremendous slippery feel. I mean this literally just slides down the throat, which really helps ease the overall sharpness of the profile.

Well this certainly brought the goods, with a hearty even mix of tart/sour/spice/bread notes and a well done barrel character that pulled it all together. Great stuff as usual from The Bruery.

Photo of jlindros
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Shared with Rudzud as usual.

Big creamy fizzy 1 finger head fades semi quickly but keeps getting fed by streaming bubbles, some lacing, weird looking murky grayish brownish orange red colored thing. Color is ugly but the streaming bubbles are nice.

Nose starts with tart fruit and plenty of it, some wild funk like Brett, light sweet candy gummy like some fruit maybe peach like, light bready malt thing from the funk, faint spiciness from the rye, faint dusty wood barrel and touch vanilla, a juicy fleshy strawberry banana fruit like, little sweet reddish malt and candy.

Taste starts quite sour, very sour, long tart fruit and straight lambic like sour, nice tart fruit with hints if strawberry and stone fruit, a tannic strawberry seed maybe stem, and faint light peach like fruit, juicy. Then funk, just a bit of Brett funk and bready malt. Some light sweet candy reddish malts, very light spicy fruity rye. Plenty acidic with tart acetic acid, most likely Brett lambicus, and faint touch of dusty wood barrel. Finish is drier but very sticky flemmy and sour, more tart fruit, little lambic like, acidic bite, touch bready yeast, more peach and strawberry like sour fruit, some vanilla coming through quite late.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, quite sour and tart, decent fluffy carb.

Overall very nice, very little rye, but great lambic like sour fruit and tartness, good funk overall, juicy fruit, light barrel notes, very tasty.

Photo of Slatetank
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this on tap at John J Jeffries in lancaster served chilled in a tulip.

The color is peachy with lots of haze and thin white cream cap with fine bead. The smell is very tropical with lactic sour odor and light citrus zest with nice amount of wild yeast esters. The feel is extremely sour almost enamel degrading with a mild sweet accent and medium carbonation with subtle spice and dry finish.

The taste is very lactic acid infused with a saliva starting taste up front with some lemon and greek yogurt like tangy flavors with a slight citurs juiciness and mild grain tinge in the back with interesting spice quality and dry finish. Overall this is a super sour wild beer which is not for the timid - it is pretty easy to drink considering how sour it is though.

Photo of mactrail
3.1/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I tasted several sours recently since Local Habit had quite a few on tap for several days. This was my least favorite out of the bunch, but I'm apparently in the minority on this one.

Nearly clear amber in the glass with some decent foam to start. Smells of bread, rubber, and old socks. Quite sour from the first sip. A wee hint of fruity, malty sweetness that is soon overtaken by the vinegar. this one sets my teeth on edge.

An interesting ghost flavor of the malt brew this used to be, before the bacteria were turned loose. Just plain sour, but it has a lingering grainy and faintly hoppy taste. Not much for drinkability.

Photo of kojevergas
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle acquired for $21.00 at my local SoCal beer store. 7.8% ABV confirmed. 750ml brown glass bottle with standard unbranded gold pressure cap served into a Mitchell's of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; I usually like the sours that The Bruery makes.

Served cold, straight from the fridge per the label's instructions (45 F). Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger beige-light khaki colour head of nice cream, good thickness, and good (~4-5+ minute) retention. Light even lacing as the head recedes. Body colour is a vibrant glowing yellow-orange. Nontransparent. Translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Generally appealing for what I assume is essentially a sour blonde. No overt flaws are noticeable. It's appealing; I'm excited to try it.

Sm: Spicy rye. Pale malts. Bright fruit esters - maybe peach? Lemon/orange citrus acidity. Light lacto yeast notes provide most of the sourness. A bit of white grapeskin. Some green apple and apricot. I struggle to find any oak or wood notes. A nicely subtle, inviting aroma of moderate strength. No alcohol is detectable.

T: Lacto sourness fills it out nicely. Pale malts and rye malt comprise the body, with a subtle hint of spice. Lovely fruity notes, including apricot, white grapeskin, green sour apple, and lemon. Love the acidity. A bit of oak on the finish, but it's largely uninteresting. A bit of crystal malt. Lovely balance and build, but it doesn't bring a whole lot of complexity to the table. It's nicely subtle, however. I'm really enjoying it. Some bready grains enter in the late second act; I didn't notice this initially but picked it up when it warmed. It truly is a better beer cold. Not pucker-worthy, but sour enough to repel newcomers. It's all lacto - and that's fine by me. The rye doesn't seem to add much by itself, a bit of spice and some ragged malts but little else. All around a tasty if shallow brew with an impressive balance. Very good stuff.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with a near perfect body. Nicely soft. Lovely acidity. Carbonation is ideal. Complements the flavour profile very well; I'm impressed. Doesn't get in the way. Luscious and approachable, easing the drinking experience. Great plump presence on the palate.

Dr: Quite drinkable, especially for the high ABV. I really love this stuff, but it's not without its flaws. Another solid albeit overpriced sour from The Bruery. I'd try it at a better price on draught, but it's a bit steep as is. Still, this is quality stuff and I love the experimentation with rye. Really well done.

Serve cold; this falls off as it warms.

B+

Photo of MasterSki
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Mike (AgentZero) I think? Served in a Hill Farmstead tulip glass.

A - Minimal carbonation. Thin-late rising wisp of bubbles that linger on top. Opaque, dark brown-red body. Not much of a looker here.

S - Lactic sourness, vanilla, oak, vinous and acetic notes, a bit of spicy rye malt. Very tart with sharp nostril-singing acetobacter.

T - Quite sour - largely vinegar. There's not a ton else here - perhaps a hint of oak and vinous character. It's nice enough I guess, but is lacking in depth.

M - Medium body, very low carbonation, finishes dry and oaky. Caused stomach distress almost immediately. No apparent alcohol.

D - I like the smell and taste, but the lack of bubbles and intense vinegar sourness makes the 750ml serving size seem daunting - I'm not sure how Jason drank one of these on his own. On the plus side, the alcohol content is surprising and well-disguised. I wouldn't mind having this again, but I don't think it's something I'd cellar as I can only foresee it getting more acetic and less complex.

Sounds like having this on-tap remedies some of the issues I had with this one. Would like to try a glass at the Bruery some day.

Photo of mdfb79
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to drabmuh for sharing this one; thanks Matt! Poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a murky brown-yellow color with an inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour dark fruits, oak, lactic notes, and brett. Pretty funky and fruity; very enjoyable.

t - Taste is sour fruits, vinegar, oak, rye, lactic notes, and some brett. Pretty nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall a pretty nice sour from The Bruery. Nose is pretty sour and funky and lots of brett in both the smell and taste.

Photo of drabmuh
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by me, served in a Bruery tulip at a recent tasting, pretty good.

Beer is brownish with a diffuse head, some lacing, white bubbles, carbonation moderate. Looks fine. Mild haze.

Aroma is acetic and lactic, tart with a mild spiciness to it.

The rye is a cool choice for this beer. It is interesting and very nice. Bright, mild acetic sourness, lots of woody Brettanomyces character in there. Really nice sour / funky beer from the Bruery.

Photo of superspak
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2013. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big sour cherry, green apple, pear, clove, pepper, oak, vinegar, hay, straw, funk, red wine, leather, bread, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with great complexity and balance of tart fruity/spicy/funky lacto with wine barrel notes; and great strength. Taste of big sour cherry, green apple, pear, clove, pepper, oak, hay, straw, vinegar, red wine, leather, bread, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of fruity sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, green apple, pear, clove, pepper, oak, vinegar, hay, straw, red wine, leather, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of sour fruity/funky lacto, wine barrel, and malt flavors; with a great malt/acidity balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a crisp, smooth, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an insane wild ale! All around fantastic complexity and balance of sour fruity/funky lacto with balanced malt and wine barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the balanced acidity. An amazing offering.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear toffee to amber in color with some light to moderate amounts of gentle carbonation and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall off-white head that quickly reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of sourness/tartness with some lighter notes of oak, apricot, and sour cherry.

T: The primary flavor I get from this beer is the tartness/sourness which is moderate to strong in strength. There is a great amount of lacto-sour flavors with some moderate notes of oak and just a hint of vanilla. There are also some hints of white grape, apricot, and sour cherry. Delicious .

M: Just heavier than light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Heavy amounts of acidic prickliness. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: This one definitely makes you pucker up a little bit from the tartness/sourness but yet this remains one of the most drinkable sour beers I have had - and I am a fan of sour beers. There is a great complexity of the flavors in the sourness. I found this one real easy to drink but I needed to sip it.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes.

A: Poured a hazy orange with a small off-white head on top. Minimal head retention, leaving a small cap on top. Small wisps of lacing.

S: Nice tartness, some vinegar and light fruit. The rye comes through in the middle a little bit, but it is sort of drowned out by the tart aroma. Some lemon and a little bit of cherry.

T: The flavor profile is similar to the aroma with a touch more of the rye coming through. nice, strong lemon flavor and a little bit of oak.

M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation with a nice level of sourness.

O: Another solid wild ale from the Bruery.

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