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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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2,134 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,134
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 302
Gots: 567 | FT: 62
Brewed by:
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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

$18 750ml or something like that. Bottled 11/05/13. BUT I had $15 off in-store and Bruery beers were all 20% off, so I basically got this for like a buck... hm. Not bad!

Appearance: Poured slowly as recommended on the bottle and got a modest, short-lived, super effervescent head that went away after a few short moments. The laser etching in my glass has a lot of bubbles coming up from it. The color is about copper brown, and there's a very slight haze as well. Wasn't expecting a great looking beer, and this one isn't, as it has no head or lacing, but it does have a very nice color.

Smell: Mm.. that cravable funk that sour lovers enjoy. Major "barnyard" funk dancing with rye notes, some caramel malts, and some fruits -- a good amount of red apple in there. Solid depth in the aroma here. A little oaky characteristics from the aging, but really pretty mellow.

Taste/feel: Pucker up, phew. This one'll make your mouth water. Like the smell, dat funk tho. The rye isn't as there as I was expecting it to be, but it's definitely got a rye-y bit of flavor. There's a lot of sour (that comes off as vinegar-like, really), some of that oak barrel woodiness, and also that apple note as well. The feel is very good, with a moderate-to-high carbonation and moderate feel. Aftertaste is a bit of that rye with loads of sour funkiness.

This is an excellent sour ale ... surprise, surprise. Very nice feel, puckering sourness, and some good complexity. I'd like to get another bottle some time and age it for about three years and see what happens to it. My bottle was relatively "fresh" at just 11 months old.

Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 2,134 ratings.