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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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95
world-class

1,783 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,783
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 240
Gots: 510 | FT: 60
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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metter98

New York

4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 23:06:38 | More by metter98
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Zaximus

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-28-2013 14:36:24 | More by Zaximus
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admiralcrunch

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-27-2013 23:25:27 | More by admiralcrunch
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Googs

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-27-2013 15:07:05 | More by Googs
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TheLevi4000

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-27-2013 03:37:56 | More by TheLevi4000
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xtrastoutalex

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-27-2013 02:30:11 | More by xtrastoutalex
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Bonsai

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-26-2013 22:35:26 | More by Bonsai
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.8%

04-24-2013 23:59:12 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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MoldyPoldy

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-24-2013 19:35:36 | More by MoldyPoldy
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boot11222

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-23-2013 23:11:38 | More by boot11222
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GuzzLah

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a hazy amber with a short ephemeral head. No lace. No bubbles.

S - lacto sour, oak, apricot, bubblegum and soft rye.

T - is similar to the aroma. The rye isn't a big part of the flavor, but it adds a little spiciness to the finish.

M - light-medium body. Mouth watering sourness. Creamy carbonation. Dry finish.

O - another great sour from The Bruery. Not super complex, but quite tasty with a very pleasant aroma.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 19:01:49 | More by GuzzLah
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Braz

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.8%

04-23-2013 03:06:34 | More by Braz
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hansblitz

New Jersey

4.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

I'm a sucker for sour beers, and this may be the best one i have ever had. I am currently enjoying a 750ml bottle, but i have also had thison tap at the porter in atlanta.

Ruby/rust in color with little head.

Tart in the best way, sort of like unripe fruit. Lots of wood, vinegar, berry aftertaste.

I use this site often but rarely review beers, i love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 05:15:14 | More by hansblitz
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bertram

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

04-21-2013 22:04:36 | More by bertram
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drgonzo2k2

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-21-2013 15:01:55 | More by drgonzo2k2
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-21-2013 06:24:08 | More by schnarr84
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance. Pours a nice amber-gold with a little haze and a finger of off white head.

Smell. Sour and fruity! Strawberry and peach, some nice oaky vanilla, fresh barrel, and sweet funk. A little caramel in there too, but not getting much from the rye.

Taste. Nice and sour! Peach and cherry jump out at me, there's a little rye and caramel as well but all of this is kept in check by the big sourness and that's okay with this guy.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, maybe on the lower side, medium carbonation, also on the lower side.

Overall. A really nice sour, better than I was expecting for some reason. Probably because the rye wasn't so pronounced and there was a ton of fruit flavour.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 03:26:32 | More by Rutager
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nollie77

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-21-2013 01:57:29 | More by nollie77
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-20-2013 14:49:22 | More by sludgegnome
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mobius387

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-20-2013 13:26:47 | More by mobius387
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-20-2013 02:31:47 | More by ShemRahBoo
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BAsbill

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-19-2013 02:46:22 | More by BAsbill
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haazer

Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured into my tulip a big, condensed head with an orange hue forms. Some really huge bubbles form at the top as it starts to break down. The beer is equally as bubbly, and well filtered. The color is very pretty. I can only describe it as a mix of orange and pink.

S - Quite a strong nose here. Sour fruits, and a definite rye spice presence. I detect some cherries, and grape. Oak is there from the barrel to. Smell is wonderful.

T - The description on the bottle sums this up. Deliciously sour? check. Spicy rye? check. Hints of oak? check. The rye and oak are extremely necessary to add balance to this. The sour/tartness of this beer is right up there with RR Supplication. Theres a bit of stone fruit in the flavor also.

M - The body is light to medium with high carbonation, just as a wild ale normally is. No alcohol felt, but the sour punch this packs demands this a sipper.

O - I'm quite mad at myself. I picked this up at the Blue Dog in Chalfont, and this has been on their tap list for some time. It's probably done now. Had I known I'd of stopped every day after work and had 2 or more. One of the best sours I've had, and I will certainly be ordering this whenever and wherever I can.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 00:30:29 | More by haazer
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bb8189

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.8%

04-18-2013 03:23:30 | More by bb8189
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

04-18-2013 01:31:11 | More by TastyIsBeer
Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,783 ratings.