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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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2,126 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,126
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 299
Gots: 555 | FT: 61
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured a burnt orange color with good carbonation yielding a dirty cap. A good amount of bubbles, some light lacing presents itself.

S: Not really funky per se but the rye really pops on this. A nice little booze sting on the nose with some acidity, wood

T: Pretty tart upfront, a nice like lacto lockjaw feel, lots of rye follows providing a unique contrast of sour and spice. The heat picks up, wood and vanilla provide yet another contrast as it becomes a little sweet for a moment.

M: Medium bodied, carbonated well for the style. Plenty of flavor and tartness.

O: Very nice.

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4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear mandarin hue with one finger head and some subtle lacing here and there,the smell is mandarins,spicy rye,slight oak,tangerine and an ever present woodiness usually only smelt in fine wines,the mouthfeel is light bodied and a touch spritzy but spot on and the tastes are mouth puckering sour with hints of tangerine,mandarin,a slight hit of spicy rye,cheddar and finished with a nice hit of oak and sour citrus and overall it's a beauty of a beer that I would definitely drink again and be nice to age to bring out more of the oak quality and this delicately tasted quite fresh cheers.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle poured into a 3 Fonteinen Wine glass

A- Pours a nice dark copper color, very clear, lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom almost champaign like. 2 Finger white head that dissipates to a nice white ring around the glass. Lots of Lacing as well.
S- The aroma is sour acidity right away, sour lemon, sour apple, funky.
T- Taste is very nice, allot more in your face then the aroma. Nice and puckering right away. The acidity is there but not overpowering, slight sweetness as well, sour lemon, apple, nice fruity notes, sweet and sour love it.
M- Light mouthfeel, really easy drinkability, clean finish, well carbonated.
O- Really impressed with this sour. Haven't had too many of The Bruery's sour beers, this one did everything i was hoping it would. Refreshing, sour, cant taste the alcohol at all. Glad i have this bottle to myself.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

First time trying SiTR and poured into a Teku
A: copper color, with inch of quickly dissipating head leaving some lace behind in thick lines but not too much
S: Smell is a bit faint but still nice. Tart/sour notes come through like grapefruit, apple pineapple
T: Awesome, puckering sour and slight sweetness in the front. Cherry, grapefruit notes
M: Rolling small bubbles and a nice sour coating that lingers for a few seconds

Overall one of the best sours I've ever had with phenomenal citrus notes coming through. Can't wait to try the Kumquat one

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Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 2,126 ratings.