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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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96
world-class

1,886 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,886
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 255
Gots: 524 | 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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Jeckel

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-01-2013 21:39:49 | More by Jeckel
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-01-2013 14:52:33 | More by ajzy
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rjholcomb

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-01-2013 14:00:12 | More by rjholcomb
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freduardo

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-01-2013 05:58:37 | More by freduardo
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-01-2013 05:21:28 | More by Anonymous1
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Eighty

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-30-2013 16:14:44 | More by Eighty
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AndrewScottPentland

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-28-2013 17:33:09 | More by AndrewScottPentland
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev -7%

05-28-2013 14:55:42 | More by sendbeer
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themilkman87

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

05-28-2013 02:18:21 | More by themilkman87
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spark3148857

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-28-2013 02:00:45 | More by spark3148857
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -6.3%

Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. Back label says 112812 Lot

A- Pours an orangeish amber color with a 1/4 inch beige head that doesn't retain long before subsiding to a bubbly ring around the edge of the glass with a patch of wispy surface foam in the center. Thin semi-resilient lacing cascades down the glass.

S- Medium-high sour smell brings about notes of cherry and mild vinegar. Moderate amount of rye is detected after a few short sharp sniffs.

T- Taste is more sour than the aroma lets on. Acidity is pretty high and overpowers the mild fruit notes. Alcohol is well concealed but still is a sipper due to the intense amount of lactic acid.

M- Very dry with a pucker that's nearing intense. Medium carbonation with a light-to-medium body. From the last pour when the sediment is introduced, the feel becomes more chalky.

O- Just a tad too sour for my taste, although it does remind me of a more fruit-forward sour like a Flanders Red. I also was hoping for more rye in the flavor. Still, quite drinkable and appropriate for the style.

05-27-2013 21:51:35 | More by Immortale25
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Soneast

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7%

05-27-2013 18:08:10 | More by Soneast
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -7%

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JohnQBeer

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-27-2013 05:52:19 | More by JohnQBeer
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midlifec

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-26-2013 23:05:36 | More by midlifec
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-26-2013 17:31:04 | More by tfsimpkins
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Stout_Combo

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-26-2013 13:59:26 | More by Stout_Combo
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hpthebull

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-26-2013 01:56:39 | More by hpthebull
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rbrefbeerman

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-25-2013 06:58:43 | More by rbrefbeerman
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ajdemma

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-24-2013 22:51:01 | More by ajdemma
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Grant35

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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freemanj

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +4.9%

Shared with JLindros, reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a murky grayish orange coppery hue with a one finger head that fades to leave a dense blanket and sticky lacing. Another ugly duckling beer!

S - OOhhh yeah. Aromas of faint, dusty wood and light faint rye on the finish. Everything else is just plain juicy. Gummy peach candy, sweet peach jam, skins, malty sweetness, and perhaps, oddly enough, some faint strawberry notes!

T - Taste is super, super sour. Light rye spice, barrel wood notes, sour yeast strains...brettlambicus notes. Light juicy fruit notes. Tasty, tart, juicy peaches and even some more of those strawberry notes.

M - Mouthfeel is super tart and delicious. Very drinkable.

O - Overall, this was a damn good beer, glad I have more of these in the cellar.

05-23-2013 02:36:17 | More by rudzud
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Kreko7

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-22-2013 19:56:29 | More by Kreko7
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tastyville

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-22-2013 19:42:26 | More by tastyville
Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 1,886 ratings.