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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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2,140 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,140
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 310
Gots: 568 | FT: 63
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: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

75cl bottle generously shared by Benish on 15 August. Poured into a Bell's snifter glass.

Pours a cloudy orange-straw coloured body, reminding me of peach skin. Thin white head that disappears fairly quickly. Thin white collar remains on this beer throughout. Not much lacing to speak of.

Smells very sour, in a lactic way. A little bit of lemon and citrus zest to add onto the lactic nose. But yes, this beer is very sour smelling.

Tastes very acidic, too. Lactic acid straight up. Lemon and citrus zest adds a small bit of sour fruitiness to it, but it is very much dominated by the sour lactic acidosis here. In the end, there is a bit of a spicy finish as well. Not boozy, very tasty and sour.

Medium to light bodied brew, well carbonated. Very sour but not wincingly so. Mouthpuckering with a spicy finish. Very easy to drink, dangerously so, despite the high sour quotient.

One of the more sour beers out there. Not particularly complex at all, but very good at what it does bring to the table. Don't know if this is worth $22 a bottle but this is a very good American wild. If you like sours, it's worth trying at least once.. if you don't like sours, please do not buy this beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the big bottle into a perfect pint glass. My first taste of a Bruery product.

Pours dark copper with 1/8 inch white foam. Oaky notes, woody. Powerful sour flavor, from the very start. Puckering tart. Hints of the advertised rye. Profoundly sour from start to finish. Full of flavor. The oak really lends a great balance. Fantastic.

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Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
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