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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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2,124 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,124
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 299
Gots: 556 | FT: 61
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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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
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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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A finger's worth of ultra smooth and crisp bone white colored head... Limited retention give way to a inviting yet slightly lopsided lacing and thin to moderate collar... The color is a light to medium copper with a slight ambient glow... A slight bit of carbonation within...

S - Tart cherries... A bit dank and a bit musky... Some light woody notes... A bit of a tinge of vinegar... Pleasant and not overpowering...

T - Light bing cherries... Some faint strawberry notes as well... Sweet red grapes... The spiciness of the rye appears on the finish in a very subtle fashion... The finish has a slight lactic character that lingers and packs an enjoyable punch on the finish...

M - Medium bodied... Clean and crisp... Even and consistent... Surprisingly smooth... Limited carbonation... Sleek... A bit chalky on the finish... Slightly depth... The finish has a bit of a bite to it...

D - This is arguably the most well balanced and smoothest American Wild Ale or Sour Ale that I have ever encountered... It's smooth, sophisticated and deeply complex... I can't say a single made thing or make any suggestions for improvement... Probably the single best beer I have had from the Bruery... I highly recommend and suggest any BA to seek out and enjoy...

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 2,124 ratings.