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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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2,098 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,098
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 294
Gots: 554 | 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:
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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4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle shared during a brewing session.

Dark Copper on color and the cloudiness picked up as we reached the bottom of the bottle.

Sour cherry in the nose. Some slight floral notes.

Whoa! Huge tartness. Really amazing. More tart cherries, grapes and some bit of spice that I am guessing the rye adds.

Very drinkable but I am glad this was sampled amongst a group. It may have been too much for one person. Alcohol was hidden well but after awhile my jaw started to hurt. Still a great beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a copper pour with 2 fingers of fluffy head which dissipated quickly. the scent is of souring bacteria (hooray lactobacillus!), some brett notes as well, a funky/boozy smell somewhat reminiscent of nail polish but not in a bad way at all. OH HEL YEAH ! the taste is a very sharp acid/sourness just like battery acid.. lemon like tartness, flavors of cherries, oak, grapes/wine. this is exactly what i needed after a day of sweating my butt off at work - a very refreshing sourness that can only be found in pure lemon juice. medium in body but high carbonation and high acid content make it a very easy to drink light beer.

i know this one is often passed up on due to the high price, but holy hell am i glad i paid it.

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Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 2,098 ratings.