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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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2,070 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,070
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 291
Gots: 553 | FT: 64
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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4/5  rDev -7%

powz87, Jul 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. It has a hazy opaque caramel color. With a good foamy white head that leaves behind some lacing.

S. It has a very strong lemon and sour scent to it.

T/M. There is a massive amount of diacytel sourness to it. There’s a grassy undertone and there’s a hint of a rye maltness at the end. It has a long finish. There’s a bit of grape and dark fruit taste. A bit of watermelon sweetness. There’s some alcohol. It hit’s fairly full bodied. It is extremely carbonated out of the bottle.

O. This is an increadibly flavorful sour. The rye is very much underneath, which is dominated by the rye. But the aftertaste is very much flavorful and true to the label.

Amalak, Jul 15, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into tulip 14/7/13

A hazy liquid that has an amber orange glow to it, lots of bubbles at first looking a little slow in the thick liquid, two fingers light tan foam sits for a few sips leaving a few tiny random patches

S smells sour with a healthy amount of funk, dried apricots, peaches, apple, work well with the oak and caramels, maybe a little lemon pez and apple pie filling

T brown sugar and has more of a hard candy flavor, spicy rye malt I wasn't really getting on the nose, a nice mix of sweet and sour with a spicy kick, cider notes, and just a hint vinegar

M thick liquid with prickly carbonation, leaves your mouth a little slick and slimy, sour but not over the top, fruity brown sugar with just a little funk linger for ages

O sweet and sour work well for this one, I'm curious what age would do but the 20$ price tag might be a little much. pretty well rounded and worth buying at least once

reminds me of a Flanders Red and Bruin with more funk and I rather enjoyed it, well concealed booze and an interesting mix of flavors

wordemupg, Jul 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

srw, Jul 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Dasein11, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

HisBoyElroy, Jul 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

SpongeRuiner, Jul 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

MinorThreat, Jul 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

MMBrew, Jul 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

pathman, Jul 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Jeeb, Jul 13, 2013
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4.86/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - pours a golden straw hazy amberish color with a finger of light tan head decent retention and good lacing

S - Lots of sour fasntasticness! Citrus lemon and reminiscent of vinegar. Mild woody/oaky aromas

T - Amazing sour puckering and citrusy punch. Lingers and lingers. Absolutely fantastic

M - lightish bodied and perfectly carbonated

O - absolutely amazing, pick it up. Top 3 sours for me personally.

MacQ32, Jul 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

kingmaker, Jul 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Cdunk11, Jul 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Hopbrizio, Jul 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Crazydaddyo, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Omnium, Jul 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

IanSpindler, Jul 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Zbeetleman, Jul 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ncaudle, Jul 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Retail1LO, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of Kjanisch7
4.99/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

MIND-BLOWING. I've drank around 10 bottles of this beer, and each time I have it, it's the same reaction; brilliant.

A: Striking orange-gold combo.

S: Vinegar-citrus awesomeness. Super tarty smell that sets you up for what you're about to drink.

T: BOOM. Huge hits of tarty goodness and citrus. So well rounded and beautiful your head may explode.

M: Perfection in the carbonation department. Well-balanced all the way through. Each sip gets better and better. When the end of the bottle comes, you want to cry.

D: Usually too many sours in one day will upset my stomach, but if I had a large supply of this beer, I could probably clean it all out. Soured perfection.

If you haven't had it, GET IT NOW.

Kjanisch7, Jul 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

HopsHopenstein, Jul 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

AdamP, Jul 08, 2013
Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 2,070 ratings.