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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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1,782 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,782
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 240
Gots: 510 | FT: 60
Brewed by:
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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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BeerBucks

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-08-2013 22:23:18 | More by BeerBucks
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-08-2013 16:24:07 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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joesmithrealname

Connecticut

4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I am the guy who has ONE beer a night.

It'd better be good.

This was...'nuff said.

$10 10oz snifter @ MAXBURGER Longmeadow, MA

LOVING IT.

Especially think the Cider Bandwagon should venture this way.
I'm sure it's not the healthiest beer, but, I hit the gym today.
The best beer for my dollar at this establishment? Maybe not, but I don't budget my pleasures that way.
This was today, this was my beer, this was a good choice.
CHEERS!

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2013 02:21:34 | More by joesmithrealname
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tlacott1

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-07-2013 00:58:08 | More by tlacott1
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-06-2013 18:27:11 | More by xdefeatsy
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djtomain

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-05-2013 21:26:32 | More by djtomain
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this one is really really sour, and I like it a lot. the pour is cloudy and orange, looking more like funky soda than beer, with its huge bubbles rushing to the surface and fizzy white head. the nose is pungently sour, holy cow! wow, I don't smell hardly any rye malt, or really anything much but lacto acidic sourness and tangerines, a funny combo for a beer I expected to be far more woody. the taste is also sour all the way through, but there is a dab of rye spice right in the middle, which makes for a unique sensation in the mouth. my roommate jeff described it as a mega sour warhead candy, which isnt that far off. there is also a ton of fruit to the finish of this, not sweet at all, but almost like if sour patch kids were made from real fruit like cranberries and oranges. tart and sour at the same time, not as bretty or oaky as it might have been, but the sour lingers on long after the beer is swallowed. this one came across a little sloppy to me compared to say the white oak or the smoking wood, which to me are calculated masterfully. this is a bit more hodgepodged, but it ends up being a pretty tasty final product. dry in feel, medium in body, excessively carbonated. all up this is something very unconventional, and if you like sours give it a shot. price point is brutal though, being over 20 bucks.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 20:08:56 | More by StonedTrippin
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ezperkins2

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

03-05-2013 19:12:57 | More by ezperkins2
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Beer365

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-05-2013 07:04:54 | More by Beer365
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quirkzoo

Colorado

4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from EHammond1, you're the best.

Pours a bright orange with slightly ruby tones. Aggressive pour creates one finger of tight white head that dissipates to a thin ring.

Smell has tons of lactic goodness up front. Behind that I get some oaky-sweet vanilla aromas with some cinnamon like spice behind it.

Taste follows the aroma with a strong hit of lactic sourness. This is assertively sour but at the same time I get a little bit of sweetness. Not quite the bone-dry brett sour, but also not the cloying flemish red, a good balance right between the two.

Mouthfeel is very nice, working my way through the 750 very comfortably.

Overall this is a top notch American wild. I am usually a fan of funky sours but this does a good job balancing the sourness with other flavors like oak and vanilla. If you like sours this is definitely one to pick up.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 04:05:58 | More by quirkzoo
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-05-2013 02:08:22 | More by kaelingirl
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Tittles

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-05-2013 01:11:17 | More by Tittles
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-04-2013 05:35:31 | More by bennetj17
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.8%

03-04-2013 00:58:34 | More by fehrminator
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a cloudy orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head that stayed around for a while. There's also a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and tart, the brew smells like lemon, peaches, oak, some funk and an overall tart fruity aroma. The brew tastes like lemon, sour cherries, peaches, apricots, and some vinegar, vanilla and oak. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and has a good amount of carbonation. I don't pick up any rye in this beer, but maybe it's overpowered by the tart/sourness that's in it. I think it's a good sour brew, I'd like to try this again. It's pricey at $19.99 a bottle, but I'd buy it again. Definitely worth trying!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 00:21:29 | More by bluejacket74
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MastaShonuf

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-03-2013 23:36:28 | More by MastaShonuf
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-03-2013 22:11:33 | More by BARFLYB
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Jonada

New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottled 11/23/12. Served in a Russian River stemmed glass

Appearance: Rusty orange in color. Fairly hazy. A white collar forms around the edges of the glass but there's no head to speak of.

Smell: Acidic lemon tartness, peach/apricot, some lactic sourness. Not picking up anything from the rye.

Taste: Hits you with a nice acidic tartness upfront that carries through to the finish. The flavor profile follows the nose but with some additional complexities. I'm getting apricots, lemon, a bit of rye spiciness, and hints of sour cherries. Sourness lingers a bit in the aftertaste with a bready character as well. A bit like sourdough bread actually.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Tart, dry finish.

Overall: Good sour from the Bruery, though as is the case with a lot of their beers, the price tag ($21.99) will make it difficult to justify a repeat purchase.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 18:36:41 | More by Jonada
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-03-2013 08:20:28 | More by RedneckBeerz
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CADMixes

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-03-2013 06:37:46 | More by CADMixes
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

03-03-2013 00:59:22 | More by oglmcdgl
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-02-2013 23:17:48 | More by KiMiRaiK
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a cloudy apricot color with a nice head that fritters away, leaving a few splotchy lace patterns

Smell: Acetic lemon tartness, with an oaky aspect; stone fruit elements underneath

Taste: Aggressively tart, at the outset, with acetic lemon flavors scalding the tastebuds; in the middle, stone fruit flavors (peach and apricot) and a hint of vanilla round out the profile somewhat, with the oak adding some wood in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; somewhat creamy (the result of the rye) and very puckery

Overall: I would like to see something more in the middle with this beer to balance out the acetic tartness but I suspect many sour lovers would disagree as it certainly hit the hot buttons for a tongue assault

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 22:14:52 | More by brentk56
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robcalex

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-02-2013 21:44:21 | More by robcalex
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

03-02-2013 04:10:22 | More by t0rin0
Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
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