Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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Ratings: 2,100
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 297
Gots: 557 | FT: 63
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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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of nlmartin
3.59/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer was served in a tulip and lightly chilled.

A- The body of the beer was a light orange coloration. The head quickly resolved and disappeared. The beer looks nice but where is the head?

S- The aroma of the beer is lemony tartness and a bit of funky herbal grain spiceyness. Vinous notes with sour apple or possibly apple cider vinegar.

T- The flavor of the beer has sour grapes and very tart apple fruityness. Combined in the flavor is a very acetic and lemony oak flavor. Nicely sour throughout the flavor.

M- The body of the beer is medium and very smooth very low carbonation. Nice dry finish and not a hint of alcohol. The beer needs about double the carbonation.

O- The aroma and the flavor are nice. The beer needs at least double the carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of chugalug06
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Slow growing white foamy head, brew is mango-peach colored and reasonably clear. Moderate lacing.

Strong tart vinegar-y apple. Some light rye and light kicks of vanilla too.

Whoa. Flavor is much different than scent, crazy! Pear, apple, extremely tart, wet, high carbonation, oakey, spicy, peppered, uptight sweetness. I feel flavor will develop very well in the years to come and carbonation should settle out a bit too. More barn funk come as it opens rye is still reserved, but present.

Very unique brew, worth $25/750ml. Recommended even at that price point.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of justintcoons
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a tulip.

Slightly hazy amber/orange with golden highlights. 2-3 fingers of white head with good retention. Low carbonation.

Peach, nectarine and apricot. Notes of lactic sourness and white wine vinegar. A light mustiness with some caramel and spicy rye in the background.

Wow! Big, smooth sourness that's almost puckering. Lactic notes upfront with juicy peach, nectarines and apricots. Caramel, white wine vinegar, Sweet Tarts and black cherry. Some light tannins, French oak, chestnuts and rye mingle in the finish.

Medium bodied, smooth and desert dry.

Good bit of sourness on this one unleashes a plethora of soured stone fruits. Very dry finish from the oak aging. Hints of chestnuts and vinegar. The Bruery is really getting their sour game on.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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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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4.25/5  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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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