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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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96
world-class

2,140 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,140
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 309
Gots: 568 | FT: 63
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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Ratings: 2,140 | Reviews: 255
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4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benesi88
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leroybrown10
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright orange with mild haze. Short white head which bubbles away quickly. No lacing at all.

Intense sour aroma. Smells of sour citrus, oak and mild vinegar.

Pleasantly tart flavors which are less intense than the aroma suggests. More sour citrus, especially lemon, as well as some tart blackberry and dark cherry. Some mild spice of pepper, coriander, and lemongrass. Barrel notes come through at the end with some oaky tannins, leather, and vanilla. Everything blends together nicely.

Tart, medium bodied mouth feel. Pleasant, crisp carbonation leaves an effervescent feeling on the tongue. Sourness causes a slight pucker.

This is an complex beer which balances and blends a variety of different elements into a excellent whole. Sourness is noticeable but not intense like say a Love Child. I suspect that cellaring this for a few years would deepen the sour flavors.

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

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

Photo of MontesIgnis
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mphis
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bsling
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oldsailor
3.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDarcy
4.66/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbart75
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jminch
4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of goalie35
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of xacidx
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Joestradamus91
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of natideac
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of trippytbta
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WhatIsFear
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.97/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mschantz
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted 2012 reserve. Beautiful orange color with good clarity with slight head. Prominent sweettart flavor with woody finish. Fruit showing through reminiscent of kiwi and lemon flavors.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
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