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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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2,133 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,133
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 301
Gots: 567 | FT: 62
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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Photo of babaracas
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear polished copper, thick offwhite head, big splotches of lace on the glass. Smell: acetic soured apricot, vinous, oak barrel, herbal brett. Taste: unripe green apple, acetic, apricot, white grape, faint vanilla note, dill-ish herbal note. Medium bodied, puckering, tasty.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of MDDMD
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-orange amber with a nice off-white head and decent lacing

S-sour grapes, oak, lemon, grain, yeasty

T-lemon, green apple, oak, little vinous, rye grain, yeast, quite tart

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and puckering

O-really enjoyed this sour beer, good flavors and nice puckering sourness

Photo of gcamparone
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 25 oz bottle into a Bruery tulip glass. Thanks tbryan5 for hooking me up with this gem!

A- Pours a very hazy pumpkin orange body with a generous, gushing 3 finger off white head that reduces at a medium rate.. leaves spotty lacing.

S- Potent aromas of fermented apples, ripe fruit, and a distinct strong funkyness are present as soon as I cracked it open.. upon further evaluation I get sour apple, lemon juice, some vanilla, and leather.

T- The first sip packs a pretty potent punch of sourness - citric acid, sour apple, distilled vinegar, tart fruit. I get some rye on the follow through, mixed with a slight caramel-vanilla note presumably from the oak. The finish is sweet and sour, like unripe berries.

M- Medium body, medium-low carbonation. An easy drinker.

The Bruery never disappoints my cravings for a mouth-puckeringly sour beer. This isn't tart, this is downright sour but in a very good way - very complex and balanced. Highly recommendable.

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4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle purchased at Connecticut Ave. Wine & Liquors in NW D.C., "11-29-12"/Lot 55, poured into my The Bruery "Rue the Day" tulip glass and drank over 30 minutes

A: 3/3 - mahogany color, impressive clarity (able to see and read), initial 1 finger creamy white head persists through the drinking session as a 1/2 finger head, high carbonation with tight white bubbles just pouring off the bottom of the glass, moderate alcohol legs

S: 10/12 - interesting mix of rye and sour - horse blanket and other barnyard - notes; some oak and vanilla aroma shines through; no detectable hops or flaws

T: 18/20 - on first sip, there 's a funky barynard note that slaps you up front but quickly dries out as the rye starts to shine through in the middle of the mouth; on the back end, the oak barrel character pops - vanilla especially; some alcohol shines through as well; finishes super dry from the rye

M: 4/5 - very high carbonation, moderate body; some barrelish alcohols and malt fullness

T: 9/10 - ...and another winning Bruery's sour, which further solidifies their standing as the best American sour program; the rye and the funk just dance the waltz here, and can't wait to try some of the Reserve Society offshoots; like the Rueze also reviewed tonight, for $22.99 for a bottle in the greater Washington D.C. area, this is definitely worth your investment if you have the disposable income

TOTAL - 44/50

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4/5  rDev -7%

Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
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