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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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95
world-class

1,847 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,847
Reviews: 242
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 253
Gots: 518 | 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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drbenderdo

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

11-06-2013 01:25:59 | More by drbenderdo
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abeerdude

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-06-2013 00:37:23 | More by abeerdude
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valkyre65

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-05-2013 18:46:38 | More by valkyre65
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-04-2013 13:54:37 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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Beer21

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-04-2013 00:13:25 | More by Beer21
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rand

California

4.56/5  rDev +6.3%

From tap to Duvel tulip glass

Copied from my Sour in the Rye with Cumquats, with relative edits

A: Orange-mahogany in color, its effervescent head quickly dissipates.

S: Tart, vinegary aspects anchor the bouquet. Notes of unripe cherry linger. The brew is sour enough to tighten your glands before it hits your palate.

T: Puckering sour at the front, refreshing with lemony vinegar notes. Oak and unripe berries pop up mid sip, with a touch of lingering sweetness toward a short, clean finish. Alcohol is almost completely masked.

M: Light bodied and effervescent, especially considering the ABV.

Almost identical to the Sour with Cumquats, without the citrusy twist. No discernible difference between tap and bottle.

11-03-2013 02:42:31 | More by rand
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-03-2013 01:31:57 | More by WVUbrew
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Jmamay22

New York

4.01/5  rDev -6.5%

Purchased this as a birthday treat for myself. Finally getting around to it. Beer pours a dark gold amber with a lively white head that fades to a full collar. Strong notes of vanilla in the nose. Plenty of sour acid as well. A touch of sour apples too.

Tastes very fruity with plenty of apples and pear. The sourness is very apparent and strong with acetic acid. Very little if any rye impact. A touch of sweetness on the end with maybe some sour cherry. Mouthfeel is on the lighter sid of medium with lively carbonation that seems to increase the impact of the sourness. A truly wild sour ale with the acid overtaking some of the subtleties.

11-02-2013 20:15:54 | More by Jmamay22
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-02-2013 17:28:48 | More by plumcrazyfx
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kyle86

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-02-2013 16:18:14 | More by kyle86
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superspak

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +3.3%

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2013. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big sour cherry, green apple, pear, clove, pepper, oak, vinegar, hay, straw, funk, red wine, leather, bread, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with great complexity and balance of tart fruity/spicy/funky lacto with wine barrel notes; and great strength. Taste of big sour cherry, green apple, pear, clove, pepper, oak, hay, straw, vinegar, red wine, leather, bread, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of fruity sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, green apple, pear, clove, pepper, oak, vinegar, hay, straw, red wine, leather, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of sour fruity/funky lacto, wine barrel, and malt flavors; with a great malt/acidity balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a crisp, smooth, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an insane wild ale! All around fantastic complexity and balance of sour fruity/funky lacto with balanced malt and wine barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the balanced acidity. An amazing offering.

11-02-2013 05:55:48 | More by superspak
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sfr26

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-31-2013 13:45:18 | More by sfr26
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dkw0063

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-29-2013 15:04:16 | More by dkw0063
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gtermi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-28-2013 02:46:15 | More by gtermi
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woodchip

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-27-2013 23:15:28 | More by woodchip
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deniserat

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-27-2013 21:16:43 | More by deniserat
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

10-27-2013 14:36:32 | More by BeerFMAndy
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-27-2013 03:58:00 | More by nrs207
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-27-2013 00:29:06 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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jemarent

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

10-24-2013 23:08:10 | More by jemarent
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-24-2013 03:55:00 | More by beergorrilla
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BryanK

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

10-22-2013 03:26:36 | More by BryanK
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deschutes_fan

Idaho

4.24/5  rDev -1.2%

2012 Bottle

- Pours a hazy harvest orange/brown.

- Smell is really strong sour tart with some dry wheat/grain aromas.

- Taste is monster lemon sour warhead in your face followed by even more sour with the vinegar acidity. Decent complexity with the subtle oak and spicy rye notes on the finish that leave a dry palate.

- Overall an insane beer. Way over the top sour, I would say most sour beer I've had and I've had many (still waiting to try Tart of Darkness). But also a fun beer to drink, not muddled or confused, straight to the point. I could see aging potential here, maybe several years to allow the sourness to integrate into the rye and oak.

Definitely a beer to share with a friend or 2, trying to guzzle down 25.7oz of this may seriously lower your body's pH level ;-)

10-20-2013 22:02:50 | More by deschutes_fan
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Baab200

New York

5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-20-2013 21:37:45 | More by Baab200
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

10-20-2013 13:04:24 | More by KevinGordon
Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,847 ratings.