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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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95
world-class

1,720 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,720
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 233
Gots: 499 | FT: 56
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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VernonBaxter

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-27-2013 05:39:01 | More by VernonBaxter
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-27-2013 02:42:45 | More by -NESTO-
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-26-2013 21:53:31 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured a burnt orange color with good carbonation yielding a dirty cap. A good amount of bubbles, some light lacing presents itself.

S: Not really funky per se but the rye really pops on this. A nice little booze sting on the nose with some acidity, wood

T: Pretty tart upfront, a nice like lacto lockjaw feel, lots of rye follows providing a unique contrast of sour and spice. The heat picks up, wood and vanilla provide yet another contrast as it becomes a little sweet for a moment.

M: Medium bodied, carbonated well for the style. Plenty of flavor and tartness.

O: Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 19:25:42 | More by barleywinefiend
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ADZA

Australia

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

Pours a clear mandarin hue with one finger head and some subtle lacing here and there,the smell is mandarins,spicy rye,slight oak,tangerine and an ever present woodiness usually only smelt in fine wines,the mouthfeel is light bodied and a touch spritzy but spot on and the tastes are mouth puckering sour with hints of tangerine,mandarin,a slight hit of spicy rye,cheddar and finished with a nice hit of oak and sour citrus and overall it's a beauty of a beer that I would definitely drink again and be nice to age to bring out more of the oak quality and this delicately tasted quite fresh cheers.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 06:44:27 | More by ADZA
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle poured into a 3 Fonteinen Wine glass

A- Pours a nice dark copper color, very clear, lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom almost champaign like. 2 Finger white head that dissipates to a nice white ring around the glass. Lots of Lacing as well.
S- The aroma is sour acidity right away, sour lemon, sour apple, funky.
T- Taste is very nice, allot more in your face then the aroma. Nice and puckering right away. The acidity is there but not overpowering, slight sweetness as well, sour lemon, apple, nice fruity notes, sweet and sour love it.
M- Light mouthfeel, really easy drinkability, clean finish, well carbonated.
O- Really impressed with this sour. Haven't had too many of The Bruery's sour beers, this one did everything i was hoping it would. Refreshing, sour, cant taste the alcohol at all. Glad i have this bottle to myself.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 03:43:20 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-26-2013 01:31:33 | More by scxcrunner
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

08-25-2013 05:11:03 | More by craft_shannie
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nh2032

New York

5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-25-2013 01:09:23 | More by nh2032
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alaimoa

Connecticut

4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

First time trying SiTR and poured into a Teku
A: copper color, with inch of quickly dissipating head leaving some lace behind in thick lines but not too much
S: Smell is a bit faint but still nice. Tart/sour notes come through like grapefruit, apple pineapple
T: Awesome, puckering sour and slight sweetness in the front. Cherry, grapefruit notes
M: Rolling small bubbles and a nice sour coating that lingers for a few seconds

Overall one of the best sours I've ever had with phenomenal citrus notes coming through. Can't wait to try the Kumquat one

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 00:48:30 | More by alaimoa
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sloelco

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-24-2013 22:09:28 | More by sloelco
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bauermj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-24-2013 18:48:54 | More by bauermj
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instinct2

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-24-2013 00:01:10 | More by instinct2
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Skunkdrool

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-22-2013 22:19:53 | More by Skunkdrool
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SGToliver

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-22-2013 17:24:58 | More by SGToliver
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BalancingBrooms

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-22-2013 06:32:00 | More by BalancingBrooms
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detrockcitey

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-22-2013 04:20:28 | More by detrockcitey
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ausonius

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-22-2013 01:55:06 | More by ausonius
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TxUltraRunner

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-21-2013 01:53:24 | More by TxUltraRunner
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

08-21-2013 01:00:54 | More by THECPJ
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ODYSEYY

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-20-2013 06:46:24 | More by ODYSEYY
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halfbarrelbrew

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-20-2013 05:34:41 | More by halfbarrelbrew
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Benish

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-19-2013 18:02:02 | More by Benish
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Hopheadhiker

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-19-2013 17:47:17 | More by Hopheadhiker
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-19-2013 13:38:50 | More by mythaeus
Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,720 ratings.