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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,934 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,934
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 265
Gots: 533 | FT: 62
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

2013 bottle

Look: Pours with 1 thumb off-white foam, big bubbles, very fast retention. There is some carbonation. Color is deep amber, red, slightly cloudy. Looks good, promising.

Smell: Sour hits you first. then goes into fruity, wine, sweetness. Then comes the brilliant balance with funk, leathery, cellar, musty notes. Also some spice and woody character. You just have to taste it, some interesting shit.

Taste: The sour part explodes in your mouth, but isn't overwhelming. Sour apples, lemon, lime, some forest fruits, berries. Also spicy at start. There is a hint of sweet, malty character in the middle but the musty, funky, earthy part kicks in very soon after. Some very subtle oak there too. In the aftertaste the sour and funk linger with a hint of sweetness. But they don't get annoying or overblown with progressive drinking, stays fresh and interesting.

Mouthfeel: Dry. Carbonation surprisingly alive, makes it a quite refreshing and fun beer to drink. There is no alcohol warming. The body is medium and leaves a creamy feeling.

Overall: Surprised by the refreshing yet very complex nature of this beer. The balance of funk and sour is superb and very fun to observe. Superb job. Fck ye.

tmzl, Dec 28, 2013
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Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 1,934 ratings.