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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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95
world-class

1,762 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,762
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 238
Gots: 505 | FT: 57
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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tclipse

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-29-2014 04:47:41 | More by tclipse
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warmbier804

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-29-2014 01:04:25 | More by warmbier804
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

05-28-2014 13:34:45 | More by jaasen64
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badboy7113

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-28-2014 01:53:35 | More by badboy7113
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mudbug

Oregon

4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From the dated 2014 edition 750 Into a Samuel Smith's perfect pint glass results in a hazy orange body with a quickly disappearing head, a few small bubbles rise and die in agony on the quiet surface. This is what I imagine battery acid to look like after its corroded itself through the center of a blood orange.
Carefully I place my proboscis near the surface and inhale, I get lemon rind, vinegar, and a faint mushroom note.
First taste causes my salivary glands to erupt in terror nearly doubling the amount of liquid in my mouth, my tongue lays flat and whimpers for mercy as the sour taste buds rise up in a jihad of conquest over the other basic taste buds . the overall effect on my morphology creates a shudder that starts at the top of my head and dislocates several vertebra. In short, something deep inside that holds all self loathing is having an orgasm of pleasure. I can do nothing but ride along and observe the conundrum of pain as pleasure.
This is what sour tastes like.
It lingers long and powerfully. No one will forget this beer-- ever.
There is rye in this? What did rye ever do to you?
A wonderful trip of a beer, worth the admission, but I think more than 750 of this in one day would lead to excruciating death by acid reflux.
Bravo!

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 01:00:09 | More by mudbug
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yesforbeer

Ontario (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours crystal brown. Moderate carbonation. Good for this style beer. Aromas of slightly fermented red fruits, aged malts and sourdough. After the first sip I couldn't say anything for about a minute because of how much saliva the acidity drew out. The taste started with super high acidity but gradually gave way to nice integrated malt with an amazing long finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2014 23:18:47 | More by yesforbeer
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backbaybrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-27-2014 18:01:16 | More by backbaybrewer
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rodkin

New York

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-27-2014 16:51:02 | More by rodkin
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NWHopinator

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-27-2014 07:37:56 | More by NWHopinator
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rouhlas3

Greece

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

05-27-2014 07:12:20 | More by rouhlas3
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-27-2014 02:21:57 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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doc17325

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-26-2014 17:56:17 | More by doc17325
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

05-26-2014 16:55:19 | More by Kahlerbock
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pendabev

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-26-2014 03:00:29 | More by pendabev
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newbeeraday

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-26-2014 02:41:19 | More by newbeeraday
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mrkdwrds

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

05-26-2014 00:28:41 | More by mrkdwrds
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coffygrinder

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-25-2014 20:29:01 | More by coffygrinder
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-25-2014 20:12:04 | More by Hendrick24
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Beerlover

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got this one on the last Wisconsin beer run.

A: pours a hazy apricot orange color with a slight brownish tinge, thin off white khaki head, quickly dissipating.
S: Wow. the aroma's of sourness in this beer are so strong I can almost taste it!! It makes my nostrils pucker if that is even possible. All sour fruit here.
T: Most. sour. beer...EVER! To me with sours, the more sour the better, Cuvee Jacobins being my favorite up until now, this is EXTREAMLY SOUR! As much as I love the sour in this beer I wish the rye was more pronounced but I still rate it a perfect five because of how incredible the sour is. After the first sip I waited a while, after 20 to 30 seconds this mellow sweet/sour fruit aftertaste covers your palate...then fades away, then intensifies again after about 45 seconds...this is glorious!!
M: perfect a slight tangy carbonation but not more than a low/medium. full bodied and awesome.
O.A. definitely worth ever dollar, with I had a few more bottle for the cellar and wanting to seek out more by these guys, a bit spendy but sure beats many other sours I've had for the same price or more!

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 21:49:31 | More by Beerlover
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robear

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

05-24-2014 16:50:03 | More by robear
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cdkremer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-23-2014 21:37:12 | More by cdkremer
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snowbose

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-23-2014 19:36:57 | More by snowbose
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Sam_Gladieux

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-23-2014 16:20:23 | More by Sam_Gladieux
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_RL_

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

05-23-2014 04:33:35 | More by _RL_
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Blahstarr

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-23-2014 03:41:29 | More by Blahstarr
Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,762 ratings.