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Sour In The Rye - The Bruery

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95
world-class

1,780 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,780
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 240
Gots: 510 | FT: 60
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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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PatB1987

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-02-2014 16:30:11 | More by PatB1987
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Hojo

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-02-2014 14:14:51 | More by Hojo
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HuaiDan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-01-2014 22:54:32 | More by HuaiDan
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Walshwi

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-01-2014 20:06:54 | More by Walshwi
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emalc

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

06-01-2014 19:43:25 | More by emalc
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andilane

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-01-2014 16:02:24 | More by andilane
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Brabander

Netherlands

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-01-2014 12:34:25 | More by Brabander
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

06-01-2014 04:52:57 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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HawkeyeJosh

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-31-2014 22:59:06 | More by HawkeyeJosh
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cmgray03

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-31-2014 12:25:49 | More by cmgray03
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-31-2014 04:56:35 | More by Giantspace
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Jdotswizz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-31-2014 01:02:53 | More by Jdotswizz
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IndyDad

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-30-2014 22:30:54 | More by IndyDad
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Broom

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

05-30-2014 06:24:42 | More by Broom
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-30-2014 02:25:46 | More by lgmol
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AlysonMoore

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-30-2014 01:34:39 | More by AlysonMoore
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kustard

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

05-29-2014 21:24:12 | More by kustard
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MarkFy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-29-2014 17:22:08 | More by MarkFy
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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
Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 1,780 ratings.