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Sour In The Rye With Kumquats - The Bruery

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700 Ratings
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Ratings: 700
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.2%
Wants: 167
Gots: 170 | FT: 36
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
We've all come to know and love our 40% rye malt, barrel aged sour ale, Sour in the Rye. Now it's time to enjoy that very same beer, but with fresh kumquats added to the mix. This fruited sour reveals incredible notes of both bitterness from the citrus rind as well as an unmistakable tropical sweetness from macerating the entire fruit and adding it to barrels.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 03-18-2012)
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

2.25/5  rDev -48.7%

08-18-2013 14:37:21 | More by sliverX
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4thelvofbeer

Virginia

2.29/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

2013 bottle: This stuff is good...SIX MONTHS AGO! If you have a bottle of this...drink it now. This stuff was really good but drops off like a rock and loses every bit of the nice jiucy flavor that it had back in the summer. I tried a bottle in the summer that was really good. Add six, seven months, this beer turns to not good. Highly recommend if you are sitting on a bottle of this, drink it now as it is fast approaching drain-pour status.

A: two finger head, but darker than it should be leading to some suspicion
S: definitely not fresh...the freshness has gone from this beer long, long ago...sour notes, not fruit or kumquat smell at all.
T: mirrors the smell, freshness is completely gone--emphasis on completely gone. I really tried hard to get a taste of fruit, could not even imagine one past the overpowering sourness of this beer...and I have enjoyed tons of sours...love them...this one is just a good example of a falling off, quickly fading one...
M: difficult...lets leave it at that
O: Drink fresh...drink fresh...drink fresh...this drops off fast, does not improve at all with age...

Highly agree with the review about 6 entries down, there is a weird metallic aftertaste to this beer, which throws it off even more...

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 00:45:55 | More by 4thelvofbeer
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krl2112

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -37.4%

08-25-2013 19:21:56 | More by krl2112
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leodarko

California

2.75/5  rDev -37.4%

06-12-2013 06:55:59 | More by leodarko
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tourdot

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -26%

01-26-2014 21:16:25 | More by tourdot
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -26%

09-12-2013 18:36:07 | More by CityofBals
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Rau71

California

3.25/5  rDev -26%

12-24-2013 20:46:44 | More by Rau71
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Beer21

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

01-09-2014 04:01:26 | More by Beer21
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farnold

New York

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

07-14-2014 20:53:31 | More by farnold
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Puritycontrol

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

07-27-2014 05:03:23 | More by Puritycontrol
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1424IpA

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

01-23-2014 03:44:16 | More by 1424IpA
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

03-16-2014 23:26:28 | More by BGsWo22
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FullObs

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

11-15-2013 00:52:24 | More by FullObs
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djaeon

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

11-04-2013 00:11:07 | More by djaeon
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

09-29-2013 20:16:44 | More by DaveHack
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

12-05-2013 06:51:40 | More by beernads
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

12-07-2013 03:52:32 | More by dhbiker0889
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jbuddle

New York

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

08-29-2013 13:03:22 | More by jbuddle
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

12-18-2013 02:08:36 | More by thegerm87
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy/murky burnt orange color with a small off-white head that sank to a ringlet. Aroma of kumquats, apricot, citrus, acetic acid and lacto, with some yeasty funk. Lots of tartness/sourness in the taste, citrus mainly, acetic, more of the yeasty funk that was noted in the aroma, sour toasted grains. I never bothered trying the original version of the beer, so I really have no basis of comparison between the two. Medium body, a bit rough in the mouthfeel with a slightly metallic aftertaste. Decent.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 08:48:04 | More by Rifugium
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Benish

Wisconsin

3.69/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 4/25/13 and opened 12/1/13. Poured into snifter glass.

Appearance: very minimal head while pouring. Dissipated quickly. Dark peach in color and slightly opaque with sediment floating around.

Smell: has a lactic sour, bready and almost dank smell. There's also plenty of citrus and tart fruits.

Taste: starts very sour and tart, eventually becomes more dry and finishes with a touch of bitter citrus bite as well as tartness remaining around the mouth. Can't really pick up much oak or wood from the barrels.

Mouthfeel: very citric around the mouth. Light bodied mouthfeel.

Overall: this was a solid beer but I think I was expecting too much. Clearly it would have been best to try this fresh but I did not have the chance. Still enjoyed this very much; pleasant experience!

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 03:31:07 | More by Benish
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.74/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Murky deep amber. No head.

Smell - Stone fruits. Very acetic. Malty. Smells a bit like honey.

Taste - Extremely sour. Masks any stone fruit. Citrus sourness. Malty.

Mouthfeel - Too sour for me. Minimal carbonation.

Overall - I remember liking the Peach Sour in the Rye better.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 23:13:08 | More by Alieniloquium
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.74/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear dark golden.... nice white head... good lacing and retention.

Nose is pretty damn citrus sour.... kumquats are loud and proud.

Flavor has the same big kumquat presence... citric and pithy... lactic and unapologetic.. liquid sweet tarts... juicy citrus .... for my humble palate, the sour notes destroy any rye perceptions that I might have.

Light/medium body... good carbonation.... very puckery and sour, still pretty refreshing though a 750 is plenty between 5 dudes.

All 3.75's.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 05:29:50 | More by JohnGalt1
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Devi0us

California

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

08-04-2013 04:37:16 | More by Devi0us
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n2185

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

12-09-2013 00:43:42 | More by n2185
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Sour In The Rye With Kumquats from The Bruery
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