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Sour In The Rye With Kumquats - The Bruery

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Ratings: 854
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 215
Gots: 182 | FT: 34
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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2.25/5  rDev -49%

sliverX, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of 4thelvofbeer
2.29/5  rDev -48.1%
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...

4thelvofbeer, Feb 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -37.6%

krl2112, Aug 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -37.6%

leodarko, Jun 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -32%

sobeleg, Oct 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

tourdot, Jan 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

Raziel313, Nov 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

Rau71, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Beer21, Jan 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

farnold, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Puritycontrol, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

1424IpA, Jan 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

BGsWo22, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

FullObs, Nov 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

djaeon, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

DaveHack, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

beernads, Dec 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

dhbiker0889, Dec 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

jbuddle, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

thegerm87, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -16.6%
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.

Rifugium, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Benish
3.69/5  rDev -16.3%
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!

Benish, Dec 02, 2013
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3.72/5  rDev -15.6%

Dreynolds1808, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.74/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

Alieniloquium, Nov 25, 2013
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Sour In The Rye With Kumquats from The Bruery
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