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Sour In The Rye With Kumquats - The Bruery

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Ratings: 903
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 255
Gots: 180 | FT: 39
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 03-18-2012

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.
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Firestone Walker snifter glass.

A: Deep dark gold, moderate haze, a thin white head that fades quickly, and low visible carbonation.

S: Sour and tart, lots of acetic quality, hints of fruit and tart citrus.

T: Acetic tartness up front, then some toasted malt that I think tastes like rye or caraway. Then sour lemon citrus, a fruity quality that I'm assuming is kumquat, and just a touch of dry oak. Bone dry finish with tart vinegar flavor.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, and almost no alcohol presence at all.

O: Quite sour, but very tasty. Frankly, I don't have any idea what a kumquat tastes like, so I don't know how well that flavor comes through in this beer. But either way, this is good. Recommended.

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Sour In The Rye With Kumquats from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 903 ratings.