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Sour In The Rye With Peaches - The Bruery

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253 Ratings
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 7.64%
Wants: 393
Gots: 30 | FT: 3
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sour Rye ale with peaches added. Aged in oak barrels. Deliciously sour, bursting with spicy rye notes and hints of oak from the barrels it was aged within.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 02-24-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

weonfire, Apr 29, 2013
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4.66/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle (2013)

The Bruery
Placentia, CA

Fairly clear pour with brown dregs clouding the final pour more than previously. Dark orange/juicy apricot/peach in color. Collar of near-white, large bubbled foam. Somewhat sticky on the way down. Gorgeous American fruited sour.

Lots of juicy, sour, and lactic peach character in the aroma. Mild vanilla and oak, but less than in the base beer. Very mild vinegar. Fruit begins to present more and more as the beer warms.

Balanced well between fruit character, lactic sour, and vanilla/oak/earth notes. As with the aroma, the peach character and a slight vinegar presence becomes slightly more pronounced as the beer warms. Perhaps not quite as sour as the base beer without fruit. Complete and delicious. Fantastic.

Near medium bodied with fairly high carbonation for the style.

Fantastic. One of the best beers The Bruery has ever done. Loved this beer.

ehammond1, Aug 30, 2013
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4.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Rocked a bottle while tailgating before the first game of the Nevada/SDSU baseball series. Future 1st round pick Shipley pitching!

Pours the color of a peach, off to a great start, it even produced a pretty head on it, 3/5" range. Even for being poured into a "red solo cup" (ah damn, one of the worst songs ever), it still had great retention, and did its best to give lace on the slick surface.

Aroma, juicy and sour. We're doing great here. The peach is all over it, smells like a peach and apricot blend. Thinking Cascade already. The taste hits you with a MASSIVE amount of fruit and sourness. The rye still makes for a sturdy body. Alcohol, nowhere to be found in the mouthfeel. Plenty of citrus to taste throughout it. Are peaches even citrus? Anyways, it has that orange like citrus sweetness. I don't want to understate this: its deliciously sour. Sourheads rejoice!

Would never have thought they could really improve sour in the rye, but lo and behold, this is better than the original. Now if you were huge on the rye, you might be disappointed, because the rye, from a taste perspective, is not as pungent as it was in the base version. But don't lose sight of the fact that the rye still makes a very nice foundation for the beer, even if the spice aspect of it isn't there. The caramel undercurrent is minimal and well placed. Oak in the right amount.

One of the best new beers of 2013. Maybe the best so far.

Beerandraiderfan, May 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

simoen, Jan 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

S - Lactic acid, lemon peel, balanced with sweet peach

T - Peach sweetness up front before you get hit with the tart lemon, white vinegar and lactic acid. This is well balanced between the two. The finish is tart with light oak.

M - Tart, dry, and lots of carbonation that gives it a sharp bite to it.

O - Well balanced sour from the Bruery that is one of the better ones they have made. The peaches complement the tartness of the base beer well. It manages to be sweet while also making you almost want to pucker up from its tartness.

jeonseh, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.21/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Murky orange. Lots of haze and sediment. Nice white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Bright acidity. Grainy. Peaches blend in nicely. Might even detect some rye there.

Taste - Peaches are much more prominent. Peach nectar flavor that gets stronger throughout. Oakier in the taste than the nose. Lots of vanilla. Peach juice in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Pretty sour. Not the cleanest of sours, but nice. High carbonation.

Overall - Not often I enjoy a Bruery sour. This is really excellent. Delicious peach flavor.

Alieniloquium, Apr 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

MontereyBay831, Feb 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

mobius387, May 26, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 Vintage

Appearance: Slightly murky light-amber in color. Generous white head that quickly dissipated.

Smell: Tart Peaches and slight funk. The slightest hint of citrus fruits. The Bruery didn't spare the peaches as the smell features prominently.

Taste: Tart peaches, mild musk and very faint citrus notes. For comparison I had the regular Sour in the Rye the night before and the spicy rye notes in the regular version are no longer featured. The peaches feature prominently and don't come across as an afterthought. Very clean aftertaste as the peaches fade away. (As it warms up a a bit higher than the recommended serving temp the smallest hint of rye emerges).

Mouth-feel: Satisfying medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: When they first announced the beer I wondered if it would taste like Sour in the Rye with some peaches layered on. The answer is no, this is a different beer, as the peaches feature up front in the nose and taste and the rye notes from the original version are toned down. The sourness of the regular version is also toned down a notch but there still remains a decent level of tartness/sourness. Bruery, why can't I get a case of this?

IKR, Mar 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

GRG1313, May 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

buffs9, Mar 09, 2014
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Sour In The Rye With Peaches from The Bruery
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