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Sour In The Rye With Peaches - The Bruery

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Reviews: 46
Hads: 521
Avg: 4.4
pDev: 22.95%
Wants: 486
Gots: 93 | FT: 15
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 02-24-2013

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.
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Photo of Johnnyramirez
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm not gonna do a traditional review. But let me just say that this is the best sour I've ever had. Aroma is all peaches. Walking through a farmers market. Slight funk but a ton of peach. Flavor is even better. Some tartness, though I do wish for a little more but I'm just nitpicking at this point. Loads of fresh peach flavor. Seriously an amazing beer and glad I got to try it. Great beginner sour as well for anyone not too into sours.

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Photo of Beer_Line
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sour in the rye is already a world class beer on its own. Adding peaches to it, just took it to a heavenly beer. The sour and tartness of this beer go so well with the rye. Add the peaches in there just to blow your mind.

Pours golden, smells of rye, peaches, and soem pixie stick dust that dispersed in the air when you tore that candy packet open. Tastes is verty sour and rye + peach.

Get yourself a bottle of this and you will have a similar experience.

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Photo of Tidesox28
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great sour. The peaches come through subtlety and the woodiness from the oak tannins is a nice touch. These guys do a great sour. Right up there with Allagash and Russian River.

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Photo of winningwes91
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this at a bottle share, courtesy of Aaron. Pours out exactly like the base, a beautiful gold color. The smell is about the same as well with a subtle peach aroma wafting from the glass. The taste is what separates this beer from the original. The sour peach taste really pops here. Amazing stuff.

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Photo of RamboII
4.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The 2015 Sour In the Rye base is excellently done, and the peaches version is incredible. The peach flavor is really Klean, with a nice balance of sour and slight funk. This is a great brew, highly recommend seeking it out.

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Photo of Overlord
4.76/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From the absolutely awesome experience of proving yourself worthy of a hoarder membership in order to buy the beer, to the sad wistful gazes of others in the tasting room, to the sublimely rare flavors and aromas, everything about this beer screams "TWO PERCENT'ER!"

It looks likes something you couldn't buy unless you were part of the privileged elite. It smells like something only a rarefied pair of nostrils would be able to appreciate. And it tastes like pure refinement and exclusivity in liquid form. It glows softly with sociological advancement.

Peaches are surprisingly forward and well integrated. Better integrated than many of the more esoteric Bruery sour-y offerings, and considering its rarity it's a damn shame that it is one of the more welcoming/gentle introductions to sour beers I can recall. The base beer shines through mostly in the acidic, slightly musty back end as the fruit is very forward on the front end. Nice bubbling.

I broke my reviewing embargo for this one.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best peach Wild Ale I've had yet. The peach was on the nose and the taste and was oh-so tasty. This was smooth enough you could enjoy an entire bottle, but too good to selfishly keep to yourself.

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Photo of ShanePB
4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750 ml bottle shared by kapkenobi - huge thanks for the pour!

A: Murky/hazy orange colored body with a fluffy white head on top. Retention was pretty nice throughout my consumption, minor blotches of lace coated the glass.

S: Rye, spicy rye, is up front along with fresh peaches. Sour almost lactic quality comes through. Plenty of subtle citrus in the background too.

T: Millions of peaches, peaches for me. Seriously, this is straight up PEACH IN YO' FACE. I could have sworn I was biting into a fresh fuzzy peach. Rye is here for the assist with plenty of sourness to back this all up. Just stunningly delicious.

M: Well carbonated, good pucker on the back of the palate but balanced it its own right.

I thought this years Sour in the Rye was awesome, but the addition of peaches takes this beer to an entirely new level. I can't imagine this won't come back again, probably one of the best beers to come out of The Bruery.

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Photo of DovaliHops
4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks for sharing Chad! Pours a hazy orange color with a golden hue. Large whit head that goes down quickly. Scent is absolutely magnificent. Smells like normal SitR, but with a heavy peach presence. It basically smells like the beer was ran through a randall with peaches, which says a lot for a bottle conditioned beer. The oak and rye are still heavy in the nose, but fresh peaches come through nicely. Taste is just as lovely. The peaches are not as noticeable at first, but as the beer warms, the peach flavors STAND OUT. So much peach... with some rye spiciness and slightly acetic. This beer is DAMN GOOD. I wish I had the luxury of opening this bottle side by side with normal SitR, but I am not a member of HS. I'm very happy I got to try this amazing beer. Almost flawless.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


Bottle into a Bruery snifter. The first bottle I opened was fresh out of the shipping box so it was very hazy and though I enjoyed it quite a bit, I longed for a clear pour without intermingled dregs. I've let this bottle settle for a couple months so hopefully this finally settled.

A: Nice clear pour with a dark orange color and a big frothy white head. Great color.

S: Big lactic peach character with notes of apricot, tartness, vanilla, and oak. Vinegar is light. The fruit smells very nice. Slightly musty.

T: Beautifully sweet and tart with a monstrous peach presence. Soft lactic notes throughout with just a whisper of acetic character. The stone fruit is surprisingly intense. It's like peach and apricot SweeTarts with oak and vanilla. A little more vinegar in the finish with a burst of sour fruit that lingers after everything else fades.

M: Lower medium body with a nice level of upper medium to lower high spritzy carbonation.

Overall: Easily one of the best sour beers from The Bruery, if not the best. I hope this is indicative of where their sour program is headed. After the first clear pour the carbonation shot up all the dregs and it was really cloudy again. I think I'll pour the whole bottle into another vessel next time and not give the dregs a chance to rise.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WOW. This one is super sour. I love the original and this one is even better. I only got a little peach flavor on the finish, but the sourness kind of overtakes it a bit. Either way this is one of my all time fave Bruery beers.

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Photo of jvillefan
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A hazy golden yellow with a laced ivory white head.

S: Complex. There is caramel on the front, it transitions to a rye aroma, it then becomes a funky tart aroma, and ends with the sweet aroma of peaches.

T: Amazing. There is a perfect balance between the sweet peach flavor and the funky sour created by the bacteria and yeast. Caramel notes throughout.

M: Great body and carbonation. It could have a little more body and carbonation, but it is still great.

O: Great beer. Among the elite sours.

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Photo of wagenvolks
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into a Bruery tulip.

Sour in the Rye with Peaches pours as it should, with a hazy apricot-colored body. Fickle head of white bubbles retreats quickly. The nose on this beer is incredible, bolstered no doubt by it's freshness, the peach notes literally leap out of the glass. The aroma is more of a peach fuzz or peach skin smell that you'd get by walking through a Farmer's market. Incredible.

The flavor is tart and mildly acidic with a lighter dose of peachy fruit than the aroma would suggest. Still, the depth is incredible and rivals the standard Sour in the Rye. Light wood barrels, rye grains, and vinegar. Mouthfeel is appropriate for the style--medium in body and prickly carbonation. Overall, the Bruery continues to impress with their sour releases. One to seek out for sure!

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Curran at the Le Roar Grrrz 2015 release. Batch 1.

This one pours a hazy and murky orange, with no head or lacing.

This one smells really peachy for a 2 year old beer, with some acidic aromas, a bit of rye, and lemon.

The peaches in this one are really nice, and still tastes fresh and juicy even a few years later. There's a nice spiciness from the rye that balances nicely with the peach sweetness and fairly intense sourness.

This has a very juicy mouthfeel, with a prickly level of carbonation. It is very drinkable and refreshing.

This is definitely one of the best Bruery beers I've ever had.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 25 oz bottle into a Bruery snifter. Acquired as a generous extra in a trade with vitese. Thank you sir!

A- Pours a very cloudy orange-yellow body with an effervescent white head that reduces quickly and leaves no lacing.

S- SUPER fruity and fresh, like walking through a fruit farm! Freshly squeezed peaches, watermelon, tropical fruits, sour apples, tart citrus, lactic, and some oak. Very inviting.

T- That's what I'm talking about. Upfront is a huge punch of mouth-puckering sourness, like lemon juice, super sour lemonade, and unripe tart fruits. Next up is juicy peaches, plums, passion fruit. On the finish is a slight rye zing and vanilla presumably from the oak. Very nice.

M- Medium-light, refreshing body, medium carbonation.

Just like Oude Tart with cherries, the Bruery took one of their world-class sours and kicked it up a notch, elevating the taste and complexity which really makes this beer stand out. It may be hard to find, but seek it out of possible!

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of raiderandbeerfan
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hey this beer even has the color of a peach. Over 1/2" of head on it, does a great job on lacing and retention. Aroma hits you with juicy and sour notes, awesome. Peach just draped all over this beer.

Taste doesn't stray from the aroma, lactic sour, peach in copious amounts. Rye additions sturdy up the base. Alcohol stays out of the mouthfeel. Like there are oranges with peaches in the mouthfeel.

This is a superior version compared to the original. The rye does get subdued in this version compared to the base, but so what. Small amount of caramel, this is a solid option from the Bruery. If it were made by some small 400 bottle allotment in some out of the way place, people would clamor for it.

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Photo of makeyourself
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 edition from bottle.

Poured into a tulip ice cold. I truly enjoyed this one. Pours a very light amber color with very little head. Smells of peaches, rye, oak, and funk pop out right away from the first sniff. The beer had the right amount of peaches where you could definitely tell that the Bruery did not skimp out at all. The peach flavor was not exactly in your face like some of the top peach sours in the world but it was enough for me to be completely satisfied. In terms of the sour and tart factor, this one had it for sure. For the feel, the beer had a medium body with light to moderate carbonation. Definitely one of the most sour and tart beers from the Bruery that I've tried. I do enjoy their Sour in the Rye variants and this one I would definitely love to drink again given the opportunity. Cheers!

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Photo of Beer4B
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a lovely burnt orange color into a snifter. Nice and sour with a great feel. The peaches really came through as it warmed and cut through the sour well.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gusher! The beers hazy yellow with a small head. The aroma brings a heap of peaches. Fresh, sweet, tart, lactic and brett notes. Beautiful flavor. Peaches away out out front with some natural sweetness from the fruit countered by present acidity and lactic character. Puckering finish. Peach skins and oak. Wonderful. In fact, this is redondo, though not quite racemosa nest. Cheers Joe!

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Photo of Wolberjs
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Looks delicious like all beer. Murky caramel color. Head dissipates. Smells like delicious fresh peach with a little sour in the background. Taste is all sour upfront with a peach finish that lingers around. The rye base is in their too. Unremarkable mouthfeel. Smooth with a little carbonation on the back. Kinda fruit juice like. Excellent sour if you like peaches which I do.

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Photo of lupercmda
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light brownish color with a nice head. Smells of the tart sourness and with just a hint of peach in the smell. But has the nice tart, lactic taste of the peaches which comes thru. Nice smooth tart finish with a moderate carbonation level.

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Photo of stakem
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a matching Bruery snifter. The brew appears a hazed golden orange color with a 3 finger white cap. A swirl revives a finger of yellowish stained offwhite back to the surface and patches of lace cling.

The smell is typical sour in the rye with funk nfs lactic lemony character but a significantly bigger amount of earthy to juicy fruit like peach/apricots. There is an overall big tropical punch almost like pineapple also included in the nose.

The flavor is lactic and lemony tart with plenty of peach that seems more like apricot than anything else. There is also plenty of wild tart fruit flavors with a bit of musty oak that blends into peach skins/pith towards the finish.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. A little bit of kiss of alcohol comes into play with the tartness. I am a big fan of sour in the rye and this fruit addition really delivered as expected. Very nicely done. I had zero issues drinking this 750 myself and probably would have reached for more. As you get towards the bottom of the bottle, the yeast gets a little stringy and fiberous almost like macerated peaches were added directly to the bottle.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 version. This is super sour; not quite as sour as Oude Tart, but close. The rye adds a nice, subtle spiciness. I really liked this - one of my favorite Bruery sours.

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Sour In The Rye With Peaches from The Bruery
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