Sour In The Rye With Peaches - The Bruery

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Reviews: 37
Hads: 454
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 6.39%
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Gots: 86 | FT: 12
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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 ThickNStout
4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle acquired through the Bruery's Society. Bottled 4/2/15. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours a cloudy peach hued orange with a two finger cap of pale froth. The head shrinks quickly to a thin, broken ring around the edge leaving very little in the way of lace.

Even the nose here is sour with peach, oak and funk. That acidic tartness is the prevalent note.

The taste is very tart/ puckeringly sour with spice, sour peach, acidic citrus, oak, earth, some barrel funk and faint vanilla. There has to be a boat load of peach in there for it to be so noticeable among all the strong acidic sour notes.

Medium full feel with moderate carbonation. Finish remains quite sour and acidic with a little peach, rye like spice and barrel.

I like the fruit addition to the base Sour In The Rye. It lends a little more sweetness than I found in the kumquat variant. Glad that I got to try this. (900 characters)

Photo of tclipse
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle from the newest batch. This one was totally lacking in peach flavor and tasted exactly like regular Sour in the Rye. Had this side by side with SITR Kumquats and the Kumquats took it by a significant margin. A good brew, but needs more peach to differentiate itself from the OG. (291 characters)

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.6/5  rDev +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. (227 characters)

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Bit spicy mixed with lactic sourness – a touch of sweet peach aroma on the finish.

A: Deep cooper color, clear with little head retention. This variant is a little darker in color than the base beer.

T: Slightly spicy on the nose, followed by noticeable sourness, slight sweet peach flavor, with a bit of oak astringency. Quite surprised and slightly disappointed how slight the peach flavor is compared to past batches.

M: Medium bodied with light carbonation. The sourness is clean with some alcoholic warmth on the finish. The beer doesn’t finish completely dry, but the peach presence is not nearly as juicy as past batches.

O: In years past on draft this was one of my absolute favorites from the Bruery, however the bottled 2015 vintage of this beer lacks the juicy peach flavor of past batches. Bottom line, if you’ve never had this beer, it’s still impressive. If you’ve had this beer in the past, be prepared to be underwhelmed with this batch. (976 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
4.16/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle of the 2015 Terreaux release. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a darker copper body, a bit darker than I remember the base Sour in the Rye to be. One finger white head, minimal retention time, no lacing. Smells of oak, peach juice, mild rye sharpness and spice, mild caramel sweetness. More peach comes out as it warms, but it's nowhere near as peach-forward as some of the other peach wilds I've had. Flavour is similar; mild-moderate lactic acidity that does not come close to the base Sour in the Rye which is one of the most sour beers I've had; it's quite tame. A fair amount of peach juice and oak, minimal funk. Again, the peaches come out more as it warms, but it's not as peach-forward as I had hoped. The malt adds a quite a fair amount of sweetness, more than most American wilds. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lower in carbonation, a bit syrupy sweet but fairly drinkable. Overall, on the sweeter side, not as sour as the base beer, but a fair amount of peaches keep it interesting. Not as peachy or sour as I had expected. (1,047 characters)

Photo of Beer4B
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (160 characters)

Photo of KevSal
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Split with the wife and paired with the warriors finals, game 6

Looks ok, was hoping for more fluff

Smell is great! But not enough peaches like the last batch

Taste is fantastic. Tons of that great base beer complimented well by the peaches.

Usually bruery mouth feel, heavy body

Overall fantastic!!

Wish I had more

Go warriors!!! (337 characters)

Photo of lupercmda
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
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. (247 characters)

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.9/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015 vintage. Rebranded as Terreux SitR w/ Peaches. 750ml capped bottle into Night Shift stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a coarse 1 finger white head with poor retention. Beer is a slightly cloudy bright bronze. Lacing is spotty and sparse with little cling and very small, thin legs. Slightly below average.

Nose is very unique. Spicy and tart in the mouth with a juicy, sweet peach presence. Tickles the nose but deep and smooth at the same time. Nice.

Opens strangely spicy. Hints of cinnamon, peach skin and peach pit. Very tart and fruity in the mouth. Wood and more spice in the middle with an oily booziness. Ends peach pulp and a boozy, syrupy sweetness. Fruit and booze in the aftertaste. Strange, but pretty good.

Medium bodied with low carbonation. Slick and oily in the mouth and goes down prickly and aggressive. Finishes messy with a long, lingering, filmy aftertaste. Strange but pretty good.

This beer is certainly one-of-a-kind. A bit heavier than usual for the style. Very fruit forward, with a strange but good mouthfeel and again, a strange but good flavor profile. Worth trying! (1,116 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.57/5  rDev +4.3%
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. (620 characters)

Photo of RamboII
4.79/5  rDev +9.4%
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. (223 characters)

Photo of FosterJM
3.81/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1816th Review on BA
Bottle to Bruery Tulip
750 Ml

2014 Vintage



App- Right out of the bottle, this has a nice color with a deep gold and orange color to it. The darker color lends itself to more of a style that I dont get from the base beer. Looks more like a DIPA to me, but the head that was there and gone with only about 1" of head. The more I swirl,the more it takes on a pancake batter head. A little foam and from. A ring remains after each swirl. No cling though.

Smell- I like the smell of this beer. I have always like the smell of SITR, but this was a bit too acidic and this is in the middle of the base beer and the addition of the Peaches creates a nice balance between citrus rind, flaked rye and a little oak.

Taste- This was more of a enamel stripping version of Kumquats. The citrus was more prevalent but still retained more of the base version with tart, acid, rye and oak. I couldnt finish this peach version and this was worse than expected. When it warmed more of the rye did come out. The ABV is quite hidden but once you get to the 2nd glass, its there, similar to the other two versions.

Mouth- A semi medium body with at times a little bit of lightness to it. A good medium carbonation was there, with a solid residual flavor of the fruit and rye IMO. I liked that at times it was a bit creamy and brought that head into play.

Drink- I think this one is the bottom of the 3 in terms of bottles of SITR. This lacked balance and wasnt layered than the other two and was cloyingly sweet and overtly acidic and a drain pour of the last 1/4 bottle. (1,579 characters)

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
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. (197 characters)

Photo of gcamparone
4.57/5  rDev +4.3%
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! (995 characters)

Photo of spicelab
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle shared at tasting. Reviewed from notes.

Golden orange, bright and glowing with a rapidly diminishing white head. Vigorous bead.

Zingy and vibrant peach lending a subtle sweet edge to the solid base notes of light dusty funk and mellow lemony tartness.

Quite a bit sourer than expected, although still manageabley so. There's a unique sweet and sour twang from the peach that integrates very well with the base beer.

Lovely mouthfel. Buzzy, lively acidity, silky carbonation and dreamy tartness.

Excellent treatment of a very smart base beer. The peach fits like lock and key. (593 characters)

Photo of stakem
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
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. (1,183 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the time of this review, this is #15 on the "Top Beers - American Wild Ale" list on beeradvocate.com. Holy sour Batman, served in a Bruery tulip because I can.

Beer is light amber and hazy with a nice white head, low retention, some lacing.

Aroma is sour sour sour with some fruitness...peaches sneaking through.

Beer is light in body and sour sour sour. The sourness is really pronounced and sort of eclipses everything else going on in there. The peaches sneak through....it is a good beer though I enjoyed it and will have it again. (541 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
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. (900 characters)

Photo of jeonseh
4.25/5  rDev -3%
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. (538 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
3.91/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you, Abraham!

A hazy cloudy peachy yellow with a dense off-white head with good retention and minimal lacing, this beer looks good. The nose is solid. Initially sulfury, especially when cold, this beer takes on a pronounced semi ripe peach juice aroma to go with the rye spiciness. Sourness is quite lactic. The base beer, one I'm not wholly familiar with, is quite decently expressed with rye, caraway and a little allspice. Solid.

The palate opens sour with raw peaches, lactic acid and an intense period sourness. Peach juice flavor permeates the palate quite nicely, really complementing the spicy sourness. The sulfur thats present on the nose is absent from the palate, especially after it has a chance to breathe. A touch of burn, faintly solvent like, is also present. Medium in body and moderately carbonated , this beer is fruity and soir on the finish. Very nice. (887 characters)

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip.

3.25 A: Murky orange brown color. Two and a half fingers of frizzy off-white head that falls quickly and leaves only a few wisps of lacing.

4.25 S: Damn. The peaches in this really stand out. Both the tartness and the peach essence are easily detectable. Funk balances out the tartness and features a woody type funk with outdoorsy notes like apple orchard and rotting wood. Still, the focus is tangy, tart peach. It's hard to really pick out the rye in this. The peach pretty much covers it up. Not super complex, but it does smell pretty great.

4.25 T: Peach is all throughout the taste as well. They must have really used a lot of them in this. Super tart without being overly sour. A little more balanced than the typical acid bombs that the Bruery tends to put out. Quite tangy with a moderate acetic component. More fruity than the nose and with less funk. Peach, citrusy sour orange and apricot, oak, woody funk, apple orchard.

3.75 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly spritzy and lightly creamy. No complaints here.

4.25 D: One of the best sours Bruery sours I've had. Normally I find them too acetic and unbalanced, but this one works and it works well. Get a bottle if you love peaches or peach beers. (1,261 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 6.10.13

A - Pours a cloudy medium orange with a foamy near white head that fades slowly to the edges.

S - Tart strong peach, hard to find much else.

T - Very tart and acidic, lot of peach and oak.

D - Decent carbonation with a medium body.

O - Sour tart and lots of peaches. Pretty acidic, but very good. (329 characters)

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

5/31/2013

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. (1,304 characters)

Photo of ShanePB
4.74/5  rDev +8.2%
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. (931 characters)

Photo of Johnnyramirez
5/5  rDev +14.2%
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. (440 characters)

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