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Sour In The Rye With Peaches - The Bruery

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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 7.66%
Wants: 412
Gots: 32 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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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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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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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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared with JLindros, reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a murky orange juice with a tinge of grey. Like one solid mass colour. One finger white head that fades to a light, thin blanket with minimal lacing.

S - Aromas of light faint peach, some passion fruit, super floral...but damn I want more peach.

T - Taste is..well..fun. Almost none of the base beer is left. That said, there is good rye spice...the peach is there, just not quite juicy or pit flavours as it is somewhere in between the two. More bready malts than the regular version, this is still tasty and its crazy how adding peaches into this beer could change it so much.

M - Mouthfeel is super sharply carbonated, almost distractingly so.

O - Overall, a solid beer but I feel the regular was superior. Kind of strange how the addition of peaches seems to actually lessons the peach characteristics in this beer. Weird.

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Sour In The Rye With Peaches from The Bruery
98 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.