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Sour In The Rye With Peaches - The Bruery

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Reviews: 46
Hads: 507
Avg: 4.41
pDev: 6.8%
Wants: 485
Gots: 92 | 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 drabmuh
4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
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 jeonseh
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.91/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
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 ShanePB
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
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 Johnnyramirez
5/5  rDev +13.4%
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 rudzud
4.16/5  rDev -5.7%
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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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
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 DovaliHops
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
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 Alieniloquium
4.2/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of jlindros
4.07/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Shared with Rudzud as our HS membership says.

Small fizzy head fades at a med pace light lacing, very murky like solid color orange juice kinda thing tangerine orange color.

Nose brings peach flesh right off, like squishy fleshy peach and even a little nectarine citrusy like, faint bready malt, just a touch of passion fruit juice, touch of a tangerine passion fruit peach orange juice blend.

Taste brings more peach but not a lot, again that fleshy chewy stringy white peach like flavor, more juicy fruit like a def tangerine flavor, light citrus as well. Some tartness but not nearly like sour in the rye, a sour peach fruit. Light bready malts, and a nice spicy rye coming through a lot more than original sour in the rye. Light bready funk and wild Brett flavors but not a lot. Light acetic acid bite. Finish is drier but sticky and flemmy, lingering sour peach and fleshy peach, light bready funk, nice spicy rye, hint if tangerine juice lingering as well.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lots of fluffy carb that even gets a bit sharp, some tart acidic bite.

Overall a decent beer but original sour in the rye is better. The peach is nice in the flavor but still muted and lighter overall in the aroma, lighter on the tart fruit and sourness, and almost no barrel, but the rye comes out a bit nicely, and the carb gets a bit too much. As far as peach beers this is not quite up there, Filmishmish was better IMO.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
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 BucketBoy
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is peachskin, this lovely Tuesday Rindos that you Fortunato Brad racemosa nest. Definitely some like doozies suffering, mineraly Ness, bananas Redonda BOKF - what is RCF? Oh yeah he was once beat.

In sum, loads of peaches make poetry in my mouth. Like eating peaches aged in sulfury barrels. Delicious, delicious Redondo. Recommend.

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Photo of wagenvolks
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
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 jvillefan
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
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 Overlord
4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
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 IKR
4.32/5  rDev -2%
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?

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap for the Bruery Initiation Celebration held at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with lots of peach and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with a very nice sour peach flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a fantastic smell and really tasty flavors.

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Sour In The Rye With Peaches from The Bruery
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