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Windowsill - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

276 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 276
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 39
Gots: 41 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW's Good Food, was inspired to collaborate with Patrick Rue and The Bruery after enjoying a homemade Rhubarb Raspberry Pie. The rhubarb's fruity sourness tempered with the sweetness of the fresh raspberries and the wheat crust, begged to be bottled up in the form of a bubbly beer. Keeping the original pie recipe in mind, specialty grains were chosen to mimic the crust, and rhubarb and raspberries were used in varying stages of the brewing and fermentation process. The resulting beer is reminiscent of a fresh country pie, cooling on a farmhouse windowsill.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 09-05-2013)
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Reviews by markchristenson:
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3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Interesting beer. It had a lot of potential, but both on the nose and the palate there was a hint of soap that kept this from being a lot better. Like the balance between the rhubarb and raspberries, and the underlying ale, while simple, was a nice canvas. A fun beer, but not a great beer.

markchristenson, Sep 15, 2013
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S - Raspberries dominate with some malt to give it a "crust".

T - Much like the aroma. Strong raspberries with some extra tartness, and malt backbone as crust.

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Windowsill from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.