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Windowsill - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

282 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 282
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 40
Gots: 40 | FT: 11
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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1.25/5  rDev -67.9%

Jrdbohr, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.09/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer was not at all what I expected and didn't live up to the brewery's description in my opinion.

To me this was a sour beer, even slightly puckering. A light rhubarb flavour was present but not pie-crust-like sweetness and no sweetness at all really, which you'd expect in a beer made to mimic pie. This was on dimensional and not all all enjoyable.

TheSevenDuffs, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

kscaldef, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of mancallede
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

mancallede, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Raziel313
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Raziel313, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of Claytonbrewsby
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Claytonbrewsby, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
2.95/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Reddish hazy body. Not much of a head, but a few wisps.

Smell - Raspberry and cherry. Oaky. Acidic. Smells nice.

Taste - Much more malty. Less intense on the raspberry, but it's there. Sharp tang. Musty. Oak. Pushes very sour.

Mouthfeel - Sour. Medium heavy and oaky.

Overall - Dramatically worse in flavor than nose. It isn't that terrible. Just rough.

Alieniloquium, Dec 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

PretzelCity, Feb 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

1424IpA, Sep 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Thorpe429, Nov 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

barrelofbastard, Oct 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

BARFLYB, May 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

jschonert, Mar 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

jackmax, Jul 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

IWannaEatFood, Jun 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Rau71, Sep 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Popp24, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of topdown
3/5  rDev -22.9%

topdown, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of BMMillsy
3.24/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured at the tasting room as part of a flight. Murky brownish Coe with some light khaki head. Aroma is sour, with some extra fruity funk that I was not a huge fan of. Flavor follows with some light sour notes, a bit vinegar, and a funkiness from the rhubarbs. I don't get much raspberry in this one, and I am not sure I like the other flavor influence. A little cheery for an acidic sour, light carbonation. Strange, but not unpleasant.

BMMillsy, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of ThickNStout
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750mL bottle acquired through the Reserve Society. Bottled 8/12/13. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours a murky golden hued brown with a bare half finger of pale head which quickly fades to a thin halo. Very little lace.

Smells quite tart with rhubard, lemon and sour raspberry.

Puckeringly sharp sour raspberry, rhubarb, lemony, faint sugar, a touch of butter and a solid alcohol presense.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Tart berries in the finish.

I've never had a pie quite that tart but this had some nice flavor to it.

ThickNStout, Oct 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

DarthKostrizer, Nov 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

dkw0063, Oct 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

MrGone, Apr 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

BAsbill, Mar 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

bennetj17, Dec 22, 2013
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Windowsill from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.