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Windowsill - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

245 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 29
Gots: 38 | FT: 9
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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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

2.09/5  rDev -46%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 19:39:36 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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kscaldef

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

11-18-2013 05:07:26 | More by kscaldef
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mancallede

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

03-28-2014 13:53:34 | More by mancallede
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Claytonbrewsby

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

04-10-2014 21:58:39 | More by Claytonbrewsby
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.95/5  rDev -23.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 03:03:30 | More by Alieniloquium
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PretzelCity

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

02-19-2014 02:10:14 | More by PretzelCity
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1424IpA

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

09-27-2013 03:45:48 | More by 1424IpA
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-06-2013 21:22:33 | More by Thorpe429
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barrelofbastard

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

10-20-2013 02:59:38 | More by barrelofbastard
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.5%

05-29-2014 08:56:35 | More by BARFLYB
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jschonert

Missouri

3/5  rDev -22.5%

03-01-2014 14:16:11 | More by jschonert
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jackmax

Washington

3/5  rDev -22.5%

07-11-2014 00:52:09 | More by jackmax
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IWannaEatFood

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

06-23-2014 16:16:12 | More by IWannaEatFood
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Rau71

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

09-27-2013 04:03:52 | More by Rau71
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Popp24

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

10-14-2013 03:21:09 | More by Popp24
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topdown

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-11-2013 01:09:56 | More by topdown
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2013 07:34:27 | More by BMMillsy
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -16%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 05:26:16 | More by ThickNStout
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

11-09-2013 21:51:35 | More by DarthKostrizer
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MrGone

California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

04-06-2014 04:25:50 | More by MrGone
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BAsbill

California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

03-17-2014 03:26:13 | More by BAsbill
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bennetj17

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -16%

12-22-2013 06:46:13 | More by bennetj17
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biertrinkenja

California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

04-14-2014 05:26:35 | More by biertrinkenja
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markchristenson

California

3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 02:16:30 | More by markchristenson
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

10oz pour on draft at the Bruery Tasting Room in Placentia, CA. Poured into a unlabeled tulip glass today, 1/10/2014.

Pours a dark mahogany ruby body, thin white head that dissipates into a collar fairly quickly. The collar sticks but not much lacing. The colour isn't all that appealing for what's supposed to be a fruit sour.

Smells bleh. Acidic with a little bit of fruity rhubarb tartness and small bits of fruit flavors. Not all that complex. In fact, this is a bit boozy. Not my piece of pie. Don't smell much of what would be a sweet malt presence that would signify some sort of crust.

Same as the nose except its boozy as heck. Pretty acidic though it doesn't demonstrate much complexity. The finish is a nice rhubarb-y tartness. Not much malt presence though. Where is the pie thing coming from?

Medium bodied, a bit watery and obviously some heat. Not undrinkable but I don't really like how it feels on the backend.

Not my favorite. Certainly doesn't taste like pie. Recommended only if you like booze and tartness without much complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2014 22:57:25 | More by Stevedore
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Windowsill from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.