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Windowsill - The Bruery

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very good

276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 39
Gots: 41 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
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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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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Sammy, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a murky orange-red with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, fruit, and acidic flavors 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 mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a better sour fruit presence in the flavors in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Thorpe429, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

acurtis, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Texasfan549, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

kjkinsey, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

GRG1313, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ygtbsm94, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

kylehay2004, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

largadeer, Sep 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

SocalKicks, Sep 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

nickfl, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of jlindros
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Split with rudzud.

Very light bubbles of head, super hazy reddish slight orange color.

Nose is pretty nice, nice mild tart but nice strong rhubarb, good sourness, little raspberry, little sweet honey like almost candy, little cracker like, nice tart fruit like.

Taste sweet syrupy candy like at first, then quickly into tart fruit, nice rhubarb, light generic berry but not really raspberry, little jammy fruit. Some tannin bitter character, with little phenolic almost booze character, fair warning booze too, and little chemically phenol. Then a mild buttery crust, so back into the pie. rhubarb really shines then gets a bit sour and too much. Finish is little dry little flemmy and sticky, nice tart finish, more rhubarb but not much raspberry. Lingering hot phenolic booze.

Mouth is med bod, little flemmy and syrupy, lighter bit decent carb.

Overall not bad, nice characters but gets a little overbearing in booze and phenols.

jlindros, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

drabmuh, Apr 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

oline73, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of mdfb79
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 11/24/13 notes. Bought 1 bottle of this in the RS this year. Bottled 08/15/13, poured from a 750ml bottle into my Bruery tulip.

a - Pours a murky reddish brown color with a pinkish tint to it, one finger of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of tart raspberries and sour dark fruits, vinegar, earthy notes, oak, spices, and yeast. Smells nice and tart.

t - Tastes of sour dark fruits and rhubarb, sweet mixed berries, oak, spice, vinegar, fruity malts, earthy malts, bread, and light cinnamon. Mixture of sweet and sour dark fruits, with some spice to it. Light alcohol too; got a little better as it warmed up.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Acedic.

o - Overall an interesting beer that I liked the more i drank it and the more it warmed up. At times I felt I got some similar notes to the things I like about Blushing Monk and NG Serendipity, but this is much stronger and the rhubarb bring some major tartness to it, making it different. I know this isn't the Bruery's move but if they made a lower ABV version of this I think it could be really good. Worth checking out and interesting, but glad I spent the money on extra bottles of Oude Tart with Cherries vs. this.

mdfb79, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

MarkyMOD, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

beernads, Jan 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a vibrant fuschia to dark magenta with a medium rocky white head, some solid head retention.

S: Pie like with some crust notes and raspberries.

T: Delicious, sweet raspberry and rhubarb come through; it really does taste like liquid pie which is impressive. Very well done.

M: Medium to full-bodied with a moderate acidity. Certainly does not feel like a beer over 10%.

O: One of the better new brews from these guys in a while, glad it showed up at Sour Fest, well worth a purchase.

Halcyondays, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

imperialking, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

InspectorBob, Nov 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

drewone, Oct 28, 2013
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Windowsill from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.