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Windowsill - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

249 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 31
Gots: 38 | 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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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16%

02-23-2014 16:15:14 | More by KevinGordon
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8/15/13 bottling date into a snifter.

dark brown pour with a great head. smell has a ton of sour raspberries. the taste is actually awesome. very tart at first then you get the raspberries and rhubarb. wow. tartness is super and lasting. medium bodied ... mild carbonation.

overall YES. deserves a much higher rating on here.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 01:24:49 | More by Axnjxn
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California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-22-2014 22:51:34 | More by fthegiants
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California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-21-2014 22:22:03 | More by EliotRosewater
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed this beer. Outstanding aromas and flavors of rhubarb, and to a lesser extent, raspberry. The ruhbarb is extremely tart (in a good way) and the raspberry lends a bit of sweetness to the mix- nothing artificial or off here at all- clean, pure flavors that sing on the palate. The barrel aging comes through as a spiciness on the finish that further complements the tartness and sweet. I don't get much of the buttery pie crust until the very late finish, where it suddenly blossoms. This beers makes me rethink the rhubarb/ sweet fruit ratio- I think that the next time I use rhubarb, I'll let its sourness shine more.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 04:26:11 | More by Georgiabeer
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PretzelCity

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

02-19-2014 02:10:14 | More by PretzelCity
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California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-18-2014 19:42:01 | More by imyourhero21
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904Will

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-18-2014 19:30:47 | More by 904Will
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BigBlueShep

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-18-2014 15:21:27 | More by BigBlueShep
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-17-2014 20:44:38 | More by imperialking
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Adamostella

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-15-2014 06:25:37 | More by Adamostella
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-13-2014 14:29:04 | More by DantheMan75
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-13-2014 05:14:09 | More by jegross2
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer has a dark ruby body with an inch and a half of bubbly, beige head. The head hisses and fades rapidly to nil, giving a still appearance. The aroma does indeed offer both raspberries and rhubarb, each easily discernible. Sour presence is evident immediately. Puckering and piquant. This is my second time opening a bottle of this, and I'm definitely enjoying it again. I perceive less bread crust / pie character and more berry wild ale. Nice balance between the rhubarb and raspberry. Delicious. I'm looking forward to enjoying this nightcap.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 03:57:40 | More by Huhzubendah
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Lovely85

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-09-2014 06:32:42 | More by Lovely85
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-09-2014 04:10:04 | More by nickfl
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 04:03:55 | More by jlindros
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-09-2014 04:02:23 | More by kylehay2004
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-09-2014 02:47:18 | More by orangesol
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Chuggernaut00

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-08-2014 20:23:05 | More by Chuggernaut00
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a CCB snifter.

A: Pours a very hazy orange-red - it almost looks like tomato juice. Forms a thin off-white head that fades fairly quickly. Not much carbonation visible in here. Frankly, it's not particularly attractive.

S: Lactic tartness, some berry fruitiness and funk. Smells dry and somewhat sour.

T: Lactic tart first, rhubarb and fruit (I taste both strawberry and raspberry), barnyard funk and some horseblanket character as it warms. Then oaky dry tannins, and it ends dry with lingering fruity funky tartness. The dry and tart aspects of rhubarb really shine through here, getting more pronounced as it warms.

M: The body is heavier than expected, and fairly low carbonation. The alcohol presence is noticeable, but not perceived as "hot".

O: I really quite enjoyed this - though strawberry rhubarb pie is a favorite of mine, so I may be a bit biased. It had more funk than I expected. Not a world-class sour fruit beer, but quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 13:12:27 | More by macrosmatic
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-05-2014 01:09:40 | More by oline73
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Fern13

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-04-2014 18:49:09 | More by Fern13
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hopkrid

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-03-2014 19:17:26 | More by hopkrid
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Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-02-2014 02:05:54 | More by kingmaker
Windowsill from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.