Sour In The Rye | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We brewed this ale with around 40% rye as a base malt and let our sour yeast and bacteria eat away at it in oak barrels for over a year creating a sour ale with a complex character of rye spice, oak and a subtle funk.

Added by womencantsail on 08-09-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,476
Reviews:
305
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
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355
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701
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4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Red almond body with a creamy off-white head. Nice retention and low lace.

S - Mouth puckering sour lemon, tangerine, buckwheat, and tamarind.

T - Jaw-lockingly sour and surprisingly complex. Bright key lime sourness, blood orange, bread crust, tamarind, cumquats, honey, apricot, and lemon rind.

M - Bracingly sour and a medium-full frame with a perfect level of carbonation.

O - An outstanding American Wild Ale; one of the best examples of the style that you can find.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Lures on 2/21/14 in a wide mouth short glass 8oz pour

A-Hazed orange amber with a good sized off white head.

S-Nose is bitter fruit, tangy orange, soured apricots, musty twang, damp straw.

T-Taste carries a light acid tinge, bitter orange, light smoke, dank straw, musty, funky, tangy fruit.

M-Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying tarte finale, dank wood tones evident.

O-Overall is great beer. First time having something from Bruery

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of gabrielsyme
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours a nice dark honey amber color. Nicely carbonated. Smell is not very strong, but tangy. Taste is sour, tart, with just a little bit of earthy funk. Mouthfeel is nice, bright and crisp. It's sour, but not acidic, and is quite drinkable. Very, very good.

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Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
4.23 out of 5 based on 2,476 ratings.
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