Sour In The Rye | The Bruery

Sour In The RyeSour In The Rye
BA SCORE
4.31/5
2,482 Ratings
Sour In The RyeSour In The Rye
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
Ranking:
#485
Reviews:
305
Ratings:
2,482
pDev:
8.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
358
Gots:
701
Trade:
64
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,482 |  Reviews: 305
Photo of npala86
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rawfish
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lochraneg
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PatrickKellyCT
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of junaman
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Logcabino
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Pours a miller light golden brown, honey color if I may. Tastes like warheads were put in a bag of water overnight

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Photo of Wizzle32
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of J-Rice
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 98green
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap. It is a big punch sour for sure. But it didn't go vinegar for me. Just a ton of pucker sour. I couldn't do more than one for sure, and sours aren't my jam, but this is an excellent example from a top notch brewery

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Photo of Shafaegalo
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcrawford
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soco89ziegler
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared. Hazy, murky orange with a thin off-white head. Notes of grapes, vinegar, oak, subtle vanilla, rose wine, rye spiciness. Medium body, medium carbonation and a tart aftertaste.

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Photo of ppavlick
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petrusek23
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewNoob1
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: copper-brown with an orange hue. Very little head; only a fine lacing at the edges of the glass.

Aroma: lacto and funk. The funk resembles Elmer’s glue.

Flavor: sour and funk, on par with the aroma, although the aroma indicated that this would be more sour than actually so. Slightly spicy in the finish.

Mouthfeel: light-medium. Appropriate to style.

Overall: on the better side of many sours that I’ve tried recently, but there are better sours available, especially given this beer’s price tag, $20 / 750ml.

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Photo of heddar33
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brentusaurus
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gerasimos
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HattedClassic
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016

The beer pours a nice, creamy head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is an interesting cloudy and pale amber that comes off as a brownish orange color. It looks pretty nice.

The smell is pretty good. The beer has a nice sour note with a moderate oak note. The other notes seem to resemble an assortment of fruits like cherry and orange with a tart note to it. It's pretty good and pleasant to smell.

The taste is pretty good. It has a nice sour note that resembles orange and cherries with a slight oak note to it and a very tiny vinegar appearance.

The feel is pretty good. It's a medium bodied beer with a smooth body and a dry finish.

Overall, it a pretty good and solid sour beer. It's interestingly balanced in its taste and smell given that it's a sour. Unlike most of the other offerings, this one is still pretty good fresh out of the brewery. Anyway, go for it since this one of their better offerings.

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Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 2,482 ratings
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