Sour In The Rye | The Bruery

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Sour In The RyeSour In The Rye

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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.

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Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a hazy burnt orange, reddish hues with a mostly hazy color. Minimal head quickly dissipates but plenty of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is acetic acid heavy, sour red berry, old oak, warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, brown sugar sweetness.

Taste follows nose well, hit of tart berry and cider vinegar, mellowing into spice, oak, and brown sugar sweetness. Dry finish, bit of lingering acetic acid and fruity tartness.

Medium body and heavily carbonated with fine carbonation that is very gentle on the tongue, keeping the beer very drinkable.

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This is a world class sour. I get sour, sour, and more sour, with a slight vinegar aftertaste. The vinegar is very mild, and not the taste stealing the show. The rye comes in slowly, but it's there providing a great layering. Faint lemon juice, but this is a puckering masterpiece.

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Sour In The Rye from The Bruery
4.23 out of 5 based on 2,479 ratings.
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