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

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Ratings:
2,479
Reviews:
305
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
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702
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Photo of Matty123
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zekeman17
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured 750 ml bottle poured into a teku. 2015 vintage.

A- Dark orange/amber color with a 2.5 finger off white head. Fades into a thin ring and only leaves traces of lacing.

S - A nice brown sour ale with aromas of sour fruits. Hints of rye emerge along with some woody notes.

T - The sour brown ale is flavored with sour green plum and sour peaches. It is more sour than tart, not much in the way of funk, bit has some woody notes. The spiced rye finish makes it unique.

M - A lighter feel to it with prickly carbonation. Makes you pucker and finishes dry.

O - My first Bruery sour style beer and worth the price once a year. Its impressive that this is a shelf beer available in many states around the county.

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Photo of Fusslord
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of kaiyote
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breadwinner
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I am, admittedly, a bit of a cynic when it comes to The Bruery, but there are time when they absolutely hit it out of the park, and this is one of those times. Great oak notes that mesh with the strength of the rye notes and a tartness that matches in intensity. Surprisingly drinkable too, it sort of reminds of the best New Belgium sour beers, which is a high compliment in my book.

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Photo of CochonKing
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light amber with a two inch fading head. Smells of a typical sour with some lemon peel and a brett like aroma with a strong backing of malt. The taste is incredible. A beautiful sour with a many of the peppery notes I associate with rye. The mouthfeel is great as well, the beer is medium bodied and refreshing on the palate.

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Photo of Warren2621
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnyb
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ivorycannon
3.61/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scaba
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RKing44
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jae61
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mjstern70
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BobbyDigitali
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Johnny_Blackhands
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rogorama
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewskis
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChicagoNick
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Proclarush
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mweso2000
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Roguer
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Darkly reddish amber brew, hazy and translucent. Head retention is decent, leaving a thin film atop the brew.

Very sour aroma, reminiscent of a Flanders Red Ale: vinegar, oak, and grapes. Slight touch of funk.

Flavor follows: sour, fruity, and some more sour. What it lacks in complexity it more than makes up with a strong sourness that somehow retains delicacy and tact. Strong oak notes, and the rye barely manages to make its presence known.

Puckeringly sour, of course; smooth and silky; medium-light bodied with a thick, wet finish.

This is a fantastic sour, and should definitely be a home run with Flanders Red Ale fans (even if it's technically an American Wild Ale).

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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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