The Bruery

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Wild Ale
4.15 | pDev: 10.12%
The Bruery
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 45 | Ratings: 292 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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mhksuccess from California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Oct 09, 2013
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morimoto76 from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +20.5%

Dec 15, 2011
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to NoSignsOfPain for sharing this one at MrHirschybar's place!

Pours a murky cranberry red with an off-white head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. No lacing on this on. Smell is of lots of sour and funky berry aromas (obviously raspberries are the main thing here). Taste is pretty much the same but raspberries come through as the main fruit flavor. There is an acidic quality in the throat with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice funky and sour berry combos going on.

Jan 22, 2012
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Srsly from California

4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on tap at Mohawk Bend, and it's been around LA a lot lately, which makes me think there's either a new batch or they saved a bunch for Valentine's Day...

A - bright, light red, almost pink with a small off white head that disappears quickly and leaves little trace. Love that color. Tiny bubbles constantly stream towards the top of the glass.

S - fresh raspberries up front, but I'd say the dominant smell is tartness and a bit of acidity.

T - The best word to describe this flavor is bright. The raspberries really jump out, and then there's a nice hit of sourness and acidity. It sounds one-dimensional, and it might be a little too much like a raspberry juice squeeze for some, but I loved it. Really great flavor.

M - lots of carbonation leaves it feeling prickly on the tongue, and overall. Very crisp and refreshing.

O - yet another awesome beer from the Bruery, and I especially admire their sour program. I'd put this up there with the likes of MA and ISO:FT, though definitely in a different sort of sour category. In fact, I think this is a pretty good approximation of a poor man's Rose de Gambrinus. Certainly it's no Cantiloon, but it's great all the same.

Feb 19, 2012
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TheCrowsNest from California

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a vibrant reddish pink. I imagine that this is what a bottle of rosé would look like if you reduced it.

Tart and refreshing aroma.

Raspberries are more complimentary to the style than they are dominating. Slightly tart.

Delicate, effervescent.

I could definitely knock back a few of these.

Jan 24, 2012
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kmatlack from California

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

May 24, 2013
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Gobzilla from California

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a vibrant reddish on color with a thin pinkish head and left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: the aromas was mostly raspberries with hints of citrus and a little oak character was coming through as well.

T: pretty much was a raspberry banger on the palate with a citrus and oaky accents but with a mild tart bite in the backend.

M: the brew was medium in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a sweet, fruity, mild oaky, citrusy, and tart finish.

D: it was drinking really good but thought it could have been a little bit more sour. Still was a decent american wild

Aug 29, 2011
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warnerry from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Dec 18, 2012
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IPAyForHops from California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

May 03, 2013
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thagr81us from South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to beermeX2 for sharing this one at the Down South Beer Tasting while aasher was in town to visit! Served from growler into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured pinkish red with a one finger light pink head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart, cranberries, tart cherry, and subtle funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, tart, cranberries, and tart cherry. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a very good brew. I love how the Brett made itself known on the nose, but didn't like how the fruit characters covered it up in the flavor. This one was extremely easy to drink as Al stated below and I could see myself destroying a growler of this with very little problem at all. Really glad I got the chance to try this one and would love to do so again without a doubt.

Oct 11, 2011
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DeanMoriarty from California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Apr 20, 2014
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pugartheterrible from California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

May 24, 2013
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davelag from California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Jan 02, 2013
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IKR from California

3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy medium purplish-pink color. Fairly thin light pink head that quickly faded. Nice looking beer.

Smell: Barnyard funk and raspberry.

Taste: Tart raspberry, slight funk and mild acetic notes. i thought it was good tasting but i prefer a bit more sour.

Mouth-feel: Medium body with a fair level of carbonation.

Overall: I like this beer but it's a step behind my favorite of the Raspberry wild ales (Framboise De Amorosa). I wouldn't mind a bit more sour but this is a tasty refreshing summer beer

Reviewed less than 24 hours after growler filled at Bruery and kept cool upon filling until reviewed.

Aug 21, 2011
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notchucknorris from California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Provisions

A: Light ruby color with a thin pink head.

S: Huge, perfume-like raspberry and cranberry aroma. Unbelievable.

T: Huge flavors of raspberries, cranberries and red currants with a slight kiss of brett. Light mouthfeel works well with the flavors. I loved this beer. Could definitely drink this all day. I wouldn't say this was as good as Rose de Gambrinus, but this is easily one of the best fruit beers I've ever had.

Sep 15, 2011
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tjfinkle from California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Apr 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Nov 17, 2011
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scottiethebody from California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Nov 27, 2012
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ObeMaltKinobee from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Mar 05, 2012
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Callmecoon from California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Nov 21, 2011
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jbogner from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Skunkdrool from California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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jeff1973 from California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Apr 03, 2013
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 292 ratings