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Sour In The Rye With Kumquats | 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): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We've all come to know and love our 40% rye malt, barrel aged sour ale, Sour in the Rye. Now it's time to enjoy that very same beer, but with fresh kumquats added to the mix. This fruited sour reveals incredible notes of both bitterness from the citrus rind as well as an unmistakable tropical sweetness from macerating the entire fruit and adding it to barrels.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 03-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#272
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
1,003
pDev:
7.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
274
Gots:
176
Trade:
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steve032
4.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2013 bottle consumed about a month ago

Pours an amber color. Minimal head that dissipates. Smell is of kumquat? (disclaimer, never had or seen a kumquat so not sure what they smell or taste like). Also picking up some lacto. Taste is very good....again, kumquat frutiness? definite sourness there....nice pucker. Medium bodied with good carb. Overall, nice addition to the sour in the rye "series". I still love Peach the most.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.45/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

2016 vintage. 750ml capped bottle into a Surly teku.

Nose is mint, citrus, spice and a bit of brown sugar. Lightly spritzy, not tart. Solid and very unique aroma from the kumquat. Beer opens tart citrus and some sort of gourd-like vegetable. Moderate sweetness and very acidic from the middle to end. Some caramel and brown sugar notes mix with a juicy, puckering acid tartness at the finish. Body is light to medium with moderate to ample carbonation. Prickly on the palate and puckering going down. Real intense flavor here.

Too over-the-top, too acidic and with flavors that don't really work together. Its unique for sure but that's about all this has going for it.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhartley
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1 pint 9.4 oz. bottle into a Snorkel glass.

Appearance: Dark amber body, thin cap of head.

Aroma: Bright citrus, with that sour aroma coming through!

Taste: Pucker up buttercup! That sourness just mellowed out with the kumquat-citrusness, a hint of oak. Perfect.

Mouthfeel: Bracingly sour.

Overall: A delicious sour that is even better than I imagined. So tart and sour with a ton of citrus coming through.

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4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had following reg version and Peach version. All very good, this one had the most flavor, different but tasty.

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4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2016 vintage

L - Pours an amber copper body with a one finger paper white head.

S - Has that awesome SitR base with juicy kumquats. Amazing they can cut through the base beer.

T - Wow! So much kumquat juice and peel in this. It's yin and yang that balances the SitR perfectly.

F - To to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Dry finish.

O - This is a phenomenal beer! The kumquats come through perfectly.

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4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 edition from a bottle. I have really come to appreciate Sour in the Rye and its variants. I used to prefer Oude Tart, but the spiciness of the rye in Sour in the Rye is such a nice complement to the sourness. The kumquat variant is really good, but doesn't quite reach the level of the peach version.

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4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage (drank 2016-11-26)

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4.02/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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