Sour In The Rye With Kumquats | The Bruery

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Sour In The Rye With KumquatsSour In The Rye With Kumquats

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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

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2.25/5  rDev -48.9%

Photo of 4thelvofbeer
2.32/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

2013 bottle: This stuff is good...SIX MONTHS AGO! If you have a bottle of this...drink it now. This stuff was really good but drops off like a rock and loses every bit of the nice jiucy flavor that it had back in the summer. I tried a bottle in the summer that was really good. Add six, seven months, this beer turns to not good. Highly recommend if you are sitting on a bottle of this, drink it now as it is fast approaching drain-pour status.

A: two finger head, but darker than it should be leading to some suspicion
S: definitely not fresh...the freshness has gone from this beer long, long ago...sour notes, not fruit or kumquat smell at all.
T: mirrors the smell, freshness is completely gone--emphasis on completely gone. I really tried hard to get a taste of fruit, could not even imagine one past the overpowering sourness of this beer...and I have enjoyed tons of them...this one is just a good example of a falling off, quickly fading one...
M: difficult...lets leave it at that
O: Drink fresh...drink fresh...drink fresh...this drops off fast, does not improve at all with age...

Highly agree with the review about 6 entries down, there is a weird metallic aftertaste to this beer, which throws it off even more...

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2.75/5  rDev -37.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -37.5%

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3/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of Thesoundandthefury
3.12/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I found very little kumquat aroma or flavor. Very of dimensional

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3.25/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -26.1%

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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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.57/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.61/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy/murky burnt orange color with a small off-white head that sank to a ringlet. Aroma of kumquats, apricot, citrus, acetic acid and lacto, with some yeasty funk. Lots of tartness/sourness in the taste, citrus mainly, acetic, more of the yeasty funk that was noted in the aroma, sour toasted grains. I never bothered trying the original version of the beer, so I really have no basis of comparison between the two. Medium body, a bit rough in the mouthfeel with a slightly metallic aftertaste. Decent.

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