Windowsill | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW's Good Food, was inspired to collaborate with Patrick Rue and The Bruery after enjoying a homemade Rhubarb Raspberry Pie. The rhubarb's fruity sourness tempered with the sweetness of the fresh raspberries and the wheat crust, begged to be bottled up in the form of a bubbly beer. Keeping the original pie recipe in mind, specialty grains were chosen to mimic the crust, and rhubarb and raspberries were used in varying stages of the brewing and fermentation process. The resulting beer is reminiscent of a fresh country pie, cooling on a farmhouse windowsill.

Added by Halcyondays on 09-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
310
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.78%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
31
For Trade:
8
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Photo of stakem
3.21/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle into a tulip appears a clear ruby color with a khaki head that fades quick leaving spotty lace.

The aroma is pleasantly fruity with raspberry puree/seeds and earthy rhubarb. I enjoy the way this brew smells but that is where my enjoyment ends.

The taste is sour like unripe raspberry and rhubarb with a bit of herbal character. Some minerals and a touch of neutral oak. A soft hint of oak and increasinglu warming/distracting alcohol in the finish.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. Its not terrible....if your serving size is a tablespoon. It is still vibrant with fruit addition but yikes is it sour and the alcohol feel doesnt help matters.

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Photo of JoshBrews
4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furlinator
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bruery 8th Anniversary celebration on 05/14 /16.

Tart rhubarb and raspberry flavored wild ale.

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Photo of Stillyman11
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swanfungus
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cvm4
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - Pours an almost clear ruby red and the tan head dissipates quickly.

S - Juicy jammy flavors up front, some oak & light acidity.

T - A raspberry & rhubarb tartness with some acidity. Really simple, but delivers.

F - Medium bodied & low carbonation. Dry finish, very puckering.

O - Nice fruit character with a tart acidic backdrop. Really liking it.

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeersAndBears
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnbrewery
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunuelian
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aquazr1
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SimcoeKid
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zach60614
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tectactoe
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.52/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gory4d
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duceswild
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexFields
3.09/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fine but nothing special. Decent rhubarb character, not as much raspberry, fairly tart but as much from rhubarb as acidity. Presumably this would be a lt better with a lot less alcohol but that's true of almost every beer from the Bruery.

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3.82 out of 5 based on 310 ratings.
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