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Windowsill | The Bruery

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3.89/5
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310 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
310
pDev:
11.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
30
Trade:
7
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a murky orange-red with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, fruit, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a better sour fruit presence in the flavors in my opinion.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

not enough rhubarb in beer, so this is awesome. shared generously by a new beer enthusiast throwing lots of resources at it, so thanks man! hazy orange rusty color, pink tinted, but very thick and yeasty with only a short off white head. a nose of warming alcohol and tangy fruit, wheat malt primarily, and an oaky lacto thing thats quite pungent. the fruit is dominant in the taste, with the tartness from both the rhubarb and berries picking up the lacto, which is more prominent in the finish of this one. acidity is medium here for the style, and the oak profile is enormous. raspberry i think is a little stronger than the rhubarb, but both are there for sure. its hot only a little, and i never would have put this over 10% abv. its well hidden in that regard, although its not invisible. thick feeling for a wild ale, lots of yeast in this, maybe a product of its age? carbonation is fine though, and it finishes relatively dry. really fun beer to try, like nothing else. always so stoked to try beer from the bruery, they remain one of my favorites out there.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy rust color (not the most attractive hue) with a modest head that fades to a ringlet; some streaks of lacing drip down

Smell: Acetic tones of rhubarb more than raspberry with pie crust underneath; funky, earthy tones, as well

Taste: The raspberry and rhubarb flavors appear, up front, with the rhubarb adding an earthy vegetal aspect to the more delicate raspberry tones; very acetic and somewhat tannic, with the sourness building, after the swallow; the pie crust is hard to find underneath the strong fruit character but it is there; adding a slightly sweet biscuity element; funky, earthy tones emerge in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation; somewhat flabby for the style

Overall: A very interesting beer and were it not for some of the harsher aspects that clash on the palate, I would rate this somewhat higher

Thanks, JesseLara, for the opportunity

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Split with rudzud.

Very light bubbles of head, super hazy reddish slight orange color.

Nose is pretty nice, nice mild tart but nice strong rhubarb, good sourness, little raspberry, little sweet honey like almost candy, little cracker like, nice tart fruit like.

Taste sweet syrupy candy like at first, then quickly into tart fruit, nice rhubarb, light generic berry but not really raspberry, little jammy fruit. Some tannin bitter character, with little phenolic almost booze character, fair warning booze too, and little chemically phenol. Then a mild buttery crust, so back into the pie. rhubarb really shines then gets a bit sour and too much. Finish is little dry little flemmy and sticky, nice tart finish, more rhubarb but not much raspberry. Lingering hot phenolic booze.

Mouth is med bod, little flemmy and syrupy, lighter bit decent carb.

Overall not bad, nice characters but gets a little overbearing in booze and phenols.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Bright cranberry plum brown body. Thin white head disappears quickly with low retention and almost no lace.

S - Tart wood, rhubarb, strawberry jam, linzer tarts.

T - Dry, super tart cranberry juice. Tannins, bright wood, plant stems. Great rhubarb finish.

M - Medium full frame. Finishes with an arid dryness.

O - Deliciously tart and dry with a great rhubarb flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Windowsill from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 310 ratings
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