White Birch Small Batch Ale Ben's Sour Rye Wine Ale | White Birch Brewing

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White Birch Brewing
New Hampshire, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The first in our Small Batch Ale series was brewed by our Brewery Assistant Benjamin Martin. Ben’s Sour Rye Wine Ale is a copper colored, full bodied barley with a tart aroma. Flavors of fig and a little barnyard are complimented by a spicy rye bite. Combining tart, spicy and sweet, this wild rye wine is a treat to the adventurous palate. Ben recommends pairing with a meal of lamb, garlic mashed taters and lemon pepper asparagus.

Added by johnnnniee on 05-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
Avg:
3.2
pDev:
19.69%
 
 
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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by illy0sis:
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4/5  rDev +25%

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3.03/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled March 2012
Pours a hazy red/orange color with a huge fluffy and sticky white head on top. I can smell the tartness as soon as I wrangle the cork out of the bottle. Spicy tart aromas mixed with a bit of lactic and funk. Lemon pepper coated dark fruits eaten in the barnyard seems like a strange way to describe the aroma here. Sweet sugary malt flavor comes first, followed by some funk. Lemony yeastiness follows and lingers long after every sip. Medium to full body with a spirited level of carbonation and a bubbly sweet mouthfeel. I tried, but I could not enjoy this one. The phenolic form the yeast and the odd funkiness from the rye and whatever bugs were put into this really disagreed with my meager palette.

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

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White Birch Small Batch Ale Ben's Sour Rye Wine Ale from White Birch Brewing
3.2 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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