Sour In The Rye | Bruery Terreux

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Sour In The RyeSour In The Rye
BA SCORE
4.3/5
Outstanding
2,508 Ratings
Sour In The RyeSour In The Rye
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bruery Terreux
California, United States
brueryterreux.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We brewed this ale with around 40% rye as a base malt and let our sour yeast and bacteria eat away at it in oak barrels for over a year creating a sour ale with a complex character of rye spice, oak and a subtle funk.

Added by womencantsail on 08-09-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#941
Reviews:
313
Ratings:
2,508
pDev:
8.84%
 
 
Wants:
359
Gots:
702
Trade:
60
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 2,508 |  Reviews: 313
Photo of csmrx7
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an amazing sour. It is so sour that you can almost feel it in your teeth, until it warms up and really opens up and the layers of lactic acid and pedolococus and malt really turn this in to excellent beer.

 214 characters

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sweetbrew82
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TylerKing
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aged 3 years and 3 months and then cooled it to 45 degrees as bottle suggests before pouring into tulip:

L: murky cider-like brown with a smiling lacing that screams I'm sour.

A: fruit, wood, oak, sour funk

F: sour as hell

T: begins with fruity sweetness that only lasts a second before blasting you with extreme sourness. Once past sourness I do pick up some pleasant oak, wood, spicy rye, and fruit flavors. After tones almost reminds me of sour patch kids.

O: incredibly sour, aged well and perhaps best sour I've had. A definite slow sipper.

 556 characters

Photo of kitch
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 750ml bottle, 2015 vintage, bottled on 17th April 2015. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A lightly hazy dark orange copper colour with a just under two finger beige head that had decent retention and left some spotty lacing.

Aroma: Lightly sour and tart mixed berries with oak and vanilla and a hint of clove.

Taste: Very much like the aroma with sour and tart mixed berries, notes of oak and vanilla along with hints of clove, vinegar and a light spice on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A good Wild Ale with nice taste and aromas.

 600 characters

Photo of KensWorld
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 Vintage.

Smells just about perfect. pours nice. First half hour of sipping tastes incredible, but after that the sourness creeps up. This needs to be cut with some kind of Base if there is such a way. This should be consumed only in moderation because of its extreme acidity . Still a pretty incredible sour beer that has a way of enticing you to sip more even though your gut tells you otherwise. This is about as sour as it gets IMO.

 442 characters

Photo of Holderness
3.57/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L — Very slightly hazy golden orange body with a half finger of cream colored head produced with aerated pour. Minimal retention or lacing
S — Sour cherries, funk, lemon juice, tart raspberry, pear… definitely smells very sour
T — Apple cider vinegar, oaky tannins, lime juice, quince, unsweetened cranberry juice, lemongrass, rye spiciness
F — Tart and lactic! but lively. Medium- mouthfeel, medium- carb. Lasting sourness on the finish
O — A bit too sour for my liking, lacks a center-of-balance. Still a fairly decent wild ale
(cr)

72/100

 561 characters

Photo of chrismattlin
3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Copper to amber hued with no discernible head whatsoever. The aroma is tart cherries and woodsy oak. I'm tasting plenty of tart cherries, woodsy oak, and earthy rye. The mouth is very dry, highly carbonated, and crisp. Aggressive acidity.

 242 characters

Photo of Ssippisam
3.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grover37
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nograinleftbehind
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of grapeshops
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DFTKRFT91
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ebwang
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of moose1980
3.86/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2015 vintage. The spiciness of the rye is nicely showcased through both the aroma and flavor, giving an almost cinnamon-type aroma that pairs wonderfully with the vanilla/oak. Quite fruity, though bracingly sour which detracts from everything else going on with the beer imo.

 275 characters

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_God
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eman17
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ross84
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ummswimmin
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Sour In The Rye from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 2,508 ratings