Sour In The Rye - Kumquats | Bruery Terreux

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We've all come to know and love our barrel-aged sour rye ale, Sour in the Rye. Now it's time to enjoy a bright variation of it that has kumquats added to the mix. Not only is "kumquat" one of the most fun fruit names to roll off the tongue, it also treats the entire palate to a unique display of fruity characteristics. The tart, sweet, citrus and tropical notes of both the kumquats and tangerine zest strike a balance with the honey, vanilla and woody character imparted from barrel-aging. At the same time, the unique bitterness of the citrus fruit locks step with the clove and pepper notes imparted from the rye.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 03-18-2012

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#284
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70
Ratings:
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pDev:
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.83/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a color that is a mix of both yellow and well, that kumquat color of sunset yellow. 1/3" white head. Aroma smacks of tart saliva inducing sour kumquats. Its all over it. Dry oak.

Taste, this hits hard on the sour scale, probably a 7.5-8 on the 10 pt sour scale. Beautiful sweet kumquat here, very well done, makes me kind of wish for a new proprietary hop that can start to approximate this in some ipas! Not super acidic, but that probably still falls into a 6.5 on the 10 pt acidic scale. The oak has a very dry contribution to the profile. Nothing in terms of brett noticeable, this is a very clean and juicy type of beer. Compared to the SITR beer, the kumquat seems to diminish the role of rye as a malt here.

One joy of a beer, I hope Bruery makes this an every year beer.

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Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wayne17
3.88/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skiking70
4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blinkyoureyes
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steve032
4.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2013 bottle consumed about a month ago

Pours an amber color. Minimal head that dissipates. Smell is of kumquat? (disclaimer, never had or seen a kumquat so not sure what they smell or taste like). Also picking up some lacto. Taste is very good....again, kumquat frutiness? definite sourness there....nice pucker. Medium bodied with good carb. Overall, nice addition to the sour in the rye "series". I still love Peach the most.

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Photo of rabbott2
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrisjws
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhartley
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1 pint 9.4 oz. bottle into a Snorkel glass.

Appearance: Dark amber body, thin cap of head.

Aroma: Bright citrus, with that sour aroma coming through!

Taste: Pucker up buttercup! That sourness just mellowed out with the kumquat-citrusness, a hint of oak. Perfect.

Mouthfeel: Bracingly sour.

Overall: A delicious sour that is even better than I imagined. So tart and sour with a ton of citrus coming through.

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4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had following reg version and Peach version. All very good, this one had the most flavor, different but tasty.

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4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2016 vintage

L - Pours an amber copper body with a one finger paper white head.

S - Has that awesome SitR base with juicy kumquats. Amazing they can cut through the base beer.

T - Wow! So much kumquat juice and peel in this. It's yin and yang that balances the SitR perfectly.

F - To to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Dry finish.

O - This is a phenomenal beer! The kumquats come through perfectly.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 edition from a bottle. I have really come to appreciate Sour in the Rye and its variants. I used to prefer Oude Tart, but the spiciness of the rye in Sour in the Rye is such a nice complement to the sourness. The kumquat variant is really good, but doesn't quite reach the level of the peach version.

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Photo of mbw314
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stillyman11
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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