Sour In The Rye - Kumquats
Bruery Terreux

Sour In The Rye - KumquatsSour In The Rye - Kumquats
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From:
Bruery Terreux
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #44
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
97
Ranked #514
Avg:
4.4 | pDev: 7.95%
Ratings:
1,013
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 14, 2021
Added:
Mar 18, 2012
Wants:
  270
Gots:
  171
SCORE
97
World-Class
Sour In The Rye - KumquatsSour In The Rye - Kumquats
Notes: 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.
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Photo of Gatch
4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Gatch from Massachusetts

Bottled 11/07/16 and consumed mid August 2021. I had high expectations for this but it was a bit disappointing. Very woody/oaky/earthy. A bit one dimensional and flat after breathing/warming for a while.

Aug 14, 2021
 
4.35 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Feb 15, 2020
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3.34/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Bottled 11/3/16; drank 2/4/17 @ Golgi Apparatus.

Cloudy orange/red rust appearance.

Minimal khaki head; almost no lace.

Kumquat, grapefruit & tart strawberry notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Kumquat & grapefruit bite flavors up front; sour strawberry notes on the finish.

Too puckering for me to embrace, but sour fiends may love this.

Oct 03, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/7/2016. Dense cascading pour from the rye. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden/orange/amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge juicy/sour/tart/tangy kumquats, tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, lemon, lime, peach, plum, pear, apricot, mango, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, peppercorn, oak, hay, straw, grass, honey, spicy rye, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of leathery/musty/lacto funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of kumquats, tangerine zest, fruity/funk/acidic yeast, wine barrels, and rye/bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge juicy/sour/tart/tangy kumquats, tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, lemon, lime, peach, plum, pear, apricot, mango, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, peppercorn, oak, hay, straw, grass, honey, spicy rye, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of leathery/musty/lacto funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, fruit tang, and yeast/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour/tart/tangy kumquats, tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, lemon, lime, peach, plum, pear, apricot, mango, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, peppercorn, oak, hay, straw, grass, honey, spicy rye, white bread dough, leathery/musty/lacto funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of kumquats, tangerine zest, fruity/funk/acidic yeast, wine barrels, and rye/bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/sourness and tangy fruit balance; with minimal puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tart/sourness, tangy fruit, and yeast/oak tannin spiciness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.2%. Overall this is a fantastic fruited sour/wild ale. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of kumquats, tangerine zest, fruity/funk/acidic yeast, wine barrels, and rye/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish; not overly lactic. Super jammy fruit and balanced Brett/Bacteria complexity; great oak presence and bready rye malts against acidity. Mild residual sweetness with lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example as expected. Aged wonderfully.

Aug 16, 2019
 
4 by nataku00 from California on Feb 15, 2019
 
4.5 by grapeshops from California on Apr 20, 2018
 
3.83 by jaydoc from Kansas on Mar 30, 2018
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4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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.

Mar 11, 2018
 
4.5 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Feb 08, 2018
 
3.88 by Wayne17 from Texas on Jan 16, 2018
 
4.25 by BEER88 from Washington on Oct 15, 2017
 
4.25 by Narthax from Texas on Oct 10, 2017
 
4.26 by skiking70 from Maryland on Sep 20, 2017
 
4.25 by Blinkyoureyes from Tennessee on Sep 20, 2017
 
4.69 by steve032 from Arkansas on Sep 20, 2017
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4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

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.

Sep 20, 2017
 
4.25 by rabbott2 from Illinois on Sep 20, 2017
 
4.5 by paulish from New York on Jul 03, 2017
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3.45/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by SpeedwayJim from New York

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.

Jun 24, 2017
 
4.5 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Jun 19, 2017
 
4.36 by Bowers-Brew from Illinois on May 14, 2017
 
4.5 by BarrelAgedG from California on May 07, 2017
 
4.65 by chrisjws from California on May 04, 2017
 
4.25 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on Mar 27, 2017
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4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by beerjerk666 from Florida

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.

Mar 27, 2017
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4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

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

Mar 25, 2017
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4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by cvm4 from Mississippi

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.

Mar 14, 2017
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4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

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.

Mar 06, 2017
 
4.28 by mbw314 from California on Feb 13, 2017
 
4.65 by Stillyman11 from California on Jan 31, 2017
 
4.28 by erjaq from California on Dec 14, 2016
 
4.25 by ross84 from California on Dec 12, 2016
 
3.98 by Furlinator from California on Dec 09, 2016
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3.94/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jeff1973 from California

2013 vintage (drank 2016-11-26)

Nov 27, 2016
 
4.02 by shanrath from California on Sep 14, 2016
 
4.25 by sloelco from California on Aug 07, 2016
 
4.16 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Jun 22, 2016
 
4.09 by Spoda1983 from Pennsylvania on Apr 15, 2016
 
4.09 by frasergrove from California on Mar 06, 2016
 
4.25 by SveNss0N from Massachusetts on Mar 03, 2016
Sour In The Rye - Kumquats from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 1013 ratings