Sour In The Rye - Peaches
Bruery Terreux

Sour In The Rye - PeachesSour In The Rye - Peaches
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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #27
ABV:
7%
Score:
98
Ranked #359
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 6.55%
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
591
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Bruery Terreux
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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SCORE
98
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Sour In The Rye - PeachesSour In The Rye - Peaches
Notes: Sour Rye ale with peaches added. Aged in oak barrels. Deliciously sour, bursting with spicy rye notes and hints of oak from the barrels it was aged within.
Reviews: 58 | Ratings: 591 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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BergBeer from Hawaii

4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 into a tulip glass

Look: Translucent dark amber orange with a thin off white head. A bit darker then I would have guessed.

Smell: Huge note of rye bread with a thin peach note. Like peach preserves spread on rye bread.

Taste: A big acidic punch on the attack. Like those orange altoids that came in the tin. Then it mellows to a big juicy peach note and finished with rye spice and whole wheat bread.

Feel: Big acidity and puckering sourness. Mild sweetness and no bitterness. Soft carbonation. No alcohol.

Overall: An excellent sour. It’s so close to perfection. I just wish the sourness might have mellowed just a bit more.

Mar 16, 2021
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BarleySane from Virginia

3.86/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale orange. Very bright on the nose with lots of peach. Tastes extremely sour to the point where the sourness overwhelms almost everything. Some good peach flavor downs out especially as it wants, but this beer needs some balance.

Jan 02, 2021
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FBarber from Illinois

4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a matte bronzed orange-brown color. Weird fizzy bubbles form what passes for a head before disappearing almost instantly. No residual head whatsoever, butfittel bubbles course updates continuously.

Aroma is quite sour with tart notes of peach, lactic acid, and some general funky notes. This is the kind of sour aroma that causes a physical reaction as your taste buds prepare for responding to what they're expecting. Some light oaky, wood notes come through, especially as the beer starts to warm up.

The taste is about as tart and sour as expected. Instantly the tongue is assaulted with a sour flavor profile - the peaches are very mild and mostly complimentary. The sour flavor is hard to describe - its got lemon, oak, tannins, some light funk and a bit of sour warhead. That oakiness tends to smooth out the edges of the beer, but overall it retains a potent sour character.

Feel is light and rather crisp with moderate carbonation. However the sour produces a physical puckering sensation (at least for me). That causes the beer to feel bigger than it actually is on my palate.

This is a delicious beer and an outstanding sour. The peaches work so very well with this one and frankly take this beer to another level. I may end up regretting drinking this whole beer once the heart burn settles in ...

Sep 14, 2020
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received from @2beerdogs in NBS BIF 10 – Thanks Derek! Reviewed 1/5/20.
“2018 Edition”. Etched above label “#B – 463 11/30/17” above “11:45 001239”. Stored at home at 42 degrees and served at 45 degrees (as stated on the label) in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.
First pour – Begins light yellow and clear, becoming light orange and clear as the pour continues. Second pour stirs up the sediment.
Body – Dark orange, translucent. When held to direct light, becomes lighter orange but still translucent.
Head – Fizzy (Maximum one cm, aggressive center pour), gone in a few seconds after the pour is completed, leaving a featureless surface except for a few short-lived tiny bubbles from effervescence around the rim.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 4 – Peach predominates with both lactic acid and some oak tannins in the background.
Flavor – 4.5 – Begins tart, almost enough to make me pucker. Peach flavor is weaker than the nose leads one to expect. The rye is as elusive as Bigfoot. No alcohol (6.9% ABV as marked on label) aroma or flavor. No diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide, no malt, no hops.
Palate – 4 – Medium, watery, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4.5. This is distinctly a sour. Either you like the style (I do) or you don’t – there’s no waffling here. To my taste, the peach, while dominating the nose, barely holds its own on the palate against the acids. Those acids make my teeth squeak when I rub my tongue over them. Rye, I miss you.

Jan 05, 2020
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2018 bottle poured into a pint glass. A hazy orange-amber color with a small white head. Great aroma with peaches, lemons, bread, and musty oak. Quite tart as expected. The peach flavor was sharp and not overly sweet, blending nicely with the tart lemony flavor and the barrel notes. A slight funk was there. Bright carbonation. Outstanding.

Sep 05, 2019
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Roguer from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No head production. Opaque dark orange body.

Intense aroma! Tannins, oak, peaches, vinegar, rye, must.

Lighter on the palate, but still quite okay and tart, with vinegar, tannins, and a wave of peaches that washes over the palate.

Very sour and puckering.

Jun 24, 2019
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WesMantooth from Ohio

4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 2015 750ml bottle into a Duvel glass. It is a beautiful glowing cloudy deep orange. The carbonation produced a fizzy off-white head that immediately dissipated into a fine soapy ring that settles back into the beer.

It smells tart, acidic, yeasty, and fruity. Apricot/peaches and some subtle spice.

The flavors really don't stray much. It is sour and spicy initially, then a very strong ripe peach settles in and lingers forever like you grabbed one of the tree and took a big bite out of it, rind and all. There is some wood and apple cider vinegar, and a distinct musty aftertaste is also noticeable.

Carbonation is prickly and it has a bit of a lip smacking finish.

A fantastic beer. I am a big fan of peaches and this doesn't disappoint with tons of fresh peach flavor front and center.

Apr 24, 2016
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Review #1500
2015 Vintage
750ml bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours a hazy amber peach color with a small foamy white head that eventually disappears completely

S- lemon acidity up front mixes with plenty of stone fruit, with notes of juicy peach, even a bit of apricot, followed by hints of orange peel & pineapple. Peppery rye pokes through the fruity notes, along with just a hint of malt sweetness

T- big hit of juicy peach up front with similarities of apricot, as in the aroma. Medium acidity at the mid-palate brings notes of lemon peel and earthy musk. The finish gives notes of new oak, spicy and peppery rye compliments more peach flesh flavor on the linger

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy, acidic mouthfeel and a dry, puckering finish

O- plenty of peach notes throughout compliments the spiciness of the rye and makes a delicious sipper

Apr 13, 2016
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SHODriver from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 Batch

A: Poured into an oversized wine glass to a nice light orange topped by a finger and a half of dense off white head that fades to a small collar around the edge of the glass
S: Smells of funk, oak, sourness and peaches. My nose has gotten a bit of a workout today
T: taste is peaches, nice sourness, some nice funk and oak, and some spicy rye. Swallow is more sourness and peaches with a little lingering oak and funk
M: Medium in the mouth with slightly prickly carbonation and a drying finish
O: A very nice beer. Great fruit flavors add another layer to an already outstanding beer. Definitely happy I grabbed my entire allocation as this one is a pleasure to drink.

Dec 23, 2015
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mothman from Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange in color. No head.

Sour and acidic. Tons of peaches and fruit. Lemon acidity. Vinegar.

Tart and mouth puckering. Lighter bodied.

Solid sour.

Dec 19, 2015
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hey it looks like, peach color. Has over 1/2" of head on it, great lacing and retention for a wild ale. For any ale. Aroma, hey, it smells like peach. Taste, hey it tastes like peach! There is peach in the mouthfeel! Overall, this beer has some peachy qualities to it!

Really is quite juicy when fresh. Lots of citrus, covers the alcohol, rye makes a good base contribution here.

Dec 02, 2015
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raiderandbeerfan from Nevada

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hey this beer even has the color of a peach. Over 1/2" of head on it, does a great job on lacing and retention. Aroma hits you with juicy and sour notes, awesome. Peach just draped all over this beer.

Taste doesn't stray from the aroma, lactic sour, peach in copious amounts. Rye additions sturdy up the base. Alcohol stays out of the mouthfeel. Like there are oranges with peaches in the mouthfeel.

This is a superior version compared to the original. The rye does get subdued in this version compared to the base, but so what. Small amount of caramel, this is a solid option from the Bruery. If it were made by some small 400 bottle allotment in some out of the way place, people would clamor for it.

Sep 25, 2015
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YodersBeerEmporium from Iowa

3.9/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another excellent beer from the Bruery...this one is more tart than it is peach....very mild peach flavor and nose. This may have rated higher in my book if I had not tried it alongside Peche and Brett and starkeller peach which both blew it away!

Sep 19, 2015
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winningwes91 from North Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this at a bottle share, courtesy of Aaron. Pours out exactly like the base, a beautiful gold color. The smell is about the same as well with a subtle peach aroma wafting from the glass. The taste is what separates this beer from the original. The sour peach taste really pops here. Amazing stuff.

Aug 31, 2015
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Tidesox28 from Maine

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great sour. The peaches come through subtlety and the woodiness from the oak tannins is a nice touch. These guys do a great sour. Right up there with Allagash and Russian River.

Aug 26, 2015
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Beer_Line from California

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sour in the rye is already a world class beer on its own. Adding peaches to it, just took it to a heavenly beer. The sour and tartness of this beer go so well with the rye. Add the peaches in there just to blow your mind.

Pours golden, smells of rye, peaches, and soem pixie stick dust that dispersed in the air when you tore that candy packet open. Tastes is verty sour and rye + peach.

Get yourself a bottle of this and you will have a similar experience.

Aug 17, 2015
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Wolberjs from California

4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Looks delicious like all beer. Murky caramel color. Head dissipates. Smells like delicious fresh peach with a little sour in the background. Taste is all sour upfront with a peach finish that lingers around. The rye base is in their too. Unremarkable mouthfeel. Smooth with a little carbonation on the back. Kinda fruit juice like. Excellent sour if you like peaches which I do.

Aug 17, 2015
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makeyourself from California

4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 edition from bottle.

Poured into a tulip ice cold. I truly enjoyed this one. Pours a very light amber color with very little head. Smells of peaches, rye, oak, and funk pop out right away from the first sniff. The beer had the right amount of peaches where you could definitely tell that the Bruery did not skimp out at all. The peach flavor was not exactly in your face like some of the top peach sours in the world but it was enough for me to be completely satisfied. In terms of the sour and tart factor, this one had it for sure. For the feel, the beer had a medium body with light to moderate carbonation. Definitely one of the most sour and tart beers from the Bruery that I've tried. I do enjoy their Sour in the Rye variants and this one I would definitely love to drink again given the opportunity. Cheers!

Aug 07, 2015
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MissSmisje from New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: peachy amber. Two finger head.
S: lemon, green grape skins, unripe peach
T: wow sour. Lemon pulp and zest, green grapes, unripe and gummy peaches. Mild pepperiness from the the rye. A hint of salt.
F: medium light, with some body (I assume from the peaches)
O: tasty. Very sour but not sharp. Peaches are good compliment to the base flavor.

Jul 31, 2015
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ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 version. This is super sour; not quite as sour as Oude Tart, but close. The rye adds a nice, subtle spiciness. I really liked this - one of my favorite Bruery sours.

Jul 31, 2015
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ThickNStout from Georgia

4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle acquired through the Bruery's Society. Bottled 4/2/15. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours a cloudy peach hued orange with a two finger cap of pale froth. The head shrinks quickly to a thin, broken ring around the edge leaving very little in the way of lace.

Even the nose here is sour with peach, oak and funk. That acidic tartness is the prevalent note.

The taste is very tart/ puckeringly sour with spice, sour peach, acidic citrus, oak, earth, some barrel funk and faint vanilla. There has to be a boat load of peach in there for it to be so noticeable among all the strong acidic sour notes.

Medium full feel with moderate carbonation. Finish remains quite sour and acidic with a little peach, rye like spice and barrel.

I like the fruit addition to the base Sour In The Rye. It lends a little more sweetness than I found in the kumquat variant. Glad that I got to try this.

Jul 24, 2015
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tclipse from Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle from the newest batch. This one was totally lacking in peach flavor and tasted exactly like regular Sour in the Rye. Had this side by side with SITR Kumquats and the Kumquats took it by a significant margin. A good brew, but needs more peach to differentiate itself from the OG.

Jul 24, 2015
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BeerSamurai34 from Texas

4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WOW. This one is super sour. I love the original and this one is even better. I only got a little peach flavor on the finish, but the sourness kind of overtakes it a bit. Either way this is one of my all time fave Bruery beers.

Jul 17, 2015
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Phil-Fresh from California

4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Bit spicy mixed with lactic sourness – a touch of sweet peach aroma on the finish.

A: Deep cooper color, clear with little head retention. This variant is a little darker in color than the base beer.

T: Slightly spicy on the nose, followed by noticeable sourness, slight sweet peach flavor, with a bit of oak astringency. Quite surprised and slightly disappointed how slight the peach flavor is compared to past batches.

M: Medium bodied with light carbonation. The sourness is clean with some alcoholic warmth on the finish. The beer doesn’t finish completely dry, but the peach presence is not nearly as juicy as past batches.

O: In years past on draft this was one of my absolute favorites from the Bruery, however the bottled 2015 vintage of this beer lacks the juicy peach flavor of past batches. Bottom line, if you’ve never had this beer, it’s still impressive. If you’ve had this beer in the past, be prepared to be underwhelmed with this batch.

Jul 11, 2015
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.16/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle of the 2015 Terreaux release. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a darker copper body, a bit darker than I remember the base Sour in the Rye to be. One finger white head, minimal retention time, no lacing. Smells of oak, peach juice, mild rye sharpness and spice, mild caramel sweetness. More peach comes out as it warms, but it's nowhere near as peach-forward as some of the other peach wilds I've had. Flavour is similar; mild-moderate lactic acidity that does not come close to the base Sour in the Rye which is one of the most sour beers I've had; it's quite tame. A fair amount of peach juice and oak, minimal funk. Again, the peaches come out more as it warms, but it's not as peach-forward as I had hoped. The malt adds a quite a fair amount of sweetness, more than most American wilds. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lower in carbonation, a bit syrupy sweet but fairly drinkable. Overall, on the sweeter side, not as sour as the base beer, but a fair amount of peaches keep it interesting. Not as peachy or sour as I had expected.

Jul 06, 2015
Sour In The Rye - Peaches from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 591 ratings