American Solera

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American Solera
Oklahoma, United States
3.93 | pDev: 7.38%
Jan 21, 2022
Feb 26, 2018
Rye Kvass Ale. Collaboration with Chimera Tulsa.
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Ratings by bump8628:
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Rated by bump8628 from Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jun 04, 2018
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Rated: 4.43 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 4.26 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jan 07, 2021
Rated: 3.62 by Boone757 from Virginia

Dec 09, 2020
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
2018 bottle

Khaki head. Clear golden color.

A lot of apple flavor here. Red apples and green apple skins. Some tartness. A bit sour. Can’t really taste a lot of rye but there is some spice showing. I thought I’d hate this beer, but it wasn’t bad.
Aug 25, 2020
Rated: 4 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Mar 21, 2020
Rated: 3.7 by Houborg1 from Denmark

Nov 30, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Nov 17, 2019
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap at The Answer.

Pours a clear amber with fine, wispy foam.

Smell is slightly tart and floral with notes of citrus, rye and a little bit of yeast.

Taste is malty and again just a little bit tart. Rye, spices and elderflower comes next, before hints of pumpernickel and sunflower seeds. Very crisp and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a nice beer. This is my first kvass, so I have no idea how true it is to style, but it's nice and refreshing.
Dec 08, 2018
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I actually really liked this kvass. Has the standard up front yeastiness with the rye bread, then gives way to kosher salt, herbs, yeast and golden malts, followed then by sour oak, golden raisin, and lemon zest. Easy drinking and crisp with a touch of sour acidity, so new world but fun. Nice work

Having tried more kvass I have to bump this score up, might be the best of the style I have had!
Nov 12, 2018
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a murky golden-orange with two and half fingers of khaki foam. Aroma is honey, melon dew, bread, and toast. Flavor profile is melon dew and bread with an underlying, light bready sourness. Mouth feel is slightly effervescent with a medium-thickness. Overall, a solid kvass, which is very light, easy to drink, and refreshing.

Draft. Reviewed from notes.
Sep 09, 2018
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Reviewed by ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Somehow it pours a little lighter than I anticipated (though it still has a nice, murky copper color). The aroma reveals plenty of rye bread, along with a wisp of wild yeast. Caraway seed also shows up, helping to create a "rustic" quality when combined with the funkier notes. Initial flavors of sweet rye bread hit the palate, with hints of caraway seed intermingling. It finishes with a gentle tartness, some funk, and more rye bread. Notes of caraway seed seem to help amplify the rye flavor even more vividly - in many ways, it really does drink like a liquid loaf of rye bread, but with an additional rusticity to it. Typical for a rye beer, it feels coarse, tingly, and angular in texture, yet extremely crisp. This doesn't rely on overt carbonation, rather it's just naturally dry as can be. This didn't drop my panties, but I also it's something every beer drinker should try once. The focus here is on rye bread with a hint of sourness instead of the other way around. I'd gladly drink it again.

3.54/5: An easygoing sour rye beer (kvass) that's complex yet accessible
Sep 03, 2018
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Pours a slightly hazy medium amber in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate burnt orange + medium golden yellow + copper colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy off-white head that reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of rye bread + caraway seeds with a hint of spiciness from the rye and minmal amounts of sweetness. Very light notes of lemon citrus tartness.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of rye bready malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of caraway seeds and a light amount of rye spiciness. very light flavors of lemon citrus tartness which linger slightly in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Enjoyable and complex with well hidden alcohol. Not as tart as some of the other craft kvass offerings and a little more rye bread presence. Very well done.
Aug 12, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 12, 2018
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head.
S: Light aromas of rye and caraway seeds are present in the nose.
T: The taste has light to moderate aromas of rye bred along with hints of caraway seeds in the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: With the flavors of rye and caraway and a lack of sweetness, this beer smells and tastes more like an authentic kvass.

Serving type: bottle
Aug 12, 2018
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Revisited 2/22/19

A-Pours a very nice amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has nice rye hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a nice rye flavor
M-A medium bodied very well carbonated beer
O-A well done Kvass
Jul 27, 2018
Rated: 3.38 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Jun 07, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by maz from Illinois

Apr 25, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by LloydDobler from Indiana

Apr 21, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Mar 23, 2018