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The Bruery Sour in the Rye with Kumquats

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
Originally cask only at the 2012 Reserve Society Initiation Party. Later Bottled.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle... Pours cloudy and caramel-colored with a small, fat-bubbled, white head. Decent retention. The aroma displays spicy grains accompanied by other spicy, herbal and rooty notes. Full-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is both sour and spicy flanked by a weird, herbal component. Finishes tart, sandpapery and dry. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (7884) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 1, 2014
More aggressively sour than any batch of SITR I’ve had before (in a good way). Maaaaybe the tartness takes away a little of the off the charts complexity in the awesome base beer, but this is tart and fruity, oakey and acidic. What a treat!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5087) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, 6/7/14
Glad to have gotten to try this. The kumquats play nicely with the underlying sour beer making this pretty balanced for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1749) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle share at NG Wild Peach release. Pour is hazy orange/golden with a medium off-white head. Aroma and flavor of mango, kumquat, passion fruit, mild cherry, lactic acid, earth, and oak. Finish is bitter, sour, and dry, with a slight sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5065) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Great amber with a cream head. Nose is wood, sour, acidic, tart, dried fruits, and delicious. Great palate, sour, tart, acidic, wood, funky, and a nice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4554) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2014
750 ml. shared bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, spice, and funk. Taste is citrus, tropical, funk, spice, and wood. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4457) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Murky light copper amber with crackling head. Sprucy notes in the aroma with juniper and a light sweetness with an upfront acidity. Lots of spruce and juniper in the flavor. Very acidic. Clashes. Dry and acidic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6904) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
11/VII/14 - 75cl bottle @ Eerste "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving (aka Epic Beer Tasting III) - BB: n/a, 2013 vintage (2014-798) Thanks to PriorL & Mathieu87 for sharing the bottle!

Clear amber beer, small aery to creamy off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: yes, it’s oranges an kumquats already, pretty subtle, bit lemony, sweet, bit oxidized, some almonds. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sour, sweet notes, fruity, orange peel, citrus. Aftertaste: still fruity notes, orange peel, soft bitterness, dry finish. Really nice one, this!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a short lived white head. Aroma is very spicy, fruity, green apple. Flavor is oranges, berries and...kumquats, I guess (if only I’d ever had one). Finish is acetic and tartish. Light to medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (5001) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle shared at the Beer Heads bottle share in Falls Church. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Aroma of citrus. Flavors of tart apple and caramel. Tart finish.

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