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The Bruery Sour in the Rye - Kumquats

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


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RATINGS: 130   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (8180) - 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, itís 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 (2527) - 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 Iíd 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 (6243) - McLean/Jackson Hole, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2014 by Kevin. Hazy bright orange. Lovely lactic acidity and pithy bitter orange character. Sour and dry. Terrific!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AmykalH04 (35) - - JUL 14, 2014
Pours a hazy orange with a 1/2in white head. not much head retention. sour slight vinegar on the nose with lots of kumquat coming through nicely. Lots of kumquat with nice rye notes and a good sourness. not as sour as i thought it would be but still great. thin hits the tongue nicely really feel it on the sides and back of the tongue. Great beer. nice fruit and sourness. would love to try SITR Peaches.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (2947) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks PriorL and Mathieu87. Dark amber colour, soft carbonation. Aroma of sour red fruit with caramel and light notes of vinegar. Also spicy nose (kumquat?) and orange peel. Nice addition to the base beer. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at first "Er klopt iemand op de deur" tasting aka EBT3. Thx to everyone for sharing todayís beers! APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: fruity, somewhat sour, weird. TASTE: kumquat taste probably? Never ate that though... Nice in general!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (8205) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
75 cl. bottle sampled @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks to PriorL & Mathieu87! Tasted side by side with Regular & Peaches version. Head only on sides off-white. Darker amber than others, almost ruby. Nose is surprisingly sweet, cola, cookie, toffee, cereal, caramel, wood, sweet spices with some bitter oak and faint funk, barnyard in the back. Oilier than others, soft to little carbonation. I have had kumquat only in liqueur & jam but I have heard of them as being very bitter so why is this so sweet? Nice but very odd beer. I liked this one least.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (9503) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Head gone in secs, hazy amber-copper beer. Pure kumquat and sucade nose, very obvious, perfumed. perfumed-aromatic, bitterish and sour, in a well-balanced way. Long-lasting citrus flavours, quite complex, in-depth flavourprofile. Titillating MF, light to medium bodied, quite slick. Surprisingly better than the standard version. I want more of this combination!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (1000) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle share at RBAG. Cloudy golden pour light white foam. Aroma is sour tartness, funk, and some juicy fruit. Taste is sour up front, some citrus fruit towards the middle, with a mouthwatering citrus sour finish.

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