Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - many thanks to Kenneth. Pours hazy amber with a frothy, off-white head. The aroma is lightly funky, some tangy lemon, some berries. Light to medium sweet flavor, lots of fruity tones, peach, kumquat, lemon, balanced tang. Light to medium bodied with fine to average, massaging carbonation. Nice tang on the finish, further citric fruit notes, lemon, kumquat, some mandarin orange, grapefruit and peach. Very drinkable. Solid stuff.
vtafro (3425) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark orange pour with white head. Fruitier aroma than the normal. Fruit accents the tartness very well, nice tart but fruity sour.
DesertDevil (525) - Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750-ml bottle. Dark amber in color with a bubbly, uneven head. Amazing sweet-and-sour aroma of even-keeled lactic funk, lemon zest, a slight floral tone with a big burst of kumquat at the end. The taste closely follows the nose with a graceful acidic tartness and a hint of spiced rye, then the fruity kumquat sourness obliterates all other flavors. One of the most pleasant aspects is a tangy, lingering finish carries on forever. A nice fruit sour that showcases kumquats’ tartness, but the sour-on-sour characteristic is a bit much at times as it completely dominates the other flavors normally present in Sour in the Rye.
UDBeernut (1720) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ba bottle share, you jealous yet? Big tartness followed by stone fruits. Body is solid and acidic.
HonusWagner (1380) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pour is almost completely flat, mouthfeel is totally dead, which amplifies the sourness into a real esophagus-wrecker. Aroma way less vibrant than base beer, has a muddled fruit juice character that might be good if the beer had carbonation but...it doesn’t. I’d like to say I drank even 6oz of this but...I couldn’t get it down. Such a shame, hope to one day rerate this with something close to a 5 than a .5.
Godofthecellar (668) - NYC, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber pour, no head, spotty lacing
Smell and taste of plum, stone fruit, and brett. Pretty sour, and much more unique than the original sitr
jtclockwork (8423) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Amarin. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of stone fruit, light sour, spicy rye, fruit juice and fermented orange peel. Lighter medium body.
JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour with a white head. Sour and tart citrus flavors. With some faint kumquat flavors and a nice sour fruity goodness all over. Damn good!
Huhzubendah (2525) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with my better half on the deck this evening.
The beer is dark orange, actually darker than I expected. Small head that fades after a few moments.
The kumquat is there in the nose, and emerges more and more as the beer is allowed to warm. Limes, lime juice, oak, bread, rye.
The beer is sufficiently tart and sour, with a nice pucker in the finish, though not as piquant as Beauregard, which I had a few days ago. A nice showcase of the kumquat fruit. Balanced by a prominent rye malt body.
Medium bodied and tangy. Acidic and vibrant on the palate.
Overall, this is another solid brew from The Bruery. I enjoyed this one, but the Sour in the Rye w/ peaches is certainly the best variant to date. Glad to be a member of the Hoarder’s Society and have more of these for the future.
TheHOFF43 (1751) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pour is orange with minimal head, very tart aroma with some nice fruits coming through. Can’t say I can positively identify the taste of kumquat, but I like this beer quite a bit.