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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Pours orange with a golden hue and creamy beige head. Aroma brings sweet citrus unique flavors, definitely the kumquats with super subtle funk and tang. Flavor brings tangy citrus fruit with a big tart body that makes the mouth pucker with linings of tropical fruit so pleasant on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2013
750ml bottle courtesy of Madbeerbaron. Murky unfiltered deep copper red-orange. Intense boozed out island tones. Juicy, really just shows off the Kumquat more and more. Out there on the fringe, interesting sour experiment. Would’ve scored more but lacks finesse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Beer No. 50 from The Bruery. Red-orange pour with a white head. This is definitely a delicious sour. Up front I get a lot of funk and tropical fruits, including pineapple and mango (and presumably kumquats), as well as some leather, biscuit malt and rye. Puckering, but still very easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Glad I got to try this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marheb (4916) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Une marmelade surette et délicatement lactique flanquée d’une éventail malté complexe mais éphémère. Superbe et surprenant considérant que je n’ai pas été impressionné par la version sans Kumquats.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle @ Matt’s house from our Reserve Society membership. Pours a cloudy orange appearance with a thin tan head. Pineapple, fruit cocktail, passion fruit, vanilla, mild cherry aroma. Tangy, big lemon, lime, passion fruit, guava, funky fruity flavor that finishes pretty tart. Pretty tasty beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, hazy orange pour with thin white head, aroma has big vanilla, white fruit with peach, pear, slight funk, nice fruity notes, touch of earth. Taste is a mix of big fruit, white fruit, funky fruit, nice earth, hints of grass, nice sweet fruits, fnishing fairly bitter, dry. slightly sweet. So good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle at Matt’s with friends. Pour is hazy orange with a small cream-colored head with decent lacing. Medicinal, peachy, apricots, doughy, grassy, herbal, menthol, minty, and funky aroma. Taste is sour peaches, fruit skin, basil, straw, tannin, white wine, and oaky with a medium sour finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Pretty nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2873) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Intensely tart but extremely well balanced by the kumquats... Almost fruit juice notes that give way to spicy rye and tartness, delicious and better than the original ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2930) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
A: Murky Orange Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: Dank Musty Grapes, Kumquats, Rye Malts, Mild Citrus T: Kumquats, Rye, Citrus, Mild Lactic Acid M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter, Mildly Tart Overall, it seems that the kumquats cut down the lactic acid on this one but you still get all the other qualities of the base Sour in the Rye....loving this beer better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Big thanks to tectactoe. I liked this one better than Sour In The Rye. Still that nice vinegar tart but with more citrus.

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