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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Originally cask only at the 2012 Reserve Society Initiation Party. Later Bottled.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle, 09/20/2013. Pours dark brown orange, thin head fades to a haze on the surface, thin ring of lacing. Aroma is very fruity, kumquat and citrus, apricot, pulpy, definite lactic sourness, touch of vinegar, vanilla yogurt and wood on the finish. Taste mostly follows suit - bright kumquat, citrus tartness, acidic juicy tropical sweetness with lactic sour notes, fruity vanilla in the finish. Medium body, refreshing, not overly sharp or sour so fairly drinkable. Liked this much more than the base version, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13012) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4215) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Draft. Dark orange pour with white head. Fruitier aroma than the normal. Fruit accents the tartness very well, nice tart but fruity sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (606) - Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1959) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Ba bottle share, you jealous yet? Big tartness followed by stone fruits. Body is solid and acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1680) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2014 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. Now I’m drinking a carbonated bottle. The tartness us a bit overwhelming but this a pretty tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9986) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1626) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2013
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2783) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2013
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.

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