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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


on tap


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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18719) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to Kenny for bringing the Bruery goodies once again, 19/09/13. Hazed golden amber with a thin off white head. Nose is tarte apricot, soured tropical fruits, tarte peach, sugars, light smoke, dank straw. Taste comprises tarte peach medley, earthy, grass, soured apricot stones. lightly acididc, touch of must. Medium bodied, fine carbonation with a tickle of prickle, dry tarte finale. Great sour affair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
On tap at the taproom. Lightly hazy, golden to orange in color and with a small, off-white head. Lots of citrus on the nose. Must be the kumquats I guess. Some lemon peel. It’s lightly tart on the palate, dry, with a nice carbonation. The flavor has lots of the citrus thing, some malt notes, and a good lemony note. Long finish. Definitely a fruit worth trying out. 130811

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Hazy orange color with minimal head due to the cask pour. Starts out with a nice vanilla aroma. Tons of kumquat and a very citrusy aroma overall. A decent amount of wood with just a mild rye and vinegar note. A touch of grass along with the wood really the only funk. Restrained acetic qualities and a nice tartness overall. Plenty of kumquat flavor makes this really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (14665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
750mL bottle, pours a hazy dark orange amber with a tiny white head. Aroma brings out citrus fruits, medium sourness, and a little apricot. Flavour is very juicy and fruity, with apricots, loads of oranges and other very citric citrusy fruits, with a tiny hint of sweetness. Extremely dynamic flavour profile, starting almost sweet and then progressing to very highly citric notes. Very fruity and citric on the finish. As good as the peach version. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14170) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Capped 750 shared by oRos. Pours hazy orange with no head. Aroma is rather rye and wood. With fruit. Med body. It is very tart. Quite astringent, and very kumquat. Very tart and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy amber color with a frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour yeast and tart fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet fruit flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12904) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle - Tart stone fruit and sweetness. Cloudy brown gold with a thin white head. Tart stone fruit and a bit of acidic notes. Very drinkable, the Kumquats really shine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, big thanks to Kenny. It pours deep orange-amber with a medium off-white head. The nose is orange, tangerine, kumquat, citrus rind, marmalade, fresh orange juice, some acidity and barnyard. The taste is crisp, sour sherbet, big sourness, kumquat, orange, tangerine, candy, tangy, decent acidity, wood and pickled onion Monster Munch with a dry, tangy finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Crisp and sour. Very tasty, one of the Bruery’s best sours.

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