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The Bruery Sour in the Rye with Kumquats

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


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RATINGS: 127   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.

HonusWagner's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1872) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PartyFowle (732) - - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle, Deep, softly hazed scarlet-orange with a fuzzy and fizzy head of French vanilla. Well-blended aroma -- a little funk and sweet, fruity citrus (kumquat), lavender, a gentle toastiness, a splash of balsamic. Beautiful. The flavor’s a little less complex, loaded with lemony acidity atop a backdrop of orange peel and orange blossom honey. The tartness is bold but not overpowering, and the snap of rye shows up in the front of the flavor. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1222) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle, pour is orange low head. aroma is tart bruery sour, taste is tart with a slight spice and oak finish, kumquats add a little citrus to the mix

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6600) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark orange with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong kumquat, stone fruit, funk, oak. Thin mouth, very sour, similar flavors to nose, really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1582) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Turbid light Amber pour, minimal head. Aromas of some citrus, some oak, some funk. Taste is tart and semi dry. Flavors of citrus fruit, oak barrel, mossy rocks. Citrus twang on the edges of the lips, but not overwhelmingly tart. Nice lactic acidity to it, no vinegar. This is focused and dialed in. Pretty damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
Nice fruit addition to the usual sour in the rye. Fresh citrus on top of the typical sour citrus notes makes for beautiful balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle at James’ for a tasting with Ferris and Kraddel. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Spicy citrus and vanilla and kumquats. Big tangy acid and tart kumquat and orange. Long acid on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1090) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
At Jacob’s house with group. Pours clear mustard orange no carb. Aroma is medium acidity, some light citrus frits sours. Fruit juice acidic sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (8923) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4947) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
Pours unclear amber , no real head . Smell is sour, tea . sweet hints . Taste is sour , sweet, grainy , bit fruits . very dry . Nice !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12402) - 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.

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