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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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This American Wild Rye Ale was brewed with a substantial portion of rye malt, and the spicy character of the grain asserts itself with clove and pepper in the aroma and flavor. Add in sour cherry notes from our special blend of micro-organisms and vanilla from the red wine barrels and you’ve got a mouthful!
ABV varies from year to year.
2010: 10% ABV.
2011: 8.7% ABV.
2012: 8.8% ABV.
2013: 7.8% ABV.
2014: 7.6% ABV.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Tap @Ginger Man, NYC
Hazy yellow color, small white head. Tart, green apple sourness in the nose. Medium-bodied. Tart, green apple tartness in the flavor. Red wine tannines. Lingering tart apple in teh aftertaste. Very good, doesn’t feel alcoholic.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2089) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Murky Golden Straw Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: Sour Mash, Rye, Apricots T: Rye, Sour Mash, Apricots M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying, Semi Funky Overall, very nice funky drying flavor, Nice grainy rye with solid funky taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (959) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2013
On tap @ Bailey’s Taproom, Portland, Sixth Anniversary Barrel Aged Fest. Pours golden maroon with a small creamy head. Aroma is oak and balsamic vinegar, as well as fruits and berries with strawberries and cherries up front. Full creamy body with very soft carbonation. Flavour is sour with balsamic vinegar, as well as sweet fruity cherries, dark berries and oak with a long fruity finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5695) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Red-orange with a white head. This is definitely one sour beer. I get a lot of funk and sour cherry notes up front, as well as some light leather, biscuit malt and rye. Very acetic and puckering. Delicious, and glad I got to try it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1048) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Hazy red orange pour with yellowish off white head that fades to a ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma is sour cherry, green apple, vinegar, and oak. Taste is lactic, red wine, oak, slight spiciness in the finish, and apple cider vinegar. Puckering sourness. Dry on the palate. I really enjoy this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3452) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 1, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours golden red with a small white head. Aroma of sour fruit, funk, and wood. Taste is sour fruit, some more sour fruit, funk, oak, spice, straw, and malt. For the sour lover.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HonkeyBra (3370) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2013
750 ml bottle, shared. Rating from notes. Pours a rich hazed golden with a dense white head. Aroma of vinegar, cherry, some lactic and yogurt notes. Some nail polish. a bit of dry funk, mild earthiness. Some sherry and cardboard notes as well. Flavor is both bracingly sour and bracingly sweet, which I never really thought was possible until I took of this beer. Touches of sherry and oxidation notes are apparent, as well as some sour cherries, barrel, and white wine grape. Some butter and green apple notes. Medium bodied, slick texture, with low carbonation. I didn’t like it, I’m glad I didn’t buy it, and I don’t want it again.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Jasond612 (275) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
6/16/13 drank on deck on Father's Day. Shared with Doug. Was bought from a gift cert from M&D. SOOOOOO SOUR! I'm stunned this is a style of beer people like. Will be the last sour for the foreseeable future ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2013. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big sour cherry, green apple, pear, clove, pepper, oak, vinegar, hay, straw, funk, red wine, leather, bread, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with great complexity and balance of tart fruity/spicy/funky lacto with wine barrel notes; and great strength. Taste of big sour cherry, green apple, pear, clove, pepper, oak, hay, straw, vinegar, red wine, leather, bread, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of fruity sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, green apple, pear, clove, pepper, oak, vinegar, hay, straw, red wine, leather, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of sour fruity/funky lacto, wine barrel, and malt flavors; with a great malt/acidity balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a crisp, smooth, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an insane wild ale! All around fantastic complexity and balance of sour fruity/funky lacto with balanced malt and wine barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the balanced acidity. An amazing offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Unusual, if not especially delicious, aroma. Woody/hot wood aroma. Extremely full and dominant profile of acetic wildness. Very sour from start to finish. Like most sours, palate is almost electric. Faint note of pencil shavings that lasts throughout the 750ml session. Exciting and, overall, quite enjoyable.


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