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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 youíve 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1723) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
Pours a cloudy brown with no head/lacing. Aroma is fruity and acidic, lightly spicy too. Taste is acid but not over the top acetic like some The Bruery beers can be. Peppery rye finish. Body is light, carbonation medium and mouthfeel somewhat juicy. This is a quality sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1024) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 18, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to matboz! Pours cloudy toasted orange with medium head. Nose is dank tart citrus and earthy grain. Taste is sour fruity grains and earthy wood, citrus, lacto, some subtle spices and peppery notes. Finish is sour lacto fruit and rustic grain. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (3928) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014 2013 bottle drunk 1/15/14
Golden-amber body shows a high clarity and a cream colored head that recedes quickly.
WOW, thatís the best sour nose Iíve smelled on an American beer in a long while. Big horsey brett and pedio-influenced aroma has all sorts of tart acids, lime, nectarine, grapefruit rind, yogurt, and then a wash of fresh oakiness and plenty of it. Really well-balanced. I let it breath for about 10 minutes before trying a sip and when I first did, it was probably about 47-48 degrees. Tons of raw sourness, but immediately a balancing malt backbone, probably lots of the rye, is felt, leading to a solid medium body and an actual sour beer that isnt over attenuated, thin or lacking of character. Upon warming to the 55 degree range, tannins and a fair amount of sweetness begin to chip at the palate. Still, a wonderfully tight carbonation and full-on sour and tartness keeps me coming back for sip after sip in very quick succession. Rye and other grainy/chewy malts arrive on the finish, with extended warming, and actually provide yet another interesting aspect. Canít help but thinking along the lines of Cantillon, aroma-wise, but the flavor needs a little bit more work. I donít know how 3F and Cantillon achieve the flavor, body and balance they do at 5 to 6% abv. A bit more alcohol here, than I would prefer, but when youíre evoking parallels of the best of the best, youíre definitely doing a lot of things at the very highest level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1823) - Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle, 2013 Ed. Pours murky orange, off white head. Decent retention/some lace. Aroma of orange sherbet, funk, red wine, lemon, rye, light acetic. Taste is tart, lemon, citrus, red wine, barrel, dust. Palate is drier, average carbonation, lightly warming, tart finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nromagnola (5) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2014 does not count
My favorite sour to date. Love that I can get this locally now. Nothing bad to say, it's all I want in a sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
symmetric (65) - - JAN 6, 2014
Rich aroma with hints of cola and cream soda. Opaque light amber colour. Full body, with a strong lactic burst, and a nice spicy malty finish from the rye.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sitzds (318) - - JAN 2, 2014
On tap at The Bruery poured into taster. Appearance is cloudy golden-orange with a thin white head that leaves spots on the drink down. Aroma is sour grapes, white wine vinegar, cherries, funky, tart, oaky and spicy as well thanks to the barrels and rye. Lots going on. Taste delivers on the sourness from the nose, with a forceful blast of initial tartness - citrus, cherry, grape - followed by a mellow vanilla sweetness, rye spice on the swallow, and a touch of oak bitterness in the finish. Medium body, a little creamy, moderate carbonation, long puckering dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmzl (95) - SLOVENIA - DEC 28, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014
2013 bottle

Look: Pours with 1 thumb off-white foam, big bubbles, very fast retention. There is some carbonation. Color is deep amber, red, slightly cloudy. Looks good, promising.

Smell: Sour hits you first. then goes into fruity, wine, sweetness. Then comes the brilliant balance with funk, leathery, cellar, musty notes. Also some spice and woody character. You just have to taste it, some interesting shit.

Taste: The sour part explodes in your mouth, but isnít overwhelming. Sour apples, lemon, lime, some forest fruits, berries. Also spicy at start. There is a hint of sweet, malty character in the middle but the musty, funky, earthy part kicks in very soon after. Some very subtle oak there too. In the aftertaste the sour and funk linger with a hint of sweetness. But they donít get annoying or overblown with progressive drinking, stays fresh and interesting.

Mouthfeel: Dry. Carbonation surprisingly alive, makes it a quite refreshing and fun beer to drink. There is no alcohol warming. The body is medium and leaves a creamy feeling.

Overall: Surprised by the refreshing yet very complex nature of this beer. The balance of funk and sour is superb and very fun to observe. Superb job. Fck ye.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Pours hazy orange with thin white head. Citrus and vinegar on the nose. Drinks smoothly with huge, lingering sour bite. Tastes of huge citrus with accentuating funk.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Concealer (881) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bomber 2013. A clear light caramel color with a fuzzy off white head that lasts on the sides. Aromas of sour cherries, malt, spice, and must. Flavor is the same with medium dry finish.

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