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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Sour in the Rye is an American wild ale. A challenging beer to brew due to the substantial amount of rye malt, but you’ll be glad we took the time. The character of the rye asserts itself with clove and pepper in the aroma and flavor, and contributes a full body not generally found in sour beers. Pleasantly sour with notes of tart cherry, rustic earth and vanilla notes from a year-plus of barrel aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBeer45 (1355) - Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle from Champanes, this ale had a hazy red-orange pour and gave a one to two finger off-white head that receded to a cover and ring, the glass was filled with carbonation, streamers were everywhere, this drink left nice lacing on the glass, the bottom of the bottle had a wide ring of dark sediment, there were aromas of light apricot and orange fruit, sour fruit, some wood and something that resembled tropical fruit that I could not pin point, there was light malt and bread with spice notes and vanilla, the flavors were tropical fruit, melon and apricot, sour, tart and light (lemon - orange) fruit citrus with light malt and bread with spice, the spice as well as the sourness grow a bit as this ale warms up, the mouth feel was light with light to average carbonation and it felt creamy on the lips, each sip gave a nice tingle and pucker on the palate that was drying, the sour notes were light on the nose but stronger in flavor, a nice mix of fruit and sour, it was a nice drink, I liked the combination of tropical fruit with sour and tartness on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Sour and light green apple aroma with light vanilla. Sour and light vanilla flavor with light peach and oak. Medium bodied. Sour and light vanilla lingers with oak, light green apple, and light summer fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff! Super clear, amber body with a fuzzy off white head. Aroma is crazy tart, lots of vinegar and lactic acid, wet oak, lemon and light cherry skins. Mild tannic, smells so tart. Taste is very sour; vinegar, oak, acidic and lactic acid, stone fruit skins, some rye dryness, so tart and puckering and good. Thin, wet crispy mouth feel with a dry finish. A very nice "go-to" sour. I love the vinegary, lactic, & acidic nature of this beer... Wheelhouse brew, very good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle. Pour is a dirty dark orange, tons of acidic sour fruit. Tart as all can be, creamy and fruity. Really interesting and very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
willhierholzer (3) - USA - AUG 21, 2013 does not count
A marvelous sour, with biscuity, caramel notes from the oak aging. The nose has a bit of citrus and cherry, and is is the color of tangerines or kumquats. The palate has a bit more acidity than I typically care for, but hey, it’s a sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matt7215 (2272) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. light reddish orange, off white head. big bretty fruity sour american ale. complex yet drinkable. highly enjoyable. thx jeff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (8692) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bomber at RBSG and at the brewpub. Tart and sweet apple. Orange pour with a small head. Tart and crisp - awesome! A bit of rye spiciness as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1477) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle at Syb Pig in Boca Raton for the bottle share. Thanks Derek! Small snifter. Pours a dark orange with thick white head. Aroma of raspberries, cherries and spices. The taste was quite amazing with cherries, raspberries, spices and a blend of sweetness and acid. It was not overly acidic or vinegar. Perfect balance of fruit to tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2945) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
750 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits. Pours a clear, deep orange with modest near white head. Aroma is full of sourness, mostly cherries but some lemons. Flavour is also huge and sour with lots of cherries, some lemon and orange and only the slightest hint of some mellow oak. Very clean and drinkable. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Fireweed honey in color, hazy, thin sudsy white head, little lacing.   Big bright sour nose, funky, slight unripened cherry and oak.   Not sure about the Rye aspect.   Really bright on the tongue, super tart, okay so its sour, very dry, puckering, and thankfully without a strong vinegar or salivation aspect.   This is a great solid example of a Sour Ale.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Not getting the unripened cherry and oak on the finish, well perhaps a little oak.   Mostly a fantastic example of a Sour Ale.   Tart, dry, becoming sour but without over salivating.   Rye... what rye?   Who cares, this one is solid!

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