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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Sour in the Rye is an American wild ale. A challenging beer to brew due to the substantial amount of rye malt, but youíll 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle into Tulip. hazy Amber pour with a mildly lacing white head. Nose is tart oak and some wine characteristics. Very smooth full mouth feel with oak smoothness, vinegar, tart, sour fruit rinds.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6142) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of sweet and sour cherries,lemon, light cola, a touch of vinegar, and vanilla. It pours a cloudy reddish-orange with a two finger orange-tinged off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film. There is a decent amount of thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light cola, caramel, and faint sweet cherries. The finish quickly turns to moderate sour lemon, lighter sour cherry, light oak, a touch of vinegar, and vanilla. Itís medium bodied with moderate-heavy carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1005) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Deep gold with a finger of off-white head that fades fairly quickly. Aroma seeps across the room of pleasant, smooth, strong sourness. A bit of old cheese and grass. Body is medium, with medium light carbonation. Flavor is medium-big sourness, no acetic, light and round sweetness, a little, subtle grain spice that blends in very nicely. Very good sour. I found it went down quickly, although the effect of the rye was subtle for me. Iím not sure if it merits itís own beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (3152) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
Rating #2100. 2013 bottle. Orange pour with a slight pinkish tint. Pretty clear in the glass. Head dies out quickly into a tiny ring that eventually fades out. Aroma has red wine, bit of funk, vinegar. Taste has tart cherries, red wine,vinegar big sourness. Quite tart and sour in the finish with sharp sourness, light barrel/wood. Medium body, tight and pointed/prickly carbonation. Overall super enjoyable, very drinkable, highly soured. Rye? Not really finding ii and I donít care.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7796) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2013
On tap at Belmont Station. Pours a murky amber color with a tiny white head. Robust sour barrel notes, huge assorted tropical fruits. Cherry, rhubard!, some acidic notes, big woody barrel, a bit of sour berries. Very tart and sour. Damn good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBeer45 (1371) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7915) - 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.

3.9
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1857) - 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.

4.4
   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, itís a sour.


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