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RATINGS: 560   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Jasond612 (282) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (4572) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
canary dog (733) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shorlin (721) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
Tasted a small sample at a BeerThief gathering. Peachy colour with very little head. Aroma is really funky, with almost a burning in the nose (but in a good way). Taste is really sour, like sour cherry candy. Finish is dry and very long lasting. Great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Vintage 2013 - Aroma of Brett, barnyard and hay, with citrus and spice notes. A one-finger, rapidly dissipating, rocky white head sets atop a cloudy copper pour providing minimal lacing. The taste is vigorously acetic. Sour cherries and grain give way to a slight touch of spice in the finish. Medium-light body and crisp effervencent carbonation. Puckpering dry mouthfeel. Overall, EXCELLENT!! This what a sour beer should taste like.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paz (71) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle from The Bruery. Pours a golden yellow. Aroma is great sour cherry. Tastes of sour cherry. Awesome!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
750ml bottle. Purchased at Hillside Liquors. A reddish-orange body with a quick dissipating almond-coloured head. Sour nose with hints of leather. Very tart, cherries, vinegar, wet oak and raspberry seed. Great life in this body, low carbonation with a surprisingly short palate. Pretty amazing sour ale... Don’t drink on an empty stomach.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Tart fruity aroma. Medium/light mouthfeel with a nice dry finish. Sour cherry with a bit of a light bready backbone. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6420) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2013
750 ml bottle from Brusin Ales. Big sour aroma. Vinegar and cherry. Some white grape. Tart and puckery. Pretty nice overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
A really good sour ale. And has that strong vinegar note that I love. A little high on the price. I’m glad this is in Michigan now though.

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