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RATINGS: 491   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 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3877) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
2013 bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy off white head that leaves sticky lacing. The aroma is a strong tart and sour fruit and oak. Medium mouthfeel with lots of sourness up front with sour cherry and vinegar. Easy to drink a very impressive sour. Really enjoyed this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3499) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle shared by MrHoppy - thanks! Pours hazy amber with a medium off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is quite woody, with notes of lemony tartness and a bit of spiciness. Flavor is very similar, notes of barrel, red wine, tart cherries. Light sweet, medium tart. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel Quite a nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2013 version On tap at Brouwer’s cafe sour fest. pours a semi hazy orange color with a medium white head that leaves good lacing, smells of oak, spice, rye and cherries. Tastes of all the same things in the smell but the rye was hardely even apparent. Mouthfeel was medium and semi chewy with a decent amount of carbonation and a dry finish. This was a great sour, but I was expecting more rye given the name. I like the extra sour kick it has though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Pours straw like color with off white head. Aromas of sourness. Flavors of tart cherries and cloves with a mild hint of peppers. This was much better on tap than from the bottle. I’m not a huge sour fan, but this is one of the better ones I have had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2262) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Tap at ues pony. Pours peach in color with no head. Nose is muted fruit tarts. Tastes of peach, apricots, white wine, oak, and vinegar. Creamy mouthfeel and nice sourness. Quite good

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Was pleasantly surprised with this one. On tap at Brouwer’s Sour Fest 2013. Transparent orange. Mellow up front, and the rye note really comes through nicely -- a good earthiness behind. Wow does this one develop -- a really nice zing toward the end that really builds. Impressive.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2297) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
Incroyablement lactique sur fond de pain d’épices, j’aurais apprécié une bouche de plus à abreuver.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5660) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
Shared bottle at local tasting.Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of funky barnyard. Taste is fresh,red berries, light tart. Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2477) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2013 bottle. Pours a hazy golden brown with little to no head or lacing. Aroma is heavy on the sour, nice and lactic from brett, a hint of spiciness on the back end. Taste follows, tart spicy goodness. This is probably the best sour I have ever had, psyched to have tried it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chuckaduck (669) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle to Pint Glass. 5/11/13. SO EXCITED FOR THIS! Pours cloudy orange with an incredibly active (obnoxiously so) white head that will not stop. Aroma is all that is good; sour fruits, tartness, vinegar, rye, oak, citrus, candi, Taste is sour for days; fruity, sour candies, vinegar, spice, acidity, citrus, astringent; nice subtle notes of wood, vanilla, earth (from the barreling?); finish is more sour citrus. No lacing. Medium-high carbonation. Astringent, aggressive mouth feel. This was excellent. Reminds me of Sweet-Tarts. Rye in a sour was a great idea.


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