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RATINGS: 427   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Expensive-ass pour at the otherwise cheap Beer Study in Chapel Hill. Hazy, about the color of the label, a little darker. Modest white head. Nose of acetic lemon and cherry, oak, some vanilla and lactic notes that are more pronounced on the tongue. Bit of sharp spice from the rye. Little pucker on the finish. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReggieDunlap (2927) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Pours a hazy light amber with a medium white head that dissipates immediately. Aroma has nice tart/soury candied fruits...cherry...and mild spicy/earthy rye. Flavor follows suit and adds an oaky/vinous winey layer that works well. Mouthfeel is light/medium and silky with a dry sour cherry/vinous finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1430) - Idaho, USA - MAR 16, 2013
750 ml. bottle- Pours hazy dark orange with a two finger head that slowly reduces. Aroma is in your face tart, spicy from the rye, bready too, oak, this beer has so much going on, very complex. The taste is mouth puckering sour, rye bread of course, spicy, cherries, oak, again massively complex. Body is medium, carbonation is medium high. Overall I loved it, one of the most complex beers I have had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
750s from Craft and Smith’s. Pours turbid orangy coppery with minimal white head and a fizzy body. Nose is lactic tartness, with berry, pear, oak, vanilla, and funky smells. Tastes complex, tart, with flavors of fruit, pear, fig, lactic funk notes throughout, and an oaky, rye,tart cherry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
4thAgeChris (66) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Tart, sour, salty. Classic in every way except upfront. Berried is on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcane7 (1577) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle with Pat, Sean and Janine. Pours reddish brown with some tan head. Nose of tart lemon, cherry, strawberry, oak, vanilla, red wine, horse funk. Quite tart. Really good sour.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1230) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle care of big Thom. Split with Sean, Janine, and Thom. Pours translucent chestnut with a thin, wispy tan head. No lace. Aroma of lemon, ripe strawberries, & blueberry cotton candy. Tastes very tart, with tropical fruit & blossoming flower notes. Pretty good. Reminds me a lot of LA Red Poppy. Cool brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1698) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 13, 2013
On tap 4 oz. sample at Pizza Paradiso in Alexandria, VA. Hazy, medium-dark copper orange with off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of sour fruit, citrus, caramel and rye. Taste of sour fruit, caramel and tangerine. Medium/full body and medium/low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3439) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Persimmon and currant nose, nicely tart. Cloudy orange, thin yellow. Red currant, cranberry flavor. Fizzy and 9v on the tongue sour, but tolerable.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aarond (143) - Wilmington, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark copper with an off white head. Aroma is tart apple, pear, lemon, oak, rye spice, and earth. Taste is sour fruit, rye, oak, and funk. Medium body with medium light carbonation. Another outstanding beer from the Bruery.


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