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RATINGS: 492   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4145) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
Very cloudy peachy amber with one finger frothy light khaki head. Very acidic nose (acetic). Lots of fruity esters. Light fruity sweetness (perceptual, not actually sweet) in the flavor. Intensely acidic/sour. Lasting acidity on the finish. A bruising sour.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2013
2013 bottle pours amber tan with a small off white head that reduces quick. Nose is of vinegar and bread. Taste is puckering, elements of lemon, rye, and vinegar. Finish is dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy yellow color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of tart citrus, mild rye, mild funk, grapes and caramel. The taste is tart citrus, earth, funk, rye finish. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4090) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2013
Pours hazy, amber-brown with a small, off-white head. Scent is rye, sour lemon, vinegar. Taste is remarkably sour and funky. Quite sharp tartness..... Not my style, but I can recognize it’s a pretty good one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 7, 2013
Had on draft at Aces and Ales in Las Vegas. Big grape/vinious character. A full bodied beer, this is a bit surprising with the wild yeast. Very tasty and the acidity is in check. Nice sour.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem (1342) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 1, 2013
A murky red-orange amber thing brought to me in a little tumbler. Has a nearly lambic-like sour-funk nose, deeper than most American sours. Juicy, lemony, cidery tart taste. Refreshing. Rather easy to drink for its strength and price.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1767) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 1, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours hazy orange with a long-sustaining beige head. Aroma consists of barnyard funk, vinegar, stone fruit, caramel, wet river rock. Taste is nice, sour and acidic. Mouthfeel is creamy, body not quite as full as I was hoping, carbonation average. Delicious, despite minor complaints.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
A - Cloudy amber-red with a finger of frothy white head. Fades fairly quickly. S - Tart green fruits, spicy rye, oak, red wine, vanilla, sour cherries, caramel malts, funky Brett and other yeasts, lactic acid. T - Tart green and pitted fruits, sour cherries, red wine, oak, vanilla, spicy rye, caramel malts, funky Brett, lactic acid, a touch of booze. M - Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart, sour, and spicy finish. D - Great rye and sour beer. Great complexity and balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1523) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Sour. I know its a sour. But this stuff is sour. Mostly lemon. Touch of like and sour apple. Easy to sip moreso than most of the other unflavored sours.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RamyG4 (321) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2011 bottle. Completely opaque red beer with very small off-white head. Aroma is very sour, vinous, cherries, dark fruits, oak. Taste is heavy, eye-wateringly sour, mild sweet. Finish is dry, woody. Very full bodied and syrupy, low carbonation, too low, but it may just be the bottle. Good stuff.


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