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RATINGS: 500   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11906) - DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle, 7.8%. Hazy amber/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, baking yeast, lemon, notes of cherry, oak and wood. Flavour is malt, baking yeast, lemon, notes of cherry, dry, lemon, oak, wood, red wine, tart and a little acetone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6782) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle @ Christers. 2013 vintage, 7,8 % ABV. Pours slightly hazy orange with a small creamy offwhite head. Aroma malt, rye, light sourness, oak, fruit, brett, cherry, light vanilla. Flavor is sourness, oak, brett, rye, fruity, cherries, vanilla, vinegar, acetone notes. Medium body, average carbonation, heavy acidic finish. 240914

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2014
2014 bottle. Amber/orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma is acidic and vinous with sweet notes of stone fruit. Flavor is acidic and sour upfront with wonderful complex vinous notes in the finish and just a touch of oak. I don’t get any spicy rye notes but as is its a very good sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rodriguez (313) - Quito, ECUADOR - SEP 13, 2014
It is very acidic, tart, a lot of fruitiness, it is a complex beer, I tried the 2014 edition. Can’t find any hints of Rye, it is spicy but very subtle, and I think it comes more from the yeast. It is a very special sour, next time I will age it more time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2420) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
2013 Vintage .... Clear deep golden to light amber pour with a thin bubbly soapy off white head ... aroma is of sour cherry and tart acidic qualities along with some light vinous notes and light oak .... taste is of sour cherry and tart, has some light spicy rye ... also notes of dry oak, vanilla, red wine, acetone and brett ... finish is dry, tart and oaky with a nice acidic lingering dryness .... mouthfeel is a little fizzy ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 30, 2014
Amber orange, very small head. Aroma has loads of sour notes, mainly peaches, slight hint of oranges. Extremely tart, loads of laccto, no hint of rye. Fun but a bit unbalanced for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5090) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Big huge sour beer. Tons of alcohol and sour flavors. Just a big sour cherry blend in my humble opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
11/VII/14 - 75cl bottle @ Eerste "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving (aka Epic Beer Tasting III) - BB: n/a, bottled: 12/IX/12 (2014-797) Thanks to PriorL & Mathieu87 for sharing the bottle!

Clear amber beer, small aery off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit sweet, sour fruits, some orange, some caramel, bit spicy. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sour, fruity notes, sweet and sugary touch, bit of caramel. Aftertaste: sourish, lemony, alcohol, spicy, bitter touch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a veiled orange with a short lived white head. Aroma is wood, spices, caramel and butter. Flavor is acetic, sour, acid, a touch of caramel and spicy. Finish is tart, very spicy, vinegar. Some lingering wood and vinegar flavors. Light to medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
UXO (591) - CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
(2013 vintage re-reviewed after a year’s cellaring) Pours a clear copper amber with one finger of loose light beige head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim and no lacing. Nose is sour and funky, with lemony citrus coming to the forefront and dominating over the rye bread tones that were previously more noticeable, vanilla and spices coming through as it warms. Taste has become almost lemonade-like citrus and sour cherries, with low but sufficient sweetness. Medium-bodied and moderate residual carbonation despite the lack of a head. At least as good as it was at the time of the previous review, perhaps slightly better. The sourness has developed more, with slightly less sweetness apparent. The flavours are more of a cohesive whole, but still leave a complex finish, with vanilla and cloves gradually becoming apparent as the citrus and cherries fade. Really, really good, with only some very minor aesthetic issues preventing a perfect score.

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