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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 youve 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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lefossoyeur (430) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
2014. Clear light copper with orange hues, small white head. Very nice mix of aromas including sour cherries, pepper, light acetic note with some funky notes. Light body, crisp, dry palate, very sour, acidic cherries and some wood in the end. Very palatable, a bit too acidic for my liking, but quite nice nonetheless.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - MAR 21, 2014
Excellence in execution. Really sour and almost puckering. Rich and ripe with a dry wine like finish. So easy to drink and easily in the top bracket of sour beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2014
Deep amber color with a tinge of brown. Massive sour white wine and cherry nose with oaky nose. Very balance with cookies, bread, oaky and sourness. Uber sour. Super good. Lingering oaky .

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrunkSanta410 (184) - Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle obtained at Maltitude in Columbus, GA. Poured into a glass. Appearance is: Slightly hazy reddish - golden. Little to no head. Aroma is: Tart, cherries, yeast Taste is: Very tart, sour cherries, slight sweetness, hints of oak, dry finish Palate is: Well carbonated, stays on palate for a while, mouthwatering Overall: Fantastic sour. Definitely the best one that I have tried thus far. Worth paying the money for to try at least once.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (1765) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Draft at Clinton hall. Pours a heavy dark orange color with a thin head that fades. Taste is tart and fruity with a very sour Puckery taste. Very flavorful sour ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2127) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served, showing a hazed, rosy/amber color, with a quick, bubbly, off white head that reduced to a thin ring & film, and left some light spots of lacing on the glass. The nose was some yeasty, microbial funk, spice, expressive cherry, and tartness. Medium bodied, with spritzy effervescence, the flavor was almost sour, some vinous nature was evident, along with tanniny astringency, and some finishing dryness. By no means timid, perky, and quite tasty, but a snifter full was just enough.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7006) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2014
750mL bottle, 2011 vintage. Poured light-medium orange with an off-white head that fizzled out rather quickly. The aroma picked up sour cherries, oak, and rich, almost boozy vinous notes.. meaty, with more dry, vinous character evident around the nose.. quite nice. The flavor found aggressive cherry and vinous sourness on the tip of the tongue, with chewy rye bread, meatier vinous notes, and cherry jam following.. sharp and dry on the quick edges.. peppery notes, strong wine, and sour cherries on the belly-warming finish.. a little heavy-handed, but otherwise very tasty. Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation.. balance between the components was good, but there was a tad too much of everything.. overall a very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilligoose (3132) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
tap. soft sour cherry and apple. doughy muddled spice rye character an afterthought. nice balance. enjoyed 2 oz sample well enough.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cstuartj (928) - Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2014
bomber, pours a muddy cloudy orange yellow with a thin head but laces well. amazing nose, sour cherries, grapefruit, mango. taste is amazing crisp and refreshing, very sour yet balanced, easy to drink. finish is wet and long. good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (544) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
Visual: Pours extremely cloudy orange/brown with no head, soda-like fizzy activity, big bubbles, lots of fast streams. (Unfiltered, bottle-conditioned). Nose: Sour apple cider-peach, noticeable funk/puke. (6/10-pungency) Attack: intense puckery sourness Mid-palate: (10/10)-acidic sourness, (6/10)-fruity sweetness, (MAIN) oaked apple cider, pukey aftertaste + sourness, sour malt Finish: lingering astringent sourness, tangy sour finish. Summary: Not for those who have bad memories of late night drinking games and mornings spent waking up hugging the toilet. Lots of sourness and puke when sipping by itself, but quite effective in refreshing the palate when paired with heavy BBQd food. Hard to finish when it warms up.


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