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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1207) - California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
750ml bottle of 2013 vintage. Pours a reddy brown color without much head. Lots of sourness, and mild rye spiciness to add some complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 31, 2014
750ml bottle, pours rich hazelnut amber with a hint of red, thin dissapating head. Nose is a hint of sourness with raisin. Taste is slightly on the sour side with some citrus and spice coming through. Deliciously well balanced beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2084) - DENMARK - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle, 2013 version. Clear light brown with a medium sized diminishing white head. Lactic sour, lemon, oak, light vanilla, spicy rye notes, light warming alcohol. Medium body, light/medium sweet and medium sour, light prickling carbonation. Long sour finish. Works well for me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Nez très brett mais également fruité. Grande acidité et complexité en bouche, avec une bonne longueur. Très sèche mais malgré l’acidité il y a une forme de douceur. Aspect vineux et huileux. Très bonne longueur et complexité.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sebilinz (1048) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle. Light amber slightly cloudy body with White not very long lasting head. Aroma is apples some cherries and other sour fruits. Taste is sour with fruits.Aftertaste is also sour and slight fruity. This sour is really clean and sharp, absolutly stunning. Perfect.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle that I had been holding for about 18 months. I think it’s the 2013 vintage. Poured a dark deep golden brown, similar-colored head. Nice tartness but not overpowering. Had a bit of a white wine feel to it. Tart white grape was kinda most of what I got out of it. It was a hit.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mabel (7266) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6139-20140121] Bottle. Sour yeasty aroma. Hazy, brown orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sour yeasty dough flavour has a fruity apple base. Medium body is super sour. Yum! (9/4/10/5/18) 4.6
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "I’m lactose intolerant! And I’m not even a nut!"

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Backlog rating. 75cl bottle from bierkompass. It pours a pale amber color with a small white head. Aroma is funky oak with some malts and strong lactic and slight acetic sour qualities. Taste is acidic and light vinegarish with light citrusy hops. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, really really good sour with clean tartness

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (1143) - Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bomber into tulip glass, hazy yellow-hued orange color with thin off-white head. Aroma of acidic tart fruit (berries, citrus, apple), vinegar, clove and light oak. Taste adds notes of lemon juice, red wine, big cherry, vanilla, light sugar and some caramel. Light-medium body, moderate-low carbonation, creamy with tart fruit lingering. Almost perfect balance between tart, wood and rye notes. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (922) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Nottle. Pours tan with white head. Aroma is tart, lots of acid. Taste is super sour, very tart, mouth clenching. Very nice sour, pretty in your face.


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