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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 youíve 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (583) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Full disclosure: I borderline slammed this after my shift was over. Wanted to get home, hadnít seen my family in two days. Anywho. Russet, surprisingly clear pour, small off-white head. Oak, vinous notes on the nose, some tart cherry, leather. Leather fruit strips finish on the taste, Bordeaux wine, whiff of caramel malt. Really, really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6578) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"This wish list item was as good or better than hoped. Near perfect balance of spice, fruit, and ample funk and tartness. Such a delicious and complex brew...thereís even hints of leather and tobacco. "

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (12694) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. 7.8% ABV version. Hazy orange with off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity, red wine, a little acetone and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 240914

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11985) - 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 (7002) - 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 donít 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. Canít 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 (2435) - 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 (5117) - 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.

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