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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of thagr81_us. Pours a cloudy golden with a small, off-white head. Tart, Bretty nose. Medium body, overripe fruit with a massive dose of Brett and salty minerals. Delish. 131112

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
(Bottle) Pours hazy dark amber. The aroma holds spicy rye, wood, citrus, funk and robust malt. The flavour is dry and medium to heavily acidic with notes of funk, rye, bready malt and citrus. The mouthfeel tart yet soft with a light to medium carbonation. Citric finish. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (585) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Shared bomber at Raegan’s First Birthday Party. Brownish color, sour taste, meh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (5931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
750mL bottle, courtesy of and split with (!) Glouglouburp (thanks Dany). Pours a cloudy, opaque, dirty orange with a medium off-white head - shitloads of sediment. Aroma of apricots upfront (despite there not being any fruit in here), some woody oak barrels, not much rye presence in the nose - quite complex. Flavour is highly complex with lots of depth, featuring lots of sour fruits (apricots are prominently, balanced by the rye), a pleasant oak barrel presence, light wood and a medium puckering sourness. No harsh edges or undesirable qualities. Just when I was about to give up on this brewery yet again, this comes by to very much impress me. Excellent stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhillyCraft (3071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle, pours a maroon brown cloud with thin white bubbly head. Aromas of wet wood basement funk, cherries, yeasty barn, sour piss vinegar. Really funked out. Taste was ok, but aroma was way too moldy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2399) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt! The beer appears slightly hazy and dark orange in color, with an off white head that leaves sparse lacing on the glass. The aroma brings a heavy dose of yeast and bugs. Hooray! Who doesn’t love yeast and bugs? The flavor is reminiscent of a Flanders Oud Bruin. Nice lactic and acetic notes. This beer is proud to be sour and I love it. Oak, tart fruits, light vinegar, wild yeast. Nicely done. The body is light to medium, with moderately low carbonation. The beer hits you with a big acetic kick in the finish. Smack! Overall, I really enjoyed this. Any time I have the opportunity to try a new sour / wild ale, it’s pretty exciting. This one delivered.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10448) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle at the Funky 8, Brooklyn, NYC. Well and tart. Lots of citric bite. Pleasant brett and fruit notes, backed by tangy rye. Long in the finish with some nice sweetness to steady the intense sourness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGolem (659) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
Pours amber with tiny white head. Aroma: brett, fruits, rye. Taste: strong bretty sourness. Nice acidity. Sweet finish. Outstanding taste. Full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1671) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle 750ml. Pours pale brown with low white head. No lacing. Aroma is reminescent of a gueuze. Horseblanket, barnyard. Taste is acidic, spicy. Bretts, lactic acid. Hot in the back of the tongue/palate. Overall: Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2614) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2014 Bottle (750 ml). Thanks to jp7161 for the 1st bottle / thanks to mathieuc for sharing a bottle of this! Slightly hazy bright golden/copper with a small off-white head that leave a thin ring of foam. Aroma of brett, acetic presence, fruits, wood and spices. Taste of fruity sourness, wood, acetic presence, spices and brettanomyces. Some citric notes too. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A tad mouth puckering. Dry finish. Very good Sour. Balance is ok/good, especially for a Bruery sour. Tasty. Better than Kumquats version I think


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