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RATINGS: 462   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
S&B 2012. Pours cloudy dark amberbwith a small beige head lesving small laces. Aroma is sweet malty honey stable horse blanket. Flavor is sour sweet with some fruits and white pepper, getting very dry and tart towards the end. Finishes with a sour dry and tart aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (5633) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2012
[5/10/12] Bottle sample at Sour & Bitter. Clear amber. Funky fruity aroma with some vinegar. Sour flavor, somewhat lactic, with oak and fruits. Rounded mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30713) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is tart and citric. Fruity and dense citric to fruity. Dry and herbal. Fruity, citric and smooth. Dry and citric finsh. Dry and smooth citric finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2012
Sour & Bitter 2012, Copenhagen. Amber beer with a offwhite head. Fruity aroma with some wood notes. Vinous, fruity flavour with some leather notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11025) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
Sour & Bitter Festival CPH 2012. Cloudy amber with a small white head. Fruity aroma with funk, wood and earthy notes. Tart and earthy flavour with biscuit and bready malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13284) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle at Sour & Bitter 2012. Cloudy amber - white head. Nice sourish, fruity, dryness, ok spicy rye, cherry, light marzipan, rubber, leather, nice wooden, peppery, light sweet malty. OK smooth,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2578) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
Sample @ the Sour & Bitter event in Copenhagen. Pours hazy dark wooden brown with a small creamy offwhite head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is tiny sweet and sour with dark sweet bread, lemon juice, lemon zest, grass, plums, vinegar and brett. taste is very tiny sweet and sour with dark grapes, plums, lemon juice, hay, orange zest, vinegar, pumpernickel and hints of burnt sugar. Mouthfeel is tart, dry and medium bodied. Finish is tart and sour with grapes, lemon juice, lemon zest, hay and bread.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10702) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
bottle at s&b cloudy yellow, no head. aroma is tart, soursh, malty, flavor is tart, sourish, sour wheaty, mild, wel blended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10082) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2012
Sour and bitter 2012. Somewhat hazy amber beer with a small off-white head. Sourish fruity woody aroma. Woody sourish flavor, vinous, rubber and leather notes, citrus and grapefruit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7806) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
Fast gone head over very hazy orange, tea-coloured beer. End of bottle UFO-infested. Lactic acid, rye very obvious already in the nose. Sour oranges, mandora’s, with a grainy finish. Sour is no longer really lactic, seems more as from sour dough. Fruity yeastesters. Very chewy, yeast-filled; sharp finish and tart. Nice, but I can’t see myself finishing a full 75cl bottle of this.


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