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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Sour in the Rye is an American wild ale. A challenging beer to brew due to the substantial amount of rye malt, but you’ll be glad we took the time. The character of the rye asserts itself with clove and pepper in the aroma and flavor, and contributes a full body not generally found in sour beers. Pleasantly sour with notes of tart cherry, rustic earth and vanilla notes from a year-plus of barrel aging.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (2294) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 1, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours hazy orange with a long-sustaining beige head. Aroma consists of barnyard funk, vinegar, stone fruit, caramel, wet river rock. Taste is nice, sour and acidic. Mouthfeel is creamy, body not quite as full as I was hoping, carbonation average. Delicious, despite minor complaints.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2013
A - Cloudy amber-red with a finger of frothy white head. Fades fairly quickly. S - Tart green fruits, spicy rye, oak, red wine, vanilla, sour cherries, caramel malts, funky Brett and other yeasts, lactic acid. T - Tart green and pitted fruits, sour cherries, red wine, oak, vanilla, spicy rye, caramel malts, funky Brett, lactic acid, a touch of booze. M - Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart, sour, and spicy finish. D - Great rye and sour beer. Great complexity and balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (2620) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Sour. I know its a sour. But this stuff is sour. Mostly lemon. Touch of like and sour apple. Easy to sip moreso than most of the other unflavored sours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RamyG4 (324) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2011 bottle. Completely opaque red beer with very small off-white head. Aroma is very sour, vinous, cherries, dark fruits, oak. Taste is heavy, eye-wateringly sour, mild sweet. Finish is dry, woody. Very full bodied and syrupy, low carbonation, too low, but it may just be the bottle. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (2334) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2015 At Jerry’s in Andersonville. The rye spiciness and sour work well together. Maybe this finished a little dry for my tastes but it was still pretty good. Puckery but not cheek numbing. Serving: Tap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2013
man this was delicious. a bit of rye spice but mostly tart nose with some fruit and malt and caramel and a bit of oak. quite sour but not overly so. at bottom there’s some pretty funky bugs lefts but mostly it was a nice clean fruity sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nate (4199) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
On tap at Toronado. Light tart-lactic nose with oak, light spicy character, and a hint of sweetness. Hazy lustrous orange-amber with thin white head. Medium body with heavy carbonation. Tarts and lactic with chardonnay, mild spicy notes and touch of vanilla. Great sour ale with woody funky finish and lasting tart after.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Another solid sour from this brewery. I am not so sure the rye is adding the character they describe. It is more of just a caramally and sour beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2013
On tap at Perch Pub with Leafs93 during Hookey Day. Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a thin white head that fades. Aroma of funk, cherry, and slight vinegar. A tart funky taste. Typical of the style. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2210) - - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with little head Aroma is vinous with some peppery notes. Taste is immediately mouth puckering. Sour wine/grapes and some earthy funk. The occasional floral note makes an appearance. Full mouthfeel with a heavy carb. Very complex and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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