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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1269) - Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Appearance: orange brown, little to zero light tan head, no lacing. Aroma: very sour/tart aroma of citrus, light graham cracker and honey, some barnyard funk as well. Taste: tart, with marmalade, balsamic vinegar, citric acid, light black pepper and honey smacks. Finish: firm palate, slowly warming, possibly from the rye? Notes: Would have liked a little more rye heat, and the tartness really pushed the envelope, but the familiar and reassuring rush of thirst inducing post-sour finish in every swallow was extremely inviting. 2014 vintage.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2816) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
WTWBA 2014. The nose is sour, spicy, rye, barnyard. The flavor is sweet, sour, smoke, vinegar. Brown, yellowish appearance, hazy. Vinegar, light sweet, sour finish. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1380) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
Pours a murky apricot with a low white head. Aromas of apricot, peach, funk, oak, honey, some citrus. Taste is funk, apricot, oak, honey, citrus, peach, apple. Mouthfeel is tart and dry with medium carbonation. Afertraste is apple, apricot, honey, funk. Just great!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
estover (55) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Nose is very Flemish ale-ish, nice dark copper color with light bubbles. The first thing I get is salt, and lots of it! after that is a nice tart with a hint of cherry and lemon. the finish lingers on for a wile. A very enjoyable brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfroms (247) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle, about one and a half years old, I’m told. Pours pinkish amber with small film of white bubbles. Aroma is lemony sourness, vinegar, peach, strawberry. Taste is very sour cherry, peach, slight meatiness. Puckery. Pretty high carbonation. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontape (295) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
2014 bottle. Can’t believe I’ve never rated this, it’s one of my go-to beers that I keep on hand. The spice from the rye and the sour bugs combine to make this one complex and delicious. Powerfully sour but still drinks smoothly. I’m a fan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayb0 (1029) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. This was fabulous, a sour beer that’s quite sour but very drinkable. The sour cherry is countered by spiciness and enough sweetness to make this really quenching and rounded.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1163) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Deep reddish orange with a fast fading head. ’14 bottle fresh. Nice cherry and wet wood nose, along with some pineapple. Quite tart, with sour cherry and pineapple and more wood. Not sure what the rye brings here but this is tasty stuff if not super complex.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cervefilo (1) - Torremolinos, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2014 does not count
De botella en CervezaConArte Málaga (distribución de Zombier). Muy compleja, pero equilibrada. La mejor cerveza que he probado este año.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Glowing rose orange little to no head. Smells clean with a light fruity sour. Smooth sour with a light rye undertone it adds a little dryness to the end. Still a great sour bite.


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