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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (33597) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (2552) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11421) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14015) - 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,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3235) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11024) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8200) - Ursel, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1311) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
A - pours hazy deep golden yellow(almost orange) with very high fluffy head that disapates after a minute or two. S - much like a gueuze. Some quiet funk(Brussels sprouts), citrus fruits grapefruits and tangerines. Metallic notes. Apples and pineapples. Hints of the rye as well. M - medium bodied sour beer. Very lambic gueuze. Fruitier brew with a nice complex palate. Lingering quiet spicy rye and oak notes. Nice combination of a sour and the rye barrels. T - some vinegar and funk, sour apples and tangerine up front, much like a gueuze but fruitier. Sour pineapple, grapefruit and apple as well. Faint sweetness in the back ground. These give way to a nice grassy oaky spicy rye ending. O - very good sour. Simple and cleaner than the last few sours we've had. 7+

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
Poured into a tulip. 3.0 A: This isn’t any fun. Seems to be barely carbonated. I got a about one finger of foamy white head that fell almost instantly. Lightly hazed yellow orange color. 4.0 S: Never smelled anything quite like this. The rye does some great things in here. It gives a huge "grainy herbalness" that I can’t help but love (almost like caraway seeds). Big lemony fruitiness. Not very sour though. A light tartness with little acidity. Oaky and herbal with lemon tartness. 3.5 T: Tastes similar to the nose. Herbal caraway seed graininess. Spicy earthiness. Tart lemon juice. Lightly acidic overall. Very minimal funkiness. Not very complex, but tastes good. 3.0 M: Medium body. Carbonation is a bit too low. Not particularly creamy or spritzy with a tangy lemony finish. 3.5 D: Tasty beer and nothing quite like it. I’ll enjoy my other two bottles. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-22-2012 02:07:26

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