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RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11248) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours caramel apple color - muddy apple - white head. Nose/taste of spicy rye, oak, tart fruit, caramel and chocolate. Moderate tartness is balanced out by the pepper and spicy rye. Fizzy carbonation. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
robertjm (807) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Draft at Beer Revolution - Huge head falls quickly. Very fresh sour aroma. Clody orangy brown. Wonderful puckery taste to it from the wild bugs. A must for sour beer fans.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1235) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Bottle of the 2012 version with friends. Pours a deeper orange than other Bruery sours. No head to speak of. Aroma is more of a gueze and sour profile than other offerings. Taste is at first off putting with a chemical taste but this goes away on the second drink and is enjoyable. Nothing insanely sour but this one is an interesting beast. More going on here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Nice mixture of lactic sourness, sour fruits, and oak. Not totally mouth puckering sour but sour enough for any fan of the style to fall in love and I did.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Sampled on 1/28/12. This sour/wild ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 750ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with decent lacing. The aroma is tart, funky, fruity and sour. A medium to full bodied sour/wild ale. The malts are fruity and sweet with some cherry. The hops are herbal and spicy. Nice carbonation. Tart, funky, and sour with some cherry sweetness at the finish. Hint of vanilla as well. Very smooth tasting sour. Lots of tartness and a touch of rye spiciness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sour and tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Pours a dark ruby red color with a thin off white head that immediately disappears. Some visible carbonation bubbling up but no lacing. Slightly funky aroma with a decent barrel presence and lots of sweet rye, dark fruit and malt. Earthy with subtle barnyard character, funky bugs and toasted oak. Subtle acetone presence but nose is dominated by funk and spicy rye. Medium bodied but a bit thinner than expected with a balance of oak, funk, spice, rye, dark fruit and sweet malt. Slightly tart and puckering but more funky than sour. There’s more acetone than the nose suggests but it isn’t too overpowering or vinegar-y. Dry, toasted oak and lots rye flavor. This beer would probably be terrible if it wasn’t for the rye but it counters the funk and acetone with a nice sweet and spicy character. This is complimented by some dark fruit and sweet malt. Finishes dry and tart with a touch more acetone. Overall, well balanced and flavorful but the acetone turns a beer that could be amazing into slightly above average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (6164) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Sampled at the DC Local Tasting a 750ml bottle pours a muddy tan with some wispy white head. Nose is tart, very fusel, balsamic vinegar, a little rye. Flavor is vinegar, a little wood, some brow sugar, malty. Finishes very acidic in the throat. Tough to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (4388) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with faint off-white head. Aroma is sour fruit, light malt, and caramel. Flavor is very sour; mostly sour fruit and light malt. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (16923) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. Murky brown color, small off white head. Aroma of sourdough and rye bread. Taste is soft sourness, but without complexity or character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (3727) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2012
hazy tan, thin white ring, small bubbled. Nose is light grain (rye without spice), acetic in cherry, playdoh. Flavor is more candy, cherry, acetic through the finish, thin sticky end.

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