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RATINGS: 426   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2014 My Bottom Line:
This very acidic brew develops plenty of citrusy fruitiness in a fluffy mouthfeel where rye and other cereals whirl about in awe of the sourness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the cloudy amber.
-The fruitiness has a few cherry-like edges.
-Drinkability is low due to the intensity of the sourness.
-I can’t say this is anywhere close to being one of their tightest brews. But what it does, it does very well.

Bottles.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zymurgeist2 (872) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau as part of their sour event for SF Beer Week. Fantastic sour cherry notes up front and biscuit malt in the background. Pours a pale amber with slight off-white head. Taste is spice and sour well blended in a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (4088) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
From bottle at Jupiter during Sour Sunday 2014. Hazy orange/brownish with a small head. Aroma and taste of funk, fruit, light spices, some barnyard and grass. Refreshing and an easy beer to enjoy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Amber with a cream head. Nose is wood, lactose, sour, tart, acidic super sour. Easy palate, heavy acidic taste, sour, funky wood, super smooth finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3241) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2014
750ml bottle [7.8% abv]. Slightly cloudy, amber colour with small, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Vinous aroma, notes of grapes, spices and vinegar, hints of oak. Taste is moderately sour, hints of vanilla, grapes, vinegar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (2786) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle shared by Peter (cheers!) at Bruce’s birthday bash at CBC Islington. Deifintely one of the better Bruery sours I have had. Still quite sugary and acidic but much more balanced than usual and has a little more grace compared to some of their other sours. Nose is sugar peaches, slight acidic notes, peach and apricot with some balanced tartiness. Taste is quite acidic with huge peach and apricot fruits, moderate tangerine sweetness and heavy funk. Still quite sugary like most Bruery stuff but the acidity helps give it a more clean vibe and its drinkability is fantastic. Tasty stuff

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7000) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
2013 bottle @7.8% thanks to ’The’ Peter for sharing at Bruce’s 45th Birthday Bash, CBC Islington 07/02/14. Hazed orange amber with a good sized off white head. Nose is bitter fruit, tangy orange, soured apricots, musty twang, damp straw. Taste carries a light acid tinge, bitter orange, light smoke, dank straw, musty, funky, tangy fruit skin balsam effect. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying tarte finale, dank wood tones evident. Tasty sour.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1102) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 6, 2014
The Bruery Sour in the Rye 2013 Edition has a medium, soapy, off-white head, a milky, quite bubbly, orange appearance, and some lacing left on the glass, but not a whole lot of it. The aroma is of sourness, sour fruit, white bread, old wooden furniture, and dust on old furniture. Taste is of Sweet-Tarts candy, duck sauce, white bread, citrus, old wood, stomach acid, vanilla, and a background bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and slick, and Sour in the Rye (2013) finishes semi-dry, easy drinking, sour, and interesting. Exquisite! RJT

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
2013-01-21. Hazy dark orange amber body with a small beige head. 3+ Aroma is fruity, almost peach like touches, mild grainy rye notes if you look. Flavour is relatively sour throughout, with sharper lactic sourness occasionally. 7+ Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Very nice, quaffable. Lacks depth but is nice. 2012 Vintage bottle via trade with Ferris

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
[Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o j&m. 2012 vintage] Pours a hazy orange-copper with an average size frothy white head. Aroma of sour cherries, slightly tart, a long with a hint of spices and a hint of wood. Flavour’s nice and sour along with some tartness, spice and a hint of wood. Medium bodied. This is fantastic stuff.


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