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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1390) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Pours an amber red with a beige head and sour, oaky aroma. Taste is sour and tart up front, mouth puckering with tons of oak and fruits, cherry, and wood with a dry, sour finish. Great sour

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1435) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bomber with Zach and Brandon, pours a dark orang ember color with a nice head. Nose is sour and tart and full of oak. Taste is sour and tart and mouth puckering, wood and oak easily tasted. Finishes on the same sour and tart notes. Great sour ale. Quaff Score 8 / 10

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maxbier (254) - Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2014 On Tap at Ale House Columbia. golden orange in color. Aroma is sweet, strong pleasant aroma of fermenting sweet fruits. Flavor is very tasty, very tart. Tastes of peaches/pears/ maybe a hint of cherry. Almost like a sour candy in the middle. Better than expected, and my expectations were already pretty high.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3366) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 14, 2014
At Dark Lord Day 2014. Poired golden yellow with white head. Nose of fruit and citrus. Medium body. Tart in mouth. Flavor is sour cherry and citrus and the finish is tart.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
A really nice sour. Thanks northopfrye. Pours a vibrant orange. Sour and peachy aromas and flavorers. Bracingly sour. Yum.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2208) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Iced tea colour. Tart cereal aroma. Taste is sour rhubarb. Very nice. An enjoyable sour ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (1886) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
bottleshare thanks to DexterCat. Pours a dark yellow to reddish color. Minimal white head. Aroma is light wood with lemon and citrus. Taste is mouth puckering tart with some light fruit. Literally one of the most sour things I have had in a while. pH is 0.2

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Hazy orange pour with white head. Big tart, citrusy, fruity, sweet, more sweet tart. Huge tart sour character, juicy and fruity - citrusy and stone fruit flavor. A very excellent sour beer, especially for an easy to get brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle @ Castle jackl. Deep amber pour with a two finger head that quickly dissipates. Plenty of strawberry and vanilla on the nose. Buggy wood. Green apple and strawberry tartness. Slight rye spiciness. Shallow tart finish. Light body, easy to drink. Tasty, but not particularly complex.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hops_Scotch (2) - - APR 22, 2014 does not count
Unbelievable sour. Home run in my book. Many pleasant citrus notes with minor hops notes makes this great for me. Not to overpowering of any one element.


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