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RATINGS: 482   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontape (310) - 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 (1031) - 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 (1172) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1400) - 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 (1447) - 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 (274) - 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 (3380) - 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 (1769) - 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.


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