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RATINGS: 488   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.


Beermogul's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beermogul (28) - USA - FEB 23, 2013
The aroma is strongly funky and complex. Wild animals and vinegar and cheese are up front with hints at fruits, oak, champagne and rye. Using rye in a sour is so smart. The bold and clean funky, sourness blends perfectly with the rye-tartness. To say this is a dry beer is an understatement. There are hints of fruit, flowers, oak to back up the vinegar and barnyard flavor. This is a legit, top-notch sour.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (2470) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Backlog rating. 75cl bottle from bierkompass. It pours a pale amber color with a small white head. Aroma is funky oak with some malts and strong lactic and slight acetic sour qualities. Taste is acidic and light vinegarish with light citrusy hops. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, really really good sour with clean tartness

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (901) - Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bomber into tulip glass, hazy yellow-hued orange color with thin off-white head. Aroma of acidic tart fruit (berries, citrus, apple), vinegar, clove and light oak. Taste adds notes of lemon juice, red wine, big cherry, vanilla, light sugar and some caramel. Light-medium body, moderate-low carbonation, creamy with tart fruit lingering. Almost perfect balance between tart, wood and rye notes. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (738) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Nottle. Pours tan with white head. Aroma is tart, lots of acid. Taste is super sour, very tart, mouth clenching. Very nice sour, pretty in your face.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (376) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2014
This is a world class sour. I get sour, sour, and more sour, with a slight vinegar aftertaste. The rye comes in slowly, but it’s there providing a great layering. Faint lemon juice, but this is a puckering masterpiece.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3565) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting a at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours yellow to orange with a small head, aroma of brett, fruits, strawberries, cherry, fresh, flavor of vinegar, brett, fruits, strawberry, lemon, green tea, dried fruits, medium to full bodied. Great

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (560) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Full disclosure: I borderline slammed this after my shift was over. Wanted to get home, hadn’t seen my family in two days. Anywho. Russet, surprisingly clear pour, small off-white head. Oak, vinous notes on the nose, some tart cherry, leather. Leather fruit strips finish on the taste, Bordeaux wine, whiff of caramel malt. Really, really good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"This wish list item was as good or better than hoped. Near perfect balance of spice, fruit, and ample funk and tartness. Such a delicious and complex brew...there’s even hints of leather and tobacco. "

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11687) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. 7.8% ABV version. Hazy orange with off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity, red wine, a little acetone and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 240914

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11337) - DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle, 7.8%. Hazy amber/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, baking yeast, lemon, notes of cherry, oak and wood. Flavour is malt, baking yeast, lemon, notes of cherry, dry, lemon, oak, wood, red wine, tart and a little acetone.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6249) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle @ Christers. 2013 vintage, 7,8 % ABV. Pours slightly hazy orange with a small creamy offwhite head. Aroma malt, rye, light sourness, oak, fruit, brett, cherry, light vanilla. Flavor is sourness, oak, brett, rye, fruity, cherries, vanilla, vinegar, acetone notes. Medium body, average carbonation, heavy acidic finish. 240914


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