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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


ragesaq's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2013
A very solid amber gueze-style sour with a really delicious rye kick. Dry, sour and then a rye pepper spice with a little soft oak in the background. Really unique and delicious, wish I hadn’t missed out on it last year.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (1791) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Hazy brownish amber. Nose sour cherry, lactic, light funk, oak, and toasted malt. Flavor is sour cherry, lactic acid, citrus, oak, light vanilla, and toasted malt. Sour wheat is malt finish. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Pours orange / light amber with a beige head. The aroma has cherry, vanilla, bugs, cream, vinegar, citrus and berries. It has a medium crisp body with biting carbonation. The flavor starts with crisp citrus and vinegar sourness, bugs, oak, acid, apples, blackberries and some lemons. The finish has a big sour bite and kinda funky. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1653) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
Bouteille. Merci Charles !. Couleur ambrée-orangée, mousse blanche. Arôme de céréales, acidité évidente qui saute au nez, un peu de fruits. En bouche, notes acidulée qui dansent avec du grains, un peu d’épice, on peut sentir une certaine signature du seigle. Notesvineuses présentes qui complètent le tout. Excellente.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (222) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
Poured from an oversize bottle. Shared with JB. Clear orange-caramel colour with minimal head. Sour notes filled the room as soon as I opened the bottle. There are notes of sour cherry, barnyard, grass, lemon, and malt on the nose. The Flavour is green apple, sour cherry, Sauvignon, grass, and subtle cloves and vanilla. Light-moderate body with medium carbonation and a crisp tart finish. Awesome!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (2122) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Batch 1. Poured a murky Amber colour with a slight head. Notes of wet malts, citrus fruits, tart notes, horseblanket, grains, old dust notes, pineapple, lactose, full bodied mouthfeel. Very weird taste. Not good as a sour

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Orange pour from draft at Jerrys. White head. Sour and ripe fruit taste with fruit everywhere. Mild tartness. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1220) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle, pour is orange low head. aroma is tart bruery sour, taste is tart with a slight spice and oak finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
toxichop (479) - South Gate, California, USA - MAY 31, 2015
P: A hazy red orange with a white lacing. S: Oak, vinegar balsamic, limes, blueberries and some greek yogurt. T: Oranges, vinegar, oak, lime peel, rye, with a hint of lacto in the finish. M: Light with medium carbonation. O: Rather sour and acidy but tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1949) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Strong sour cherry notes with a tart finish. Smells like cherries. Not very boozy. Pours orange with no head. Hat at feezors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1183) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Pours a golden color with a white head. Tart, fruit, funk and biscuit aroma. Tart, fruit, spice, yeast, funk, oak and rye flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation. Tart and fruit finish.


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