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RATINGS: 509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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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.


Scipio's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scipio (754) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
Pours a bright, hazy, ruby color with a more thin white head. The aroma is extremely sour and tart, acidic, with lots of elements of cherry, apple, and grape. The taste is all tartness and sour. Flavors of cherry and grape are strong. Taste doesn’t pull any punches here. Medium bodied with a more thick texture. Some mild yet bubbly carbonation here. I find this one simply amazing. Of course, if you aren’t a fan of sours, this probably won’t appeal to you. However, if you do like these, you won’t find much thats better than this.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1197) - 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 (437) - 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 (1788) - 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 (1120) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFunGuy (829) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
This beer is cloudy and has a slight orange color. Sour aroma is powerful and hit your tongue hard lemon and grapefruit. Very well done!!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2523) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
On tap at the source. 2015 version. Pours a hazy orange. Lots of lemons. Super tart. Really nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2015
Sour oaky lemon tart aroma. Very lively carbonation. Flavor of wet rye and sour mango tartness. Finishes of many light dried fruits and a lingering tartness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Smells like a very dry Chardonnay not buttery just light white grapes. Flavor of some cherry tart flavor and champagne like finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (656) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
Mild citrus tart notes with a bit of spice in the background. Well balanced with a clean finish. Could drink this all day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LapinMalin (11) - Nancy, FRANCE - FEB 27, 2015
Superbe nez toasté, vanillé. En bouche, attaque avec une acidité franche. On retrouve les arômes grillés / toastés du nez. Sensation fruitée, sur fond caramélisé et vanillé. Le bois reste bien présent également. Finale longue et acide, sur des notes de cerises...


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