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RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Sour in the Rye is an American wild ale. A challenging beer to brew due to the substantial amount of rye malt, but you’ll be glad we took the time. The character of the rye asserts itself with clove and pepper in the aroma and flavor, and contributes a full body not generally found in sour beers. Pleasantly sour with notes of tart cherry, rustic earth and vanilla notes from a year-plus of barrel aging.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
drewish9882 (24) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2013
First sour brew that I’ve partaken. Luckily, my friend randomly purchased this $35 bottle without knowledge. It is excellent & truly unique. I will try others down the road.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2174) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 19, 2016
2015 Bottle shared. Thanks Eric! Big gooseberry and tart cherry notes dominate the nose. Some earthiness comes out as it warms. Some sherry like creamy vanilla feel on the palate with some light peppery rye notes. The rye feels quite muted though. Quite tart, but still pretty enjoyable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ekstedt (6396) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2016
From a 50 cl bottle. Hazy orange, low head. Peppery, slightly vinegary aroma. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry and sharply sour, a bit acetic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 18, 2016
Bottle split with the DB boyz. Hazy dark golden pour with a fizzy head. Notes of citrus, peaches, pineapple, woody vanilla, light tannins and some grains.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4538) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2016
(Bruery Terreux Sour in the Rye) Bottle 750 ml as Sour In The Rye, bought at De Molen shop a couple of years ago if I remember well. Served into a tulip, ABV 7.8%, so must be vintage 2013. Dark brown red colour on the body, hazy and murky but that’s my fault since I took it in a trip with me and back home when I didn’t drink it there, as a result it was llying the whole time and even the bottle’s neck wias covered with yeast. Small light beige head on top, with average retention. Very nice aroma with rye, red grapes, wood, plenty of vinous notes, faint sugars, yeast. Taste is sour with red grapes, again lots of vinous notes, wood, light candy sugar, sour cherries, caramel, berries, very complex. Medium thin body with good amount of carbonation, nicely tart on the palate. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (2163) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours orange amber with a tiny white head. Aroma of funky basement, oak, vinegar, leather, weak pepper and some brett. The taste has notes of leather, vinegar, vanilla, oat, goose berries and slight cherry/strawberries as well. Seriously good and underrated imo! well balanced sour!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrownPaperBags (16) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2016
Looks great, clear amberish, with some red. Thin white head that fades. Smells vaguely acidic, but unremarkable. The taste is mostly sweet, with stone fruit overtones, but also features some flowery notes. I was overall unimpressed considering the massive reputation of the beer, but considering what it was I also firmly approved of the acid/sweet. If anything, I was looking for a drier finish and more sour, but that could just be personal bias.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1551) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a medium white head. Aromas of lactic sourness, wild strawberries, woody, citrussy, light bretty, funky. Taste is wild strawberries, oaky, lactic, citrussy, light vinegary.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1727) - Penfield, New York, USA - APR 3, 2016
Chugged this in two sips. Kinda tart, kinda sweet. Michcam8 is a dumb fat fucker.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2405) - USA - MAR 7, 2016
Definitely as advertised, a sour rye brew. A finely honed, yeasty, sour strength dominates. This is definitely for fans of the sours. By the way, there should be a better name for sour beers than "sour beers." This is fairly complex, with oak coming thru in the swallow and lemon-lime acidity dominating.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (367) - DENMARK - FEB 12, 2016
Pours a clear copper color with a semi frothy white head. The nose has lacto sour fruityness going on, mostly on sour apple. Hints of fermenting hay and citrus. The taste is pretty sour with the lactic sensation coming through in a big way. The aftertaste is mouthsmackingly zesty again with the yoghurty sour apples coming through. Mouthfeel is oily with medium carbonation. Liked it lots.


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