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RATINGS: 485   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 youíve 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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alliance100 (718) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2013
750 ml bottle - pours a light orange . Barnyard and sour oak aromas . Taste is sour but not overwhelming , with some peppery spice . Soooo tasty . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (365) - 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 itís 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 (3492) - 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 (552) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Full disclosure: I borderline slammed this after my shift was over. Wanted to get home, hadnít 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 (5983) - 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...thereís even hints of leather and tobacco. "

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11505) - 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 (11238) - 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 (6104) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (1043) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2014
2014 bottle. Amber/orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma is acidic and vinous with sweet notes of stone fruit. Flavor is acidic and sour upfront with wonderful complex vinous notes in the finish and just a touch of oak. I donít get any spicy rye notes but as is its a very good sour.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rodriguez (264) - Quito, ECUADOR - SEP 13, 2014
It is very acidic, tart, a lot of fruitiness, it is a complex beer, I tried the 2014 edition. Canít find any hints of Rye, it is spicy but very subtle, and I think it comes more from the yeast. It is a very special sour, next time I will age it more time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2351) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
2013 Vintage .... Clear deep golden to light amber pour with a thin bubbly soapy off white head ... aroma is of sour cherry and tart acidic qualities along with some light vinous notes and light oak .... taste is of sour cherry and tart, has some light spicy rye ... also notes of dry oak, vanilla, red wine, acetone and brett ... finish is dry, tart and oaky with a nice acidic lingering dryness .... mouthfeel is a little fizzy ...


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