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RATINGS: 468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Hazy amber pour. Sour, slightly spicy aroma. Flavor is relatively straightforward, but refreshingly tart. The rye doesn’t come through as much as I was expecting but this is still a great sour.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eaglefan538 (2883) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle, 112712, lot 5. Poured a hazy orangey straw color with an ok head and weak lacing per the style. Aroma of sour lemons, horseblanket, tart apples. Flavor followed, tons of tart and sourness, faint rye spice in the finish, but nothing prominent. Some barrel oak in the finish. Might as well have been Joe’s super sour puckering killer lambic if you ask me. Definitely a strong sour brew, but mouth puckering and acidic finish for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leveejr (99) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Pours a nice red/brown. Smells awesome. Spicy, oaky, and sour. Taste is similar and not overly sour. Incredibly pleasant and drinkable beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1314) - Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2014
On draught during Bailey’s Taproom’s Seventh Anniversary Barrel-Aged BeerFest. Dark golden sunset corn color. Aroma is funky lactic sourness, rye, and plum. Taste also has cherry, tart yeast, and a woodsy note.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
2011 Bottle. Pours cloudy amber. The nose is red wine vinegar and sour berries. The taste is salt water, vinegar, lacto and light funk. 4.1

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (764) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
2013 bottle. Hazy copper pour with quick dissipating white head. Aroma has apricots, pineapple, tart cherries, oak. Quite sour up front with some unripe blackberry and cherry notes, wet wood. Not much sweetness. Tart and dry through the finish. Slight funk as well. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (979) - Nevada, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Clear red/orange with a small off-white foam. Sour and spicy aroma, dried red fruit, and some straw. Musty funk flavors from this one without any rotting spoilage. Cherry flavors with a full body make this a nice sour ale! Actually gets better as you drink. Tartness lasts well into the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
falco242 (250) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2014
First off - damn good beer. I love sours and this is impressive. Aroma is a bit of barn and funk as expected, but the spicy woody moldy fruity sour (very) tart flavor is just fantastic. Complex and full bodied despite being very tart upfront. Highly recommended if you are a sour person!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olio (6109) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
75 cl bottle.
Pours clear mahogany color with a minimal to no head. Apricot, rowan berries, yeast and herbs on the aroma. Rowan berries and apricot on the flavor, yeast, some wood and even more wood. Very crisp and tangy, not for the faint of heart.
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6179) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark golden amber colour with a small head. Aroma of red berries, sorbus, some caramel sweetness and herbs. Rich flavour of sharp and tart berries, sorbus, herbal notes, biscuit, bready maltiness, mild lactic acid, some sweetness and wood. Medium bodied. Sorbus is all over the place here. Very dry and sour. Alcohol warms.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (5598) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
75 cl bottle vintage 2014 (7,6%) @ olio
Aroma is tart and sour with rowanberries and some lactic tones. Flavour is very tart with rowan- and lingonberries, some grapefruit and citrus. Could not locate the rye, a rowanberry juice this is. And not my thing.


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