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The Bruery Windowsill

The Bruery Windowsill
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
 Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW’s Good Food, was inspired to collaborate with Patrick Rue and The Bruery after enjoying a homemade Rhubarb Raspberry Pie. The rhubarb’s fruity sourness tempered with the sweetness of the fresh raspberries and the wheat crust, begged to be bottled up in the form of a bubbly beer. Keeping the original pie recipe in mind, specialty grains were chosen to mimic the crust, and rhubarb and  raspberries were used in varying stages of the brewing and fermentation process. The resulting beer is reminiscent of a fresh country pie, cooling on a farmhouse windowsill.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (666) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
750 ml bottle. Aroma is fairly raspberry forward with a nice rhubarb note as well. Light oak character and hints of toasted malts and graham crackers. Pours a murky, copper-red with a frothy, dark tan head that recedes very quickly. No lacing and small legs. Flavor has a nice moderate tartness with some upfront raspberry notes followed by a nice rhubarb character. Medium light oak notes with low bitterness. Light malt character. Finishes fruity with rhubarb and raspberry with some lingering acidity. Hints of alcohol in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a very enjoyable tart raspberry beer with notes of rhubarb. The oak works well, but I think I was expecting a touch more malt character. Still delicious. One of my favorite Bruery beers from 2013.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pour out of 750 ml bottle, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of sour cherry, berry, hints of grain, raspberry, touch of grass. Taste is a mix of grass, berry, dark cherry, grain, hints of vinegar, tart fruit, finishing slightly sweet, dry. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is clear orange with a small tan head and decent lacing. Vanilla, cherry pitt, earthy, lightly tangy, dark fruity, white chocolate, and woody aroma. Taste is orange juice, lemon peel, somewhat salty, biscuit, pears, green apples with a big sour finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle @ Stephen’s house. Pours a bright, dark orange appearance with a light brown head. A touch nutty, raspberry / black cherry, slightly acetic aroma. Moderate to highly sour. Strawberry / rhubarb, kind of juicy, herbal / woody flavor. Pretty tasty. Nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3611) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2014
750, very tart per usual from bruery. Lots of fruit flavors, both attack the palate but such is bruery. Lots of raspberry in this one, the tart from the rhubarb blends well with the tart from the bugs. Nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2248) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 26, 2014
This beer coming at ya hot! Aroma is raspberry jam, lemon, balsamic, and more raspberry. Taste is insanely acetic bordering on unpleasant but the jammy raspberry and rhubarb is very evident on the flavor. Finishes tongue scrapingly tart.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
(750ml bottle) cloudy pinkish beer, fine offwhite bubbles. Nose of fresh raspberries and seeds, rhubarb, light butter. Taste is quite acetic, raspberry, rhubarb, very tart, throat closing a bit, nice finish, but still a bit on acetic side.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
750ml bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Jammy, berries/raspberries, rhubarb pie (or was that implanted into my mind), and citrus. Nice tart finish with the alcohol content hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2512) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
Pours dark thick orange amber with a white head. Aroma brings big sweet and tart resiny berry. Flavor starts out big berry then is dry and super tart.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2682) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle shared by MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours murky rosy amber with a thin ring of head. Nose is berries, a bit of tartness, and I guess some rhubarb bitterness. Malty dry bread underneath. Taste is tart and fruity with dry malt and raspberries. Not pungent berries, and with a fruity bitterness that’s the rhubarb I guess. Fluffy, well-carbonated body.


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