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The Bruery Windowsill

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asceticbrewer (69) - Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2015
(Bottled August 15, 2013) Bomber to tulip. Pours a dark, leathery red with a thin, light brown head. Aroma is acidic, with faint berry notes and a tart, lemony finish. Taste is sour, acidic, with lemon, berry, and tart rhubarb. For some reason this beer feels strangely chalk to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (3427) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle. Murky reddish brown pour with almost no head. Great aroma. Raspberry and rhubarb pie filling, light brett, light oak, and red wine vinegar. Taste is moderately sour. Pretty intense stuff. Lots of vinegar, acid, berries, rhubarb, and red wine. Very solid but it might be hard to finish a full glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6378) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
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Bottle: The aroma consists of consists of tart cherry, cola, lemon, and a hint of acetone. It pours transparent dark amber with a minimal off-white head that quickly fades to a very fine ring. The flavor starts with tart cherry, caramel, and cola. The finish has moderate sour lemon, sour cherry, and a touch of oak. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2015 Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Mahogany hazy pour with a quick fading beige head. Gone in moments. Aroma of red apple, raspberry, strawberry, & some mild lemon acidity. Flavor has notes of cherry skin, apple, strawberry, a hint of cherry, & some faint acidic lemon in the back-end. A touch of woody, tannic vinousness to finish things off. Acidity grows with time. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (8563) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014 Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Thanks to Ken. Bright orange / light amber coloured pour with a small head. Aroma is tart fruit, apricot, funky brett. Flavour is really tart, sharp puckering acid. Pretty clean lemon and citric acid. Palate is sharp crisp acid. Lingering tart fruits and funk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle... Murky caramel-colored pour with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Good retention. The bouquet is fruity and crusty with light splashes of sour red wine vinegar and pungent, cherry-scented nail polish remover. Medium to full-bodied with stinging carbonation. The flavor is both sour and pungent. This would probably taste a good bit like acetone if I were stupid enough to sample acetone. Finishes abrasive, sour and tongue numbing. Bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (4610) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Le côté surette des framboises sert de tremplin pour une longueur en bouche prolongé par des sucres bagarreurs. La rhubarbe pateauge aussi dans la mixture et c’est une bénédiction pour sa complexité.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle @ RBESG 2014 Sunday Tasting. Pours a hazy golden amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour tart raspberry and rhubarb aroma. Fruity sour tart berry flavor. Has a fruity sour tart berry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6520) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 14 not so grand tasting.
Appearance: Hazy orange colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Spices, oranges, raisin, fruit.
Body: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, sweet, lemon, fruit, spices, acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7722) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle@Craft Clerkenwell (RBESG 10/08/2014) - fuzzy cloudy orange coloured pour with white head. Aroma and taste is sour fruity, prominent raspberry and I got the rhubarb as well. Very nice.

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