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The Bruery Windowsill

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


on tap


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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours apricot gold off white head. Nose/taste of raspberry, rhubarb, light sourness and toffee. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
RBESG 2014 in London, Sunday Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Copper/amber beer with a small offwhite head. Sourish vinous aroma, spicy, floral, grapes, figs, raisins. Sourish woody flavor, figs, grapes, floral, spicy notes. Sour and refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (10105) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2014
"A bit more sourness than expected also keeps this from being as fruity as expected, but as it warms, the raspberry and especially the rhubarb come out nicely. No sign of 10%. Slightly acidic and gets better each sip. I’d give this a 4.4 but that’s the Cherry Oude Tart score which I liked juuuuuuust a little better. Another fantastic Bruery beer!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle shared during the RBESG London 2014 Sunday Tasting. Pours cloudy orange with a bubbly white head. The aroma holds tart grapefruit, lemon and melon. Light-medium sweet flavor, fruity and juicy, with some sharp acidity. Medium bodied with average, spritzy carbonation. Cleansing but warming on the finish with some alcohol, more tart fruits. Nice overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle at RBESG ’14, day 4 not so grand tasting at Craft Clerko, 10/08/14. Thanks to Kenny for this I would imagine! Murky reddish orange with a moderate off white head. Nose is tangy fruits, pissy, light tropical vibes, woody rinse. Taste comprises tarte red berry fruit, sharp rhubarb, green apple, woody must, bitter fruit balsams. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with moderate acidic notes. Decent sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
10th August 2014
RBESG pt 19. Craft Clerkenwell. Grandish Tasting. Cloudy orange beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and dry with fine carbonation. Good tangy fruits with tart rhubarb dominating. Little lemon acid. Light dry finish. Tasty but a bit on the sharp side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle Craft Clerkenwell tasting RBESG14. Lovely sour raspberry and rhubarb flavours. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12695) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle - Rhubarb and raspberry sourness. Murky orange with a thin white head. Big prickly tartness, some nondescript fruit and milky yeast finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle at RBESG; dirty amber pour with a thin white head, tart fruit aroma, taste is very tart with some acidity, peach, cherry, a hint of funk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kenny at RBESG. It pours hazy orange-amber with minimal head. The nose is sweet, tangy, vinegar, raspberry, light vinegar and wood. The taste is crisp, tart, sherbet, raspberry, big acidity, wood, enamel-busting pucker and barnyard with a dry, acidic finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty big and acidic. Not bad.

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