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The Bruery Windowsill

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


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12864) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (18660) - , 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 (15314) - 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 (7988) - 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 (4655) - 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 (9362) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (11356) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2014
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of raspberry, rhubarb, bread and light oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of rhubarb, raspberry, bread and light funk with a crisp dry tart lingering rhubarb finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (1254) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8672) - East Lansing, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (3410) - 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.

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