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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 KCRWís Good Food, was inspired to collaborate with Patrick Rue and†The Bruery after enjoying a homemade Rhubarb Raspberry Pie. The rhubarbís 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
madvike (3191) - 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 thatís the rhubarb I guess. Fluffy, well-carbonated body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3409) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2014
The beer has a dark ruby body with an inch and a half of bubbly, beige head. The head hisses and fades rapidly to nil, giving a still appearance. The aroma does indeed offer both raspberries and rhubarb, each easily discernible. Sour presence is evident immediately. Puckering and piquant. This is my second time opening a bottle of this, and Iím definitely enjoying it again. I perceive less bread crust / pie character and more berry wild ale. Nice balance between the rhubarb and raspberry. Delicious. Iím looking forward to enjoying this nightcap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5486) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap at the Bruery. It pours a reddish auburn color with no head. The aroma is strong with rhubarb, berries and tart pie. The flavor is thick with sour berries, alcohol and honey. Nice sour fruity kick at the end. Iíve had a couple rhubarb beers before, but this one actually tasted like it. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7490) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2014
750, capped. Thanks j! Pours a murky ruddied medium amber with no head or lace. Sweet fruity nose, tart and jammy both. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Seeds, flesh, and acid of bright highly present fruit. Long tart acidic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (2982) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Pours a murky copper, aroma of berries, rhubarb and oak. Taste is earthy, berries, metalic, soapy. Not great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (5356) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Draft. Hazy reddish amber pour, with an dirty red off-white head. Tart and quite strong acidity, lots of raspberry juice, light crackery notes, lemon, and some sweetness. Nice fruited sour, I would drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (2778) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Hazy slightly orange pour at the tasting room. A bit of white head. Slightly muddled nose. Taste is interesting and is growing on me. More bread and yeast character. Slightly tart, a bit of raspberry but the rhubarb gets lost.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6151) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Hazy amber pour with a white head. The aroma is full of rhubarb, raspberry and cranberry. The flavor is very similar. I get a ton of fruit notes as well as some toffee and a medium level of tartness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (7881) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
damn, this was a great beer- surprised it isnít being talked about .. . deep pinkish plum tan .. . some solid foam .. . rhubarb, raspberry, and jam .. . very clean with a nice tartness .. . well done and fun like a naked party with strippers, but clean strippers- you know. high end escorts who do other things than just escort you to the annual company dinner. hell- so high end they donít even do butt stuff. iím talking high quality merchandise, man!......still whores though...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (10896)
- Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
On tap at the tasting room. Best beer of the trip, very sour and a big pie smell. Nicely drinkable, for my palate.

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