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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy brown/red with a small head. Aroma has raspberry, some tart, light vinegar and some cracker. Taste is sweet and sour, mostly sour. Thin mouthfeel with a dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (4239) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Super hazy plum red Nose is very acetic almost a watermelon nose. Rhubarb is there. Quite sour but almost entirely from the rhubarb strawberries and cream. Tastes like a sour dessert beer. I’d have this one again but needs to be split a few ways

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (5783) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Reserve Society bottle. Looks like dirty pond water. Nose is silly sour and dirty vinegar. Maybe rhubarb aromas? Been a long time since I had a strawberry Rhubarb pie. Flavor is really acidic. I don’t think that this combination is really a nice thing for a brew. Overly tart and acidic. I don’t get raspberries or strawberries at all. Berry flavor would greatly improve this. Overall, not my thing at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
750ml bottle thanks to Justin. Pours a dark mahogany red with a tan head. Big tart raspberry aroma. Taste is the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Reddish tinted pour with a fluffy off white head. Nice and tart, juicy sourness. The rhubarb and raspberry are a good combo. Not sure how a pie would be, but the beer is nice. Fruity, sour, lactic, light on the tongue, lemony notes. So good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2334) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2013
December 6, 2013 -bottle via trade. Dark orange pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was a nice sour raspberry with some oak. Taste was a bit too sour, but the oak was solid. Tartness seemed to mellow as it warmed or maybe as my mouth numbed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3625) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a hazy copper color with a tan head. The aroma was of strawberry, raspberry, light tartness, lemon and a bit of mustiness. The taste was of rhubarb, some light vanilla and a little tart, with some lemon and raspberry, strawberry, and seedy jam. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle from RS membership. Aroma is tart raspberry and some rhubarb I guess. Flavor/palate hits you in the mouth with a very tart/sour, plasticky raspberry. Wasn't terribly impressed with this one. I didn't get any crust, and it wasn't sweet enough to pass as pie. Idk, don't call it a beer based on pie, and I like it better. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle:   Thick and dirty, reddish carmel, thin frothy white head, sparce lacing.   Tart yet sweet nose.   Seems a little like Raspberry jam before it gets its pectin sweetener.   Faint Rhubarb as well.   I can see this smelling like a pie, fer sure.   Bright and tart up front, acidic, vinegary, followed by the Rhubarb and Raspberry.   I would say Rhubarb dominates here.   Fairly dry, make that very dry.   Strong sweet vinegar with loads of acidity, almost bording on too much.   This would be one sour Pie!   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Faint sweetness underlies this beer, but the dry tartness of it really dominates.   Acidity is strong too.   Best take some extra antacid tonight!   Decent beer, but at times bordering on too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5085) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle courtesy of hamilton23. Cheers, Steve! Pours a beautifully hazy orange with red highlights and white head. Nose is some sweet berries, rhubarb, some sweetness, and some lactic tartness with hints of sour fruit. Flavor is similar with some sweet pie fruit, some tart berries, some mild tartness, and some sweetness. Medium to full in body and well hidden alcohol.

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