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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: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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 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
markwise (4646) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5387) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Sampled at ESBLS. This is so hazy it is almost pulpy. Rusty gold? A sour fruity aroma speaks of wildness to come. Wild yeast is at the heart of this but it is actually fairly sweet. The fruit is hard to pinpoint. Tart. Kind of like cherries but not quite. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Getbetter (953) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
From a tap at The Salted Pig.The pour us a cloudy dark orange in color with a tart and sweet rasberry taste with a light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Poured at the tasting room as part of a flight. Murky brownish Coe with some light khaki head. Aroma is sour, with some extra fruity funk that I was not a huge fan of. Flavor follows with some light sour notes, a bit vinegar, and a funkiness from the rhubarbs. I don't get much raspberry in this one, and I am not sure I like the other flavor influence. A little cheery for an acidic sour, light carbonation. Strange, but not unpleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2487) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Aroma: Grainy Wheat, Raspberries, Rhubarb Appearance: Brownish/Ruby Hue, Passes Mild Light, Pink Head that quickly dissipates, No Lacing Taste: Rhubarb, Raspberries, Cranberry Mouthfeel: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart, Mildly Bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresyourball (531) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle shared over dessert. Pours a hazy red color. Nose is sour with some fruity notes; taste is shockingly sour. Fizzy mouthfeel. I admit I’m not a fan of sours, but I didn’t think this was very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9264) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
750mL shared at Congregation Azusa. Pours a full haze, murky deep orange. Nose is squashy, cherry pie, caramel, sweet strawberry. Taste is tart, bright acid, big lime citric bite. Long lactic finish. Pretty solid, not enough rhubarb though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (8864) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Nice and tasty rhubarb pie type tasting beer, nice tangy flavors with caramel wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (628) - Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2013
750-ml bottle. Sharp nose of fresh, earthy rhubarb (almost like a wet garden) and tart raspberry with a slight mineral tone. Pours a hazy ruby color with nice effervescent nucleation. The first sip is very tart forward with sour rhubarb and lactic acid holding sway; a light fruitiness from the raspberries barely keeping the sourness in check. Raspberry jam becomes the prominent tone late. I get almost none of the intended pie crust flavor - just a touch of graham cracker. The mineral-water aroma is matched with a similar taste near the end. Light, refreshing mouthfeel; the alcohol is nearly non-apparent. Solid, but not spectacular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1335) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 A- pours a hazy reddish brown with a light tan and red gossamer head that leaves quickly. Virtually no lacing. S- raspberries, buttery crust, light malts, sugar, eggy funk, muddled citrus, cherries, rhubarb. Some grasses and salt air. Empty glass also smells of bees wax. M- light tart body with a light, acidic palate. T- grapefruit and lemon citrus with lemon heads and dry musty sour funk to start. Unripe, tart raspberries come on next with cherries, malts and butter. Sourdough bread, mineral water, raspberries, grasses and funk on the medium long end.

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