The Bruery Sour in the Rye - Kumquats

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

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Originally cask only at the 2012 Reserve Society Initiation Party. Later Bottled.

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4.3
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists orange/citrus, light lemon, light floral notes, and a touch of tropical fruits. It pours a hazy dark orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with moderate tart orange/citrus and faint tropical fruits. The finish has moderate-heavy sour lemon, light lime, and a hint of vinegar. It?s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.3
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
750mL thanks to t0rin0. Murky brown pour with weak foam. Nose is butter, biscuit, cognac, grand mariner. Sticky. Taste is tangy, buttery, a lot of lemon acid, some rustic bread and honey. Heavy lemon lime palate. Lactic, no acetic acid.

4
thome50 (1295) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Tap. Pours a hazy orange with a light tan head that disappears. Aroma is very much citrus kumquats and some light rye spice. Taste is kumquat sour and bitterness upfront and pronounced. The rye gets in there and the acetic sour is great. One of the better Bruery sours for sure. I don’t know that the kumquat will dissipate that much based on the flavor that is in here. Great stuff.

3.7
AcctError236499 (226) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle, shared with friends. Pours a deep amber color, with some bright orange spots, very small white head that lingers for a bit before dissipating. No lacing, no legs. Aroma is light funk, lots of citrus, lemon rind, some lime - not picking up a lot of distinct kumquat character, aside from the lemon/lime rind. Lots of stone fruit and light lactic notes. First taste is very puckering. Lots of citrus, some kind of spicy after taste with a lingering salty flavor. More lemon/lime combo, some earthiness to it. Not very exciting, but still a solid sour with fruit. I think the regular Sour in the Rye is outstanding, but not sure if the addition of kumquats made it any better.

3.9
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours is a hazy amber, with a small white head. Lots of kumquat flavor, acidic citrus, mild juicy sweetness, tart and sour, and some rye malt spiciness. Good, the kumquats are a tasty addition.

4.1
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2013
(750ml bottle) cloudy amber, lasting fine white edge bubbles. Nose of citrus zest, kumquats?, caramel, tart fruit, rye, nest smelling beer. Taste of rye, herbal like tea, citrus zest, light and fruity, very balanced, tart, delicious citrus, medium tart finish, dry, lightly tannic.

4
brokensail (16670) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Hazy orange color with minimal head due to the cask pour. Starts out with a nice vanilla aroma. Tons of kumquat and a very citrusy aroma overall. A decent amount of wood with just a mild rye and vinegar note. A touch of grass along with the wood really the only funk. Restrained acetic qualities and a nice tartness overall. Plenty of kumquat flavor makes this really enjoyable.

4
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 22, 2012
On cask at the Reserve Society Event. Pours with a hazy orange to golden hued body with a small, foamy head. Aromas are of Christmas Fruit Cake, citrus, candied fruits, earthy, sour, funky, a touch of oak and zesty. Flavors are very sour with some additional citric notes, lactic, zesty with some kumquat oil character. Really interesting and fun. Bright. Mild carbonation and zesty over the long and sour duration.

4
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Firkin at The Bruery Reserve Society Party. Aroma of tart lemon, orange zest and sourness. Some funk also. Taste is of sour Kumquat, lemon, rye malt and slight funkiness. The Kumquat really comes through, not over powering or under stated, just right.


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