The Bruery Sour in the Rye - Kumquats

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
Originally cask only at the 2012 Reserve Society Initiation Party. Later Bottled.

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ineedbeer (2152) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Poured from a 2013 vintage bottle. Aroma is rather kumquat forward with a background rye spiciness. Moderate citrus acidity with light oak and white wine notes. The oak and tannins come out more in the peach version. Pours a hazy, copper orange with a large, tan head that quickly recedes to the edges where it lingers. Light lacing and small legs. Flavor is moderately tart, but less so than the the peach version. Moderately strong kumquat note with some other citrus as well. Light tropical fruit, oak and tannins. Light rye spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer but the kumquat really dominates the aroma and flavor. Some light tropical fruit notes and rye spice compliment, but unlike the peach where the fruit was secondary everything here is secondary to the fruit. I do like that it is a bit less acidic.

NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Aroma is slightly acidic with notes of citrus. Flavor is pretty sour and the kumquats add a nice touch as well. Vinous and citrus character all throughout. Not overwhelmingly sour either, very drinkable. Delicious. Thanks Homer for the bottle!

XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle share. Cloudy orange. Aroma of sour/sweet berry. Taste is quite sour, with a slight balance of sweetness.

GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Darkish orange with a small pale head. Aroma is kumquat, dried peach, orange juice, touch of funk. Medium bodied, citrusy spur on the palate with a slightly dry fruity finish. Taste is kumquat, sweet orange peel, sour peach candy.

DrewFace (969) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle share thanks to beechner224. Side by side with SitR-Peach. Aroma is very sour and acidic, tart, more so than the Peach. More of a darker orange color with small off white head. Much as all SitR, big huge sour and tart character, citrusy Kumquat adds to acidity, definitely more sour than Peach. kumquat expression is more pronounced as it warms. Very sour overall, nice.

beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle in trade. Pours a tan copper, not much head. Aroma is tart. Taste is super tart, sour, my poor jowels. Get a bit if the fruity notes. Is that a kumquat? Feel the acid in my belly. Good sour to share.

hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle... Pours cloudy and caramel-colored with a small, fat-bubbled, white head. Decent retention. The aroma displays spicy grains accompanied by other spicy, herbal and rooty notes. Full-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is both sour and spicy flanked by a weird, herbal component. Finishes tart, sandpapery and dry. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

slowrunner77 (12037) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 1, 2014
More aggressively sour than any batch of SITR I’ve had before (in a good way). Maaaaybe the tartness takes away a little of the off the charts complexity in the awesome base beer, but this is tart and fruity, oakey and acidic. What a treat!

ben4321 (6500) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, 6/7/14
Glad to have gotten to try this. The kumquats play nicely with the underlying sour beer making this pretty balanced for the style.

Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle share at NG Wild Peach release. Pour is hazy orange/golden with a medium off-white head. Aroma and flavor of mango, kumquat, passion fruit, mild cherry, lactic acid, earth, and oak. Finish is bitter, sour, and dry, with a slight sweetness.

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