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RATINGS: 587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sour in the Rye is an American wild ale. A challenging beer to brew due to the substantial amount of rye malt, but you’ll be glad we took the time. The character of the rye asserts itself with clove and pepper in the aroma and flavor, and contributes a full body not generally found in sour beers. Pleasantly sour with notes of tart cherry, rustic earth and vanilla notes from a year-plus of barrel aging.

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3.9
pdx77 (1717) - Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2014
On draught during Bailey’s Taproom’s Seventh Anniversary Barrel-Aged BeerFest. Dark golden sunset corn color. Aroma is funky lactic sourness, rye, and plum. Taste also has cherry, tart yeast, and a woodsy note.

4.1
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
2011 Bottle. Pours cloudy amber. The nose is red wine vinegar and sour berries. The taste is salt water, vinegar, lacto and light funk. 4.1

3.7
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
2013 bottle. Hazy copper pour with quick dissipating white head. Aroma has apricots, pineapple, tart cherries, oak. Quite sour up front with some unripe blackberry and cherry notes, wet wood. Not much sweetness. Tart and dry through the finish. Slight funk as well. Nice.

3.9
kathouse (1940) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Clear red/orange with a small off-white foam. Sour and spicy aroma, dried red fruit, and some straw. Musty funk flavors from this one without any rotting spoilage. Cherry flavors with a full body make this a nice sour ale! Actually gets better as you drink. Tartness lasts well into the finish.

4.2
falco242 (398) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2014
First off - damn good beer. I love sours and this is impressive. Aroma is a bit of barn and funk as expected, but the spicy woody moldy fruity sour (very) tart flavor is just fantastic. Complex and full bodied despite being very tart upfront. Highly recommended if you are a sour person!

4
olio (10545) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
75 cl bottle.
Pours clear mahogany color with a minimal to no head. Apricot, rowan berries, yeast and herbs on the aroma. Rowan berries and apricot on the flavor, yeast, some wood and even more wood. Very crisp and tangy, not for the faint of heart.
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3.8
lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark golden amber colour with a small head. Aroma of red berries, sorbus, some caramel sweetness and herbs. Rich flavour of sharp and tart berries, sorbus, herbal notes, biscuit, bready maltiness, mild lactic acid, some sweetness and wood. Medium bodied. Sorbus is all over the place here. Very dry and sour. Alcohol warms.

3.2
laiti (8513) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
75 cl bottle vintage 2014 (7,6%) @ olio
Aroma is tart and sour with rowanberries and some lactic tones. Flavour is very tart with rowan- and lingonberries, some grapefruit and citrus. Could not locate the rye, a rowanberry juice this is. And not my thing.

3.8
tiong (7618) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
750ml bottle

Pours reddish orange with a foamy head. Aroma of tartish berries, malts, rye, sourish cherries and wood. Taste is sour, woody and oaky with notes of spices, rye, cherries and rowanberries. Finish is mouth drying sour, woody and tart with loads of berries, cherries and rowanberries. Quite aggressive and heavy.

4.2
JefVerstraete (3634) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks PriorL and Mathieu87! Dark amber colour, some white foam. Soft carbonation. Aroma of red fruit with light vinegar and some. Light sweet notes, very well balanced. Very good beer!


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