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RATINGS: 588   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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3.2
laiti (8374) - 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 (7203) - 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 (3313) - 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!

3.7
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at first "Er klopt iemand op de deur" tasting aka EBT3. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s beers! APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, almost no foam. NOSE: little sour, flat, alcohol. TASTE: sour, wood, some alcohol.

4.2
77ships (9698) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
75 cl. bottle sampled @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks to PriorL & Mathieu87! Tasted side by side with Kumquats & Peaches version. Pours dark amber, off-white head only on the sides, almost looks like a very old lambiek. Bitter oak, dusty, brett mixed with toffee, sugar, nuts, leather base, spice, feels vintage & bit thinned out, dusty old lemon, interesting mix, oily nutty with little carbonation. Faintly very old bit past it lambiek-like. Musty, old not bad.

3.9
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Clouded amber pour with a thin off white head. Aroma is spicy with yeast, rye, and a bit of caramel. Flavor is sweet, acidic, but balances nicely. A sour tart finishes makes for one awesome beer

3.9
Arve_Christian (5114) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2014
On bottle at Sandar Mikrobryggeri. Hazy copper colored color, ok foam. Aromas of autumn leaves, caramel , some dried fruit and distinct barrel influence. Medium body & high complexity. High sourness, some bitterness . Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
koleminer20 (3498) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2014
From notes. Enjoyed at the Ashley’s Rare & Vintage Beer TasteFest on June 07. Vintage 2012. The pour is a light gold with a decent off-white head and some great lacing. The aroma is definitely sour and spicy. There is a good fruitiness to couple the sour, and a light funk as well. The flavor is a blast of our, and then a nice light fruitiness and a decent spiciness pops up. The mouthfeel is thin, but well carbonated with a fruity, sour and lingering aftertaste. Well done.

3.4
fiulijn (20427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle at CapFlu’s Blomster Bash, 7.8% ABV
Muddy amber color. Very nice aroma, fruity, funky, woody. The flavor is very lemony and acidic; in my opinion another unclassy attempt by American breweries.

3.2
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2014 bottle split with a friend, poured into a snifter. Amber/gold pour, slight head. Big tart, slightly spicy aroma with a bit of a red wine nose. Taste is puckering, bright tropical fruits and grape. No real rye character until some of the tartness fades. Overall a bit on the sweet side. Really gets the sweet tarts vibe. Definitely a sipper.


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