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RATINGS: 581   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 youll 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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle at CapFlus 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2683) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a hazy amber color with white fizzy head. Lots of tartness, some cherry, and rye spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Just not digging this one. Not as good as some of the others.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Pours orange amber, fizzy, airy head. Nose is sharp, acidic, touch of cherry. Lemon candy, vinous, acidic, struggle to find faint rye, funk comes through in finish. Pretty dry, moderate tannins, medium body. Good, but I can see how a fruit addition would make this truly great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (2024) - Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Appearance: orange brown, little to zero light tan head, no lacing. Aroma: very sour/tart aroma of citrus, light graham cracker and honey, some barnyard funk as well. Taste: tart, with marmalade, balsamic vinegar, citric acid, light black pepper and honey smacks. Finish: firm palate, slowly warming, possibly from the rye? Notes: Would have liked a little more rye heat, and the tartness really pushed the envelope, but the familiar and reassuring rush of thirst inducing post-sour finish in every swallow was extremely inviting. 2014 vintage.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3118) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
WTWBA 2014. The nose is sour, spicy, rye, barnyard. The flavor is sweet, sour, smoke, vinegar. Brown, yellowish appearance, hazy. Vinegar, light sweet, sour finish. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (3392) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
Pours a murky apricot with a low white head. Aromas of apricot, peach, funk, oak, honey, some citrus. Taste is funk, apricot, oak, honey, citrus, peach, apple. Mouthfeel is tart and dry with medium carbonation. Afertraste is apple, apricot, honey, funk. Just great!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
estover (84) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Nose is very Flemish ale-ish, nice dark copper color with light bubbles. The first thing I get is salt, and lots of it! after that is a nice tart with a hint of cherry and lemon. the finish lingers on for a wile. A very enjoyable brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle, about one and a half years old, Im told. Pours pinkish amber with small film of white bubbles. Aroma is lemony sourness, vinegar, peach, strawberry. Taste is very sour cherry, peach, slight meatiness. Puckery. Pretty high carbonation. Good.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontape (471) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
2014 bottle. Cant believe Ive never rated this, its one of my go-to beers that I keep on hand. The spice from the rye and the sour bugs combine to make this one complex and delicious. Powerfully sour but still drinks smoothly. Im a fan.


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