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RATINGS: 590   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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3.8
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2013
On tap at Ridgewood Wine & Beer, Raleigh. Super cloudy pour, sedimental pale orange. Bright, crisp carbonation. Super pronounced nose, massively tart but with definite undertones of wood, fruit, a trace of bitterness from the thoughtfully used rye. Massively acetic mouthfeel, just narrowly short of too much so. Complexity is there in the flavor, with tannins and rye well represented despite how sour the beer is. Well done.

4
DuffMan (10776) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Hazy dark orange colour, big golden head. Aroma is sweet with a lactic sourness, oaky vanilla undertones. Lactic sourness dominates the palate, quite acidic, some unripened berries, woody undertones. On the "sour scale", this scores quite highly for me, but offers a good balance. It helps that the finish is tart but smooth instead of acidic and puckeringly sour, as this lent to drinkability for me. Very enjoyable.

4.2
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2013
On tap at Toronado San Francisco. Recommended by the guy sitting at the bar next to me, this was a sour with incredible wood flavor coming through. Very balanced, very tasty.

3.9
ryanfolty (2655) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2013
June 23, 2013 - bottle at Bryce’s. Orange pour with nice head. Aroma and taste of wood, spice and sour. Nicely balanced, smooth and medium body.

4
QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
I enjoy most everything from The Bruery, and I have been in sour mode for some time now, so I’m not surprised that I loved this beer. I’d really like to try it side by side with Russian River Consecration and see which one I like better.

3.9
podey (638) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2013
750ml bottle thanks to Victor at Brian’s suprise birthday tasting. Pours slightly cloudy golden amber with a thick white head. Aroma of tart barnyard funkiness, stone fruits and citrus. Taste is clean and tart with citric funkiness with notes of lemons, cherries and lots of woodiness. Really nice.

3.8
vtafro (7451) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with white head. Some light tart fruit and Brett aromas. Tart fruit, similar to a sour brune/red.

3.7
reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
750ml bottle pours a light amber orange color with a finger and a half of white head that settles to reveal some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruit with some yeast and a hint of lemon. Taste is a bold lemon tartness with a fruity sweetness and a dry yeasty finish. My bottle states 7.8% so is the 2013 edition. Definitely fits the style and is quite tasty. Highly recommended for lovers of sour ales.

3.9
SDalkoholic (2444) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
On tap @ Downtown Johnny Brown’s: Poured with a thick 2-inch pillow of foam head in a snifter glass. Liquid was a light peach hue. Aroma was sour and has a scent of lemon zest and wood barrel. Palate is well refined with the tiniest of tiny carbonation bubbles which went down easy. The flavor is sour, of course, with intense taste of lemon or lime juice paired with an earthy taste of wood. Yeast is much stronger than some other sour ales I have tasted. One of the sourest sour ales I’ve drunk. Impressed.

4.3
Jesterdeal (1986) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2013
On tap at Barcade for beer week’s Bruery event. Aroma is sweet and citrussy like peaches and lemons. Pours hazy orange with minimal head but decent enough carbonation. The taste is incredible. Mouth puckering underripe nectarines balance out a solid barnyard funk. This is a great and intense American sour. I now see why it’s $20 a bottle. I kind of want more.


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