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RATINGS: 583   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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4.2
djd07 (15106) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
2013 bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy off white head that leaves sticky lacing. The aroma is a strong tart and sour fruit and oak. Medium mouthfeel with lots of sourness up front with sour cherry and vinegar. Easy to drink a very impressive sour. Really enjoyed this one.

4
bytemesis (8587) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle shared by MrHoppy - thanks! Pours hazy amber with a medium off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is quite woody, with notes of lemony tartness and a bit of spiciness. Flavor is very similar, notes of barrel, red wine, tart cherries. Light sweet, medium tart. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel Quite a nice beer.

3.8
trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2013 version On tap at Brouwer’s cafe sour fest. pours a semi hazy orange color with a medium white head that leaves good lacing, smells of oak, spice, rye and cherries. Tastes of all the same things in the smell but the rye was hardely even apparent. Mouthfeel was medium and semi chewy with a decent amount of carbonation and a dry finish. This was a great sour, but I was expecting more rye given the name. I like the extra sour kick it has though.

3.6
kcorum10 (349) - Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Pours straw like color with off white head. Aromas of sourness. Flavors of tart cherries and cloves with a mild hint of peppers. This was much better on tap than from the bottle. I’m not a huge sour fan, but this is one of the better ones I have had.

4
Jow (3960) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Tap at ues pony. Pours peach in color with no head. Nose is muted fruit tarts. Tastes of peach, apricots, white wine, oak, and vinegar. Creamy mouthfeel and nice sourness. Quite good

3.9
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Was pleasantly surprised with this one. On tap at Brouwer’s Sour Fest 2013. Transparent orange. Mellow up front, and the rye note really comes through nicely -- a good earthiness behind. Wow does this one develop -- a really nice zing toward the end that really builds. Impressive.

3.7
Marheb (5823) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Incroyablement lactique sur fond de pain d’épices, j’aurais apprécié une bouche de plus à abreuver.

3.7
gunnar (9231) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
Shared bottle at local tasting.Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of funky barnyard. Taste is fresh,red berries, light tart. Very nice beer.

4.1
jbruner (4865) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2013 bottle. Pours a hazy golden brown with little to no head or lacing. Aroma is heavy on the sour, nice and lactic from brett, a hint of spiciness on the back end. Taste follows, tart spicy goodness. This is probably the best sour I have ever had, psyched to have tried it.

4.2
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle to Pint Glass. 5/11/13. SO EXCITED FOR THIS! Pours cloudy orange with an incredibly active (obnoxiously so) white head that will not stop. Aroma is all that is good; sour fruits, tartness, vinegar, rye, oak, citrus, candi, Taste is sour for days; fruity, sour candies, vinegar, spice, acidity, citrus, astringent; nice subtle notes of wood, vanilla, earth (from the barreling?); finish is more sour citrus. No lacing. Medium-high carbonation. Astringent, aggressive mouth feel. This was excellent. Reminds me of Sweet-Tarts. Rye in a sour was a great idea.


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