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RATINGS: 586   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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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mfischer2 (27) - Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Sour on the tip of your tongue with a tart aftertaste, aroma of sour cherries. Great lacing in the glass. This is a great beer to sip and enjoy.


3.6
Mvalence (54) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2017
2015-09-26 Bouteille. Liquide ambré avec un immense collet. Arôme acidulé et boisé accompagné de notes poivrées. Une bouche très acidulée qui laisse place à des saveurs boisée et poivrée. Finale astringente avec une pointe fruitée.

3.5
Mister_Li (1539) - GERMANY - OCT 18, 2017
Leicht trübes Bernstein mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, säuerlich, etwas Essig, Zitronensäure. Vanillenoten, etwas Barrique, sehr spritzig.

3.5
cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2017
2013 bottle at home via Broery membership and four years of rotting in my parent’s basement. Fairly clear, dark burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Heavy acetic acid, blood oranges, and spice in the aroma. Moderately high sourness. The flavor has more red fruit like cherries along with some citrus fruit. There’s definitely some vinegar notes and is almost reminiscent of a Flanders Red. It’s a little harshly acidic but it is kind of tasty, especially with the spiciness from the rye. Kind of fun to try but not something I’d want to drink too often.

3.8
Rask0lnikov (1399) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2017
750ml bottle. Thanks, Sten. Pours amber colour. No head. Earthiness, slight barnyard, notes of burnt caramel, acidity, vinegar, oak in the aroma. Acidity, notes of burnt caramel, notes of sherry, acidity, notes of plums, sourness. Acidic and dry finish. Plums and acidity in the aftertaste. Rather medium bodied, complex, acidic brew. Nice one.

3.8
HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2017
January 21, 2014 - with blankboy, jercraigs & mabel - 750ml bottle. Hazy amber-gold with an average lasting foamy mottled beige head. Frickin’ sour aroma - sour and fruity. Taste - sour fruit, alcohol and some bitterness from oak tannin - a nice bite to it - the barrel seemed to impart a bit of brandy or other brown liquor character - lovely, if hugely sour. Acidic, solid carbonation, long dry sour finish ... straightforward but bloody fun; I could have drunk the whole bottle.

4.2
AndyW68 (1593) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2017
Copper pour with white head. Aroma is sour apricot with some pepper in the back. Taste...wow. it is aroma on steroids. Huge sweet and sour balance.

3.8
Tide (4222) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2017
Bottle from a bar in NYC. Copper color, white head. Sour taste with citrus, acidic notes, ripe fruits, earthy notes, a bit of vinegar and grass. Sour finish with citrus, acidic notes, ripe fruits, minerals, earthy notes, a bit of wood and grass. Excellent sour ale.

4.6
ads135 (4933) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2017
A great beer that combines two of my favorite things. The rye peppiness and the sharp tartness don’t disappoint. It seems like it should be a more aggressive beer than it is. Well balanced.

4.4
ZodiacM (1270) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2017
LCI. Van de tap @TheBruery. Prachtige sour, funky in geur en smaak, mooie fruitsmaak, prachtig in balans. Heerlijk!

3.9
Thisis12ptfont (1215) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Aromas of rice vinegar, apricot, orange peel, vanilla, tangerine, barnyard funk, coriander, white wine, light lemon and slight herbiness. Pours a dark copper with a very slim white foam and no lacing. Taste brings white wine, rice vinegar, extreme tart green grapes, acidity, lime and salt upfront. Mid palate gives way to barrel complexities, sour warheads, candy sweetness, coriander, orange peel, vanilla, alcohol sugars and funky malts. Finishes pungent and sour with residual rice vinegar, lemon spruce and white wine. Faint herbs and rye dance about the palate. Overall, a very refined sour with a solidified complexity and sour attitude. A rating.


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