Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.7 IBU: 5
The Bruery Sour in the Rye
What the brewers say
“The rye asserts itself with clove and pepper in the aroma and flavor and contributes a full body. Pleasantly sour with notes of tart cherry, rustic earth, and vanilla from a year-plus of barrel aging.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Malty sweet, dark peaty and earthy aromas, and aged port notes. Light caramel, cherry and plum, very light pineapple, moderate green apple. Light acidity, a little sourness. Walking through the forest after a light rain.”
Flavor: “Dark fruit, strong acidity. Moderate tart notes up front with a green-apple note in the middle of the sip. As it warms the green apple gives way to a rich sourness that is obvious but doesn’t overpower the substantial esters that add a lot of depth to this beer. Apple, pineapple, and passion fruit deliver a refreshing complexity.”
Overall: “The dark fruits are enjoyable, and the aftertaste is quite nice with the fruit and acidity lingering for some time. There’s a nice sour that’s a bit overshad- owed by the intense green-apple notes. If you want a sour that tingles without dissolving your tongue and offers some interesting fruity notes to boot, this is your beer.”
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