Sweet and without much a tart bite, The Bruery’s Sour in the Rye pours with a dark and dirty coloration. The effort’s head is substantial and slowly retreats. Sour in the Rye possesses a nose that focuses on citrus and bread / yeast, while the initial sip provides imbibers with funky, fruity, and barnyard notes.
As the beer continues to warm up, the overall constellation of flavors shifts and changes. Later sips are dominated by vanilla and tannic overtones, with oak barrel and spicy flavors entering into the equation at points. Taken together, these distinct (and oftentimes disparate) elements establish Sour in the Rye as something wholly unique in the format.
Sour in the Rye is a perfect introduction into the sour beer style, while still having enough nuance and eclecticism present in the array of flavors to appease even the most veteran of imbibers.
Visit your local beer store to see whether they stock Sour in the Rye and other Bruery edfforts. Look to spend from $20-25 for a bottle; The Bruery’s website has additional information regarding the availability, tasting notes, and overall bitterness and coloration. Sour in the Rye is available in 750ml bottles and on tap.
Sour in the Rye 2014 Edition / 8.7% ABV / The Bruery / http://www.thebruery.com