This light-bodied brown ale is one of the few true American style brews.  This beer stems from the American bourbon makers wanting to have something to drink while they waited for their bourbon to age.  You take a sour mash Rye whiskey malt bill and rather then just distilling it off, you boil it adding hops and ferment it out with an ale yeast.  This beer has hints of the soured malt flavor up front with a malty/spicy mouth feel from the Rye malt with hints of Oak that take over the flavor in the finish.