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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A light bodied, tart and refreshing sour blonde ale refermented in French oak barrels and aged on plenty of Wisconsin cranberries. Central Wisconsin is cranberry country, so it was easy to fall in love with the idea of aging our insanely tart sour ale on this beloved super fruit. We used two pounds of cranberries per gallon for maximum pucker factor. This is what taking chances is all about.... Going all out and ending up with something this wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1577) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 3, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Aroma is nice with some medium light funk and a bit of acidity. Light lemon notes with a bit of an light herbal, funky note. Light oak with some cranberry notes. Pours a nice bright pink color with some haze and medium sized, thin, slightly ink head that recedes to the edges where it lingers a bit. Light lacing and faint legs. Flavor is nice with medium acidity, but soft with some medium light lemon citrus notes. Moderate cranberry notes that work nicely with the acidity. Some light oak and funk notes. Light bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice cranberry sour with faint funk notes. Nice, soft beer with a bit of acidity that works nicely. Needs more funk though, but this is otherwise great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (958) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2016
750 mL bottle. Bright red body. Smells of oak, acidity, and cranberry. Tastes of strong cranberry also. Other sweet berries. Kinda jammy. Lots of oak in the back end with a bit of mustiness. Medium body. This is really delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (13105) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle - pours pinkish red pink head - nose/taste of cranberry, oak, sour lactose and funk - medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (5919) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle. Ruby cherry pink with white head. Cranberries and cherries, sour tart aromas. Tart cherries, cranberries, sour Flavors, sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (2120) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Nice purple red pour. Nose of tart lactic cranberry and raspberry. Flavor initially starts with moderately tart cranberry and raspberry with some light lemon and vinegar before fading to an off-vinyl flavor, raspberry yogurt, light vanilla and wet wheat. Lingering vinyl/plastic. Hopes dashed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seeswo (11) - Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Nice and tart cranberry sour. Pours a beautiful deep red color. One of the more sour FF pours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (15215) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle @ Pat’s. Thanks, Jake. Bright red pour without much in the way of foam or head retention. Smells a touch like cranberry sauce. Very fruit forward, if nothing else. There’s a lot of sweet red fruits and also lemon and tartness of the cranberry. Flavor is more dry than the nose would lead you to believe. Big time cranberry sauce. Lemon zest and a pleasant acidity. Slight grass, raspberry, and sour cherry. Pretty good, though not too much going on. bright red, no head. Cranberry, tart lemon, sweet cranberry sauce, super fruity, some red berries, sweet fruit, dry, nice. 4/7/7/4/15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (5571) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2014
750ml. Unfiltered pink-red body. Cranberry tones are big, but the sour tones dominate the overall experience in a sort of unruly fashion. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5424) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Picked up 750ml bottle from Funk Factory release party at O’so brewery tap room. Pours a hazy scarlet-reddish pink colored brew with a thin white head that quickly dissipates and leaves behind a thin film top. Aroma of tart cranberries, mild tart funk, a hint of cheese and oak. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of tart cranberries, raspberries and oak wood. Finish continues the cranberry and oak aftertaste with a quick disappearing sour funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2680) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Really beautiful ruby red pour with a slight white head. Tart nose, slight oak and slight cranberry. Nice level of sour here, nice amount of fruit. Really nice, very fruity.

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