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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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"Some people paint, some sing, others write… I brew". -Daniel Carey A few times a year we will cut Dan loose to brew whatever he chooses, uncensored, uncut, unplugged. Always handcrafted, the bottle you hold is brewed for the adventurous soul. This is a very limited edition and we make no promises to ever brew this style again. Sparkling and bright this is a Wisconsin original created for you in the traditional method employed by the Lambic Brewers of Belgium including five months of outdoor resting in oak barrels. Indigenous yeast and cranberries from the “wilds” of Wisconsin flawlessly pair to dance on your palette. You have discovered a rare and delightful treasure to be served cold in a fluted glass. Thanks for supporting the arts, Daniel and Deb Carey


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This bottled brew from rbsg #20 poured a small sized head of frothy white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light brown colored body. The mild aroma was malty and cranberry. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The sour flavor contained notes of cranberry and mild citrus.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle via the CheesedMan. Thanks Daniel! It pours a hazy, deep amber color with a fleeting, light tan head. The nose is a musty mix of tart cranberries and earth. The flavor has a little up front sweetness, but that’s quickly balanced by a nice tart cellar character. Lots of flavors going on with this one. Sweat, lemon, cranberry, mineral notes, and funk. Light to medium body with lively carbonation and a lingering finish. Great brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
I think I got this from Janderson91 (I think). This was just as surprisingly good as the Enigma I had prior. Light, clear orange color, decent wispy head and some lacing up the sides of the wine glass (I’m a connoisseur after all). Smells like a great wild ale, woody sort of, funk, fruit, easily distinguished from a true lambic but still impressive. Taste was even better, funk, sour, barrel, wood, just really tasty. I need more of this for sure. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-12-2011 03:28:33

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2742) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2012
Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of fruit, candy, cranberry, sugar and spicy notes. Light sweet flavour, light sour touch, somewhat funky, cranberry and red berries. Sour fruity finish, apple and cranberry.
It still feels very fresh, even though it is an aged bottle. Nice and pleasant, not feeling like a lambic (it doesn’t need to be) but a fine sour ale.
(1234, I do like Feist. From 33cL bottle shared @ ZZT V. Thumbprint series. Obtained through trade with atxdelivery. Thanks!!)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1619) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Refrigerated 12 oz. bottle from FlandersNed poured into a white wine glass. Pours translucent amber with red hue. Little lacing, medium body, low carbonation, and light cranberry aroma and some oak. Taste is nice tart cranberry. I bet this would be even better fresher.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
piscator34 (1948) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Rose in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of old roses, wet earth, and sherry. Sweetish on the palate with some mild funk and tart fruit. The overall impression is that it’s still kinda flabby in spite of its age. We tried this beer when it first came out, and felt the same albeit with fresher fruit. Had hoped that age would increase the acidity, but it only oxidized it. Such a shame as, as I love sour beer and cranberries.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (998) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
April 16th, 2011 - The capital R next to beers I’ve loved and enjoyed is always a sad sight. Dusty bottles of the stuff may be aging in far-flung basements, but in the here and now, it’s unlikely I’ll ever see that beer again. It’s not unlike saying goodbye to an old friend, with a kind of permanence that is rare in today’s connected world. Outside of death, it’s a rare feeling for my generation. So, Ratebeer’s R makes me unusually maudlin when I see it, and even more so when I see it pinned to a great brew, like the New Glarus Cran-bic. White head with a pink blush, and a fox-orange body with some pink hues at its core, it’s a pretty beer, all gussied up for the ball. The sharp smell of cranberry, true to the beer’s name, defines the character of the bouquet, but does’t monopolize it. A shot of cherry can be found, too, and the sweet smell of strawberry preserves. The flavor, like a Tolkein dwarf, is short and fuzzy, and less like a Tolkein dwarf, watery with a refreshing aftertaste. It’s the perfect balance of fruity sugars and a kiss of cranberry, with a tight, crisp aftertaste and overall refreshing quality. Yet it remains a shame that as the new harvests of cranberries come in, there will not be a new batch of Cran-bic out.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 7, 2012
Light hazy, off white head. Spices, apricot, farm, some yeast. Light funk in the taste, well developed. Smooth sweetness to go with it. Very nice, fresh yet rich and not thin bodied. Nice. (At ZZT V)

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (7287) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
33cl bottle @ ZZT V. Hazy orange color, off-white head. Smell mint, cranberries. Taste lightly sourish, apple, pear, cranberries. Low body, low to medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (3863) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
@ZZT V. Hazy orange colour with no head. Smells mint, dusty, sour fruits. Tastes sweet, fruity, wood. Medium to full body, soft carbo.


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