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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
"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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle from Cavie. Pours a weird orange with a thin head. Aroma of hard liquor and wood barrels. Tastes like bad whiskey and stale fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bonk0076, Clear orange pour. Bourbon aroma with a whisky smell. Very hard liquor-esque. Oaky flavor and smell. Taste has an aftertaste of soured apple. Everything improves until the finish. Dry to boot.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle from Cavie. I immediatly smell a barrel-aged whiskey scent. The color is a light red, like many lambics. The cranberry taste is light and not too offensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2009
A nice lambic with a good tart flavor. A smidgen of red across what would otherwise be a medium light amber coloring is a sign of what’s to come. Just a little foamy and spritzy. A nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Bottle from StFun (thanks, Josh!) - man, they filtered the hell out of this - clear light red, fizzy - loads of cranberry in the nose, as well as a light funk, mild acidity, oak, vanilla - fairly sweet up front, with the cranberry taking center stage, with some vanilla oakiness propping it up - moderate acidity develops through the middle, seeming mostly acetic, but with a bit of lacto in there, too - builds to vinegary late, but the sweetness returns to counter it - strong cranberry throughout - there is some funkiness there, but mostly this beer tastes sterilized, dead - don’t get me wrong, it tastes good, but in about six months, this beer is going to taste like ass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Bottle pours red with a decent, but short lived head. The aroma is of cranberry and slight sour funk. The flavor is tart, cranberry, sour, and slightly funky. The palate is effervescent and bright. Overall, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MeadMe (1481) - Riverview, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2009
A: Pours a nice strawberry pink hue. Small fizzy head. No retention or lace. S: Nice fresh cut oak, tart berries, and fresh sweet cherry juice. Nice sweet tart thing going here. T: There is nothing that New Glarus does bad. Wow. Light tart cranberry up front. Sweet Belgian red cherry juice, and very very light oak. No acid. M: On the lighter side, sweet and light tartness. D: Damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Bottles courtesy of tjthresh and MrPickles - thanks, dudes! Pale pink pour with a frothy carbonation, or at least more pink and frothy than I expected. Soft barrel notes in the nose, very mellowed with a trace of vanilla. The berry is there ever so faintly in the aroma. Not really what I’d expected given the style designation, but then again I give huge leeway to Mr. Carey. And in any case, I’m a sucker for NG’s barrel profile and the subtlety and depth it imparts to beers like these. Understated and dry for the most part, with a lingering woodiness that draws me in. Slight acidity in the finish but a beer that’s unapologetically quirky, hybrid, and just plain delish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2009
This beer pissed me off, first the name cran-bic what else ends in bic lambic this is not even close to a lambic. A crimson body with a thin pinkish white head. Strawberries, jam, overtly sweet like grenadine, almost Shirley temple esk in sweetness. Fructose and other sweeteners. Decent and thats it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2009
I was very surprised with this one. Pours orange gold with bone white head. Nose is oak, vanilla, brown sugar, fruit, and sweet cranberry. Flavor is lots of cranberry sweetness, bite, cranberry sauce, vanilla, oak, and love. Finishes really smooth with a minimum interference from wild yeast. Excellent fruit beer from the guys who wrote the book on awesome fruit beers.

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