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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Naturally soured by farm valley winds blowing wild yeast into our oak casks. Finally, after a year and a half of patient coaxing Wisconsin dark malts whirl in a kaleidoscope of cedar, caramel, and tart green plum exuberance. Available to the exclusive few who travel off the beaten paths, this is authentic Wisconsin sour brown ale. Truly unique this Sour Ale is brewed for those who live on the wild side and is suitable for laying down or consuming immediately, serve at 40-45 degrees F.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1446) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Spicy, plummy, kind of Christmas-y. Full apple, plum, cinnamon, nutmeg, lavender, and pinecone aromas. Long finish. Impressively sour, but still very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
12 oz bottle served in a Westbrook tulip. Enjoyed 7/20/13. A: Pours a deep amber color with a brownish tint to it. An off-white head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin film and ring. Sticky sheets of lace are left down the glass. S: Sweet berry fruitiness on the nose with some cherry pit as well as a nice dash of oak. Pretty inviting, but not all that sour smelling. T: The taste is much better than the nose. Cherry skins with some tart plums. There is a mild sourness to it, but it’s mostly tart. Sweet pie crust on the malts, a little bit of brown sugar and some sweet oak. Mild acidity as well. M: High carbonation with a medium light body. Finish is sweet. O: I enjoyed this one more than Enigma. I think this would be the big brother of it. I think this could use some time to let some of the yeast and bugs do their job a bit more. I’ll revisit around Christmas time. Serving type: bottle 09-05-2013

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (968) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
2013 bottle (not sure if previously released). A fairly herbal phenolic character with some mint, pepper, basil and thyme. Some light acidity along with light caramel, burnt toast and a hint of smokey roast. Faint fruit notes of overripe cherries and figs. Pours a somewhat murky burnt amber to light brown with some copper hints. Small, slightly thin head that recedes fairly steadily leaving just a hint of film on the edges. Flavor starts with a moderate tartness along with a hint of a yogurt character. Some light sweet caramel along with some toasted bread. Fairly fruity with sweet orange, cherries and figs. Light oak character, but fairly fruity. Some moderate fruit notes very reminiscent of ripe peaches. Not nearly as phenolic as the aroma. Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Light acidic astringency with light alcohol warmth. Overall a much better tasting beer than the aroma had me expecting. It took me a few sips to pinpoint the fruit flavor I was tasting, but I am pretty sure this tastes exactly like a slightly overripe peach with some citric and lactic acidity. The herbal notes in the aroma faded as it warmed but was a but off putting at first.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle from a trade. Aroma is wild critters and apple cider. Flavor is sorta empty apple cider with a nice tart apple Jolly Rancher tinge. Palate is great, not acidic. Well done. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7374) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle shared by Adam, the night before my wedding, thanks! Pours a hazy deep reddish brown with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sour fruits with a bit of grain and some light funk. Flavor starts with sweet dark fruits and some underlying grains with a bit of funk in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2154) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Very nice beer. Sour apple. Very tart. Notes of oak and some barnyard. Very very nice beer. Wonderful.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Pours amber with little head to speak of. Nose is tart with a moderately complex sour and funky impression with caramels sweet berries and more tartness. Flavor is similar. Finishes tart. Loved this one. Thanks tastybeer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2013
12 oz bottle from Wisconsin. Ar: slightly dingy funk on the nose, moderate green apple aroma. Ap: Pours a hazy red brown with almost no head. T: big tart apple flavor up font with some mild dark fruits and a bit of earthy funk. Finish is properly tart and leaves a nice pucker. P: medium body with moderate carbonation Rally solid offering.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMCC2181 (1528) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle via sloth... Smells great! Sour cherries, sawdust, tart fruit, green apples. Poured aggressive into a snifter, big old head. Ruby red in color, good lacing left on the glass. Taste has a nice sourness to it with out being mouth puckering. Slight sour cherry taste, cedar notes. Medium body, little dry, easy to drink. Overall: Nice brew, thanks bertttttttttt!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (9001) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
330mL thanks to t0rin0! Pours a clear deep ruby with massive yellow foam. Webby to sheets of lacing. Nose is really incredible- a decadent dessert medley of cranberry pound cake, cream sherry, flambeed dark cherries, hazelnut liquor. Taste is rich as well with cranberry dessert, bourbon barrel butteriness that is in NG Enigma and Old English Porter. Soft, subtle sourness. One of the most interesting takes on this style. Loved it!


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