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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (648) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Pours an amber-brown, rather cloudy, with little in the way of head. Aroma of fruit and sour florals. Flavor a complex mix of sour, tart fruits and the like. It is a very interesting beer and worth a try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1087) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Thanks to ghostface 12oz bottle pours a dark amber. Tart fruit aroma. taste is dark fruit wood and tart cherry. taste better as it warms up. very good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3564) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
12 ounce bottle from the brewery. Pours a dark amber with a very small white head. Aroma of tart fruit, malt, and wood. Taste is tart cherries, sour green apples, caramel malt, other fruits, and wood. Wish I had bought more! Very, very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1175) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2013
(bottle) Pours a semi-hazy reddish brown color with a medium off-white head that settles to a thin cap. Looks apple cider-like in color. Aroma of fermented refuse, oak, pepper jam, cinnamon, sweet tarts, and sour fruit. Perhaps some smoke with further warming; the scent keeps changing. Flavor holds apple cider vinegar, crushed vitamins, caramel, peaches, sweet tarts, and abundant oak towards the finish which creates a nice drying effect. Peach gets stronger with warming. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is sprightly. I haven’t been too enamored with sours recently, but this one was quite good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnmike (1033) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle pour into a New Glarus footed glass. Light on the head. Reddish brown color. Perfect amount of sourness in my book. Malt is there to finish it well too.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3776) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2013
The happy beer fairy dropped this gem off to me, vanilla and softly tart this beer has been aged gracefully to give it a blend of cherries, vanilla, and oak. FANTASTIC SHIT

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Red-brown pour with a thin white head. Aroma is sour, cherries. Taste is sour, green apple, cherries, finishes dry and sour. Oak. Sourness is just right, not puckering. Tasty beer. I am glad I bought a lot of it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2884) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Muddled red-brown body, medium sized off-white head, spotty lacing. Cherry pie, caramel, dark berries, and plums. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, pleasant acidity, lingering finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle thanks to portableparty. Dark brown pour, slightly frothy thin head and an aroma of wonderful tart woody cherries. Flavor is also nice tart dark cherries, raspberries, sour red grapes and more nice dry wood on the aftertaste. Good god what a great beer, they could ask twice as much for it and I would still buy it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3333) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2013 Bottle, pours murky brown with medium white head, lacing is about the same. Aroma is a mix of the most recent enigma batch and unplugged apple. Lots of cherry, oak, granny smith, cranberry and vanilla going on. Flavor is ultra tart apple skin, sweet cherry, plum, vinegar, pie crust, and berries. Carbonation is medium and so is the body. Pretty solid


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