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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (574) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2013
12oz bottle share. Slightly funky aroma. Dark reddish brown with a thin light tan head. Taste is fruit and oak and plenty of malt. The sour is by no means overpowering. FWIW I am not a fan of sours and I like this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Pours dark brown with a bit of light frothy head. Notes of yeast, vinegar, and sweet dark fruits on the nose. Taste is sweet with a sour crisp finish. A light faintly oily body. Overall a great beer and love the thumbprint series

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2499) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 12oz bottle shared by Brandon, thank you very much really wanted to try this. Pours an oily red and orange color and a small white lace. Aroma is a crazy mix of cool berries and faintest acetic and nice lactic notes. It’s like a weird cranberry and crazyberry (made that up - akin to cran and gose berry mix). There is a sweet and sweaty musky character. Flavor is earthy dirt berry with milky lactic touches. Kind of the oily feel to the beer. Finishes with a long tart and dry with a bit of sourness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4961) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Light red pour with a slight haze and a compact white lace - nose is equal parts sweet and sour - a lot of nice touches from the oak - vanillins, light tannins, touches of coconut - sweet notes of pie cherries and more acidic notes of apple - light acetic character - the nose is pretty dang awesome - the flavor is more sour than sweet, but has enough malt sweetness to balance moderate acetic and very mild lactic notes - sour apple, semi-tart cherry, light vinegar - mild vanilla and plumy sweetness late before a dry, oaky finish with lingering acidity and a very mild funkiness - closer to a Flanders Red than an Oud Bruin (was hoping for a bruin, but oh well) - a tasty, balanced, and approachable sour - and at nine and change for a four pack, this is a serious deal for a sour ale - I only bought one four pack, but I will have to snag some more before leaving Wisconsin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2334) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear light brown with a little bit of red mixed in in the light with a bubbly off white head, the aroma is pretty impressive, has a nice touch of sour raspberry mixed in with some apple, caramel and vanilla, the oak has a nice sweet touch to it on the nose as well, really nicely done, the flavor has a good amount of sour green apple with a touch of vinegar in the finish, not overly sour by any means but it packs a nice subtle punch that makes a point, the oak really shows in the finish too with a little bit of a vanilla sweetness, I really dug this, looking forward to see how this one changes down the road.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2013
12oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits. Pours a clear, reddish-brown color with a thin, off-white head. Aroma is fruity, cherry, raspberry, oak, vanilla. Medium on the palate with lively carbonation. Flavor is sweet and lightly sour, tart, sour cherry, oak, a little nutty, with a light sour finish. Certainly sweeter than other sour ales out there, but really approachable, and very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arkurzynski (1559) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2013
A nice garnet-hued brown pour with fluffy off-white head. Nose is tart green apple, mild strawberry/raspberry, light funk, and oak. Very inviting. Flavor is a moderate tart sourness that builds slightly with more of the tart green apple, faint raspberry, and some red wine vinegar notes. Light toasted/roasted malt towards the finish. Some dry oak and sour residual. This one is nice!


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