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RATINGS: 243   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lemke10 (888) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2013
This pours a clear yet dark amber color with a fizzy head. The aroma is very tart with candied fruits and sugars. The taste is sweet and fizzy in the beginning but finishes rather tart and sour. There are lots of hints of sour apple and oak in this one. Very interesting and different.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Pours a dirty golden color. There is a small fizzy head that fades real quick. Aroma is tart cherry, oak, and barnyard funk. Mouthfeel is smooth and finishes a bit dry. Taste is a great balance of tart fruit, light lambic sourness, and a hint of funk. Extremely drinkable and a bit lighter and brighter version of the Sour Brown Ale.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pailhead (5634) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of cherries, citrus, sour lemon, and just a touch of must. It pours a transparent amber with a small beige head that quicly fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet/sour cherry. The finish has moderate sour lemon, light sour orange, and a touch of oak. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a very tasty and refreshing sour. I could drink a ton of this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sprybry (37) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2013
12 oz. Bottle. Pours a deep orange color with a thin light head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is sour, citrus, Apple and Cherry. Very sour, this one made my lower jaw tingle. I liked it a lot and will savor the remaining few bottles I have left.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottled. Poured clear, fiery orange with a tall, sticky beige head.. surprisingly lively for the style. The aroma picked up sour cherries, vinegar, and oak, with more fruits emerging as it warmed up.. lots of funky interesting-ness going on, yet it felt controlled.. really nice! The flavor found moderate-plus cherry and oak sourness over soft, supportive, mostly fruity notes.. finished with cherry skins, dusty leather, and light vinegar. Medium-bodied with fairly full carbonation on the palate.. smooth across the middle.. moderate overall sourness.. this was really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1761) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle from Tosa Wine and Spirits brought to the Mom-without-Bill tasting. Aroma is complex with multiple fruit flavors. Tasting suggestions included cranberries, cherries, rhubarb, strawberries, sour apples and mulberries. All in the sour line. Flavor is quite sour and strong, with layers - and malty oak underneath. Perhaps would take the edge away with more aging. Very complex.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
portableparty (2063) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber ruby slightly hazy with a tight soapy off white head that dissipates to a wispy spotty film and collar. Aroma is sour and has a subtle vinegar scent with cherries, raspberries and cranberry some apple and malt all melded together. Taste is tart and sour with more of the above fruits and solid malt flavor and hints of wine cork and tannins. Palate is medium slightly fizzy and acidic with a drying finish. This is such a great sour! I could possibly pound this, but why? It’s smooth not overpowering and the malt mix is awesome!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Bottle. Finally, after all the crappy beers I tried tonight, I get a true winner. This is awesome. Rich reddish orange pour with a smaller head. Nose and taste pick up sour plum and cherry, some oak and cedar, a nice sour bite but not over the top puckering. Beautiful beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle; Pour is murky caramel with a frothy yet mild fine bubbled off white head in this glass ; Retention is average, with some light lacing present. The nose is sour cherry and green apple initial, moving to vanilla and musty oak, while revealing a nice base of caramel that I quite enjoy. The flavor profile reveals a nice souring effect that I appreciate ; I was expecting less and got more than I bargained for. I called it oak, but the tasting notes say cedar - Either way - Vanilla reveals itself faintly here; Sour cherry and green apple notes fuse with a robust caramel malt profile - and it immediately moves into a nice puckering sour feel that doesnt fade as some do. This is a spectacular drinker, and an amazing price point when you compare to some. What it lacks in depth , be it flavor profile, abv, or mouthfeel, it more than makes up for with its quaffable tartness, thanks to a laser like focus from the brewers -

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2013
12oz bottle: Pours a clear deep bronze amber with a thin-lacing effervescent froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet pale crystal malty nose with notes of black currants and strawberry jam along with fresh vinous oak. Starts with good carbonation and fiullness with a good amount of malty sweetness, fruity character and a nice puckering balance with a drier, lingering oaky finish. True to style and enjoyable. This should age well, but tastes just fine now.


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