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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
scoobysnak (328) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Some great sour tart notes. I really enjoyed this beer. It has a very good dry finish that makes you need the next drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (1867) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2014
12 oz bottle crushed with Honkeybra. Ruby pour with a white head. Good amount of acetic in this one. Sour aroma and flavor, tart, bit of green apple. Decent, but itís not an amazing sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
birdmachine (163) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle - with thanks to gyberic. Aroma is dominated by over ripe orange, persimmon, candied orange and some dusty malt. Not super sour at first, but the fruit is tangy. Pours a cloudy dark orange with small layer of bubbles over the liquid. Kind of an ugly beer. Taste is up front candied orange, tart peach, cream pie, lots of malty base as well, caramel, toasty. body is light with medium-high carbonation. After taste is sweet orange peel. Overall, the beer seems to keep changing over time. First bottle over peach forward next few bottles were stone fruit and tart, but this is a lot of candied flavor. Not sure if I like where this beer is going.

4.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Really nice stuff. Canít place the aroma but it smells nice. Perfect carbonation level. Nice sweet/tart balance. Candy beer but I love it

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours a nice reddish brown color with a big thick off white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is corky, woody, lightly lemony, with a touch of caramel sweetness, with only a bit of funkiness... It reminds me of a less sugary version of straight up Rodenbach in many respects.

The flavor is really something, tart and sour with just the lightest touch of balsamic sourness. Itís lemony, earthy, woody, but yet rich & lightly sweet. Itís got a little bit of caramel thatís balanced by the acidity in a way that I yearn for in many of the classic examples of the style. Itís got some tart cherry, light under-ripe fruit notes & very light citrus rind.

Itís like all of the things I like about Flemish Brown ales amplified and the things I donít like about them reigned in, not forgotten or dismissed but rather woven to incorporate them in enjoyable ways.

In a way itís a masterpiece of the style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1201) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pour is murky rusted copper with a tight tan head. Woody with balsamic notes and some tart cherry. A fair bit of the dark malt comes through. Flavor has a brighter sour cherry note to it. Wood is integrated better and the darker caramel malts are cleaner and brighter. Sour tart cherry in back, strong carbonation and fairly puckering through the finish. Very tasty beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1577) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle thanks to Jeff for sharing. Pours a mostly clear red color with a foamy head that fades normally and leaves some nice webbing. Aromas are slightly sour dark fruit, musty wood, lemons, and light brett. Taste is sour black cherry, lemons, wood, and caramel. Dry, tart finish. Very easy to drink sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamflower (479) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Starts out with a sour taste which moves quickly to umami finishing with toffee flavours. Certainly a unique and delicious sipping beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (1946) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Thanks Brian for this one. Tart and vinous aroma, a bit of lactose, plums or prunes on the nose, definitely caramel as the description mentions. Dark reddish brown body and some white head. Taste is quite tart at first but fades quickly. Nice sour ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (818) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Damn good sour, put the in your pipe and smoke it, Mr. Powers. Even of you are not a fan of the sour, you will most likely enjoy this gem of a beer. BTW, Tricia Mackie can eat bowl of dick up. Thanks DrSilverworm for sharing.


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