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RATINGS: 225   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3310) - 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 (1434) - 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 (2007) - 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 (580) - 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 (2218) - 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 (891) - Dayton, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (814) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 26, 2014
12oz bottle pours dark ruby blood red with 2 finger head. Nose is funky fruity cherry and tart musty fruit. Taste is funky tart dark cherry, berry, molasses, vanilla, apple, dank wood. Finish is tart complex semi-sweet berry and oak. Fantastic.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lectvay (136) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Color is light caramel. Not much going on in the aroma other than some lactic sour smells. Light and effervescent, slight funk, moderate sour. I wish this had more depth and complexity, and some malty sweetness to it. Not bad.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WIBeerNick (1) - - JAN 18, 2014 does not count
The hue is slightly lighter than a traditional sour brown ale, but having said that, this is the most pleasant sour Iíve ever tasted. It was bottled in 12 oz 4-packs for around $8, and I bought out most of SE Wisconsinís supply. It only sold for a month in the summer of í13 but I have a nice supply. Salud!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (2893) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Me loves this style. My buddy Sloth is a good one, still looks after me now and then with a surprise like this. What a guy, and thanks, Bert! Pours an orangey short of copper color, fairly clear body, thin shortly sustained head, no lacing. Aroma is tart apples and cherries, oak/cedar, faint vinous or almost acetic elements. Flavor follows suit, firm tart fruits, Flemish sour true, acidity is substantial and leaves the finish squeaky clean, citric notes lingering behind the tartness. Body is moderate to full for the style, A very nice job by the folks up there in WI!


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