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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sour red ale aged with door county cherries in used bourbon barrels.

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3.5
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
F0BAB 2010: This p0ured a very hazed amber/br0wn b0dy with a beige ring in place 0f a head. The ar0ma had B0urb0n, tart cherries and berries, a bit fuzzy. There was a s0lid s0urness added t0 the fruity flav0rs with a splash 0f vinegar in the finish. Nice.

3.2
Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Fairly oak heavy with some backing tannins. Moderate lactic character and a bit of cherry

3.9
esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2011
On tap at the GTMW 2011. Clear amber with next to no head. Aroma of oak, cherry, tannins, bourbon and caramel. Nice job on the sour beer as its reminiscent of wine with a nice barrel component. Taste of oak, vanilla, bourbon, cherry and yeast. Tart and sour, I hope this gets into bottles.

3.7
Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2010
On tap pre-GTMW
This may not smell like much but Central Waters Exodus packs a mean sour punch. Like a very tart Flemish brown ale it takes a few seconds for the full intensity to unfold. While a great beer I am not sure I could finish even 12 ounces alone unless it was over the span of an hour or so at home. Nonetheless I hope more word gets out about a hidden gem from Wisconsin’s forays into sour beers.

Aroma / Appearance - Deep maroon the body looked like a glass of cranberry juice. Lacking almost any head at all due to the generous sample and shaker shaped glass I instead admired the sticky lacing that was a key visual aspect. Baking powder or flour is the main aroma here along with the scrapings from a can of cherry pie extract. It has almost no presence at all.

Flavor / Palate - The first sip was a total stunner. Instead of blandness this had an immediate tart kick. Woody sourness and cherries mixed in a way that was almost like Enigma taken to a higher level. Vinegar is strong in the finish as the acetic acid assaulted the palate. Eventually it began to settle down some what. I was too full to enjoy a full pint but if this becomes a regular release I may have to get my hands on a couple of bottles.

3
reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Pours an opaque amber/rose color with a thin tan head...doesnt look too lively...no retention or lacing really. Aroma has nice tartness with sour cherry...some funk and oak...faint hint of vanilla. Flavor isnt as complex...sour cherry tartness with a hint of a sulfur note. Mouthfeel is light and very watery...lifeless...finish is dry and has a bit of funk...thin. somehwat disappointing.

4
50belair (3682) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle shared at Chris’ pad. Clear light amber pour. Caramel malt and sour stone fruit aromas. Super sour cherry notes with big caramel malts, muted wood, and vanilla flavors rounding out the taste. Very well done..

2.5
chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Draft... Ugly murky brown... Dead aroma, light sour... Tastes terrible, sweaty feet, pond water, gross ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 Draft at brickhouse... Pours a dark cinammn brown with a thn wispy light watery head... Muted aroma with an earthy just barely tartness, some sour brown flavor comes into play ... Nice acidic oak and vinegar profile with light sour cherries. Way better than expected from a flavor perspective than the nose.

3.4
SrSilliGose (3332) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 7, 2010
tap at fobab. moderate balasamic sourness amongst some sweet fruity cherries and a layer of earthy doughy bourbon and vanilla. decent beer.

3.7
madvike (3301) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2010
On tap at the Brickhouse BBQ - Pours rosy amber with next to no head. Smells like a Sweet Tart, with a decent amount of citrus. Not terribly pungent, however. Taste is lots of citrus--mostly lemon, and a bit of balsamic vinegar. The biting carbonation distracts a bit, but if this makes it to bottles I’ll definitely pick some up.


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