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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Some people paint, some sing, others write… I brew". -Daniel Carey A few times a year we will cut Dan loose to brew whatever he chooses, uncensored, uncut, unplugged. Always handcrafted, the bottle you hold is brewed for the adventurous soul. This is a very limited edition and we make no promises to ever brew this style again. Sparkling and bright this is a Wisconsin original created for you in the traditional method employed by the Lambic Brewers of Belgium including five months of outdoor resting in oak barrels. Indigenous yeast and cranberries from the “wilds” of Wisconsin flawlessly pair to dance on your palette. You have discovered a rare and delightful treasure to be served cold in a fluted glass. Thanks for supporting the arts, Daniel and Deb Carey

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Why wouldn’t this beer be good. Great soft sour cranberry nose....tart and refreshing. Mouthfeel is wonderful, and has awesome cranberry flavors with a tartness that’s not to sour or drying.


4.1
Ronritter (728) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2017
on tap dark reddish pink color off white quick fading head aroma is tart cranberry and wood taste is well balanced between sour and sweet

3.9
ljthiessen (1348) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is caramel apple and cranberry, really nice. Taste is lightly tart, cranberry and caramel. Delicious and nicely balanced.

3.5
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 20, 2017
Bardzo intensywne owoce, żurawina i borówki na pierwszym planie, sporo lacto, delikatne bretty, cierpki finisz.

4
Mesjasz (1521) - Lodz, POLAND - MAR 13, 2017
Butelka z 2016, bottlesharing w Piwotece. Fajnie owocowe, bardzo ciekawy balans słodyczy i kwaśności. Bardzo smaczne.

3.7
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
[2/5/17] Bottle at Amit’s place in Poughkeepsie. Thanks Amit. 2016 bottle. Nice red. Aroma of jammy berries. Sweet and tart berries flavor.

4.5
superspak (5591) - Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/15/2016. Pours slightly hazy reddish/pinkish/orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light pink head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tart/tangy cranberry, raspberry, cherry, lemon, green apple, red grape, hay, straw, grass, pepper, oak, wheat, cracker, light leathery funk/vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of cranberries, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/tangy cranberry, raspberry, cherry, lemon, green apple, red grape, hay, straw, grass, pepper, oak, wheat, cracker, light leathery funk/vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate fruity/lactic tartness and light yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart/tangy cranberry, raspberry, cherry, lemon, green apple, red grape, hay, straw, grass, pepper, wheat, cracker, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of cranberries, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; with an amazing malt/tartness balance, and zero astringent/puckering flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/dry, acidic/creamy/grainy, and lightly tannic mouthfeel that is insane. Absolutely perfectly balanced. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an insane fruited sour ale! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of cranberries, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the modest acidity. Absolutely perfectly balanced flavors with incredible complexity. A highly amazing offering.

4.1
jc1762 (1435) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Thanks Virby44 for the bottle! Poured into a snifter showing moderately filtered cranberry red with a finger and a half of cranberry tinged white foam. The nose shows a tart cranberry notes with strong steel tank notes. The palate is light bodied and highly carbonated. Flavors of strong cranberry with a light sweetness and moderate tartness. Not puckering - well balanced flavors all around and fruit forward enough to keep it interesting. Maybe a bit too sweet for the style but the sweetness feels natural coming from the cranberries.

4
jhamp9 (1860) - Corinth, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Red pink pour with a nice lasting pale pink head. A good bit of lacing. Aroma is sweet berries, wood, earthy, and some funk. Taste is tart cranberry, berry candy, wood, earthy, and funk. Nice balance between tartness and sweetness. Light acidity. Light body. Really nice beer.

4
sjohnny (635) - - SEP 12, 2016
Bright fruity doughy aroma. Opaque pastel pink with a light pink fuzzy head that fizzles down to a thin off white film on the top of the beer. Sweet and tart. A little puckery. Lots of cran. Starts off smooth and then it's got that back of the jaw tightening feel on the finish. This is really good.

3.8
RRistow12 (864) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Pours a murky red with white head. Aroma is big time cranberries. Taste is moderately to heavily tart but not a lot of sourness. Huge cranberry flavor. Gives you a pucker on the finish. Tastes like fresh cranberries and not artificial. Very well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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