Maceo - Green Man Brewery

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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 75
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
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Green Man Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: blackie on 12-13-2013

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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 10
Photo of W_Des
4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pucker up for this fantastic cherry sour. Nice deep burgundy color. The rum rounds out the beer very well at the end although I wish I had more rum. Green Man is on point with sours.

Photo of vonnegut21
3.04/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Harsh acidity. Notes of acetone. Big sulfur in the nose. Cherry is prominent but masked by the off flavors.

Photo of IMFletcher
4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the first-ever tapping May 24, 2015 -- maybe it was an early pour, but it didn't *look* very impressive. Especially not if you compared it to the beers tapped before and after, both raspberry-colored beauties.

Great, but slightly unblended flavors that I hope adjusts favorably with some age in the bottle. A sour finish that crept up on you and kept on coming.

Photo of brentk56
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives with a mahogany brown color with a maroon tinge; the head is modest but leaves a few strands behind

Smell: Sour cherry and vinous notes, the rum barrel is hard to detect in the aroma

Taste: Toasted malt, lactic sour cherry flavors and a touch of chocolate, up front, with the vinous and oaky notes developing, in the middle; after the swallow, the tartness continues to expand but the rum doesn't really make a presence until the finish though it becomes a touch more apparent with each sip

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; nicely puckery

Overall: Not sure what the "magic" barrels are but I did see some Rombauer barrels marked "Maceo" stacked in the brewery area so I am guessing that they beer was aged in red wine barrels of some sort before being finished off in the rum barrel; however, they did it, the end product is quite impressive

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried 2013 vintage - Aged in Rum and "Magic" barrels. :). Very tart sour but extremely tasty!

Photo of rudzud
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros 2013 Vintage

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a dark dark brown almost black hue with a thin blanket that leaves a thin halo and awesome legs 4.25 (X .05 = .213)

S - Aromas of awesome rum notes without being boozy. Really nice sour brown notes, good cherries too. Lighter chocolate and darker malts, super aromatic. 4.5 (x .2 = .9)

T - Taste is similar to the nose, really good sour brown and cherries, loads of subtleties. The wine is awesome and is accented incredibly by the rum. This is simply delicious. The booze is hidden well, lightly flemmy. Incredibly smooth and balanced. Wow. 4.75 (x .45 = 2.138)

M - Mouthfeel is very nicely tart and sour, great softer carbonation, alcohol hidden well. 4.5 (x .1 = .45)

O - Overall this beer was just incredibly good. Awesome nose and taste that just popped with barrel and rum and sour cherry. Simply delicious 4.5 (x .2 = .9)

Total Rating Score: 4.6
Serving Type: Bottle

Photo of jlindros
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%

Thanks to rudzud for this one.


No head, nice legs, super dark maroon mahogany almost black like color. 4

Nose big tangy sour malts, sure brown malts with tons of rum, not spiced rum, tangy fruit, Hint cherry, some wine barrel as well, some brown masks hint of rummy booze. 4.25

Taste tart sour generic fruit, sour brown malts, little toasty even, nice rum, little wine barrel notes, red vinous wine notes, little sour cherry. brown dark malts with hint of choc and sour brown sugar. Mild malt vinegar and acidity, Nice smooth rum, little tangy on the finish, little choc covered cherry lingering, nice tart sour malt and sour malt, flemmy. 4.5

Mouth is med bod, lighter bit decent carb, nice acidity, booze hidden well. 4.25

Overall quite nice, great rum and wine barrel notes, nice sour cherry and tart flemmy acidic notes, nice base brown ale, etc. 4.25

Photo of coriswrasse
3.87/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter type maple syrup glass. No head other than a very thin layer of film. Low carbonation. Sweet flavor, less acidic. Leaves a syrupy sweet feel on the tongue giving way to sour mild acid with some soft sour bite in the back of the mouth. Not a major puckerer. Appearance is dark amber/red with good clarity. Overall a very nice sour from a NC brewery I really like. Wicked Weed Black Angel Sour just up the road is better.

Photo of bcp5296d
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

So this one the second one I tried.

It seems to have balanced out very well and seems that it would only get better. I could have swore the carb increased in the bottle since its release but not by that much.

A really good combo of fruit and sour. Posted this mostly because I think it has improved since bottling.

Photo of mechamifune
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brownish red. Almost zero sense of carbonation. The slightest bit of lacing stays up on the walls of the glass. No head at all. Well....the color is nice enough I guess.

Smell is very pleasant. Tart cherry juice, a little funk, a bit of that sour lacto smell, and a bit of generic dark fruit.

Taste is very in line with the smell. Finishes with a sharp sour bite but never becomes overpowering. Integrates a sense of fruit with the sourness as well as any sour I can think of off hand. Never comes close to being sweet, mind you, but there are fruit notes all over the place here. A great tasting sour.

Mouthfeel is pretty solid despite the seeming lack of carbonation. Drinks a bit more carbonated than it looks, but this is still a very "slick" beer. None the less, the mouthfeel works well with the taste profile.

Overall this is one of the better sours i've had in terms of taste profile. It could use a little more carb, but that ultimately doesn't detract too much from it. A lot of fun and easy to drink. A very unabrasive sour (though admittedly I wonder how much of that is just my palate adjusting to sours over the years).

Maceo from Green Man Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.