Oscura - Furthermore Beer
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Reviews by Lemke10:
4/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First off, kudos to Furthermore for their uniquely named beers as this one certainly caught my eye in the mix and match section. This is a beer with 100% fair trade coffee, or as the bottom of the bottle reads “A Nicaraguan all-female growers co-op (stop) A lusciously aromatic just coffee roast (stop) Our warm-fermented, cold-lagered cerveza oscura (huh?)” Did you understand all that?
It pours a medium brown color with a light brown head. The aroma is mostly coffee to the degree that if we did a blind smell test, you would never guess this was a beer. Overall it is very inviting for the coffee beer lovers. This just might rival some of the best coffee beers that Wisconsin has to offer.
The taste is smooth yet quite bold. Once again is this beer of coffee? The texture is very much like a beer but the coffee flavoring overpowers the malts and hops. It is quite unique as you usually only see coffee used in stouts and porters instead of an American lager. It leaves behind a mild coffee after taste.
This was a pretty interesting find. It’s not something I am going to want all the time, but it is certainly a well made, good tasting brew. The creativity to put coffee into a lager was a good choice as this turned out to be a pretty damn good coffee beer especially since I’m not a coffee drinker. Keep up the good work Furthermore.
-Chris Lemke of WisconsinBrewReview.com
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2013 05:26:55 | More by Lemke10
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3.61/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle, is brownish-red with a thin beige head. Aromas are mainly coffee with some grain, but not much else. Tastes include coffee, toasty grain, earthy, spicy. Mouth is creamy, somewhat acidic, with a semi-dry finish. Overall, I think this exceptionally created, but pretty one-note with not a lot of complexity. Great use of the coffee, but I'm not sure I'd buy it again.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2013 03:33:19 | More by barnzy78
Oscura from Furthermore Beer
87 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.