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Scarlet Letter - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 6.96%
Wants: 20
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A light bodied, tart and refreshing sour blonde ale refermented in French oak barrels and aged on plenty of Wisconsin cranberries. Central Wisconsin is cranberry country, so it was easy to fall in love with the idea of aging our insanely tart sour ale on this beloved super fruit. We used two pounds of cranberries per gallon for maximum pucker factor. This is what taking chances is all about.... Going all out and ending up with something this wonderful.

(Beer added by: thebigredone on 01-26-2014)
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

08-20-2014 02:42:37 | More by Dactrius
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will1256

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

08-07-2014 03:08:08 | More by will1256
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mgr78704

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-20-2014 17:11:45 | More by mgr78704
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-19-2014 00:44:06 | More by IrishColonial
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

Bottle pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a murky red with no head. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, cranberry, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, cranberry, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but quite sour.

06-04-2014 04:51:52 | More by UCLABrewN84
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jegross2

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-04-2014 00:50:39 | More by jegross2
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-02-2014 05:21:32 | More by drewone
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-25-2014 01:08:04 | More by SpdKilz
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dar482

New York

4.69/5  rDev +8.8%

The beer comes in an absolutely sexy bright red color.

The beer has a perfect balance of tartness in the front. It is assertive, but then cuts off right at the point of being puckering. There's a nice rush of cranberry flavor and sweetness in the middle.

What a well made wild ale.

05-19-2014 03:43:01 | More by dar482
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TexasWild

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

05-17-2014 18:22:05 | More by TexasWild
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-09-2014 03:40:44 | More by XmnwildX12
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atone315

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.2%

04-28-2014 12:19:53 | More by atone315
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Abbbp

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-21-2014 15:47:48 | More by Abbbp
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oline73

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-13-2014 02:54:25 | More by oline73
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markasparov

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-12-2014 12:14:29 | More by markasparov
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-11-2014 23:18:53 | More by mendvicdog
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-08-2014 17:43:49 | More by lunarbrew
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duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-08-2014 03:38:22 | More by duceswild
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

04-07-2014 12:38:23 | More by Gotti311
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-06-2014 01:54:29 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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bum732

Lesotho

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

04-05-2014 20:42:03 | More by bum732
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-05-2014 20:40:07 | More by jtladner
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.2%

03-26-2014 19:30:23 | More by beernads
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

03-17-2014 13:22:36 | More by thewimperoo
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emerge077

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -6.3%

Thanks to Nick for providing this one :thumbup:
Quick review from written notes.

Really nice color, bright red with pink foam, spotty foam and irregular arcs of lace in the glass. Clarity is sharp and the color is very saturated.

Cranberries are noticeable in the nose, slightly farmy with a Brett note of sterile gauze that I'm not fond of, but it wasn't distracting.

Bright and tart cranberries in the taste, moderate lactic sourness. Pretty simple and straightforward, maybe to a fault somewhat. Seems very dry and attenuated already. Crisp feel with an almost nonexistent finish. Overall it was very drinkable with plenty of cranberry sourness as advertised. Hopefully more depth with the next batch.

03-17-2014 02:04:31 | More by emerge077
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Scarlet Letter from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
93 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.