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Cranberry Woods - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 15.46%
Wants: 9
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MacQ32 on 04-06-2014)
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Reviews by VelvetExtract:
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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

ACBF pour, assuming from a bottle

A-Pours a pink/red color. Head has pink undertones and it fizzles away very quickly. It's fairly murky and there is some detritus floating around.

S-Tart, natural cranberries. Mostly underripe cranberries but there was some ripened berry sweetness in there as well. Soggy oak.

T-Tart, sour cranberries. Fresh and natural. Also I get flavors of other types of red berries. Some sweet cranberry as well. Oak and dust.

M-Light bodied. Bubbly. Tannic and slightly puckering.

O-A tasty sour beer that delivers with the cranberry flavor. Straightforward but tasty. There should be more cranberry wild beers out there.

VelvetExtract, Jun 01, 2014
More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

JakerLou, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

acurtis, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

MB4slow, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 750mL into a goblet.

The pour produces a ton of fizzy head and gives the beer an immediate champagne appearance, but it quickly dissipates. A cloudy amber body reminds me of an unfiltered apple cider and this beer looks to have the same texture. It also has an aggressive carbonation that stirs the beer up and sends bubbles to the surface and then outwards.

Cat pee would be an appropriate description here. This beer smells weird. I'm also getting nail polish or something else I wish I wasn't smelling. Then there's some light fruitiness and clear aroma of cranberries.

Certainly this beer has the cranberry flavor and a cider-like quality, but I'm still getting that funky weirdness. It's less offensive on the tongue, but I'm not crazy about it. There's some nuttiness and a white grape flavor in there too.

The same fizziness when I cracked the bottle is very evident on the tongue. The beer is more tart than sour and has a good crispness. It's pretty easy to drink.

Cranberry Woods grew on me. The smell is pretty offensive, but if you can get past that, it's light, tart and enjoyable.

ONovoMexicano, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Griffith, Nov 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Kmlund, May 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

GRG1313, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

trevorpost, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of dvmin98
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle at Holiday Wine Cellar...

Was really looking forward to this due to reviews and was excited to finally crack this one.

Well, this thing is an oak bomb. There are some cranberry notes, but all you really taste is oak, oak, oak. I like it when a beer has a nice barrel presence, but that's the majority of what this is. Yes, I know the name is Cranberry Woods, but this should be called Wood Woods w/ Cranberry.

dvmin98, Jun 17, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Rukasu, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Mike, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

DrewRPS, Aug 04, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -3.1%

vrbulldog22, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

erha2, May 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

ThatsThatDude, Jul 17, 2014
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1/5  rDev -74.2%

Stum-pub, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of MNishCT77
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle purchased at De Vino's in Woodley Park/Adams Morgan, NW D.C., 2013 vintage, poured into my The Lost Abbet Teku glass and drank over an hour (or more):

A: 2/3 - copper-brown coloration; high clarity (can both read and see through); initially fizzy off-white head essentially dissipated within seconds but reagitated on swirling; moderate alcohol legs

S: 10/12 - large tart and funky aroma - lactic, wet hay and overripe tropical fruit - admixed with oak character (especially tannins); no hops; a touch of alcohol; no DMS; no diacetyl

T: 15/20 - on the front of the tongue, there is a slightly aged hop bitterness but very subtle; in the middle of the mouth, there is an intense lactic sourness mixed with oak character; there is a slight astringency that is more detectable on warming; finishes dry with a subtle warming

M: 4/5 - moderate carbonation, moderate body, effervescent

O: 8/10 - very good lactic forward sour that rivals the other in the CIsco Woods series; too expensive in the greater D.C. area as per usual ($24.99/bottle for a 5% ABVer) but that's not the only thing that was puckering; recommended if you can get it for less than 2/3 of that price

TOTAL - 39/50

MNishCT77, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

SadMachine, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jbriggs7, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

patrick802, May 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

ygtbsm94, Aug 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Boston_Steve, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage, shared with rudzud and threelions.

Light fizzy head fades quickly, clear slight copper amber hue mostly honey orange color. 4

Nose loaded with cranberry, the most cranberry I've ever had in a beer, it's like a cranberry wine, tart fermented iced cranberries, mild sour lambic like notes, plenty phenolic, wild funk, mild sweet candy malt. 4.5

Taste starts a bit sweet, candy malts. Then quickly into tart cranberry, so much cranberry juice, tart sour cranberry with acidic bite, little funky Brett like note, big phenolic slight flemmy kinda note, sour fermented iced cranberries. Pops with carb and sour funky tartness, delicious. Finish flemmy, acidic, long tart cranberry mild phenolic and funk.4.25

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lots of popping carb, flemmy acidic bite. 4.25

Overall awesome! So much tart funky cranberry and lambic like notes, nice acidic, etc. 4.25

jlindros, Sep 19, 2014
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2/5  rDev -48.5%

Off phenol aroma. More tart than a Lambic with plastic-like off flavors. Overwhelmingly least favorite at our Thanksgiving tasting

AcuppaJoe, Today at 06:14 AM
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Cranberry Woods from Cisco Brewers Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.