Cranberry Woods - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Reviews: 19
Hads: 127
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 16.13%
Wants: 11
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MacQ32 on 04-06-2014

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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 127
Reviews by VelvetExtract:
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4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of kaiyote
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of MB4slow
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange with pinkish tinge. Alcohol booze aroma despite 5%. Good tartness. Balanced and very drinkable. 2 years' ageing helped enourmously.

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Photo of tclipse
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Pinkish red and hazy without much of a head. Nice cranberry aroma. Jammy and a bit of cherry. Musty. A bit of solvent in the taste. Sourness that gets you in the nose. Nice fruit flavor. Cranberry and cherry. Light sweetness and some oak. Medium carbonation. Pretty tasty, but a slightly off putting sourness.

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Photo of TreeBear
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmlund
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of boredalready
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trevorpost
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of dvmin98
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of Rukasu
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Mike
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of DrewRPS
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of campfirebrew
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of SebastianOwl
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle labeled 2013; drank in a widemouth wine glass on 7/30/15

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Photo of erha2
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Stum-pub
1/5  rDev -73.1%

Photo of MNishCT77
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
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

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Cranberry Woods from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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