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Cranberry Woods - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

67 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 15.94%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | 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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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

06-01-2014 17:59:11 | More by VelvetExtract
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

05-05-2014 02:34:02 | More by JakerLou
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-04-2014 21:38:39 | More by MB4slow
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.53/5  rDev -9.3%

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.

05-18-2014 04:03:09 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-12-2014 18:48:21 | More by Kmlund
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California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

06-17-2014 00:45:31 | More by dvmin98
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-31-2014 17:16:55 | More by Mike
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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1/5  rDev -74.3%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Massachusetts

3.16/5  rDev -18.8%

Appearance: Strawberry-blonde, extremely cloudy and completely opaque. The beer almost appears as if it has fruit puree blended in; it has a thick appearance. A 2-3 finger creamy white head when poured that dies out completely in a matter of seconds without a trace. Lots of tiny bubbles upon close inspection. Not a very appealing beer visually.

Smell: Slightly sweet berry scent combined with that typical "sour" beer scent. The sour scent was most prevalent. I found the smell too funky and not overly appealing to me. The smell did NOT entice me to drink the beer.

Taste: Starts off acidic then the taste progresses to become mildly sweet with the flavor of the cranberries coming through and finishes with a mild funky, sour taste. Different.

Mouthfeel: Starts of with a slight tingly sensation on the roof of your mouth from the acidic flavor and carbonation, sour on your tongue and the back of your throat with a slightly dry finish. Medium body that feels kind of thick and heavy.

Overall: An interesting beer; I appreciate the uniqueness. I really had high hopes for this beer as it is relatively local to me and I love my sours. However this beer was just okay for me. It was a little too funky for my personal taste. I have had much better and do not see me ever purchasing this again.

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Cranberry Woods from Cisco Brewers Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.