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Lady Of The Woods - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Lady Of The WoodsLady Of The Woods

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

125 Reviews
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Reviews: 125
Hads: 474
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 118
Gots: 109 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jayli on 11-03-2009

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 125 | Hads: 474
Reviews by Pahn:
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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into Duvel tulip. Recent bottling.

Appearance: Free pour yields a 1/3 inch foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Pours a translucent goldish yellow and leaves small, sparse lines and spots of lacing.

Smell: Acetic and funky, with some lactic sourness underneath. Lactic note disappears and the dominant acetic aroma pulls back with time. Bright, lemony note comes out. Nice.

Taste: First sip: very oaky, with a thick lactic sourness accentuated by the creamy, fullish bodied feel. Tart and dry finish. Somewhat vinous character throughout.

The flavors expand similar to the aroma, but better. The tartness takes on a lemony / grapefruit pith character, the lactic sourness forms pretty much the base of the flavor, and a lot of creamy oak flavors and fruity highlights happen over the course of each sip. Definite chardonnay resemblance.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, but the creaminess gives a full-bodied impression. Awesome tart and dry finish sort of cleans up each sip. Juicy enough. Low side of moderate carbonation (ample).

Overall: Great beer for a hot day. Not one note, but much simpler than some better wild ales. Still delicious, and works really well as a whole (even good to great wild ales can feel like 80% stuff that works and 20% stuff I could do without, if not skewed even further toward the latter). Might pick up a few more of these for the Summer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not much oomph off the cork release. Pours pretty flat with a quick and disappearing white lace. Pale yellow.

Bang up sour assault! Some sweetness, straw, fruity, oak and briny.

Sour tasting, like licking the face of a fresh cut lemon. Sitting with this awhile more oak and wine qualities emerge. Definite funk to it.

Medium body that is flat. Dry finish.

A sours sour. I needed time to become acquainted with this. Not overly complex but that's fine. I would buy again.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head that reduces to a ring on top rather quickly. Little bits of white lace form on the glass.

S: Very funky and musty with some nice sour lemon, apple, white grapes, and vinegar.

T: Nice sour lemon flavor upfront with some green apple and white grapes mixed in. The oak comes out as does a nice lactic sourness. There is a bit of funk, but not has much as the aroma, the flavor profile is much more fruity.

M: Closer to medium than light bodied with medium to high carbonation, slightly dry finish.

O: A really nice wild ale. Not overly sour, but it has a nice level of funk and fruity flavors. Wish their sours were a few dollars cheaper, but will definitely try and grab a few more at some point.

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Reviewed from notes, poured into tulip. Hazy yellow gold liquid with a small white head. Smell is funky brett, some oak, green grapes, slightly acidic sourness. Taste is very interesting - not overly sour, some oak, herbal and sugary, cotton candy flavors. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a heavy carbonation. Drinkability was above average, some interesting flavors in this beer. Much different from many of the American Wilds I have tried. Would love to get a chance to have this again.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle.

A - cloudy, bright yellow with a soft, thin, white head that has little retention

S - tart lemon, funky

T - lemon, white wine, straw, tart, sour

M - light bodied, crisp, well carbonated

This is a pretty enjoyable beer. It's tart and sour, but it's also fruity and light. This isn't overly complex but it does have some depth. It's worth checking out.

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Lady Of The Woods from Cisco Brewers Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.