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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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351 Ratings
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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 117
Gots: 104 | FT: 6
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: Jayli on 11-03-2009)
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3.08/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another beer shared by sweemzander. Bottle split into tulips.

A: Clear pale yellow hue. Small amout of white head fades quick and leaves no lace.

S: Mild brett funk combines with lemon and wet grass. As with many of the cisco wilds I pick up a decent amount of taco seasoning.

T: Very bland with a mild sourness. It has a bit of lemon and brett character but not much else.

M: Light and bubbly body.

O: I'm starting to think of Cisco as a one trick pony. If it ain't Monomoy Kriek it ain't worth picking up.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 17:24:37 | More by beerwolf77
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3.1/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pale yellow. Crystal clear. Turbulence from the pour mustered only the faintest traces of a head. Perhaps a wisp or two of lace.

S: Raw brett notes. Some mineral-like earthy notes and whiff of lemon.

T: Earthy funk - lemon and some tannic oak. Neither offensive nor interesting. Just, well, bland.

M: Moderate carbonation, but a slightly prickly feel from the brett. Dry finish.

O: Not much to get excited about here. If the flavors were more developed and assertive you might get something close to Orval or El Diablo Deluxe. Unfortunately this beer doesn't get there.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 18:55:46 | More by callmemickey
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3.1/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Opened on June 3, 2011. Received as an extra from a generous trader.

It pours a golden straw yellow with a quarter-finger of head which settles into nothing. The beer moves easily in the glass, appearing thinly.

Nice lemony aroma, complemented by underripe peach, green apples, some oak, lactic acid, and an amalgamation of sweet and cereal maltiness. Soft pineapple brett component, as well as a chardonnay-like white wine.

Not quite what I expected, Lady of the Woods stands apart from the other American wilds that best approximate her. “Shallow,” almost watery, on the front of the palate, the mid-palate features hay, tart citrus, all running alongside a perfumy/floral (at times soapy) taste that almost completely covers up a spice note. Very little oak, LofW mostly features sweet tropical fruit and tart citrus fruit.

Medium bodied, but the carbonation is medium-low (not sure if this is off based on others’ reviews) and it feels heavy on the tongue. Could be more effervescent. All the same, pleasantly tart and hugely drinkable, especially on an early summer day like today.

Not in the same league as other “blonde” oak-aged American sours (e.g., Brute, Temptation), but an okay beer nonetheless. As a barrel-aged witbier, this is quite nice; as an American sour, I’m not sure I’d seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 14:18:12 | More by Verecund
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3.15/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Very soft pop, the cork smells like lemon and Italian herbs. White halo on a helles lager-like body.

S: Oak and funk, orange and lemon candy.

T: Chardonnay and sour fruit. Very intense, but also simple and one dimensional. Like sucking on a lemon soaked oak chip.

M: A little dense, but good carbonation.

O: Not worth the $18.

I'm getting really disgusted with these beers that cost a fortune and turn out to be extremely average.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 01:26:31 | More by 7ways
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3.18/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours with a white, four-finger head that fades to a thin layer leaving some lace. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light almost clear amber color, with a ton of yeast left in bottle. Nose is yeasty lemon. Flavor is sour lemon and yeast, there is no doubt this is a wild ale. The ABV is 5.0%. Way overpriced at $19.95 for a caged and corked 750ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

Serving type: bottle

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on tal at gingerman in Norwalk. Not my typical style, but this was a very dynamic beer. The sour is just not an enjoyable flavor, but I respect the beer.

Beer pours with a significant head that stays firm. Disapates inton very light lacing. Color is a light orange, a little off your typical white. Nose has banana and a bit of vanilla, definitely reminds of wild ale.

Flavor is significantly sour, with a bit if citrus. Not exceptionally smooth and the sour finish is a bit alcohol heavy. This is a good beer, but not a real enjoyable experience for this drinker.

Serving type: on-tap

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3.26/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a typical American sour. Straw-colored and clear. Carbonated but very little head retention. My biggest gripe about the beer is that it is similar to so many American sours -- it's over the top SOUR - way too sour. No balance like a oude gueuze (which I wouldn't expect) but not even similar to a jung lambik. Just way too off the charts with acidity. Strong acetic acidness.

Serving type: bottle

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3.4/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Gold with a bit of carbonation head.

S - Some oak, it's a bit of a lighter smell for an American Wild. A bit of funk, and a little tartness, but not a ton going on here.

T - Some acetone, little bit of grain and a light sour taste. Little bit of oak taste in there, enough to give some barrel presence, but this is overly mild and not aggressive enough.

M - Lighter, some decent carbonation.

D - It's easy enough to drink, but the taste bores you enough that you stop short (and make a move).

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2010 00:30:09 | More by AgentZero
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3.43/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Capones in Norristown, PA.

Pours a hazy pale golden orange color with golden straw edges and a 1.5 finger white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring.  Sporadic streaks of lace left behind.

Odd aroma with a mix of lactic funk, tropical fruit and chemicals.  Smells sort of like sun tan lotion with lots of wood/oak and coconut.  Like a wild ale dosed with coco butter.

Medium bodied with a really strange amalgam of flavors.  Tart with strong citrus acidity, sourdough bread and lactic funk cut by a strong earthy wood presence that gives off a strong coconut milk flavor.  Dry and  somewhat astringent finish.  Not a bad beer just a very weird combination of flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

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3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a chalice. This one pours a clear golden color with lots of visible carbonation and small cap of white head.

The aroma is mildly tart right up front with a bit of lemon and grass in the background. Seems to have a sweet edge that makes me think of honey. Sugary pallet with green apple flavors and just a hint of sourness to round it out as well as a sweet finish.

The body is light and crisp with good carbonation. Overall this one is mediocre. Certainly enjoyable and I wouldn't turn it down but this isn't something I'd go after.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 04:05:44 | More by Bendurgin
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3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle split three ways. Poured in a snifter. Huge thanks to SneezyAchew for sending me this one.

A: Pours a hazy white-grapefruit-lemon color with a billowing bright white head that slowly faded into a thick fuzzy film. Sticky patches of lacing cling to the walls of the glass as I drink.
S: Funky notes of brett and lemony citrus. Hints of white grape as well. Very funky and tart smelling, but not necessarily acidic.
T: Follows the nose with barnyardy notes of brett and light citrus fruit flavors. I pick up white grapes, peach, lemon zest, and slight oak. Finish pretty darn dry, but not quite a desert.
M: Mouth is full of lively carbonation over the medium body. Fairly dry and a bit gritty from some oak tannins.
D: Lightly tart and very easy to drink. The carbonation was a chore at first, but it calmed down after a while. Thanks again Michael for this great brew!

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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Lady Of The Woods from Cisco Brewers Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.