Lady Of The Woods - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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3.95/5 rDev -4.4%
Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.
Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with a woody and acidic finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is quite sour and acidic and fairly one dimensional in that regard.
12-03-2012 22:09:37 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.43/5 rDev +7.3%
Thanks to bmanning for sharing this with Amyliz4, hhanson, Azurelimits, and me at a recent tasting.
A: Pours a bright, transparent citrus yellow with a bit of golden haze. Nice white head throughout.
S: Spicy belgian yeast, bit of oak, and plenty of citrus. Some nice wheat tartness coming through as well.
T: Very nice oak character comes in atop the tart citrus and wheat characteristics. Incredibly complex for a witbier. Some nice Belgian spice makes its way in as well.
M: Light-to-medium body, although pretty heavy for a witbier. The wheat and oak combine to create a nice dryness.
D: Very drinkable. Probably the best version of the style that I've had. Wholeheartedly agree with Ben that I'd love to see more barrel-aged light beers like this, as I have almost uniformly enjoyed the barrel-aged lighter beers that I've come across.
05-03-2010 14:17:53 | More by Thorpe429
4.08/5 rDev -1.2%
On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY
A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color and has a very slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down and left a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and a patch of bubbles in the center.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of sourness in the nose.
T: The overall taste is rather sour and has some notes of oak from the barrel aging.
M: It feels a little more than light-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very drinkable for the style and seems like it has just the right amount of sourness.
08-20-2012 00:04:33 | More by metter98
3.98/5 rDev -3.6%
Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a very modest head that quickly fades to a ringlet; many droplets of lace are left behind
Smell: Oaky and acetic, with vinous undertones; lemon and pineapple tones, as well
Taste: In the early stages, the lactic sourness dominated, bringing lemony yogurt flavors that were joined by oaky vinous elements; over time, the acetic sourness built up, creating a puckering sensation; a hint of pineapple permeates but the preponderance is lemony, vinous and oaky
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation; puckery
Overall: Not as good as some of the others in the series, this is still an enjoyable summer sour
08-06-2012 23:58:28 | More by brentk56
4.05/5 rDev -1.9%
Thanks to whoever shared this at Oakquinox.
A: The pour is a very pale straw color with a large white head.
S: Smells interesting. Mild tart with a heavy hand on the lemon aromas. Quite a bit of floral qualities to it with a mild funk and oak, perhaps a little lacto. There's plenty of oak and a touch of white wine.
T: The flavor is not too shabby. Heavy on the grass, hay, and lemon zest. Fairly funky and rather strong on the oak. Mild wine and vanilla, some hints of fruit in there as well. Maybe a little bit of pineapple.
M: Fairly light in body with a high level of carbonation and a dry finish.
O: This was surprisingly good. While all of the barrel aged beers from Cisco have been enjoyable, this one was a bit above the rest.
04-25-2011 21:38:38 | More by womencantsail
3.98/5 rDev -3.6%
This poured out as a hazy yellow color with a thin white head on top. The head settles and leave just a white film on top of the beer with a minimal lacing. The smell of the beer gives off some big sour notes and fresh oak aromas. The taste gives off what to me tasted like tart limes at first which then switched of more of a lemon/orange citric flavor as it warmed up. The base of the beer is light with not much in the way of malt coming through at any stage. The mouthfeel is light bodied, well carbonated, and actually kind of refreshing. Overall this beer gets the saliva glands working pretty hard, it's acidic and yet very drinkable. It's a lot like a tart citrusy juice with carbonation. It's good for what it is. I can't say I'd drink a lot of it though.
11-24-2012 03:11:16 | More by Knapp85
4.03/5 rDev -2.4%
A - Poured out a golden-yellow color with a one-finger, white head of foam. It left some thin trails of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled funky and sour with some barnyard aromas. There was a yeastiness present in the nose, too.
T - Funky and fruity with a nice sour bite. There was a very mild caramel flavor with a touch of spice.
M - It was crisp and very dry but at times seemed a little thin. A light to medium bodied wild ale.
D - This was very nice. Thanks to given2flybrewing for sharing this one.
12-15-2010 22:58:17 | More by zeff80
4.33/5 rDev +4.8%
There is something about this that strikes me as very lambic-like. Excellent woody tones with the supporting funk with lemony citric edges. Well, more than just edges. But the character of this beer makes it so similar to Belgian lambics that I'd bet you could place this in a blind tasting against Boon and the like and there is potential for some interesting results. Not as smooth as Cuvee de Castleton or as diverse as a Russian River production, but I still say this is a well made wild ale. A real pleasure to drink.
08-31-2012 04:56:43 | More by RblWthACoz
4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
Poured from a 750ml caged & corked bottle into an imperial pint glass.
A: The beer is a bright yellowish gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a decent lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is of citrus, spices Belgian yeast, light malts and a touch of hops.
T: The taste starts out with some citrus tartness that is quickly followed by some Belgian yeast and wheat breadiness. There are also some spices in the background. There is a very mild hops presence and the malt character is not very heavy, but both provide a good balance and a nice complexity. The after-taste is slightly sour and slightly bready.
M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.
D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a good beer to drink when you're looking for a little extra flavor out of a Witbier without going with a traditional sour beer style.
01-25-2010 01:43:00 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.15/5 rDev +0.5%
Bottle from the first batch so quite a few years old.
Light fizzy head fades instantly, slight hazy golden orange like yellow.
Nose great Belgian malts, light sour malt and lemon like and hint of citrus orange peel too, light lacto and other souring funk, hint of fruit, light peach and apricot like stone fruit.
Taste again tons of stone fruit, lots of apricot, sour fruit, light sour lacto like flavours and funk, smooth creamy feel, touch if a sour dough malty flavor. Finish is dry, light doughy malt and long sour apricot finish.
Mouth is med bod, very little carb,
Overall awesome. I'll have to get a new batch sometime and see how it compares.
06-10-2013 12:58:22 | More by jlindros
4.29/5 rDev +3.9%
a very different wild ale. like none ive come across. it pours a pale straw color with an inch or more of white bubbly head. there is some fine suspended yeast and an aroma of ripe fruits, wild yeast, and oak. the flavor is super complex, with a funny hint of apricot jam without the sweetness, really farmy from the yeast, dry and acidic like chardonnay barrels, and a lot of spunk. its just so different, balanced, but at stages allowing each element to shine. the oak does wonders for this beer, and I just cannot believe how interesting and bold this is for being just 5% abv. effervescent carbonation and a very light drinkable body with a crackling dry finish. on a night that I drank such beers as zombie dust, crooked stave cellar reserve series, and other rarities, this was a standout amongst them all. I need to get my hands on some more of this.
06-04-2013 16:46:38 | More by StonedTrippin
3.58/5 rDev -13.3%
From 06/25/11 notes. I've had a bottle of this for a while and have been looking forward to it after having the rest of the Woods series beers. Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Bruery tulip.
a - Pours a transparent straw yellow color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation. Head does not last very long.
s - Smells of tropical fruits, pears, white wine, some funk, oak, apples, and pineapple. White wine comes through quite a bit, as does the pineapple.
t - Tastes of white wine, some funk, oak, tropical fruits, floral notes, pears. Again, a lot of white wine, not as much funk. Light acidity.
m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation.
o - Overall an interesting wild ale, but it's dominated by that white wine/chardonay smell and taste. In my opinion probably the worst of the Woods Series sours...I'd pick up Dark Woods again before this one.
06-27-2011 14:54:19 | More by mdfb79
Lady Of The Woods from Cisco Brewers Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.