Full And By Rye - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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Reviews by benpopper:
4.15/5 rDev +1.7%
Pours a bright red/brown, crystal clear. The 1/2" of head I get in the glass disappears quickly and leaves nothing behind, in the glass or on it.
You can smell it from feet away. Tart, deep fruit, very little oak and only the subtlest hint of rye.
The taste was very nice, but not as balanced as I'd like. Very sour. A little barrel, some nice yeast on the back end. Very enjoyable.
Mouthfeel is very fizzy on the tongue but very smooth none the less and has almost no bite. A slight pucker factor though.
Overall the bottle developed a lot as it warmed. The barrel becomes more pronounced along with the rye and the yeast. and also gets a bit less sour, so maybe letting the bottle rest would be a good idea on the next Cisco bottles I open
05-18-2011 01:20:19 | More by benpopper
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4/5 rDev -2%
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a hazy red-brown color with a white head. The aroma is tart cherries, oak and some other dark fruits. The flavor is tart cherries, oak and vanilla. Very drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A good sour, but not as good as the Monomoy Kriek which was drank at the same tasting.
08-16-2010 05:59:58 | More by Mora2000
4.98/5 rDev +22.1%
I was packing up a bunch of beers in preparation for a move and noticed the cork on this one had a slight leak, so in the fridge it went.
First, let me say that I am shocked by how good this beer is. It has the perfect balance of flavors - the brett funk is at just the right level and the flavor is full of fruit, some slight bitterness, good sweet/sour balance - just perfect.
I truly wish I had a case of this beer - and I rarely feel that way. I am not kidding when I say I put this beer on par with the best sours worldwide.
Now, why isn't this beer more popular? If anyone reading this happens to have an extra - please let me know - I could probably find something in my modest celler to trade with you.
06-08-2012 01:19:21 | More by BenZ
3.78/5 rDev -7.4%
Reviewed from notes. Had a few pours at Night of the Funk 2010. Pours a medium chestnut brown with a thin off white head. Nose brings forward really nice notes of bourbon and oak plus some lactic acid. There is also a bit of vanilla and spice in the background. The flavor doesn't meld quite like the nose did. There is some sourness that doesn't quite hit with all the components. Bourbon-aged sours have really been hit or miss with me. I didn't particularly enjoy Bourbonic, though this was better. Spice and sourness in the feel. Drinkability is pretty nice. I continue to be impressed by Cisco and look forward to their new offerings.
03-15-2011 00:52:51 | More by Thorpe429
4/5 rDev -2%
Light fizzy head, raisin brown reddish color.
Nose has nice light oak, light spicy rye, light tart sour funk, light sweet malts, bit of barnyard, light cherry and whisky aromas.
Taste has nice sour tart malt, reddish malt ale flavor, light spicy rye component, light oak, bit of barnyard funk, nice malty taste, little flemmy.
Mouth is med bodied with lower carbonation.
Overall nice, not the best of teh Woods series, but decent. A nice rye addition, and nice wild touch, not too sweet or syrupy like some of the others.
03-20-2011 23:12:31 | More by jlindros
3.53/5 rDev -13.5%
A - Ruby red beer with a decent fluffy head. Not really much left on the sides.
S - Bourbon, oak, and some lactic smell as well. There is some vanilla, spice, a little rye, and some malts.
T - Some vinegar and lactic acid. Rye spice, a little sour, and some moderate bourbon. Not great, but it's a bourbon barrel wild, which tends to be more experimental than anything else.
M - Has a lot of carbonation, maybe a little too much. Medium bodied.
O - It's okay, not really something I'd seek out again.
09-14-2011 04:05:01 | More by AgentZero
3.4/5 rDev -16.7%
bottle from awesome girlfriend from some place outside boston.
pours a nice murky brown with a couple fingers of head.
nose is very nice also, vanilla, oak, and tart cherry... the vanilla comes out more and more the more I smell this. yum.
taste is tart, for sure, but not too tart. I love the sour as hell wilds, and this one is a little on the lighter side. A light tartness, cherry is there, along with the slight oak and vanilla, but nothing is really over powering, nor is it anything special. The tartness dies a bit the more you drink it. I wish i could actually taste the rye in this...
mouthfeel is on the lighter side as well, nice carbonation, it seems that cisco is really dialing in these sours well, and can turn just about anything into a nice balanced sour... but this one seems a bit boring.
08-27-2011 20:51:31 | More by crusian
3.83/5 rDev -6.1%
750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to bay01 for the bottle!
(A)- Pours a deep burgundy color and produced a nice cap of tan froth. Good retention, some lace.
(S)- Lots and lots of oak notes. A dusty leather dirty floor kind of funk. Very subtle bits of cherry in the background. Smells great!
(T)- Like the smell was, very oaky with a thin cherry pie-like spice. Yet it almost has that same taco seasoning-like flavor to it too like the Pechish Woods had, though thankfully its so oaky that this is an afterthought. Vinous in character overall with a mild tartness.
(M)- A good carbonation level. A decent balance too, though it is kind of thin in the middle. Spicy, in both a good and bad way.
(D)- Started out well, but it turned into a very straightforward wild ale overall. Good, but nothing extraordinary.
08-27-2011 18:20:20 | More by sweemzander
3.35/5 rDev -17.9%
Bottle courtesy of Amy.
A: The beer pours a hazy dark amber color with a large off-white head.
S: A nice sour cherry aroma to begin with followed by a light acetic note. A very intense rye whiskey smell to it, and a lot of the booze comes through. A moderate mustiness and funk along with lots of oak and a bit of vanilla.
T: The flavor comes off a bit harsh and abrasive. Lots of rye/whiskey flavor and alcohol heat to it. Moderate vinegar sourness as well as some cherries. Straw and musty oak give what funk there is. If it wasn't for the booziness, this would be pretty good.
M: Medium in body with a medium to high level of carbonation.
O: Not as good as the other Woods beers from these guys, mostly due to the strong alcohol presence.
06-13-2011 06:37:03 | More by womencantsail
3.73/5 rDev -8.6%
750ml into a tulip glass. The cork was seized in and took a great deal of effort to release.
A - Dark brown/ruby body. Off-white foamy head with thin lacing. Looks pretty typical of a flanders red.
S - Cherries, vinegar, oak, vanilla and some rye spice. Fairly subdued and light, and actually not very pleasant. Its not funky, it just smells like a mess of aromas.
T - Wow! The flavor starts off with tart cherries and acidic vinegar. The finish is this fantastic smooth mixture of oak, whiskey, and spicy rye. It really works well with the tart fruity body. Medium mouth feel with a high level of carbonation.
O - Not my favorite of the woods series. The flavor profile is really interesting though. I think the rye whiskey barrels really compliment the base beer. Definitely worth a try.
10-14-2011 01:20:00 | More by davey101
4/5 rDev -2%
Thanks for sharing this, Peter. My beer fridge is stocked with ~ 30 beers that I've already ticked, so I needed something like this.
Pouring a dark amber with reddish brown highlights, this beer has a light brown head with good retention and lacing. The nose is quite excellent with a blend of bourbon (surprisingly big), oak, brown sugar and a little acid. Mostly acetic, there's some lactic as well. The palate opens with quite a bit of oak, vanilla and some bourbon along with a light acetic character. Quite oaky, but not particularly woody or heavy on astringent tannins if you ask me. Drying, oak-heavy finish with a moderate tannic character, this beer is very enjoyable. Medium-light in body with moderate carbonation, this beer has great flavors on the finish too. Recommended.
08-20-2010 01:52:33 | More by DefenCorps
3.9/5 rDev -4.4%
Full and Bye Rye- 750 corked and caged. Pours a dark amber with a huge off white head into a 22oz dogfish snifter. Rustic wood on the nose with a bit of alcohol. Light cherry flavor with a bit of oak, vanilla and a bit of vinegar. Pretty complex flavors, not too sure if they are all working together just yet. Slightly oily mouthfeel as it warms and gets a bit more tart. Interesting beer.
10-07-2010 00:33:37 | More by DrDogbeer
4.43/5 rDev +8.6%
The beer pours a cloudy amber color with a 1/4" off-white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a nice pale and crystal malt scent along with a kick ass brett sourness. It appears to be a regular amber ale fermented with brett. The taste is great as well. It has an awesome sourness. It's dry and mouth puckering with shit loads of brett character. The caramel malts provide some depth, but the sour flavor dominates the taste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. These guys really know how to brew up some world class wild ales. This one is delicious.
03-03-2010 00:06:50 | More by WesWes
4.28/5 rDev +4.9%
A: Pours a cloudy puke-brown; barely any head, light lacing
S: Tart sour oak, huge notes of brettanomyces; some rye plays around in the back of the nose
T: Starts off with strong tart brett/woody flavors, then develops delicious notes of whiskey in the background as it hits the middle of the tongue; finishes ridiculously smooth as it opens up and expands on the back of the palate to reveal more tart woody flavors
M: Medium viscosity, barely any carbonation; ridiculously smooth and buttery
O: One of the best sours I've ever had. It's not overwhelmingly tart, but it balances all of it's subtle flavors so well that no single flavor sticks out above the rest. Very much recommended
11-03-2011 21:08:53 | More by Jules11788
Full And By Rye from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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