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Full And By Rye - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 21
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WesWes on 03-03-2010)
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

t0rin0, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Thorpe429, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -1.5%

GRG1313, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

womencantsail, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%

Knapp85, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

JAHMUR, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

jlindros, Mar 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

oline73, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of WesWes
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

WesWes, Mar 03, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Mora2000, Aug 16, 2010
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

imperialking, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

superspak, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Gonzoillini, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to ybnorml for this brew.

750ml
Caged/Corked

Poured into a chalice a nice brownish color, nice carbonation, nice fizzy off-white head, with some nice puddles and sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some tangyness, cherries. The taste is malty, alittle sweetness, yeasty, sour, slight cherry note, whiskey/oak. Medium body. Drinkable, a very tasty brew on a hot/windy day.

Wasatch, Sep 19, 2010
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought this bottle at Julio's earlier this year along with some other Cisco beers, decided to open it at a little tasting in the Columbus area this weekend.

First off, this bottle was a slow gusher, nothing explosive but the bubbles definitely wanted out. So the first couple of pours had very thick heads. The beer itself is a hazy orange-hued brown color, and the foam was a light tan color and poofy. It was hard for me to detect rye in the aroma, at least initially. Mostly I got Consecration-like dark wild ale aromas, cherry and funk, caramel malts and so on. But the longer it sat I could get a little bourbon in the nose, not exactly rye but more a sweet liqueur under the funk.

It tastes tart and sour, with a definitive acidic bite. Cherry is dominant for me, as is the brett, this actually was much better than I thought it would be. Lots of oak character, mildly vinous, excellent really.

Medium-thin body, and while it obviously had adequate carbonation (with the foaming from the bottle) it never seemed too bubbly. Recommended for sure.

TurdFurgison, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of THECPJ
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

THECPJ, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of xnicknj
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into taster - thanks alex

Pours a cloudy mahogany-reddish color with a thin crop of beige head on top. Fades into slick film and some traces of lacing on the glass.

Dark, earthy sourness in the nose with raisin and oak. Touches of red wine, cherry and dark fruit. A bit lactic and acidic, light warmth and rye spice.

Notes of dark fruit and rye spice up front, which adds a perception of hoppiness to the beer. Increasing sourness with red wine, grape skins, oak and raisin. A few hints of cherry with soft funkiness. Acidic and sour in the finish.

Medium body, higher carbonation, dry and crisp on the tongue. I've tasted a handful of the Woods Series and this was a pleasant surprise. I enjoyed the addition of rye to the brew, along with the darker, earthy sourness.

xnicknj, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of jrallen34
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another bottle brought over by Beace at Jackie O's...Pours a medium brown with amber notes, a watery tan head, not much to look at....A really nice aroma of oak, bourbon, acid, rye, and sourness. Can't believe this combo would work but it does....The taste brings out a lot more oak, vanilla, bourbon, rye, not as much sour comes through. Really good and highly drinkable.

If you're looking for a barrel aged rye this is more of go to then a wild ale, although its sour, the sourness is more of an accent. Worth trying.

jrallen34, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of vfgccp
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – Mahogany body with a towering off-white head. Ok lace and retention.

S – Tangy oak, maple sap, and leather. Johnnie Walker booze note. Brown sugar.

T – Deliciously dry with a potent sourness that rolls through hay, tart cherry, and apple. Leathery, sour finish.

M – Crisp and clean with a medium body. Nice carbonation.

O – A clean, dry, delicious, and assertive sour.

vfgccp, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of AgentZero
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

AgentZero, Sep 14, 2011
Photo of DefenCorps
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

DefenCorps, Aug 20, 2010
Photo of gford217
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle, cork and caged, listed at 6.6% on the label.

Pours a very dark reddish amber with a big, short-lived cream-colored head that leaves good lacing on the way down to a thin cap.

The aroma is tart fruit alongside oak, vanilla and plenty of whiskey. There is also a decent funky presence and some lactic sourness as well.

The flavor is even more tart with an initial lip-puckering sourness, lactic with some vinegar, paired with some tart cherries and other dark fruits. The finish is extremely dry and oaky with a bit of whiskey burn.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, very dry with a lot of earthy funk lingering with the whiskey on the palate.

Another nice effort in the Woods series from Cisco. The whiskey presence is well integrated and doesn't overpower the flavor.

gford217, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of rudzud
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this bottle for many, many months, as in August roughly. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - A spectacular appearance on this. A nice hazelnut almost crystal clear colour. There was a TON of action in the glass, tons of bubbles rising from the bottom. Atop this sat a big, fluffy two finger super light tan head that never faded less than a quarter of an inch thick and left a little side lacing.

S - Nice typical wild yeast aromas here with the addition of some light oak and rye aromas.

T - Hrm, not a fan of this. Not sure if a few years this would be something spectacular but now it just doesnt taste ready. There is that nice wild ale profile, though not as sour as I like, intermixed with some rye and spice flavours. There is a nice oak finish, but, maybe its just the overall bourbon barrel qualities that dont do it for me. Have yet to find a bourbon barrel aged wild ale that I really loved.

M - At first it was just far too much carbonation, however, after letting it sit in the tulip for a while things smoothed out. Finished result is a nice low/medium carbonation crisp, dry mouthfeel.

D - Its a nice wild ale, just not sure if its for me. I don't quite like the rye finish, or the bourbon qualities. that being said, I can respect this wild ale for what it is. Just not for me.

rudzud, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of sweemzander
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

sweemzander, Aug 27, 2011
Photo of woosterbill
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked bottle into a Cantillon tulip. Thanks a ton, Tony!

A: Cloudy, brown body with a finger of frothy tan head. Ok retention and lace. Not bad.

S: Lovely, intense acetic sourness on top of some sweet caramel malt + spicy rye. Spectacular rye sour aroma.

T: Tingly sourness up front, with the richness and depth of the grain coming through more on the back end. Very acetic, bitingly tart finish. Delicious.

M: Very prickly, frothy medium body. A bit much.

O: I just can't believe this beer is only 5.5% - not because it tasted boozy in the least, but because it complemented its intense sourness with a truly profound malt backbone. How they got all that rich grain in there without much alcohol is beyond me, but color me impressed. This is definitely one of the best in the Woods series.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Aug 18, 2011
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Full And By Rye from Cisco Brewers Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.