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Cherry Woods - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 48
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Wheat based ale aged in oak for 12 months with proprietary bugs and whole sour cherries. This beer is quenching, dry, and visually stunning.

(Beer added by: woosterbill on 05-18-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

jurbanik, Aug 31, 2012
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2.78/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Got this one in a trade a couple of years ago -- I have to say it's kind of nice to start whittling down the cellar a little bit because moving it certainly sucked. Review is from notes taken on 8/26/2012 and poured from the bottle to a snifter.

Appearance: Pour is a nice, golden hued color, looks like a cider; as no head, and carbonation seems minimal, just a few small bubbles hitting the surface in random intervals -- not what I typically expect in a wild; body has just a touch of haze but is clear beyond that; nothing is left on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Pretty solid, like a lot of other wilds it has that sweet and very tart saccharine smell to it like a SweetTart; obvious cherry presence, very green, very sour and funky.

Taste: Meh, not so hot -- a fair amount of the sweet and tart acidic fruit -- mostly cherry, but hints of some apple as well; a fair amount of caramel maltiness in it as well; almost buttery. Probably going to be a drain pour, as the mouthfeel sucks.

Mouthfeel: Poor. Flat, no life whatsoever except what little bit of pucker comes from the tartness. Slick, gross.

Overall: I feel like I got ripped off in the trade. I store my beers with immaculate care, so I'm not taking the blame on this one. Cisco should apologize.

bamadog, Aug 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

ms11781, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Paul (pwoody11) for sending me this beer almost a year ago. Cheers! Split with my brother-in-law.

Appearance – I had heard reports that this was a completely flat beer as of late. Thankfully, after a vigorous pour, there was about a half finger of slight off white head that dissipates quickly leaving slight lacing.

Smell – Cherry pie, oak, earthiness, slight funk, and floral notes.

Taste – Honestly, it reminds me of cherry pie filling with a slight tartness. Not overwhelmingly sour nor funky, but a nice balance of tart cherries and sweetness. Oak comes in midway through, slight acidity and vinegar, and vanilla. Not overly complex but enjoyable nonetheless on this insanely hot day.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, decent carbonation.

Overall – Not my favorite of the series, but I’d drink it again for sure. Rather enjoyed it tonight to be honest.

SpdKilz, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

cfh64, Jun 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

wesley14, May 17, 2012
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Cherry Woods from Cisco Brewers Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.