Exodus - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 84
Gots: 30 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A sour red ale aged with cherries in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: mothman on 08-17-2010)
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Reviews by alcstradamus:
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4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this at the 2010 Great Taste and loved it. This version was tapped at the 2011 Central Waters Anniversary party. I found it to be less sour overall than at the GTOTM, and actually it is even better than before.

It pours a ruby/brown with a huge head. Aroma is oaky with some sour cherry and pear sweetness.

The flavor is nicely tart with oak and sour cherry performing a balancing act.

The body is medium and carbonation is low. Overall this beer is fantastic and will really surprise people as a superior first sour offering from Central Waters. If you are a fan of oud bruins, this one should be on your radar.

More User Reviews:
Photo of fenlop54
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of deebo
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of dc55110
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of weonfire
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of dirtylou
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle, graciously shared with me this past Sunday afternoon, day after GTMW

appearance: served in a town hall tulip - lifeless carbonation, murky orange-amber body, no head

smell: funky aroma, notes of brett, hay, oak, vinous characteristics, cherry, grape skin

taste: Better than I remember the tap version of 2010/2011 being - quite sour, vinous grape skin, tart cherry, tons of oak, hay, brett, highly acidic, vinegar.

mouthfeel: lack of carbonation is pretty detrimental, acid, tart

overall: good first effort of the style, not at new glarus level by any means yet

Photo of leschkie
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of bigthirst
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - No head on a clear reddish brown body. Lifeless.

Smell - Chardonnay bomb. Intense barrel character. Vanilla and oak permeate. Caramel. Not really any acidity.

Taste - Much more sour here, but not intense. Strong white wine again. Caramel and vanilla. Follows the nose, but the cherries come out in the end. The back end dries out and leaves diacetyl and white wine.

Mouthfeel - Dry, medium bodied. Easy to drink. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Better than I expected. Out of proportion on many flavors, like the wine barrel.

Photo of mobius387
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Rborre321
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Bunuelian
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Diomede
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Hendrick24
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of KDawg
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a tulip. Pours a good dark red color with a small head.

Very good flemish red aromas of sour cherries, some funk and tart citrus notes as well.

Good depth with a very good medium feel and flavors of sour cherries and a good amount of tart tones as well. Finishes off nice and dry.

This is a real good flemish red. Nice and tart with good flavors and aromas.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml cork and caged bottle poured into a Central Waters tulip
Serving temp 45°-50° F, Ale aged in oak barrels with cherries added. Pairings listed on the back!

A - Low carbonation leaves little loose bubbles of off-white pinkish foam. Pinkish dirty hazed apricot in color. Vanishing foam is no surprise with all the bugs in this one.

S - Low notes of vinegar and bacteria fall behind the robust aroma of smooth oak barrels and bacteria soaked cherry accents. Complex bacteria is underlying, not bold, but works very well. More sour power emerges with a good swirl.

T - Sour cherries and wet wood flourish with barnyard notes of dry straw and funk. The flavor is actually pretty "thin" (not one dimensional, rather just light) but works well in this brew.

M - Nice light carbonation compliments the medium-light body and finishes out with a lightly dry, very sour finish.

O - A few tweaks and this could be an absolutely amazing brew. The sour finish does a great job of tying all the oak and cherries together with the bacteria-filled brew but I'd love to see a little rise in the flavor profile. The bugs are there and offer low underlying complexity, but almost no real malt profile comes though in this one. Regardless, this is damn close to Supplication. Great job guys! I can't wait to age some bottles and experience it's development.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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Exodus from Central Waters Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.