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Exodus - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 84
Gots: 31 | FT: 2
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 jlindros:
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -1.7%

Thanks to Tom P for sharing.

Cloudy dark orange brown beer, very little head.

Nose brings tart cherry, sour brown malts, little acidic bite even in the nose.

Taste nice tart cherry, little sweetness, flemmy little creamy, nice sourness, bit of a brown malt and sweet candy, but sour cherry. Long flemmy tart finish with lingering cherry.

Mouth is med bod flemmy mild acidic bite, decent carb.

02-24-2014 02:55:35 | More by jlindros
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fenlop54

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +17%

05-06-2014 17:41:02 | More by fenlop54
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deebo

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-02-2013 05:08:56 | More by deebo
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-24-2012 16:29:56 | More by bpfrush
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dc55110

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-31-2011 13:53:09 | More by dc55110
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weonfire

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-11-2014 03:45:03 | More by weonfire
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-26-2014 02:32:37 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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dirtylou

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%

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

08-16-2012 17:26:19 | More by dirtylou
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leschkie

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-13-2012 20:58:40 | More by leschkie
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-10-2013 01:30:54 | More by Gonzoillini
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bigthirst

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +17%

04-04-2013 15:28:36 | More by bigthirst
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -10.6%

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.

04-02-2013 00:11:14 | More by Alieniloquium
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mobius387

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-11-2014 02:31:54 | More by mobius387
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Rborre321

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-06-2014 20:30:24 | More by Rborre321
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

09-29-2013 18:32:22 | More by Bunuelian
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arniepnminne

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-17-2013 19:08:11 | More by arniepnminne
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-30-2014 23:39:08 | More by beersdmf17
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +17%

08-13-2012 19:03:05 | More by theminutemen
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-20-2011 07:18:04 | More by Diomede
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-26-2014 14:21:17 | More by Hendrick24
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KDawg

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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.

08-08-2012 04:50:30 | More by KDawg
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

11-26-2011 17:43:18 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Nivek43

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-26-2014 05:59:14 | More by Nivek43
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-06-2013 05:59:26 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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jegross2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Reviewing Exodus, an intentionally soured red ale aged in bourbon barrels with cherries from Central Waters Brewing Company out of Amherst, Wisconsin.

Score: 94

Fall 2011 vintage bottle served in a Goose Island Chicago flag snifter and enjoyed on 07/01/14.

Appearance: Pours a murky, reddish-orange color with a slight brownish tinge with a half finger of head that settles to a thick ring around the glass. The last pour is quite sediment-y. Nothing special in the lacing/retention/lacing department, but this is a sour ale. 3.75/5

Smell: Cherry, lacto, vanilla and oak working in a nice harmony. Relative to how this was fresh, the acidity has softened a bit and the cherry has faded a bit in a good way such that the medicinal character that was once there fresh is now gone. A kiss of lemon too. 4.25/5

Taste: Tart cherry, oak and a kiss of lacto on the finish. Has a well-rounded acidity. Tart cherry throughout. Really pleasant balance here. No medicinal character anymore. A little residual sweetness on the back half. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Dry finish. Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation. Has a nice sourness with an underlying/balancing residual sweetness. 4.5/5

Overall: Excellent, early sour project from Central Waters that has aged marvelously. Recent batches on tap have been even better than this was fresh.

Cost: $14.99 for a 750 ml bottle.

02-13-2014 05:00:29 | More by jegross2
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Exodus from Central Waters Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.