Exodus - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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3.68/5 rDev -9.4%
The pour is orange with a tall white head. Strong cherry aroma, but also a weird salty note. Some oak, a bit of pineapple, straw, and lemon. The flavor is highly acidic. The cherry character is not quite as pronounced. Mild red wine vinegar, leather, and some citric acidity. Very simnple, but good.
08-07-2012 16:50:04 | More by womencantsail
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
3.6/5 rDev -11.3%
Draft at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, PA.
Pours a dark golden amber color with ruby edges and a half finger off-white head that quickly fades. Minimal spots of lace left behind.
Earthy, funky aroma with tart, vinous fruit, earthy, funky bugs, toasted oak and acetic solvent. A bit more acetic solvent character than I prefer taking away from the other notes a bit but there's still some sweet vinous fruit and a decent barrel character.
On the thinner end of medium bodied with tart, puckering mouthfeel that's slightly acetic but not overly harsh. Decent barrel character with toasted oak and vanilla followed by tart, vinous dark fruit and acetic vinegary funk. Slightly lactic with a nice amount of puckering sourness but it's a bit more acetic/solvent like than I prefer. The dark fruit notes adds some needed sweetness but it could use some more balance.
08-14-2012 22:48:38 | More by corby112
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.83/5 rDev -5.7%
On tap at Great Taste 2010
Pours a light tan head. Color is an brown hued orange.
Aroma: It has an odd malt/toffee flavor to it. After that it does have a nice sour cherry flavor with some funk. Bourbon isn't too apparent.
Taste: Again, the taste starts out with more of a malty and toffee flavor before the sour notes hit. The cherries are very fresh. More bourbon showed here than in the nose.
Mouthfeel: tart, crisp, and clean. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Probably the best part of the beer.
Overall, a decent sour, but it needs work. Rumors are they might bottle this, which would be pretty cool. Fairly drinkable.
08-17-2010 22:56:28 | More by mothman
4.28/5 rDev +5.4%
On Tap at Devil's Den in Philly for the 4th annual Bella Vista beer bash. Served in a tulip glass.
Exodus comes looking on the reddish side, yet there is some gold beams shooting out as well. A slight bit of haze with no floaties within the glass. A nice cap of firm off white foam graces the top, slight stick.
Smell is tart cherry scent up front, that much is apparent. I don't get a ton of vinegar which is a plus and a great departure of from many flanders I've had. A hint of yeast and some berry scent with some lactic/funky scents arising with warming. Cherry dominated.
This surprised me. Much more complex than expected and more wild and funky than a traditional flanders red, if this in fact a flanders red. Bright tastes of berry, cherry, vanilla, oak. If this was aged in a bourbon barrel, the bourbon is lost under the cherry tartness. All in all a great contender for underdog beer that turned out great.
Feel is at about medium with a great amount of carb that kinda pricks the mouth. Nice lactic sourness with a pucker. I could drink this all night happily. Very drinkable with a low ABV. My hats off to you Central Waters, thanks for sending it over. Send more.
06-02-2012 14:56:30 | More by BARFLYB
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
3.78/5 rDev -6.9%
750mL bottle poured into tulip
Pours a slightly hazed bright orange red with little to no head resting on top. The color is vibrant and piercing, and becomes brighter in the light.
Cherry forward nose with nice sourness and funk, oak tannins with a touch of grape and red wine.
Starts off lactic and sour backed by a full cherry sour roundness. Fairly balanced along with a funky horse blanket undertone. Red grape skin and cherry with a fairly syrupy sweetness. Finishes sticky and sweet followed by some lingering cherry.
Fuller medium body, medium-lighter carb, sticky and lingering on the tongue. A really nice sour beer overall, although the cherry did become a little sweet after a while.
06-07-2012 00:17:32 | More by xnicknj
3.74/5 rDev -7.9%
750 ml C&C bottle, shared by fbc24. Thanks Frank!
A: Semi-hazy reddish/pink colored body with an instantly dissipating white head. Thin retention ring and no true lacing.
S: Cherry, sour notes but nothing over the top, oak, funk and lemon.
T: Softer on the sour front than I expected, but still a good amount there. Nothing too puckering. Plenty of cherry with dominant oak on the back-end which seemed to dry it out quite a bit.
M: A bit under-carbonated. For the style, I would like a touch more carbonation. Dry, as noted.
Really a nice, flavorful cherry-forward Wild Ale. Flanders Red? Eh, not too sure about that.
03-14-2013 15:07:49 | More by ShanePB
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
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
4.03/5 rDev -0.7%
Leaves a little to be desired. Quickly dissipating fizzy head on a murky orange-pink body.
Nose is heavenly. Tart citrus with a splash of fruit punch.
Taste follows. Tart, 7 out of 10, mild vinegar. Mouth puckering for sure. Somewhat simple.
Low carbonation, medium mouthfeel.
Solid if not one-noted. Tame apricot mouthwatering juice. That's what this should have called it. Thanks TATURBO.
07-05-2013 02:28:37 | More by Duff27
4/5 rDev -1.5%
A: pours a reddish orange in color with brownish highlights and a thin head that left very little lacing sticking to the glass.
S: lots of hay brett funk storms out of the aroma with tart acdic cherry character not really any noticeable bourbon barrel qualities but had mild vinegary citrusy notes and hints of wood.
T: the cherries were more apparent on the palate alongside oaky woody accents, vineagry acidic tones, hints of brown sugar, very mild buorbon booze if any and plenty of bretty funk to round it out.
M: the brew was medium in body with moderate amount of carbonation which had a vinegary, woody, bretty funky sour and mild dry finish finish.
O: pretty solid beer all around and was glad to finally try a brew from central waters.
08-12-2012 15:40:28 | More by Gobzilla
4.15/5 rDev +2.2%
750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks Andy for the bottle!
(A)- Pours a clear reddish amber color. Some white froth formed that dissipated quickly.
(S)- A nice potent vinegar-like oak character up front. Bits of cherry pits in the background.
(T)- Similar to the smell. A great combo of a sharp vinegar-like acidic bite and subtle cherries behind it that meshes into a dry oaky finish.
(M)- A nice carbonation level and balance. I like the dynamic sourness and oak/fruit without it melting your face off.
(O)- Excellent drinkability and fits the style very well particularly for an american made one. I had this a few times on tap as well a year or so before this was bottled and the sourness has definitely been kicked up a notch or two since but very happy to see the oak and fruit is still present too. Very much looking forward to seeing what else Central Waters does with their sour program considering this was their first entry essentially.
11-10-2012 18:33:04 | More by sweemzander
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