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Exodus - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 83
Gots: 30 | 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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notalumberjack

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

05-23-2012 00:30:04 | More by notalumberjack
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cosmonick

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-20-2012 13:09:17 | More by cosmonick
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-11-2012 02:51:11 | More by imperialking
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GORUM

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

05-07-2012 15:39:10 | More by GORUM
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sidetracked

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-02-2012 15:17:00 | More by sidetracked
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DersOne

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-26-2012 15:48:05 | More by DersOne
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml into a brandy snifter.

A: Pours a nice dark orange. A few bubbles form but die out immediately. No retention or lacing.

S: Tangy lactic funk and sourness pervades the aroma. Nice backing of mildly sweet cherry flesh.

T: Immediately fills the mouth with a very puckering red-fruit sourness. Tart cherry and raspberry, a bit of balancing oak, lactic yogurt. Lactic notes really come out in the finish, with a bit of warming alcohol.

M: Very little carbonation, medium-bodied.

O: The sourness overpowers the other elements that should be going on (cherries, oak), and the lack of carbonation is detrimental to the mouthfeel and appearance. Other than that, it's not bad at all. Nice first try at sours for CW.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 01:51:36 | More by Etan
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass, the beer was a murky reddish color. The color was obviously the side-effect of being soaked in the cherries. A sour cherry aroma permeates the air, giving anticipation for the cherry notes to come. The initial taste is a sour cherry flavor that certainly awakens the sour taste buds on the tongue. A mild oak flavor is present with the biscuit notes obvious in observing the texture. The cherries add something to the sour flavor of this beer which continues to the sour finish. Though released in winter, this could easily be an easy drinking, refreshing summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 14:50:02 | More by JohnnyHopps
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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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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

shared this bottle with several BA's at KBS release day.

Reviewed from notes 3/10/12.

poured into snifter.

Appearance: orange / reddish bodied beer with 1 finger of head white head.

Smell: Funky sour upfront; hay and some cherries.

Taste: Really close to the nose. moderately funky and sour. Then you get a huge note of hay. You get the cherries, but its nothing to crazy. A little bit of fruitiness from the cherries that are not very sweet or tart, but you just know its cherries. Beer finishes with a decent sour aftertaste and some wood.

Mouthfeel: light end of medium bodied beer with low to moderate carbonation.

Overall: It was a wonderful sour beer by CW. i am always a fan the thier bers and this is no exception! Make some more Exodus Central Waters!

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 17:20:04 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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wschmit

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big 750ml into a Duvel tulip. No dates or numbers or anything.

A: Opens with an audible pop, but no rush of foam. The body is hazy orange--I guess I expected more red. Head fizzles away quickly, leaving a slight, off-white ring about the top.

S: Quite a nice, tart cherry nose, with a little mustiness and barnyard brett. Some rose petals, maybe. Nice, but a bit one-note, muddled.

T: Oooh, very tart. Puckering. Definitely strong cherry notes, perhaps too strong. A little horse blanket in the finish. It's somewhat flat tasting, though. Wish it was more complex.

M: Low carbonation, but not terribly thin-bodied.

O: Just okay, overall. Certainly a noble attempt, but kind of monotonous. Still, I encourage the effort and still adore CW. Keep on plugging, guys. I'll keep on drinking.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 05:22:05 | More by wschmit
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-05-2012 21:06:29 | More by djrn2
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Schlafly tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

A surprising mild pop kicks things off. The pour is as expected slightly flat with a weak ring of bubbles struggling to form on the sides of the glass. A quick swirl kicks up some activity. The color is very nice firm copper color with some nice orange hints. Quite clear with a very slight haze.

Strong fruit tartness up front. That gets milder with some nice funky notes and some good wood notes. Slightly spicy aroma as well. Definitely some sweet cherry-esque notes and some tartness as well. Red wine vinegar comes to mind.

Flavor starts off with some midl fruit juice tartness that then explodes with some stronger red wine vinegar notes. Pretty tart brew. the sharp and quick tartness last for about half the sip as a more woody and funky note takes center stage with some nice cherry sweetness/tartness takes over. Quite woody in the finish with a lingering mild tartness there as a reminder. the body is nice and light and refreshing however a bit more of carbonation would be ok. Not too much more but just a bit.

Overall this brew is pretty solid. Not anything amazing and a bit underwhelming for me but still not a bad offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 01:39:03 | More by JoEBoBpr
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bradner

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.2%

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Reason2B

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -75.4%

02-14-2012 17:12:25 | More by Reason2B
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bauermj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-14-2012 06:13:21 | More by bauermj
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stbo101

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-10-2012 00:51:21 | More by stbo101
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-08-2012 02:35:22 | More by jjheinrichs
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Mrpickles

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-29-2012 21:50:28 | More by Mrpickles
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Alpar

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A little murky but nothing too bad. Very nice red hue and a decent amount of carbonation. Looks nice :)

S: Strong fresh fruit sourness. Definitely cherry.

T: Excellent! This is smooth and has a perfect amount of sour and funk. I think this is well balanced (or at least to my liking) it is. The tartness attacks the tongue and prickles the back of your throat but it still has a nice crisp after taste.

M: Well balanced not too thin and not a syrup. I think this is about right for a sour.

O: Absolutely fantastic. One of my favorite sours and its also impressive that this was their first attempt. If you can, GET SOME.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 18:59:21 | More by Alpar
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Agold

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this beer at the occupy the local option event earlier today. Pours a burnt orange color with a bit of white head. It dissipates after a little while leaving little (if any) lacing, and a bit of film and a ring around the glass. Aroma has lots of oak with some nice funk. A bit of fruity berryish aroma as well, and a bit of vinegary acid. Flavor has more oak than in the aroma with lots of fruit, some nice funk and a bit of a vinous, balsamic quality. The oak is almost overwhelming. I would love to put a bottle down for a while to see where that big oak character goes. Mouthfeel is lower carbonation than I would have wanted, but it is dry and light regardless. If it had a touch more carbonation it would have been better.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2012 04:51:32 | More by Agold
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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked up this bottle of Exodus from the corner liquor because it was the new beer on the shelf. I'm a sucker for new, even though Central Waters has never been a brewery that has impressed me. In fact, I had to look at a picture of the bar to remember that I stopped there once (part of the Good Beer Bus Tour 2006) . But everyone deserves an update chance.

Corked and caged bottle opened with a light pop, so had to pour hard down the middle to create an ephemeral white head with large irregular bubbles. Color of a new copper penny, it peaks my expectation in the glass. First sip--wow--sour. I should really research my beers ahead of time a bit more. While I saw the "Ale Aged in Oak Barrels with Cherries Added" on the front label, I missed the "sour ale" and "Door County Cherries" on the back description. Listed on BeerAdvocate as a Flanders Red Ale.

In this case, it may have turned out better to not have read the label clearly. Being a fan of Flanders Red, my expectations would have been even higher. However, the beer disappoints the style, but is fine for a try tonight. In the nose, the familiar Door County cherries used famously by New Glarus are clearly there. Clear sour from the trifecta of sour bugs and the oak is there if you look for it. Take a taste and the oak is now out front with a pleasant fruity sourness. Body is thin and seems to fall off the back with little to stop it. Adequate, and my perception of Central Waters has change very little: solid, but rarely stellar.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 02:01:29 | More by FightingEntropy
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Loogs

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-22-2012 18:13:01 | More by Loogs
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DaBubs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-22-2012 16:53:48 | More by DaBubs
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Treebs

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml C&C bottle split with friends at Northdown Taproom and Cafe. Served in a mini pint glass.

A: Pours a murky amber and brown combination with a thin off white head the disippates quickly to a thin collar. No real lace left on the glass.

S: Some light oak and cherry tartness is present on the nose with some sweet fruit as well. Smell is decent, but nothing really stands out and I'm not getting any of barrel qualities.

T: The taste follows the nose, but it definitely has more of a lactic sourness to it. Slight bit of funk as well with some tart cherry skins. Again the barrel is really non-existant.

M: Medium carbonation lingering on the lower end with a medium body. There is slight drying finish to this.

O: Well the barrel wasn't really there and the cherries sort of got muted in the flavor. It was a nice take on the flanders, but overall it didn't click.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 14:48:20 | More by Treebs
Exodus from Central Waters Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.