Scarlet Letter
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Wisconsin, United States
Wild Ale
4.21 | pDev: 6.41%
Mar 01, 2020
Jan 26, 2014
A light bodied, tart and refreshing sour blonde ale re-fermented in French oak barrels and aged on plenty of Wisconsin cranberries. Central Wisconsin is cranberry country, so it was easy to fall in love with the idea of aging our insanely tart sour ale on this beloved super fruit. We used two pounds of cranberries per gallon for maximum pucker factor. This is what taking chances is all about...going all out and ending up with something this wonderful.
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Rated: 3.87 by BarrelAgedG from California

Mar 01, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by tcbro023 from Wisconsin

Sep 16, 2019
Rated: 4.22 by VashonGuy from Washington

Feb 05, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by The-Incredible-Gulk from Wisconsin

Jan 01, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Nov 27, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by moonman1994 from Wisconsin

Nov 10, 2018
Rated: 4 by Jamison85 from Indiana

Oct 20, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Sep 13, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by robotic_being from Illinois

Jul 18, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Jun 26, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Apr 23, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois

Mar 28, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Mar 23, 2018
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a clear orange-amber hue with high carbonation producing a 2-3 inch fizzy, bubbly white head that fairly quickly settles to a thin skim that continues to be fueled by the active carbonation jets. No lacing.
S: Nose-smacking sour funk, tart cranberries, dry earthy minerals (almost chalky), tart lemon citrus, and a hint of oak tannins.
T: Sour funk (much more restrained here than in the aroma), immediately followed by tart cranberries and lemon. Underneath lies notes of oaky wood, vanilla, red berries, and a hint of cinnamon.
M: Light body. Sour and tart with a touch of fruit sweetness. Strongly sour on the nose with much better balance in the taste. Lingers and matures nicely on the palate too.
D: Refreshing and complex...always a nice combination! Would pair very nicely with a triple cream cheese. Seek it out!
Feb 19, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Eziel from Ohio

Dec 29, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by billab914 from Virginia

Dec 09, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by WormGod from New York

Oct 17, 2017
Rated: 4 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Sep 22, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 28, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by joemochas from Florida

Aug 21, 2017
Scarlet Letter from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 113 ratings