Lactobacillus Cherry Grove
Cigar City Brewing

Lactobacillus Cherry GroveLactobacillus Cherry Grove
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American Wild Ale
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4.12 | pDev: 6.31%
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Lactobacillus Cherry GroveLactobacillus Cherry Grove
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Photo of cvm4
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - Pours an opaque pink/brown body with a one finger light brown head.

S - Lacto, sweet cherries and malts. May'be some red wine characteristics mixed in.

T - Mild tart cherries, sweet malts and obviously lacto. Funk comes on midway through followed by a lemon pop at the ending.

F - Heavier body than a style like this would normally have. I'd say medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. It has a dry finish.

O - A pretty enjoyable beer that pleasantly surprised me.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a cigar city snifter. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a lightly hazy dark amber body with cherry highlights, especially when in the sun. Head is minimal and white, reduces fairly quickly to leave no lacing or retention.

Aromas of sweet cherry, red wine, kettle fermented lacto bacteria, sweet caramel, definitely a solid malt backbone, very fruit-gose like, a little mineral in there.

Allowed to warm up to room temperature while drinking over 45 minutes. Pretty sweet upfront with black cherry, a mild acidic sourness on the follow through, caramel / butterscotch malt flavors, finishes with wheat and bubblegum, definite Belgian yeast characteristics.

Mouthfeel is a little heavier than the normal American wild, not as crisp and refreshing as some, there's a definite malt presence here. This is more of a Flanders red in my opinion. Very similar to Rodenbach Red.

Overall quite enjoyable but I was expecting a little more. Given that this is kettle soured not traditionally soured, and that it wasn't aged in oak, it's good.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from long-standing notes. Had from a cask at the Cigar City tasting room. Served in a tulip glass.

A: Pinkish brown, very hazy to almost opaque. Creamy white head with good retention. Almost still after it settles down from the pour.

S: Low overall - tart cherries, lactic acid and lemons, a touch of sweet malt and fruit A bit funky as well.

T: Dry tart cherries, lactic and citric acid, and a bit of malt sweetness in the middle. Lactobacillus dryness and some grassy, earthy funk. Finishes very dry with lingering cherry lemonade flavor.

M: Fairly rich body and low carbonation (cask serving). The alcohol content is hidden well.

O: I thought this was really enjoyable - not crazy tart or acidic, and the cherries didn't come across as candied. Very drinkable.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely a "lacto bomb" with its intensely sour cherry notes, but very little going on in terms of actual flavor beyond that. A bit of medicine on the aftertaste.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.37/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle. Hazy orange with a medium white head. Phenolic with some medicinal cherry aroma. Sour up front. Cherry flavor is better than the aroma. Still phenolic and a little bubble gummy. High carbonation. Strong sourness. Nothing overtly wrong with it, but I don't love the combination of flavors.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really nice tart cherry flavor and a light pink body. This tastes a lot like a session sour with good cherry flavor. No yogurt on the finish like a berliner would have. Crisp and tart.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy color. Not a lot of smell, but some cherry and tart is noticeable. Smooth with some sour bite, but not a lot there. Overall its quite refreshing on a hot day but somewhat simple/plain. Solid beer.

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Photo of mportnoy
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice sour note but was disappointed by the lack of cherry flavor. There was clearly a cherry note but it was very muted and overpowered by the sourness, despite the beer not being that sour.

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Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Much better than the blackberry. Although I am a sucker for cherry anything.

Had at a share. Looked nice in the glass, nothing too special.

Smell of cherry and kind of tickled the nose.

Taste was nice and fresh.

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Photo of jlindros
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Big fizzy fluffy head fades at a med pace, 1 finger head, decent lacing, rosy bright orange red color.

Nose brings tons of sour fruit, some fresh sour cherry and strawberry too, raw strawberry and seed, tart sour funky malt, light funky lacto, even a little sour peach, and mild acidity.

Taste brings some sour funk, nice fruit tropical mango like flavor, light cherry, sour flemmy lacto funk, nice lacto, nice tropical fruit in general, mild bitter orange rind like, mango juice and passion fruit all over. Finish is dry flemmy, nice sour funk and tart drying, little fruit lingering.

Mouth is med bod, nice tart flemmy, nice carb, little acidity.

Overall quite nice.

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Photo of rudzud
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros. Big thanks to BPK59 for hooking me up with this.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy slightly red golden hue with a thin head that fades to leave thin wisps.

S - Aromas of light cherries, loads of strawberry aroma, light sour funk, faint lacto. Good sour cherry as it warms.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, great sourness. Almost tropical like notes. Great cherry, light strawberries. Juicy berries, cherry flesh and juice. Incredibly delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is very brightly carbonated. Crisp, sour, tart cherries.

O - Overall this beer was really really tasty, great sour cherries and strawberries, very pleasant lacto. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

thanks to my man greg for the goandpickitupformebro. look is orange fog super cloudy. nose is lacro cherry and cherry. taste is really good. sour lacto w cherry exactly as advertised and super tasty and drinkable. yum

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Lactobacillus Cherry Grove from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 101 ratings