Cherry Jane
Lagunitas Brewing Company

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From:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #726
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,263
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 7.65%
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
113
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 05, 2022
Added:
Apr 15, 2018
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  19
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: This sweet tart sour ale is full of Turkish Delight cherries, giving it a puckered up punch of cherry charm, then it's fermented with some Brettanomyces for that extra funky funk. We love you, Cherry Jane. Do ya?
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
very cool beer here for lagunitas, seems slightly more interesting than a typical kettle sour but drinks brisk and light like a good one, the fruit is honest and not overdone at the expense of the base beer, its simple in a good way, wheaty it seems, with good pucker from the cherry as well as a bacterial element, nuances of raspberry, decent pinot noir, and tart apple to me. nice color saturation, blood red almost, ruby anyway, well refined looking, nice sparkle, and it holds some airy head. nose of cranberry and not quite ripe strawberry in addition to the obvious and sort of rich and deep cherry character, just enough of a citrus pop to the ferment that it hits bright, and the grain is mild but grounding, and this is beery even though its also kind of fruit juice too, maybe smells a little stronger than it is, the vinous thing doing that, some sweetness here but its not too much. the flavor follows, lots of fruit beyond cherry to me, almost a fruit punch kids drink thing up front, real cherry though as it moves along and especially as it warms, definitely authentic to me, good tang and a pretty clean sourness, not sure its bretty, but it doesnt need to be, its got the right pucker but is still pretty drinkable, and subtly distinct even. definitely outside of the box for lagunitas, but this rules. learned from this that a cherry jane is smoking a joint through a twizzler, so thats cool...
Oct 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.29 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 02, 2021
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2018 Bottle poured into a Lagunitas Mason jar

A: Pours slightly hazy rich burgundy with a frothy pale pink head that settles to a light layer and leaves some nice lacing.

S: My first impression is vinous, plenty of dark fruit, obviously cherry, plus a little plum and grape, mild lactic tartness, interesting cinnamon spice note, faintly earthy, wheat twang, and a touch of kinda bready malt.

T: Peasant lactic tartness, solid hit of cherries, hints of other dark fruit, plum and grape, a hint of cinnamon, subtle underlying earthiness, faint funk, a little wheaty twang, and a touch of bready malt.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, pretty drinkable.

O: Had pretty much forgotten I had this one until I did some cellar inventory and found it. Figured "Why not?" and threw i in the fridge. I gotta say, its held up really well. Knowing that it has some Brett in it I was expecting a little more funk, but I'm not disappointed. Overall it's a really fun and unique one to try. Would love to track down a fresher bottle to see how the age affected it.
Jul 16, 2020
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Reviewed by craftbeersweden from Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Released at Systembolaget in Sweden February 14, 2020.
ABV: 5.5%

Clear, deep ruby-red, mahogny color with a thin, pink head.

Nose: Cinnamon, cherries, nuts, bread, brettanomyces and caramel.
Taste: Sour, tart, cherries, cinnamon, brettanomyces and some malt sweetness.
Mouth: Medium body, high carbonation.
May 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.87 by mamaraza from Texas

May 16, 2020
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz. capped bottle into Night Shift stemware.

Excellent color. Nose is cherry jam, cinnamon and cherry pit and skin. Simple but very aromatic and pleasant. Beer opens sweet and slightly tart cherry. Some pit in the middle mixed with a nice yeasty sweetness before abruptly ending with no aftertaste. Not exactly a beer that makes you think but pretty good nonetheless. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively on the palate and goes down crisp and clean with a dry finish. Very drinkable.

A solid cherry beer. No more, no less.
Apr 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.69 by dubnation from Kansas

Apr 26, 2020
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This beer is very pink with a large foamy frothy pink head. And it smells a bit like cherries. They taste like sour cherries it’s really pretty sour and little bit balsamic vinegar. Medium crispy body with moderate carbonation.
Apr 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.78 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Apr 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.79 by prototypic from Ohio

Apr 02, 2020
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Reviewed by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Body is raspberry red Kool Aid with a sudsy pink strawberry mousse head that leaves pretty lacing. Smells like a sour. I'm picking out cherries (duh) and watermelon. Taste is all wheat and sharp, rotting fruit. Sour and mouth-puckering without being too overpowering. A pleasant, well-made beer, but not really my thing.
Mar 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.53 by Vandelay1863 from Florida

Mar 15, 2020
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Reviewed by andypeters1971 from Georgia

4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Finally somebody gets a cherry sour right! Not too overly cloying sweet (like Kasteel Rouge) but also not so sour that you think you're drinking balsamic vinegar. The perfect balance, which must be really hard to achieve since this is the first beer I've found to do it.
Mar 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by aztraz from Sweden

Mar 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by bundy462 from Texas

Mar 07, 2020
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Reviewed by NickSMpls from Washington

3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Candy - red beer, dark red and clear. The nose is fruit and grassy notes. Dry taste, of course it's sour but not puckering level. Good balance and carbonation is right on. We take these in small doses, but enjoy them as a change from the APA and IPA which dominate the beer fridge. Bottled in late Nov '19 and tasted in late Feb '20.
Feb 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Spikester from Oregon

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clear dark red with three fingers of pink head. Rings and swathes of lace appear as the level drops.
Smell is cherry.
Taste is sour tart cherries.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. Finish is dry and tart.
Overall a tasty sour ale.
Feb 25, 2020
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours with a clear body that looks like cranberry juice but with a pinkish white head.
Smells very sour and it is. The cherry addition is way more pronounced in the flavor where sour and sweet cherry notes mix with the very tart base.
Medium body with medium carbonation.
Overall: Very sour with plenty of cherry flavor.
Feb 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by Goofster from Sweden

Feb 21, 2020
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Rated by SWChi from Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured deep red color, slight tart and cherry, no bitterness.
Feb 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.7 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Feb 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Corburk from Pennsylvania

Feb 16, 2020
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Reviewed by IHateIPAs96

4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Deep red color. reminiscent of a cherry lambic sans yeasty flavor. No bitterness to speak of. Moderate lacing. Very pleasant beer in most respects. Honestly wish it was a lambic lol
Feb 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.14 by arini10 from Oregon

Feb 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.05 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Feb 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear dark red color with 3 fingers of head. Scent is good, not great, malt and cherry, but not vibrant. The taste makes up for it. Very tart and cherry, no bitterness. Light mouthfeel and and aftertaste that follows the tart and cherry taste. This one could be dangerous as I can see easily crushing 12+ in a sitting
Jan 31, 2020
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Lagunitas Cherry Jane Sour Ale, 5.5% ABV. Pours deep burgundy with a 2.6 finger pink head. Nose is cherry. Taste is tart and slightly sweet cherry, no bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, overall excellent.
Jan 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.37 by BrucehQ0983 from Massachusetts

Jan 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.84 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts

Jan 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.94 by rsuarez1982 from Texas

Jan 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by warpedrevolution from Illinois

Jan 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Jan 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.18 by nruhlig from Minnesota

Dec 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by forshamegetit from Florida

Jul 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.92 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Dec 02, 2018
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Rated by Blanchardmark from Washington

4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
One of the best sours I’ve had.
Nov 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by TheRock7755 from Georgia

Nov 10, 2018
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Reviewed by ilikebeer03 from Texas

3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a beautiful bright, vibrant, ruby red. Good retention and lacing,
Especially for a sour beer.
Nose is tart, dark cherries and a touch of lemon
Taste follows. A ton of rich, juicy, dark,
Tart cherries with a light, greasy, funky, lemon finish.
Great beer and a great value sour.
Nov 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.64 by Donkster46 from Washington

Nov 04, 2018
Cherry Jane from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 164 ratings