Cherry Jane | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.95/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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?

Added by superspak on 04-15-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,968
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
116
pDev:
7.34%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 12 fl oz bottle on August 30, 2018. Brewed with Turkish Delight cherries and fermented with Brettanomyces. A nice blend of tart cherry and wild yeast funk.

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B_B
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryancl
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djinner13
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mild cherry tart flavor

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Photo of Hoptometrist
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Actually quite fond of this beer. Pours a very rose red cherry with a 1/2 inch of foam and smell is bright and fruity with sort of a Gose funk and cherry juice. Taste followed suit sour at first but still bright and fruity with cherry juice. Drink ability is quite good at 5.5% it went down smooth but was never watery.

Overall one heck of a good cherry ale not as good as Samuel Smiths but pretty close!

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a small chalice: color is near red, quite dark which i guess is ruby but then also transparent; head is white with fine bubbles and presents with some depth, but that is gone within 10 minutes after the initial pour.

Smell might be the highlight of this ale - there is some funk, some cherry juice sweetness, hints of toast and even light nuttiness from the malt. On the pour i had expectations of a bit less depth but this is good.

Taste follows the aroma with good light funk, light cherry juice, light toast and nutty malts. As some have indicated this hits it pretty much straight down the fruited ale and funky ale line, therefore i could go for more funk but the malt depth is a good compliment to the sweetness.

Mouthfeel balances the sweet and tart line with hint of earthiness. Sweet from the cherry juice and tart from the brett yeast.

Overall a decent sweet sour, a bit on the sweet side but its executed well with pleasant malty aromas and flavors.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TargaFlorio
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheWolf
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Too sweet for a sour. Cloying sweetness. Almost a cough syrup quality. I really enjoy the one hitter series. Unfortunately this one was a miss for me.

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Photo of stella77artois
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I know that I purport to be anti-bottle, but there are some beers which are just so compelling that I feel that I must procure one, even if it does come in a bottled form. Lagunitas makes beers which are usually compelling enough for me to break my vows.

From the Bottle: "'From Prunus,' said Brutus as he took in a taste. 'That's Cherry!' cried Mary, with a bright rosy face. 'An ale?' posed Gail, her mind run a-race. 'It's beer!' answered Greer, 'This is all just a waste!' or whatever …"; "Beer Speaks. People Mumble."; "Brewed with Turkish Delight Cherry Juice".

I Pop!ped the cap & although I had no idea of what to expect, I did not see any discernible lees so I went with a C-line pour. I was surprid and amazed as it quickly formed just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, deep-pink head! It even left behind some pretty lacing, which is unusual in this style. Color was Magenta (SRM = N/A) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had the deep, rich tartness of Michigan sour cherries! Mmm. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not big enough to consider medium-bodied, either. The taste was full-on tart with cherries, but I was not really getting a sense of Brett. Frankly, I really liked it as such. It reminded me of cherry preserves and cherry butter from Michigan, both of which I procured many years ago while on my twilight tour on Diego Garcia. I had gone sober & I was using the year to shape up & get clean so I was spending my money on mail order books, foodstuffs & assorted geegaws to help pass the time. The Michigan cherries were a revelation & I had a LOT of Michiganders stopping by for toast & coffee! They could have called this a Fruit Beer & I would have been equally happy. It was more tart than sour, but that was good, IMHO. Finish was quite dry & full of cherry flavor, so there was also truth in advertising. I actually bought a sixer & I am going to cellar some to see of the Brett asserts itself.

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Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shade1951
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks kind of a like a rose wine with very little head or lacing. Smell is pleasant, rather sweet, and definitely of cherries. Flavor is good. Not the usual cherry flavor. Whether or not that's because of the use of Turkish cherries, I do not know.

I find the flavor a bit more sweet than sour. I think I would have preferred more tartness. But overall, this is a very refreshing drink. I wish they made a version with a higher ABV.

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a rather gorgeous clear scarlet with a moderate pink head. The aroma is simple, but deep, with sweet cherry, cinnamon, and a hint of green apple. The flavor starts bright and sour, with a mix of ripe and overripe cherries, and a hint of onions green. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a stinging sour-astringent finish. Overall a pleasant enough sour, with clear cherry and a bit of spice, but if anything it is a touch boring.

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Photo of golf4collet
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdm9465
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Cherry Jane from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 116 ratings