Lady Of The Woods | Cisco Brewers Inc.

Lady Of The WoodsLady Of The Woods
BA SCORE
89.7%
Liked This Beer
4.13 w/ 484 ratings
Lady Of The WoodsLady Of The Woods
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
ciscobrewers.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jayli on 11-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,943
Reviews:
127
Ratings:
484
Liked:
434
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
9.93%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
106
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 484 |  Reviews: 127
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with a woody and acidic finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is quite sour and acidic and fairly one dimensional in that regard.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

a very different wild ale. like none ive come across. it pours a pale straw color with an inch or more of white bubbly head. there is some fine suspended yeast and an aroma of ripe fruits, wild yeast, and oak. the flavor is super complex, with a funny hint of apricot jam without the sweetness, really farmy from the yeast, dry and acidic like chardonnay barrels, and a lot of spunk. its just so different, balanced, but at stages allowing each element to shine. the oak does wonders for this beer, and I just cannot believe how interesting and bold this is for being just 5% abv. effervescent carbonation and a very light drinkable body with a crackling dry finish. on a night that I drank such beers as zombie dust, crooked stave cellar reserve series, and other rarities, this was a standout amongst them all. I need to get my hands on some more of this.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a hazy yellow color with a thin white head on top. The head settles and leave just a white film on top of the beer with a minimal lacing. The smell of the beer gives off some big sour notes and fresh oak aromas. The taste gives off what to me tasted like tart limes at first which then switched of more of a lemon/orange citric flavor as it warmed up. The base of the beer is light with not much in the way of malt coming through at any stage. The mouthfeel is light bodied, well carbonated, and actually kind of refreshing. Overall this beer gets the saliva glands working pretty hard, it's acidic and yet very drinkable. It's a lot like a tart citrusy juice with carbonation. It's good for what it is. I can't say I'd drink a lot of it though.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of metter98
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color and has a very slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down and left a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and a patch of bubbles in the center.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of sourness in the nose.
T: The overall taste is rather sour and has some notes of oak from the barrel aging.
M: It feels a little more than light-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very drinkable for the style and seems like it has just the right amount of sourness.

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4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unknown vintage, $9.99 on sale, yep good deal.
Cork pops quietly, pours pretty standard, thin layer of white foam and good clarity. No lace, webby surface skim.
Aroma is oaky, definitely some damp wood, with a light acidic presence. Smells pretty nice.
Taste is a little one-dimensional but pleasant, tart lemon and crabapple, lychee, malic and citric acid.
Juicy tart and puckering at first, with vague woody traces in the dry finish. Light bodied with a light effervescence.
Overall this is a pretty prototypical AWA, i've passed on it for years due to the price but it's pretty good.

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Photo of brentk56
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a very modest head that quickly fades to a ringlet; many droplets of lace are left behind

Smell: Oaky and acetic, with vinous undertones; lemon and pineapple tones, as well

Taste: In the early stages, the lactic sourness dominated, bringing lemony yogurt flavors that were joined by oaky vinous elements; over time, the acetic sourness built up, creating a puckering sensation; a hint of pineapple permeates but the preponderance is lemony, vinous and oaky

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation; puckery

Overall: Not as good as some of the others in the series, this is still an enjoyable summer sour

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of zeff80
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a golden-yellow color with a one-finger, white head of foam. It left some thin trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled funky and sour with some barnyard aromas. There was a yeastiness present in the nose, too.

T - Funky and fruity with a nice sour bite. There was a very mild caramel flavor with a touch of spice.

M - It was crisp and very dry but at times seemed a little thin. A light to medium bodied wild ale.

D - This was very nice. Thanks to given2flybrewing for sharing this one.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jlindros
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from the first batch so quite a few years old.

Light fizzy head fades instantly, slight hazy golden orange like yellow.

Nose great Belgian malts, light sour malt and lemon like and hint of citrus orange peel too, light lacto and other souring funk, hint of fruit, light peach and apricot like stone fruit.

Taste again tons of stone fruit, lots of apricot, sour fruit, light sour lacto like flavours and funk, smooth creamy feel, touch if a sour dough malty flavor. Finish is dry, light doughy malt and long sour apricot finish.

Mouth is med bod, very little carb,

Overall awesome. I'll have to get a new batch sometime and see how it compares.

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4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy medium golden yellow in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall fizzy white head (like one would expect on a Sprite) that quickly reduces to an extremely thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sourness with some very subtle hints of oak from the barrel aging.

T: Moderate to strong flavors of sourness/tartness upfront with some lighter vinous notes and a hint of oak flavors from the barrel aging.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: This beer is very easy to drink for the style as the sourness is not too over the top and there is a nice amount of acidity to the flavors. Very enjoyable and I could easily enjoy a few glasses of this in a sitting.

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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml caged & corked bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright yellowish gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a decent lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of citrus, spices Belgian yeast, light malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with some citrus tartness that is quickly followed by some Belgian yeast and wheat breadiness. There are also some spices in the background. There is a very mild hops presence and the malt character is not very heavy, but both provide a good balance and a nice complexity. The after-taste is slightly sour and slightly bready.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a good beer to drink when you're looking for a little extra flavor out of a Witbier without going with a traditional sour beer style.

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4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to bmanning for sharing this with Amyliz4, hhanson, Azurelimits, and me at a recent tasting.

A: Pours a bright, transparent citrus yellow with a bit of golden haze. Nice white head throughout.

S: Spicy belgian yeast, bit of oak, and plenty of citrus. Some nice wheat tartness coming through as well.

T: Very nice oak character comes in atop the tart citrus and wheat characteristics. Incredibly complex for a witbier. Some nice Belgian spice makes its way in as well.

M: Light-to-medium body, although pretty heavy for a witbier. The wheat and oak combine to create a nice dryness.

D: Very drinkable. Probably the best version of the style that I've had. Wholeheartedly agree with Ben that I'd love to see more barrel-aged light beers like this, as I have almost uniformly enjoyed the barrel-aged lighter beers that I've come across.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Lady Of The Woods from Cisco Brewers Inc.
Beer rating: 89.7% out of 100 with 484 ratings
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