Full And By Rye | Cisco Brewers Inc.

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57 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by WesWes on 03-03-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
29
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.22%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of xnicknj
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into taster - thanks alex

Pours a cloudy mahogany-reddish color with a thin crop of beige head on top. Fades into slick film and some traces of lacing on the glass.

Dark, earthy sourness in the nose with raisin and oak. Touches of red wine, cherry and dark fruit. A bit lactic and acidic, light warmth and rye spice.

Notes of dark fruit and rye spice up front, which adds a perception of hoppiness to the beer. Increasing sourness with red wine, grape skins, oak and raisin. A few hints of cherry with soft funkiness. Acidic and sour in the finish.

Medium body, higher carbonation, dry and crisp on the tongue. I've tasted a handful of the Woods Series and this was a pleasant surprise. I enjoyed the addition of rye to the brew, along with the darker, earthy sourness.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BenZ
4.97/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was packing up a bunch of beers in preparation for a move and noticed the cork on this one had a slight leak, so in the fridge it went.

First, let me say that I am shocked by how good this beer is. It has the perfect balance of flavors - the brett funk is at just the right level and the flavor is full of fruit, some slight bitterness, good sweet/sour balance - just perfect.

I truly wish I had a case of this beer - and I rarely feel that way. I am not kidding when I say I put this beer on par with the best sours worldwide.

Now, why isn't this beer more popular? If anyone reading this happens to have an extra - please let me know - I could probably find something in my modest celler to trade with you.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a deep murky red (when held to the light), almost brown. There is about one half finger of tan head that settles quickly. Not much lacing as it drinks.

S: The smell is sour, tart, and a little spicy. There are some big sour cherry and sour grape notes. I'm also picking up a bit of balsamic vinegar and touch of rye spice.

T: The initial hit is puckering tart with some nice spice. the beer falls a bit flat in the middle. It's just missing something. It's almost like it shifts directly to the finish. The finish is tart and astringent.

M: Medium bodied beer. There is a bit of stingy carbonation, but it's hard to tell if that is from the carb or the taste of the beer.

O: This beer is alright. It's a bit harsh, but it's not terrible. The truth is... the label states that this beer was aged for 13 months in a whiskey barrel, and I don't believe that this even saw a day inside a barrel. It's too effervescent (i.e. not smooth enough) for my liking.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of vfgccp
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – Mahogany body with a towering off-white head. Ok lace and retention.

S – Tangy oak, maple sap, and leather. Johnnie Walker booze note. Brown sugar.

T – Deliciously dry with a potent sourness that rolls through hay, tart cherry, and apple. Leathery, sour finish.

M – Crisp and clean with a medium body. Nice carbonation.

O – A clean, dry, delicious, and assertive sour.

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of russwbeck
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy deep red brown pour with a nice white head. Thick, the head sticks around for a long time and laces nicely.

S: Vinegar, oak, very acidic and sour. The bottle says Whiskey, cherries, and vanilla. I guess I smell some cherries, but the other two certainly not.

T: The taste is really sour, I get the cherries a bit more on the taste than the smell. Acidic, funky, very good, but not a lot going on other than sour.

MF: Light, tart, carbonated very well.

O: This was really tasty, a nice mix up during a tasting I was in the middle of. I wish something else was happening other than the sour, but I didn't hate it.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Jules11788
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy puke-brown; barely any head, light lacing

S: Tart sour oak, huge notes of brettanomyces; some rye plays around in the back of the nose

T: Starts off with strong tart brett/woody flavors, then develops delicious notes of whiskey in the background as it hits the middle of the tongue; finishes ridiculously smooth as it opens up and expands on the back of the palate to reveal more tart woody flavors

M: Medium viscosity, barely any carbonation; ridiculously smooth and buttery

O: One of the best sours I've ever had. It's not overwhelmingly tart, but it balances all of it's subtle flavors so well that no single flavor sticks out above the rest. Very much recommended

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Photo of davey101
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml into a tulip glass. The cork was seized in and took a great deal of effort to release.

A - Dark brown/ruby body. Off-white foamy head with thin lacing. Looks pretty typical of a flanders red.

S - Cherries, vinegar, oak, vanilla and some rye spice. Fairly subdued and light, and actually not very pleasant. Its not funky, it just smells like a mess of aromas.

T - Wow! The flavor starts off with tart cherries and acidic vinegar. The finish is this fantastic smooth mixture of oak, whiskey, and spicy rye. It really works well with the tart fruity body. Medium mouth feel with a high level of carbonation.

O - Not my favorite of the woods series. The flavor profile is really interesting though. I think the rye whiskey barrels really compliment the base beer. Definitely worth a try.

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