Winter Woods | Cisco Brewers Inc.

Winter WoodsWinter Woods
BA SCORE
65%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 80 Ratings
Winter WoodsWinter Woods
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Flemish Braggot Smoke Spice Oak: Lambic critters, French oak barrels. Pinot Noir grapes. Mulling spices. 1000 lbs raw local honey. Cherrywood smoked malt.

Added by woosterbill on 01-12-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
80
Liked:
52
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
16.18%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
27
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of Sheppard
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hue of magenta somewhere between a red wine and an amber ale. The aroma is like many lambics I've had, that cheesy funk. There's also some vinous aromatics. There's a lot of cheesy funk in flavor. Not as much barrel as I was hoping to get. I'm not getting much from the pinot grapes either. It's not bad by any means, but it's lacking depth and complexity that I was hoping for.

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3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PatGreer
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of dwarvenstout
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle at Bauer Wine & Spirits in Boston last time I was out there. Beer guy was great- pulled this beer from a personal box.

A: Cloudy red-brown. Hissed when opening the bottle, but very little head.

S: Oak, tart cherry, slight acetic sour notes along with tart fruit. Fair amount of brett funk after a year or more of aging. Some peppery smoke in the background.

T: Big sour up front takes a couple sips to get past. Smoky malt comes through without overwhelming. Tart stone fruit midpalate- cherries and plums. Some strawlike Brettish character. Slight brown sugar sweetness before a lingering oaky finish.

M: Puckering sourness fades into oaky tannins. Very light carbonation gives the beer just enough life to be palatable- would prefer a little more.

O: Not the best in the Woods series (I preferred Pechish, but haven't had the newest ones), but I liked this beer quite a bit. Expected more funk for a beer this long in the bottle, but what I got was more appropriate to the beer than my expectations. Sour and smoke is a hard combo to pull off, but this beer did a good job of it.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of ThaFATkid
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks again to Wobblymailman

Appearance- Real thick reddish white/tan head over 4 fingers that slowely recedes. Nice retetion with little lacing. Beer is a reddish brown with little to no light showing through.

Smell- Tart fruit/cherry scent up front with a vingery cider overtone with a slight alcohol undertone.

Taste- A crisp cherry vingery creamy taste similar to the smell with a pleasant tart bitterness alot of a wine like dryness and flavor to it possibly from the french oak wine barrels its aged in.

Mouthfeel- Medium to light smooth cream like mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation

Overall- Similar to a few others I have tried it didnt really stand out but it didnt disappoint. A good sour I will be happy to try again.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a dark reddish color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some oak and sour cherries notes also noticeable. Taste is close to most Flanders Red with some vinous notes with some oak and tart cherries with limited acidity level. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well done and probably a good idea to add some honey to cut down on the acidity.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a true pint, the beer is a vibrant, crystal clear, ruby coloring without a stitch of head. Aromas of fruit sweetness and tang, including cherry and raspberry, with some earthy notes and a wine-like quality. Flavors are more towards a Kriek, with bittersweet and rich cherry tartness. A sweet, somewhat floral aftertaste leads into a puckering, tart finish. Very interesting, and very flavorful. Tasty beer.

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Winter Woods from Cisco Brewers Inc.
Beer rating: 65% out of 100 with 80 ratings
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