Cherry Brackett | White Winter Winery, Inc.

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White Winter Winery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Braggot

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Skidz on 10-16-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by granger10:
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3.12/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Like a cloudy ruby brown pour. Smallish head which goes away right away. Doesn't really look too appetizing really. Smell is big on the cherries which is expected. Its quite wine like with the acidity but also a bit off in flavor. I can't really put my finger on it but there's some bit of off flavor in there. Flavor is similar with cherry wood being the main element. The woody flavor is there but not really prevalent, just more of a derivitive of the cherry. Finish is a touch odd, just like the aroma, maybe nail polish or licorice or something a bit out of place. Good at the start but it just doesn't finish well.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.62/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a oversized wine glass)

A- This brew has a light tan head that opens up after a bit with a warm brown body that has a faint reddish hint. It is almost opaque in the body with a few gentle tiny bubbles visible by the sides of the glass.

S- The smell of dark cherries and old oak give a wonderful aroma. There is a faint soft note of bourbon that makes me want to sniff this for days.

T- The taste of old smooth oak and dark ripe cherries is not sweet but not really dry either. The cherry flavor has a slight taste of bright neutral mead that gives it more depth. The finish is a nice woody note with some soft alcohol taste that enhances the flavor.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a nice alcohol heat at the finish.

D- This is a big complex beer but it is very well blended and aged with flavors of oak and fruit coming through but also being supported by other flavors.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From a small green champagne-style bottle; contract brewed by South Shore Brewery.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy mahogany colored body beneath a thin cap of off-white foam. The head falls immediately, and leaves no lace behind.
Smell: Distinctly cherryish and almond-like in the nose. Apple. Woody. Lacquer-like. Alcohol.
Taste: Honey. More solvents. Cherry. Alcohol. Dark-skinned fruit (prune, raisin). Apple. Some tropical fruit & coconut from the alcohol. A subtle touch of nuttiness. Oak. It's dry - not sweet - as intended. It lingers with some very nice notes of cherry but the remaining alcohol offsets that. Dull bitterness underneath.
Mouthfeel: Mildly astringent. Medium bodied. Delicate carbonation that's just enough to prick up the tastebuds.
Drinkability: Unfortunately high fermentation temperatures have left this mead flawed, and that's a real shame because beyond the distracting fusels it's quite nice. With a more controlled, cooler and slower fermentation this could be great. Perhaps I've simply had the bad luck of coming across a batch that got out of hand.

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Photo of lou91
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Since this is my first taste of this style this review is more generic. Good looking dark amber with a red glow. Smell is great with a yeasty honey and sweet tartness from the cherries. Taste is just as it smells but as it warms the flavors are more pronounced and delicious. I doubt that anyone would want to drink too many of these but worth a try and I know I would buy more if I was in Wisconsin. Good stuff.

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Photo of Skidz
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving size: 375mL unmarked champagne style half-bottle.

Pours out a pinkish orange and sits ruby brown in the glass with a small off-white, nearly pink head; fades down to the sides.

Smells strongly of malts and alcohol in a distinct wine-like build. Sweet cherries and honey roam about.

Tastes mildly of tart cherries in a nice malty background. Hints of apples also present. Soon after, the pleasant lambic-like taste fades into a damp, old, leathery shoe flavor....or something like that, kind of like eating apple stems; carries a distinct woody flavor and feel. Finish provides a clean slate, free of old-shoe, and is mildly bittered.

Nicely handled in the mouth. Crisp and smooth providing a light sparkling carbonation in a medium body.

A nice treat. Nothing wrong with this at all. Cherry flavor is light, but present and makes this a tasty side dish. I could see this working very well as a marinade, or even in a cooking sauce. Bon apetite!

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Cherry Brackett from White Winter Winery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 5 ratings