Wooden Soul: Cherry Dust
Indeed Brewing Company - Minneapolis

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Indeed Brewing Company - Minneapolis
Minnesota, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #421
Ranked #5,750
4.16 | pDev: 5.53%
Aug 19, 2022
Mar 19, 2017
Wooden Soul:  Cherry DustWooden Soul:  Cherry Dust
Notes: Tart cherries mingle with wild yeasts and bacteria present in our Wood-Aged Red Ale. As they age together, all the little bits that once made up a cherry take on a new life, becoming a central part of our brew. Is it transfiguration? Reincarnation? On this side of the bottle, we just call it Cherry Dust.
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Ratings by MattyG85:
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Reviewed by MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 12.68 oz. corked bottle into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Pours a hazy brownish red. Moderate amount of bubbles and a big three finger off white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A sour and fruity aroma with a scent of cherries and funk. Big scent of tart cherries. Funky scent of lacto yeast along with some hints of oak and wood. Malt scent of caramel, grains, and straw. Also some light citrus hints. A really nice funky aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a fruity and funky taste with notes of tart cherries and funk. Big fruity and tart notes of cherries. Funky taste of lacto brett yeast. Notes of oak and wood. Light citrus notes of lemon and orange. Malt notes of caramel, grains, and cracker. A very nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Tart, juicy, and drying.

Overall: A very good Sour. Good mix of tart cherries and funky brett.
Apr 28, 2017
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Rated: 3.74 by SeymourDunn from Wisconsin

Aug 19, 2022
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Reviewed by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2017 notes:
Deep, opaque, cherry-ish coloration, solid pinkish head. Very inviting.

In the nose: nice and tart. Cherry coming through in a big way. Nice and fruity.

In the mouth: Quite tart. Big puckering. Dry at the back. Consistent fruit. A fruity sour for all the sour-heads. Yum. Just, yeah, delicious. Light-ish body, long, sour finish. Fruit is in full command of the flavor. This is just about perfection. As it is, it's deeply delicious. Quite possibly the best beer Indeed has ever made.
Aug 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
6 oz pour at the Milwaukee location. Pours a medium reddish brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma and flavor feature oak, tannins, vanilla, leather funk, and sour cherry. It's complex and very drinkable thank to the relatively low abv. Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, dry, and slightly astringent. Good stuff.

Overall this was by far my favorite out of 4 beers I had during my visit.
Jul 27, 2022
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
On draft at Indeed - Minneapolis. Poured a dark burgundy color with ruby highlights and a small, off-white head of foam. It left some sudsy lace. It smelled of dried dark cherries, oak and woody notes. Sweet cherry taste with a tart bite and oaky notes.
Jul 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Chopper2342

4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Slightly hazy deep pink or ruby color with a thin white foam head.

S: Floral and fruity cherry with a little vanilla and a sour funkiness.

T: Tart, sweet and a natural cherry flavor. Some vanilla and cinnamon in the mix. A really good combination of tart and sweet. Got a little wood from the barrel aging, and maybe just a hint of red wine.

F: Light-to-medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: A really tasty wild brett sour with a very natural cherry flavor. The red wine barrel and cinnamon flavors add a nice complexity. I grabbed a couple 750 ml bottles to take home with me. Highly recommended!
Dec 13, 2021
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Reviewed by jimmah120 from Minnesota

4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz pour

Very very cherry. And tart, really tart too. But it's schmacked me in the face with tons of great real cherries, none of that fake crap. And that is what I was looking for

Astounding cherry beer, beats the New Glarus swill by a mile. The New Glarus Cherry beer is like a poor vintage of Robotussin: this right here is an elixir of the Gods. And I'm not just saying that for effect, that is my (very slightly) exaggerated take on the two beers (for the confused, a very popular cherry beer is this one: beer/profile/590/1577/ available only near me, and extremely overrated. PM me if you want to trade for a bottle, but don't say I didn't warn ya.)

I don't even like cherries but I'd take this again and again
Mar 15, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Eziel from Ohio

Jul 30, 2020
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Had on tap. Super cloudy red body with a white head that settles into a ring. Aromas of tart cherry juice, oak, sawdust, brown sugar, vanilla, and some funk. Taste is more complex, getting more from the funk, some acidity, more from the wood barrel and tannins, with slight lacto, vanilla, and earth mixing to a nice subtle palate amongst the powerful tart cherries and some slight candied citrus. Not overly complex, but enough to keep you interested, tart and slightly acidic.
Aug 14, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

May 03, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by nruhlig from Minnesota

Apr 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Blackop555 from Michigan

4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours hazy Ruby. Bubbly almost non-existent white head that Fades immediately.

Smells Cherry, Oaky, wine and light funk.

Taste tart cherry, Light balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, caramel and light oakiness. Finish is dry with a cherry linger. Medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.
Aug 09, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Jul 18, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by tvenne from Minnesota

Feb 26, 2018
Rated: 3.97 by spoony from Colorado

Nov 22, 2017
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Brewers notes: "Tart cherries mingle with wild yeasts and bacteria present in our
Wood-Aged Red Ale. As they age together, all the little bits that
once made up a cherry take on a new life, becoming a central
part of our brew. Is it transfiguration? Reincarnation? On this
side of the bottle, we just call it Cherry Dust."

Poured from 12.68oz bottle into glass. Bottle number of '2966 of 5400'. Bottled in 2017.
Hazy, ruby colored body. Active interrupted head, fed by carbonation. Very little lacing.
Aroma of cherry, oak, and funk.
Taste of funked up cherry, oak barrel, sweet and tart.
Medium mouth feel, lots of fizzy carbonation.
Very enjoyable sweet but tart brew, with the cherry (a bit of rhubarb). Teeth get stripped and tarted.
Nov 14, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by Justdoit1234 from Minnesota

Sep 08, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by fthegiants from California

Aug 18, 2017
Rated: 4.54 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Aug 11, 2017
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Reviewed by ipeters1017 from Wisconsin

4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy ruby with a tan-pink head, tons of bubbles and a good amount of yeast visible in the glass. Smells of sour cherry with the brett funk underneath it, quite strong but it's nice. Tastes of tart cherry, tannin, and has a really nice woody undertone. Sour, fruity, and very refreshing. Highly carbonated and fairly dry, and it left me wanting more. Awesome brew overall.
Jul 02, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Jul 01, 2017
Rated: 4 by jakea from Wisconsin

Jul 01, 2017
Rated: 4 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jun 22, 2017
Rated: 3.71 by Beerbom from California

Jun 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Benish from Utah

4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured a deep ruby color with very little head. Color is rich with no translucence. The aromas were of tart, slightly vinous and with strong notes of candied cherries. Also a slight oaky character in the background. Tastes very tart and mildly sour. Cherries do leave a mark. Mainly cocktail cherries with syrup with notes of rhubarb. It's tart and sweet throughout. Very balance as the sour is not overpowering. The mouthfeel is a bit over carbonated but overtime it settled down. Overall it's a great cherry sour that really leaves a solid distinctive cherry flavor. Some fruited sours leaves fruit being less noticeable as the sour overpowers it. This one is not the case.
Jun 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.69/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
375 mL bottle. Deep reddish amber body. Aggressive carbonation well pushes up in the center of the glass. Quite lively. Smells of cherry, oak, some acidity, and equal parts sweet caramel malt. Tastes aggressively tart, almost pushing vinegar, but backing off right before it gets too strong. Oaky throughout. Cherries lend sweetness and tartness, but ultimately the sweetness wins as the beer dries out and a very slightly medicinal cherry flavor lingers into the finish. Well carbonated. Dry and lighter bodied than I expected. A well-made sour red.
May 31, 2017
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
White head from a 375 ml bottle. Dark ruby raspberry color.

Nice sour cherry pie filling flavor. Reminds me of a tart out bruin. Oak and funk. Sour, tart, and funk all around.

Easy drinking. Solid offering from Indeed.
May 22, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by sgttibbs from Minnesota

May 15, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by taospowder from New Mexico

May 03, 2017
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: opaque pink in the glass under a pink tinted white cap with fairly good retention.

S: cherry with lesser degrees of vanilla, faint oak, and medium to medium low funk. The aroma is moderate to moderately low.

T: pleasantly tart, cherry, vanilla, cinnamon, a light sweetness, and faint funk. The tartness is predominantly a softer Brett tartness and not the more sharper, more biting bacterial tartness. A mild oak astringency emerges on the finish giving the beer depth and character. Tart cherry and oak flavors linger.

F: very creamy, medium light bodied, with very soft high carbonation that gives it a mousse-like texture.

O: Complex flavors and a reliance on Brett give the beer a balance that makes it a class act. This will only improve with age.
May 03, 2017
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Reviewed by morimech from Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Murky reddish brown with a large head that quickly settled to a skim of bubbles. Aroma of tart cherries, mild funk with a modest acidity. Flavor does not have a lip puckering level of acidity, but it does start out tart before finishing sweet with plenty of cherry flavor. Funk is minimal. Not very complex. Light bodied with spirited carbonation. Just how I like my sours.
Apr 30, 2017
Rated: 4.37 by npachl from Wisconsin

Apr 30, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Apr 23, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by TboneRN from Minnesota

Apr 21, 2017
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Reviewed by Evilyak from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
cloudy like fresh apple cider. tons of foam to start, but settles nicely with no lacing.

musty nose with some tart notes. cherry cider and cider vinegar - sweet and tart.

not unpleasant taste. dried cherry, vinegar, and a little funk. not overtly sour. not too sweet. cherry candy at the end.

for all the foam, it's not too carbonated. tartness lingers but not overwhelming.

it's pretty good. i wouldn't want to spend a night with a couple of these, but one is pretty neat.
Apr 15, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by SlightlyGrey from Minnesota

Apr 14, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by BarrelAgedG from California

Apr 13, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota

Apr 09, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Apr 02, 2017
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Reviewed by bsp77 from Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Complex flavors of tart cherry, red wine, oak, lemon and vinegar. The aroma was similar but more focused on the cherry, both sweet and tart. Finish is dry and sour. Excellent Sour Red overall.
Apr 02, 2017
Wooden Soul: Cherry Dust from Indeed Brewing Company - Minneapolis
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 43 ratings