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The Cherry Bohemian | Exile Brewing Co.

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4.15/5
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49 Ratings
The Cherry BohemianThe Cherry Bohemian
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Exile Brewing Co.
Iowa, United States
exilebrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ahoff101 on 06-16-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
49
pDev:
7.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by BikingDutchman:
Photo of BikingDutchman
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Very hazy pinkish orange colored. Pours from the bottle with very high carbonation.
S- Smells like sour pie cherry filling and cherry candies. It has a tart smell, but the cherry sweetness is definitely more dominant.
T- The sourness is stronger than expected upfront with a strong cherry pie flavor that is not far behind. There is just the right balance of sweet and sour.
M- High carbonation and not as thin or dry as other sour beers.
O- Very refreshing, and would be great on a hot day. Maybe a little too sweet for my taste, but YMMV.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of OmahaKF
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Crazy carbonation - it took about five minutes for it to settle down. Smell is of tart cherry and a bit of funk. Taste is not quite as tart as the smell would suggest with a dry champagne-like mouthfeel. Finish is somewhat bready and the overall experience kind of makes me think of a cherry pie.

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Photo of boogerisu
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.29/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Absurd amount of foam. Took three overflowing snifters to hold one small bottle. Orange and hazy body. Settles to a medium white head. Smells incredibly yeasty. Phenolic. Some bubble gum. Faint cherry. What cherry is has is a little medicinal. Taste is tart. A lot more cherry flavor. Not medicinal, either. Big improvement over the nose. Strong yeast and phenols persist. Light bubble gum lingers with tart cherry. High carbonation, but not bad enough to detract. Light body. A beer that improved dramatically from appearance to smell to taste. Still not quite a remarkable beet, though.

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Photo of Bunuelian
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TrojanRB
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful warm orange/pinkish color. Looks almost like a grapefruit. Very little head, quickly settled out to nothing.

Smells of tart cherry and sour citrus.

Mouth puckering sour....a bit of champagne as well. Not as much fruit as the nose would have indicated.

Finely carbonated. The tartness sticks to the sides of the tongue, way in the back, long after the finish. Quite dry.

Certainly refreshing...a little heavy on sour, and a little light on fruit.

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Photo of emerge077
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale hazy reddish gold, thin layer of foam, fades away fast. Not overcarbonated, bottles were pretty calm that we opened. Minimal spotty lace around the edges.

Aroma of lactobacillus, and vague cherry. Noticeably kettle soured, not that it's a bad thing, just the typical profile, resembles sour cherry yogurt. Not far off from a cherry Berliner Weisse.

Taste is tart, verging on puckering sour. Super dry and clean, possibly due to a few extra months in the bottle. Cherry aftertaste, fruit is light on the forefront, but present. Strong lacto sourness in the middle that is brief and dries out quick. Quenching and crisp. Nicely put together, fresher it probably had a bit more overt cherry presence, but it's very nice as is.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beestin
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of burtonryan
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goosegeek
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jonbonfondle
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ri0
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky dirty pink color with a 2.5 finger dirty white head. Smells like sour pie cherry filling that mom used to make from the tart cherries in our yard. The flavor is very authentic tart cherry and hits with a bit of sweet cherry pie flavor. High carbonation and light mouthfeel make it ideal for a hot day like today. I really enjoyed this as it reminded my of the cherry trees in my yard growing up.

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Photo of Ahab2014
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great summer beer, it's not as tart as beatnik at all but has a very pronounced sweet and fantastic cherry taste. This is a must find beer that I will stock up for this summer.

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Photo of aubzachsyd
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iowaero
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The Cherry Bohemian was picked up for a rather modest $8.99/4 pack and pours a delicate pink blush (80% opacity) with a bubblegum pink head. The head starts at 3 fingers and eventually dissolves comnpletely with no residual lace.

Aromas of pure lactobacillus and brett, with squeezed lime and hard minerals. No cherries or stone fruit so far.

Flavor is very sour and acidic, bringing along with it flavors of crushed rose petals, orchid, key lime, zests of lemon, and the faintest whisper of white cherry. The finish is more of the same, retaining the acidic presence all the way through.

Feel is sharp and hard, like hard water, and brings with it stinging carbonation and a finish of puckering dryness.

I'll never turn down a sour and it's hard to knock this one, but it is a bit weak in the flavor department, instead substituting flavor for overpowering pucker and truckloads of lactobacillus. Not a bad beer on a hot summer day, and I'm sure I'll revisit it again once this 4 pack is through, but there are for sure better sours out there.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ToddSoonerFan
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Cherry Bohemian from Exile Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 49 ratings
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