Off Color Brewing

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Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #667
Ranked #16,991
3.88 | pDev: 9.02%
Jun 19, 2022
Nov 18, 2018
Very Good
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a bright, golden color. Brilliant clarity. Small, short-lived head. `Aroma is lemony funk. Taste is relatively understated. There's a solid amount of funk without being overwhelming. Tiny bit of lemongrass, but beyond the funk there's a unique taste that I don't think I've picked up before in a beer. Could it be the Koji? Maybe, but not sure. Bright, and lively. Interesting, enjoyable beer.
Jun 19, 2022
Rated: 3.69 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 05, 2021
Rated: 4.68 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
I'm speculating this copy is one of the few left in captivity as I got it in a Wild 4-pack from Off Color's taproom.

Great clarity for a Wild; a pretty pale, too. Smells are mostly fruit, tempered by earthy stuff. Fruity Tastes are balanced quickly by a timely tart. I can enjoy this Wild. Finishes semi-dry. Even though Wilds run on the flat side, this could use more bubbles or more youth. But as with 95% of Wilds, I wouldn't bring Cygnet to the table and glad I didn't.

I particularly find unique the mineral quality that I do not remember having in Off Color's Wilds; so it is fair to attribute this to Jester King's bacteria and role. OA this was a better experience for me than 2/3 of Wilds. But I probably still will not have Cygnet again... even if they brew it again. I am a very big fan of Off Color, I am less of a fan of Jester King; but I'm glad they got together to learn from this brew. But IMHO, JK has more to learn from OC than OC from JK.
Apr 02, 2021
Rated: 3.83 by jakea from Wisconsin

Sep 15, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Mar 17, 2019
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Rated by bubseymour from Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Nice sour beer. Light funk in the nose, moderate sour, some grains noticed as well. Enjoyed.
Feb 05, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by mush from Illinois

Jan 26, 2019
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Reviewed by phoenicika from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
A: Golden and transparent, minimal foam.

S: Sweet grape leaves.

T: Mild tartness and minerality, strong finish of toasted bread.

M: Medium carbonation.

O: Very drinkable with an interesting balance of sour and wheaty.
Jan 13, 2019
Rated: 3.63 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Jan 01, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.34/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Released 10/27/18; drank 12/6/18 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange rust appearance.

A violent pour yielded a minimal white head; minimal lace.

Apple cider, lemon & faint oak notes in the nose.

Corn flakes, lemon & honeyed wheat flavors.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

The nose had promise, but what an odd, mildly unappealing flavor! Unique, to be sure, but not worth tracking down.
Dec 07, 2018
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bright orange, sharp clarity, a little bit of foam that fades to a thin ring.
Aroma has a dominant grainy popcorn kernel aroma and a tiny bit of oak.
Tart and lightly acidic, apple and a lingering odd grainy popcorn kernel note.
Light bodied and crisp, medium carb level. Overall it’s ok, kind of one note.
Nov 18, 2018
Cygnet from Off Color Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 12 ratings