Fox In The Snow - Cranberry
Off Color Brewing

Fox In The Snow - CranberryFox In The Snow - Cranberry
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Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
Wild Ale
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4.06 | pDev: 3.2%
Dec 12, 2022
Dec 09, 2020
Fox In The Snow - CranberryFox In The Snow - Cranberry
Notes: Fox in the Snow base beer spent 11 months in one of our Barolo foedres and then refermented for a month with Michigan grown cranberries. Garnet red in color with an intense, acidic pop of cranberries and supple, tannic body. Mid palate notes of red currants, slate, and black cherry.
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Rated: 4.19 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Dec 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Bluecrow from New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
The deep auburn bottle pour hosts a wisp of visible carbonation and an aroma that is vinous, tart and a tad sweet with strawberry/raspberry.
The flavor is superb. There is vinegar acidity, dark fig, cranberry and raspberry flavor and sweetness, but the balance is fantastic.
This is supremely enjoyable.
Feb 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a burnt sienna color with minimal, short-lived head. Aroma is very tart with faint cranberries, but mostly a message that this is going to have plenty of acidity to it. The taste immediately reinforces what I expected based off the nose. It's tart, but not over the top tart. After that tart cranberry fades on the tongue, there's a very long earthy, funky, horse blanket finish that I think really adds to the beer. Medium carb. Overall, a very tasty beer.
Dec 31, 2021
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
the packaging here is pure glory, cute little bottle with some of the sexiest art in beer, i love it. the aroma fills the room too, as soon as i pop the cap, wow, i do not remember the original being this vibrant or pungent, but this is tannic and vinous and fruity and mouth watering from straight up across the room. the color is rich dense red, garnet or mahogany or something, some head on the pour but fast settling. it smells epic, fruit and bread and young wild yeast but bacteria too, citrus sourness and cranberry tang, oak and musty yeast, a little doughy and cereal dusty, but flemish and traditional and right, some port to it, walnut and preserved berry. the flavor brims with cherry instead of cranberry to me, i get the sourness of them and the tart skins yeah, but that could be other fruit too, and with the heavy wine profile, its not immediately obviously cranberry, both a critique and a compliment. there is an after the swallow wash of delicious candied fruit that swings back through before the acid hits for the second time and make me salivate a lake, i taste this for miles. i dont love the cheerio element, it makes it seem young even though this is majorly mature, and it accentuates the malt in a weird way. neat raspberry note, cherry again, and vinegar, flanders red and oud bruin goodness and wooden maturity abound, but at no point does this holler cranberries at me, despite how fruity it is. i wonder if some of the other fruited versions are more identifiable, but to me this is more an expression of grain, yeast, and barrel than it is fruit. drinking off color beer is a privilege and i live for it!
Aug 13, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Dark crimson red pour with a khaki cap. Huge cranberry nose with considerable funk and oak, light currant and mulled berries supporting. Cranberry hits the sturdy oak hard in the taste, resulting in extreme acidity, like get the tums ready immediately! Supporting funk, currant, berries, cherry skin and earth are hard to appreciate over the sour acidity. Feels even more acidic than it tastes, huge pucker on the finish too. I really like the front end with the funk, oak, cranberry and supporting flavors mixing together, but that finishing acidity is tough
Aug 05, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Jun 03, 2021
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Edit: Feb. 2021
Lots of cranberry, much more dry and less THP than months ago. Some time has done it really good.

Bright crimson with ample foam that fades to a thin broken surface skim, minimal spotty lace left behind. Aroma has some cranberry fruitiness and mild cheese rind funk. Tart and crisp lactic acidity, cranberry comes through at the front. Odd telltale notes of THP in the aftertaste, corn chips. This taste lingers, and sort of mars the experience unfortunately. Fruit and acid levels are nice, hopefully the THP fades over time. Will revisit in a few months.

Thanks to Thomas & Jenny for this one!
Dec 09, 2020
Fox In The Snow - Cranberry from Off Color Brewing
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7 ratings