Carolina Custard
Fonta Flora Brewery

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Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Wild Ale
4.13 | pDev: 7.99%
Feb 08, 2019
Apr 29, 2015
Carolina CustardCarolina Custard
Notes: Fonta Flora Carolina Custard is a white wine barrel aged wild ale featuring paw paw fruit, a fleshy, tropical fruit, indigenous to North America. Custard is fermented with a blend of Brettanoymces and Lactobacillus.
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Rated: 4.25 by MephistosCafe from North Carolina

Feb 08, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jan 15, 2019
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
375ml bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours a slightly hazy pale straw color with a one-finger foamy white head that reduces to leave nothing behind

S- big topical fruity notes on the nose, along with lacto & brett, some vinous white wine notes. There's a big guava and papaya note throughout

T- the tropical fruity notes up front, pineapple, papaya & mango. Mid-palate gives a slight tartness, along with some lacto and brett. The finish gives more tropical fruit

M- medium body with light carbonation, slightly foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- the paw paw fruit gives some nice tropical fruity notes that work well with the slight tartness
Dec 15, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Nov 19, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by RPM3334 from South Carolina

Oct 28, 2018
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Moderate to vigorous pour yields a less than 1/2 inch white head over a slightly hazy golden body with no lacing. Head dissipates down to a very thin ring in a matter of minutes. Nose of funk and fruit. I have no knowledge of paw-paw whatsoever, but the beer smells like a cross between sauvignon blanc grape from the wine barrel and some kind of kiwi-like fruit. Tastes sour with wine-like flavors dominating the palate. Good feel and overall, an interesting offering from Fonta Flora (my first!) Cheers!
Apr 09, 2018
Rated: 4.41 by aasher from Indiana

Mar 12, 2018
Rated: 4 by oline73 from Maryland

Feb 21, 2018
Rated: 4.17 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Dec 08, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by dcmchew from Romania

Nov 28, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by frasergrove from California

Jun 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, yellow session. Aroma is quite malty with some honey notes and generic fruitiness. Taste is tart and fruity with caramel, toffee and some malt sweetness. Light body, high carbonation.
May 24, 2017
Rated: 4 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

May 20, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Apr 10, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by petermethot from New Jersey

Feb 26, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Jhfinn from New York

Feb 26, 2017
Rated: 3.64 by acurtis from New Jersey

Feb 25, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Nov 19, 2016
Rated: 4.02 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Nov 16, 2016
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.69/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Hazy tan yellow with a thick white blanket.

Smell is pineapple banana, Monterey Jack, and peanut butter.

Tastes like salted peanut butter, tart pretzel, lemon lime, and longan.

An unusual combination of attributes, but enjoyable.
Nov 10, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by chippo33 from Vermont

Nov 03, 2016
Rated: 4 by JamLand from District of Columbia

Nov 03, 2016
Rated: 4 by MarshallBirdhouse from Kentucky

Oct 30, 2016
Rated: 4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Oct 29, 2016
Rated: 3.68 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

Oct 12, 2016
Rated: 4 by jaydoc from Kansas

Oct 10, 2016
Rated: 3.89 by M_chav from New Mexico

Oct 06, 2016
Rated: 3.53 by fehrminator from North Carolina

Sep 29, 2016
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle, dark green wax. Served in a snifter glass.

Light, hazy yellow body, appropriately fluffy white head with short retention time. Smell is a rich tropical fruit, with more of an earthy twist to it, tart like a kiwi, tempered by a somehow lighter lactic acidity, light vinous character, wood. Flavour follows, with the tropical fruit bite being sort of like a tart passion fruit, but with a distinctly kiwi-like sweetness which is hard to really describe in a way that makes sense. It is a little bit like papaya. Light vinous flavour, lactic acidity, light graininess, hay. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, appropriate for style and carbonation, very easy to drink and a tasty wild with a different kind of tropical fruit flavour to it. Enjoyed this one a fair amount!
Jul 16, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Jul 16, 2016
Rated: 3.36 by Reed from Missouri

Jul 15, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by mikeincharleston from North Carolina

Jun 14, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by Hopheadhiker from New York

May 17, 2016
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Reviewed by Sammy from Canada (ON)

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Fantastic sour. Tart with the paw paw generating a "pie crust" dry quality. Brightened by the white wine. This is why I like the style, gentlemen! Pours big head.
May 05, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Apr 04, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina

Mar 24, 2016
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Reviewed by trial_by_hedgehog from Georgia

4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
An interesting beer I'd sat on for a good occasion, which happened to be New Years eve.
750 mL bottle poured into a few wine glasses and shared between friends. This was an opaque amber-orange color forming a thin white head and unnoticed lacing. Odor is bursting with ripe tropical esters and cut by a pleasant lactic acidity. The taste follows with a well done lactic acidity, papaya esque fruits, some melon, and even vinous flavors. This felt quite effervescent from carbonation, and even had a curious mouthfeel of being slightly gritty, I wonder if this is the so called custard texture of the pawpaw.
Overall, I enjoyed this a lot and will seek out more Fonta.
Jan 12, 2016
Rated: 4.38 by brennan813 from North Carolina

Nov 24, 2015
Rated: 4.34 by Soneast from Wisconsin

Nov 01, 2015
Rated: 4.26 by 2GOOFY from California

Sep 11, 2015
Carolina Custard from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 58 ratings