Carolina Custard
Fonta Flora Brewery

Carolina CustardCarolina Custard
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Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Wild Ale
4.13 | pDev: 7.99%
Feb 08, 2019
Apr 29, 2015
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
Carolina Custard from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 58 ratings