Fonta Flora Brewery

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Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #211
Ranked #2,691
4.27 | pDev: 4.45%
May 03, 2022
Oct 06, 2015
Notes: Appalachian wild ale with High County wild cherries.
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Rated: 4.23 by smithj4 from New York

May 03, 2022
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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a beautiful ruby red grapefruit with a finger of fizzly white head quickly reducing to a thin white ring. Aroma is grapefruit, strawberry jam, cherry, and tart lacto. Taste follows suit. Very sour, very jammy, feel is very crisp and refreshing and a tart fruit pulp bite. Good beer, would drink again.
Oct 31, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by crobinso from Colorado

May 11, 2021
Rated: 4.48 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jan 06, 2020
Rated: 4.05 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

May 12, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Feb 17, 2019
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First of all, awesome name. Second, I had this at the Firestone Walker Invitational 2017. One of the silver linings of being shitfaced at 4am just 8 hours before the festival started for us plebes, is that I didn't mind standing in line in all the highly sought after small brewery project lines with Sheldon.

Anyways, since Sheldon rocked my world with that Crooked Stave sour cherry pie beer, only seemed fitting to check this one out. Definitely has a cherry impression in the appearance color wise. Looks very similar. Very thin off white head 1/6". Aroma hit those cherry pie notes. If you like expectations firmly met thus far, you're happy.

Taste was much in the same, mild pie crust base, minimal funk or oak impressions, mostly some lemon and lime like sour qualities with cherry pie filling on the top. Sourness was middle of the road, I'd say about a 6 on the 10pt scale. Carbonation right on point. They came in with high expectations, and they're totally worthy. I mean, I wouldn't stand in line unless I was hung over, but I can see why there was a line.
Dec 25, 2018
Rated: 4 by oline73 from Maryland

Sep 08, 2018
Rated: 4.37 by Tobin776 from Wisconsin

Mar 05, 2018
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This sexy Meemaw has a hot magenta body with an effervescent pink champagne-like fizz that's somehow uncharacteristically creamy. The head loudly dies off with a persistent hiss, taking a bit longer than you'd expect.

Smell is cheesy, slightly woody funk first and foremost--that cheese is of a creamy, gooey and very aged variety--with some faint notes of cherry and lemon lime in the background.

Taste is cherry lime with toasty pie crust and a hint of char or oak or toasted sesame and a slight touch of soft aged cheese. Some cinnamon comes out as it warms.

A crisp, effervescent bouncy body of medium-light weight finishes semi-dry and tingly.
Mar 01, 2018
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
bottle share - 8/19/17
Aug 20, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by MTKATL from Georgia

Aug 20, 2017
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Rated by NCMonte from North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
FF has a nice medium sour base to which this cherry fruit was added. Their base doesn't over power, cherries stand out. Fantastic sour.
Jun 20, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by frasergrove from California

Jun 10, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by Zaphog from Michigan

Nov 26, 2016
Rated: 4.33 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut

Sep 13, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by bcp5296d from North Carolina

Aug 17, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Aug 01, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by aleckpa from North Carolina

Jul 31, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by jaydoc from Kansas

Jul 22, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerSamurai34 from Texas

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is one of the better cherry sours I have had. It was really well balanced with lots of sour cherries and good carb. It was almost like a cherry pie with no sugar.
Jul 12, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by mikeincharleston from North Carolina

Jun 13, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by BMart from Pennsylvania

May 10, 2016
Rated: 4.23 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

May 10, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by GDawgs34 from Georgia

May 02, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by Kurmaraja from California

Apr 22, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by CBrodbeck from Florida

Apr 22, 2016
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a pink grapefruit color with modest head; strands of lacing along with bunches of soapy bubbles

Smell: Farmhouse funk from the Brett, buttressed by lactic cherry yogurt tones

Taste: The wild cherry flavors are slightly sweet as well as moderately tart and they are present in the profile from start to finish; other flavors add complexity, including farmhouse funk and lactic and acetic sourness; none of these elements are over the top but all of them combine; the tartness lingers, into the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Another nice fruited sour from Fonta Flora; nice to see them getting the recognition but miss the days of reasonable waits at their bottle releases
Apr 21, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by BuggalooShrimp from North Carolina

Apr 17, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by acurtis from New Jersey

Apr 17, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Fabiand from Texas

Apr 15, 2016
Rated: 4.27 by Bilco from Pennsylvania

Apr 15, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by McAndrew from North Carolina

Apr 11, 2016
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Reviewed by Fcolle2 from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours light orange with a light pink hue. Aromas has an interesting herbal quality with cherry aromas and a moderate lacto sour aroma. Favors of cherry and an herbal bitter quality with moderate acidity.
Apr 10, 2016
Rated: 4.53 by Syracuse12 from New Jersey

Apr 09, 2016
Rated: 4.46 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina

Mar 24, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by 2GOOFY from California

Feb 28, 2016
Rated: 4.45 by chippo33 from Vermont

Feb 11, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by Devman171 from Maryland

Jan 28, 2016
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