Fonta Flora Brewery

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Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #186
Ranked #2,621
4.27 | pDev: 4.45%
May 14, 2023
Oct 06, 2015
Appalachian wild ale with High County wild cherries.
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Ratings by rodbeermunch:
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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
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a bright magenta with absolutely no head. Sour cherries on the nose with some of that mustiness. The beer is tart upfront with moderate acidity that doesn’t get too bad as it warms, the Cherry character comes through next. It’s interesting and complex. A really nice Cherry wild ale.
May 14, 2023
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Reviewed by nickb2000 from New Hampshire

3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Nucleated Tulip
Look: opaque Deep pink-purple, zero head
Smell: trad sour smell, stone fruit, very light hint of malt, hint of fresh tart cherries
Taste: moderate tartness, lime juice, cherry, yeast funk, light malt hiding in the background
Feel: light-moderate body with gentle carbonation and a crisp finish
overall: Very good representation of a cherry wild
Nov 19, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 12, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by BeerBeast from Florida

Sep 21, 2022
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
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
Meemaw from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 57 ratings