Need A Hug
Fonta Flora Brewery

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From:
Fonta Flora Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #266
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,227
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 5.9%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
48
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 11, 2021
Added:
Feb 03, 2016
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  15
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Rated: 4.25 by AngusOg from North Carolina

May 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.38 by Raziel313 from California

Feb 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Dec 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Nov 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.44 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Nov 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Zaphog from Michigan

Sep 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.28 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Sep 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.49 by dcmchew from Romania

Sep 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, red session. Pink color. Aroma has some funk, dusty cellar and wood notes. Taste is sour, floral, fruity but also dusty and dry on the finish.
Jun 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.75 by beer_guy_nc from North Carolina

Jun 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

May 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.73 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Apr 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.28 by Mikeypnh from New Hampshire

Apr 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Apr 01, 2017
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Reviewed by bnes09 from Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Deep red color with pink head. Berry and vinegar aroma. Tons of puckering acidity on the palate. Lots of fresh berry flavor. Moderate body, high carbonation, dry finish and tingling on the jaw. Exceptional.
Mar 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Feb 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Feb 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Dec 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by emottram from Massachusetts

Dec 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.27 by pisano from Massachusetts

Nov 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

Oct 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by jaydoc from Kansas

Oct 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by M_chav from New Mexico

Oct 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.28 by bmf5581 from North Carolina

Sep 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Aug 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.35 by DeadWalkerAir from South Carolina

Aug 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.03 by pmoney from Illinois

Jun 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.58 by Tertullian007 from Missouri

Jun 08, 2016
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Reviewed by GarthDanielson from Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a wax topped bottle into a snifter, this beer is a gusher. Pinkish bubbles push up through the top as you pry the cap. On the pour, the beer is a vibrant, opaque, pinkish-red coloring, with a ton of carbonation bubbling throughout, feeding a sparse, wispy, white surface coat of head. Aromas of tart blueberries, sour notes of white grape must and hints of lemon, earthy and sweet elderberries, floral and herbal notes, and a solid sour funk. Smells amazing! Flavors are tart and sour forward, heavy on white grape and lemon, followed immediately by a smooth, sweet blend of blueberries and eldeberries, earthy undertones, subtle herbal notes, and a kick of acidic and dry notes that really clean the palate quickly. Besides the subtle pucker on the taste buds, the aftertaste is almost completely clean, with some tannins and blueberry notes sneaking through here and there. Light, crisp, and dry, this is an amazingly refreshing beer. The finish is slightly acidic, puckering, and crisp. Very, very good sour!
Jun 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.23 by aasher from Indiana

Jun 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by KVNBGRY from Florida

May 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

May 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.02 by nickfl from Florida

May 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Highbury09 from North Carolina

May 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.91 by Soneast from Wisconsin

May 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.31 by aleckpa from North Carolina

Apr 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Immortale25 from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. Back label says Bottled In October 2015.

A- Pours a purplish light brown color with a 1/2 inch purple-hued white head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Nice Brett-forward aroma with a bit of lactic acid and blueberry.

T- More Brett in the flavor brings a green olive note to the table with the fruit providing a nice backdrop. Mostly dry with a moderate sourness.

M- Dry with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- This beer leaves me feeling the same way I have in the past after having FF's fruited sours: Pleased but not particularly impressed. This one has more of a Brett presence than the others I've had, which is nice, but still there's no wow factor here. These beers are great but they're not worth standing in line for in my opinion.
Apr 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.42 by Eziel from Ohio

Apr 20, 2016
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: As other reviewers have noted, this is a gusher, not an uncontrollable one but just be forewarned; the liquid pours hazy, the color of blueberry juice and the big head fades to a film but leaves good lacing action

Smell: Lactic berry aromatics, with the blueberry tones tempered by the elderberry; modest barnyard funk aromatics

Taste: Blueberry and elderberry yoghurt; with a dryness and a funk that builds, through the middle, when an acetic burst hits the sides of the tongue; fruity, funky, leathery and dry in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Sometimes a gusher foretells of impending doom but this is not one of those times; just let the beer settle down for five minutes and all will be revealed
Apr 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.58 by asams10 from North Carolina

Apr 08, 2016
Need A Hug from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 55 ratings