Big Shrug
Fonta Flora Brewery

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From:
Fonta Flora Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 6.97%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
41
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 23, 2020
Added:
Feb 03, 2016
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  11
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: Appalachian Wild Ale fermented in Oak with local blackberries & fennel.
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Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jan 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.99 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Nov 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.27 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Apr 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.28 by dcmchew from Romania

Sep 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.03 by chippo33 from Vermont

Sep 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.03 by Mikeypnh from New Hampshire

Sep 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Aug 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.34 by Zach136 from Georgia

Aug 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.93 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jun 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jun 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, blue session. Crystal clear ruby color. Aroma is fruity with lactic, yogurt notes and some bubblegum. Taste is sour, woody, dry with berries and berry pits. Dry, acidic mouthfeel.
May 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

May 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.4 by BrewsNRecords from North Carolina

May 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.34 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Apr 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.21 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Apr 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.27 by ha-sheem from North Carolina

Jan 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.31 by Kurmaraja from California

Sep 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by bmf5581 from North Carolina

Aug 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by mikeincharleston from North Carolina

Jun 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.24 by aasher from Indiana

Jun 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

May 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by AngusOg from North Carolina

May 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.36 by Soneast from Wisconsin

May 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.29 by jbwimer from Kansas

Apr 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by tkrane from Texas

Apr 19, 2016
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours murky and mauve, with a reasonably impressive head that fades more rapidly than expected; a few strands of lacing linger

Smell: Fennel forward with blackberries underneath, both acctic and Bretty, with an oaky character, as well

Taste: Quite herbal, from the outset, with the blackberries adding a tart tone underneath; funky Brett elements build through the middle, along with the acetic sourness; the finish is dry and oaky

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with buoyant carbonation

Overall: I would like to have seen more fruit flavor relative to the herbal elements in this beer
Apr 18, 2016
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Reviewed by Dan_K from Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From 500ml bottle into tulip glasses.

L: Bottle gushed on opening, but settled down eventually. Nice pink color, a little murky. Head dissipated quickly.
S: Strong flavors of fennel are there, but also the blackberries are present on the nose. Smells a little sweet and fruity, a little herbal.
T: As a contrast to the nose, the taste didn't feature strong flavors of fennel. Features a significant brett character, blackberries, and then a wisp of fennel bitterness on the end. This isn't a sweet beer, it's fairly dry. The berries and fennel remind us of Good and Plenty candies.
F: Fairly thin body, dry, with very active carbonation in the mouth. At first it kind of burned a bit but then mellowed out as it warmed a bit in the glass.
O: I can see how the fennel could have overpowered this beer, but with this amount of age on it, it's morphed into something that transcends this one ingredient. The great nose followed up by a good (but different) taste makes this one a winner.
Apr 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.46 by DontTellMom from North Carolina

Mar 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.6 by Fievel from Pennsylvania

Mar 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.32 by Jwag1185 from North Carolina

Mar 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.17 by bcp5296d from North Carolina

Mar 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona

Mar 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by t2grogan from Arizona

Mar 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.01 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

Mar 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by BMart from Pennsylvania

Mar 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.19 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Mar 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by CDCNAM from Louisiana

Mar 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.96 by SveNss0N from Massachusetts

Mar 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.17 by aleckpa from North Carolina

Mar 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.56 by Jamato14 from North Carolina

Mar 12, 2016
Big Shrug from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 46 ratings