Local Snacks
Fonta Flora Brewery

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #815
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
90
Ranked #12,987
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 5.1%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
18
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Fonta Flora Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
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90
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Notes: Appalachian Wild Ale with second use cherries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 18 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by kylehay2004:
Photo of kylehay2004
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours hazy with a pink lemonade color with a thin cap that fades somewhat while leaving dots of foam

Smell: Tart melange of fruit, with a sour berry orientation and little sweetness

Taste: Lactic fruit flavors with the cherry and elderberry prominent; the native grapes of North Carolina used for Scuppadine also make an appearance: the blueberry is modest but discernible; oaky, funky and dry finish, with a puckery ending that is not far from a tart grapefruit

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; puckery

Overall: A good showcase for a variety of spent fruit; a little more sweetness would go a long way here

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Photo of kell50
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a pale redish pink color with a small foamy white head that reduces to leave nothing behind

S- smells of a variety of berries; strawberry, raspberry and a cherry tartness. Acidic tartness

T- plenty of berry tartness up front with cherry and raspberry leading the way. Mid-palate gives some earthy tartness with some dried hay, the finish is bone dry with a berry linger

M medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- nice berry notes throughout

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Photo of vfgccp
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DVMin98
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light purple color. Smell is heavy on the berries. Flavor is heavy berries with a tart acidity. Light, refreshing, delicious. Love them local snacks.

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Photo of Elicoleman
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jayhunter357
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MFMB
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a turbid pink to ruby color with a thin pinkish to white head. Nose of Greek yogurt and fruitiness. Definitely surprised the amount of tart berry flavor comes through on this second use fruit brew. Nice notes of raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. Yogurt like funk and lacto. Not in your face tart but definitely packs a bite. Medium body with a slight bit of creaminess on the tounge. I enjoyed this.

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Photo of npachl
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTKATL
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OompaMentor
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bottle share - 8/19/17

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Photo of Frudel
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Salmon pinkish colored beer with a small white head at pouring, leaving some light lacings.
Nose is heavy on the small berries, you could tell by smelling that blackberries where there, lactobacillus as well.
Lot of tartness, very fruity, finishes dry, lacto forward with berries all the way.
Medium body, medium carb, gives a nice mouthfeel.

Too tart for my taste, but a good one nonetheless.

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Local Snacks from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 18 ratings