Doom Tree
Fonta Flora Brewery

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Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Ranked #73
Ranked #17,793
3.85 | pDev: 10.65%
Nov 13, 2023
Jul 26, 2019
Collaboration with Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.

Kölsch-style lagerbier brewed with local elderflower and fresh lemon zest.

Mashed with a thoughtful blend of local barley and local wheat malt. Steeped on heaps of locally foraged elderflowers. Fermented cool with our preferred house lager yeast strain. Conditioned cold for many weeks until crisp and crushable. Aged additionally on fresh, hand zested lemons. Inspired by St. Germain Liqueur and crushable summertime lagerbiers, we share a unique agricultural kinship with the folks at AZ Wilderness and are damn pleased to offer up this seasonal crusher
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Rated: 4 by Boone757 from Virginia

Nov 13, 2023
Rated: 3.82 by RBorsato from Virginia

Sep 15, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Sep 10, 2023
Rated: 3.86 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 03, 2023
Rated: 3.71 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Aug 02, 2023
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Reviewed by nickb2000 from New Hampshire

4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Nucleated Tulip
Look: Clear yellow-straw color, pouring a thin cap which quickly dissipated into a a thin ring. Full of effervescence
Smell: Citrusy lime zest and floral. Light hints of malt
Taste: soft start. Light hint of lime zest, with some strong floral notes accompanied by floral bitterness and doughy malt notes. Finish is sweet with lingering elderflower notes
Feel: light-moderate body with a clean and crisp finish
Overall: Really interesting yet great tasting beer
Aug 05, 2022
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Beautiful light yellow body, sharp and clear; nice carbonation; thin, patchy white head with fair retention. Great smell; fresh lemon and floral tones; herbal. Excellent taste; nice cracker-like malt flavor with a clean, lemon-like layer; herbal spiciness; slight hop bitterness. Light bodied; crisp and refreshing although a little watery; finishes with a mildly dry quality.

The use of elderberry and lemon zest adds some nice depth and complexity to the beer. The looks suffer from a weak head, and the feel comes across a tad flat, but the smell and taste are top-notch.

Poured at 45 °F; CANNED ON 07202021
Oct 16, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Sep 28, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by cryptichead from Illinois

Sep 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
16 oz. can. Clear golden. Smells of herbal elderflower notes and bready malts. Tastes a little limey up front, elderflower herbals and bitterness, bread, light toast, herbal bitterness. Light body. At first, the adjuncts were subtle. They build in intensity after a bit. Otherwise good.
Sep 11, 2021
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can into a pint glass. Canned 7/20/21, so 6-7 weeks old.

Mixed look to this one. Attractive glassy pale golden yellow body. However, the head vanishes almost immediately, hence no lacing.

Floral aroma with a light lemon touch.

On tasting, very floral, a little herbal, lemon even fainter than on the nose. The combination puts me in mind of ginger without the kick.

Mouth medium, finish a herbal/mild spice mix.

Overall, pretty unique taste to this one. Enjoying it, though a session of these might be a bit much.
Sep 02, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Aug 28, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Aug 05, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 23, 2020
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a relatively clear medium straw yellow in color with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint pale golden yellow + pale yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy bright white head that reduces to a handful of small patches of thin film surrounded by a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grainy + cracker malts with a light to moderate amount of light fruit (white grape + apple) sweetness underneath light aromas of herbal + spicy hops. Light aromas of citrus/lemon zest and just a hint of floral/elderflower notes.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of cracker + grainy malts with a light to moderate amount of light fruit (white grape + apple) sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of citrus/lemon zest and a hint of floral/elderflower. Finally there is a slightly heavier than light flavor of herbal +spicy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away leaving a relatively clean finish.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Initially slightly crisp with a relatively clean finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a crisp + clean + refreshing mouthfeel. Enjoyable and the additions of lemon zest and elderflower definitely complement the base kölsch style beer.
Sep 13, 2020
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Reviewed by nick_perry from North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Bright yellow color. Rising bubbles. Thin white head with a lot of retention. A bit of a yeast note. Extremely floral. Hint of citrus, but it by no means takes this beer in the direction of the sour category. Some nutty notes too, which are unexpected for the style, but welcomed. Enough flavor complexity to make it interesting, but still stays true to its kolsch identity.
Aug 09, 2020
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Reviewed by unlikelyspiderperson from California

4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a lovely clear straw with a thin head that dissipates almost instantly. Looks like beer.
Smell is lightly bready and pleasantly floral with just a touch of citrus tartness on the tail. Really lovely blend of aromas.
Taste has sharp bright citrus notes in the front balanced well by soft cracker and smooth buttery notes. The flavor is wonderfully balanced, keeping the generally bright, crisp character of the style while bringing in some pleasantly soft floral, honey, and light diacetyl notes just enough to open up the more typical kolsch profile without losing it's center.
Mouthfeel is pleasant and crisp. Nice light body with little carbonation and a smooth finish.
Overall this is a really wonderful kolsch. The elderflower and lemon zest do not drag the flavor strongly in one direction but rather broaden the whole palate quite pleasantly. Wonderfully easy to drink and deceptively simple. Really enjoyable.
Nov 15, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Sep 23, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Sep 22, 2019
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