High Like A Dove (Batch #1)
Fonta Flora Brewery

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Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Wild Ale
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4.3 | pDev: 1.63%
Sep 03, 2023
Feb 01, 2022
Fermented with Perry's Berry's blueberries and conditioned on vanilla and nutmeg.
Recent ratings and reviews.
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16.9 ounce bottle, bottled December 2022. This bottle is Batch 2 but since the description sounds the same as the first batch, I don't see the need to add a new entry for this beer. Served in a Teku, the beer pours a ruby red/purple color with about an inch pink head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like blueberries, vanilla, nutmeg and oak. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some earthiness noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and easy to drink with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this one, definitely worth trying if you get the chance!
Sep 03, 2023
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Slightly hazy dark garnet that almost leans to magenta or purple under a very short pastel mauve head that fizzles out to a sparse film.

Spicy oak-like qualities, perhaps from the nutmeg, meet strong blueberry tannin that is thankfully more bittering than acidic, almost translating like a kriek with hints of cinnamon, but still blueberry-esque. Though I sometimes get a hint of dill, and the acidity also seems to increase over time, it's not enough to hinder my enjoyment.

Fantastic complexity!
Jul 06, 2023
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Arrives with the liquid slightly redder than expected (more cranberry than blueberry colored) with a stacked mauve head; streaky lacing

Smell: Oaky with blueberry aromatics; hints of nutmeg

Taste: The oak lays down a dry tone with the blueberry, nutmeg and vanilla first bringing a slightly sweet element that doesn't last long; the tart blueberry tones build powerfully, through the middle, so that the second half is sour, with a dry, oaky finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Nice to see Fonta Flora with a new fruited sour; this one shows off their capabilities in the wild ale category
Apr 18, 2022
High Like A Dove (Batch #1) from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 3 ratings