Cran-Orange Jam
Foundation Brewing Company

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4.2 | pDev: 0%
Foundation Brewing Company
Maine, United States
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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a watered-down cranberry color, slightly hazy with a one finger fizzy head that settles to a film.

Aroma is a slightly yeasty tart fruit, vaguely that of cranberry and orange - nothing jumps out in terms of distinctive flavor.

Taste is pretty tart up front with a light and refreshing cranberry flavor with background notes of orange. This is a pretty well-balanced flavor profile that works great with the moderate sourness. A light sweetness comes out in the mid-taste that rounds off the tartness well and, importantly, does not give it any heaviness. Any sense of grain is lost in this one. Finishes same as it starts really.

Feel is crisp and light with a lingering stickiness in the mouth, kind of like apple juice does.

This is a really refreshing fruit ale that meets my sensibilities well. I have not been a huge fan of Foundation in the past with their ales so this one may give me reason to stop by once in a while. This would make a great summer drink IMO - not sure when they plan to be releasing it though.

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4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Tallboy pours a diluted cran-red to pink body into a tulip. The head is silky and with a creamy consistency. The head makes it to an inch high with good retention and leaves thin sheets of lacing along with some small webs as well.

S- The cran and orange are not as strong as I expected based on Foundation's previous jam releases but they are there at light-medium strength alongside a beastly base of lactic acid fermentation, sweet long chain fruity sugars/pulp and whole grains. Definitely comes off as a tart jam in the aroma.

T- The cranberries seem to come off stronger in the taste but the oranges drop off a bit but still are definitely 100% there with a pulpy, sweet orange zesty flavor. The cranberries bring some signature tartness and that great flavor like fresh berries are known for; a nice berry bitterness as well. A touch sweet but mostly the lactic acid flavor from the little bugs akin to a very tart yogurt. A whole orange flavor comes out later and really compliments the lactic and berries nicely. Beyond that just some whole grains.

MF- A light body with a silky texture that has a touch of creaminess. The carbonation is at a moderately high level and it all ends rather tart.

Another rather good addition to the jam series that comes off like cranberry juice ale with a bold lactic acid tartness and some supporting fresh orange flavor.

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Cran-Orange Jam from Foundation Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2 ratings