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Exodus | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
centralwaters.com

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A sour red ale aged with cherries in bourbon barrels.

Added by mothman on 08-17-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
204
pDev:
12.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 204 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of millelacsmark
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of arniepnminne
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage. Poured from a 750 ml cork n cage bottle into a D'Achouffe tulip.

A- pours a pinkish/amber with a 1 finger off-white head. Minimal lacing.

S- sour cherries, some vinegar, oak.

T- pale malts, vinegar, sour cherries, oak and some earthiness.

M- light body and medium carbonation. Some acidity but not as effervescent or carbonated as many other sours.

O- 6/10 sourness. Good sour, but not very complex. Some sour cherries with a little vinegar and that's about it.

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Photo of FreshmanPour77
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of sweemzander
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks Andy for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a clear reddish amber color. Some white froth formed that dissipated quickly.

(S)- A nice potent vinegar-like oak character up front. Bits of cherry pits in the background.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A great combo of a sharp vinegar-like acidic bite and subtle cherries behind it that meshes into a dry oaky finish.

(M)- A nice carbonation level and balance. I like the dynamic sourness and oak/fruit without it melting your face off.

(O)- Excellent drinkability and fits the style very well particularly for an american made one. I had this a few times on tap as well a year or so before this was bottled and the sourness has definitely been kicked up a notch or two since but very happy to see the oak and fruit is still present too. Very much looking forward to seeing what else Central Waters does with their sour program considering this was their first entry essentially.

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Photo of stealth
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of elcrawl
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of ObiWanKushnobi
2/5  rDev -50.7%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.47/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

AGED REVIEW

This one has been in my refrigerator for about 7 months now, let's crack it open and see how it has fared.

Pours out a surprisingly clear reddish tinged amber, with absolutely no head or lacing at all.
The first sniff smells like a rich vanilla/cherry cordial sort of aroma. The second sniff adds a medium dosage of oak tannins and a generalized 'acidic' tart aroma to that. I have absolutely -no- raunchiness or funk whatsoever in the nose, it is still a very bright and clean sort of tart smell.

The flavor is SUPER surprisingly dry considering how sweet the nose was. Tastes somewhat like lager-diluted apple vinegar that had cherries soaking in it. Very little malt character exists at all in this brew at this point in time. The finish is a long, drawn-out yet light woody tannic fade-out. Light spritzey body with light carbonation to match.

My overall impression is that this brew was on the right track in terms of tartness, acidity, and pucker, but needs a more bold malt profile and a higher level of Brett inoculation in order to truly contend with the gold standards of Flanders.

Compared to fresh, I've already lost -so- much woody character without gaining funk that I don't want to age the only other bottle of the inaugural batch of Exodus I have for more than a few additional months (just to double-check my single data point of aging results). Also, it is worth repeating that I've aged this one at refrigerator temperature, higher temperatures will have changed faster than this.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle, graciously shared with me this past Sunday afternoon, day after GTMW

appearance: served in a town hall tulip - lifeless carbonation, murky orange-amber body, no head

smell: funky aroma, notes of brett, hay, oak, vinous characteristics, cherry, grape skin

taste: Better than I remember the tap version of 2010/2011 being - quite sour, vinous grape skin, tart cherry, tons of oak, hay, brett, highly acidic, vinegar.

mouthfeel: lack of carbonation is pretty detrimental, acid, tart

overall: good first effort of the style, not at new glarus level by any means yet

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Photo of corby112
3.62/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a dark golden amber color with ruby edges and a half finger off-white head that quickly fades.  Minimal spots of lace left behind.

Earthy, funky aroma with tart, vinous fruit, earthy, funky bugs, toasted oak and acetic solvent.  A bit more acetic solvent character than I prefer taking away from the other notes a bit but there's still some sweet vinous fruit and a decent barrel character.

On the thinner end of medium bodied with tart, puckering mouthfeel that's slightly acetic but not overly harsh.  Decent barrel character with toasted oak and vanilla followed by tart, vinous dark fruit and acetic vinegary funk.  Slightly lactic with a nice amount of puckering sourness but it's a bit more acetic/solvent like than I prefer.  The dark fruit notes adds some needed sweetness but it could use some more balance.

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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

A: pours a reddish orange in color with brownish highlights and a thin head that left very little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots of hay brett funk storms out of the aroma with tart acdic cherry character not really any noticeable bourbon barrel qualities but had mild vinegary citrusy notes and hints of wood.

T: the cherries were more apparent on the palate alongside oaky woody accents, vineagry acidic tones, hints of brown sugar, very mild buorbon booze if any and plenty of bretty funk to round it out.

M: the brew was medium in body with moderate amount of carbonation which had a vinegary, woody, bretty funky sour and mild dry finish finish.

O: pretty solid beer all around and was glad to finally try a brew from central waters.

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Photo of KCM
4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Poured from bottle into a tulip. Pours a good dark red color with a small head.

Very good flemish red aromas of sour cherries, some funk and tart citrus notes as well.

Good depth with a very good medium feel and flavors of sour cherries and a good amount of tart tones as well. Finishes off nice and dry.

This is a real good flemish red. Nice and tart with good flavors and aromas.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Mark!

The pour is orange with a tall white head. Strong cherry aroma, but also a weird salty note. Some oak, a bit of pineapple, straw, and lemon. The flavor is highly acidic. The cherry character is not quite as pronounced. Mild red wine vinegar, leather, and some citric acidity. Very simnple, but good.

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Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of soccerfancooch
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of xnicknj
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into tulip

Pours a slightly hazed bright orange red with little to no head resting on top. The color is vibrant and piercing, and becomes brighter in the light.

Cherry forward nose with nice sourness and funk, oak tannins with a touch of grape and red wine.

Starts off lactic and sour backed by a full cherry sour roundness. Fairly balanced along with a funky horse blanket undertone. Red grape skin and cherry with a fairly syrupy sweetness. Finishes sticky and sweet followed by some lingering cherry.

Fuller medium body, medium-lighter carb, sticky and lingering on the tongue. A really nice sour beer overall, although the cherry did become a little sweet after a while.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at Devil's Den in Philly for the 4th annual Bella Vista beer bash. Served in a tulip glass.

Exodus comes looking on the reddish side, yet there is some gold beams shooting out as well. A slight bit of haze with no floaties within the glass. A nice cap of firm off white foam graces the top, slight stick.

Smell is tart cherry scent up front, that much is apparent. I don't get a ton of vinegar which is a plus and a great departure of from many flanders I've had. A hint of yeast and some berry scent with some lactic/funky scents arising with warming. Cherry dominated.

This surprised me. Much more complex than expected and more wild and funky than a traditional flanders red, if this in fact a flanders red. Bright tastes of berry, cherry, vanilla, oak. If this was aged in a bourbon barrel, the bourbon is lost under the cherry tartness. All in all a great contender for underdog beer that turned out great.

Feel is at about medium with a great amount of carb that kinda pricks the mouth. Nice lactic sourness with a pucker. I could drink this all night happily. Very drinkable with a low ABV. My hats off to you Central Waters, thanks for sending it over. Send more.

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Photo of sideshowe
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Exodus from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 204 ratings
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