Style: American Wild Ale
Size: 750ml C&C bottle
Bottle Count: n/a (trade)
I’ve really enjoyed some of the bottles I’ve had from Cisco’s Woods series. Lady of the Woods was especially good — dry and a little dusty, nicely sour, kind of white wine or champagne-esque. This one, unfortunately, did not live up to its siblings.
To start off, it’s dead flat. If there’s any carbonation at all, it’s hard to see or feel. The cherry (I’m assuming, since it’s a kriek) is faint, and what I do get is little more than extract or HFC cherry flavoring. No complexity at all to it, which if it was done well wouldn’t be a problem, but this is just crap.
After having a 2009 Cantillon Kriek recently, this pales by comparison. A huge disappointment to say the least. Oh well, I guess I’ll stick to Lady of the Woods for now. Anyone got some to send me?