Cauldron

Indiana
United States
Cauldron by Upland Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Cauldron is a blend of Oud Bruin and Flanders-style Red ales, plus tart and rich Montmorency cherries from King Orchards in Michigan. Cauldron pours with a dark copper color with amber hues. Aromas of cherry, caramel, and spice rise up from the foam. The nature of brewing inherently involves the combination of ingredients in a balanced manner to create that final quaffable beer. Cauldron was blended to be enjoyed by the alchemist in all of us, and is bottled every year in candlelight by cloaked brewers listening to heavy metal.

Profile

ABV: 
8.5%
IBUs: 
10
Hops: 
Nugget, German Tradition
Judges Review 
Pat Mulloy's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer was reviewed as a BJCP 28C, Wild Specialty Ale. This smells like a rich, moist, dark tart cherry cake with some figs and dates, spice, and a hint of wet horse blanket and oak. It is a lightly red tinted brown in the glass under a moderate light tan cap with fair retention. The beer has a mild cherry tartness seasoned with vanilla, a faint hint of butter, dark dried fruit, a range of spices, and oak. The fruit and sour are more prominent than the malt. The oak balance is outrageously good with tart and tannin matching perfectly.The beer stands out because of its feel. It starts medium light with medium high carbonation and a very mousse-like creamy feel and then the oak hits with a drying astringency. A truly superlative beer.

Brewery Introduction

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Upland Brewing Co. began its intriguing story in 1998 with a mission to brew remarkable beers in remarkable ways, staying true to the artisan, progressive spirit found in our part of the Midwest. Our sour program began in 2006 as a way to entertain our curious... Read More

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