cblado (221) - Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear reddish-brown color. Aroma is sour cherries and earthy oak. Flavor is sour cherries with hints of caramel malt, vanilla, and smoke. Quite amazing. This beer is really something else. I got it directly from the New Glarus brewery in New Glarus, Wisconsin while I visited. Thanks to MeisterbrauMHB for taking me there! Highly recommended.
jandd1983 (1566) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at DLD 2013. It poured a cherry red color with no head. The aroma was of cherries, oak and some lacto. The taste was similar with fruits, cherries and berries, some sweet vanilla, toffee and oak. Tasty.
GTAEgeek (771) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Rich. Slightly hazy bronze color with a medium, tan head. Red grapes and tannins, milk chocolate, cloves, and sourdough. Very sweet and a little tart up front, with a little sourness and funk in the finish. Medium body, lightly astringent, warming, and hard. Overall, this is a very mellow, relaxed, and drinkable sour ale, but with a very unique and complex aroma. I don’t know what this was like new, but after three years, it is excellent.
JPDurden24 (1076) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber pour, cherry notes and some tart and minor sour flavor. It's pretty good.
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Bacterial (410) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber pour with just a slight reddish hue to it. Nice white foam right up to the top of my New Glarus tall glass. Nose is tart cherry / cranberry with some wood notes. Soft tartness, cherry, a touch of sweetness from the malt and some oak in the finish.
Marheb (1166) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On reconnait tout de suite la touche New Glarus, lacto, cerises, acidité musclé. Bonne bouteille pour réveiller les vestiges de sauce piquante encore sur mes lèvres...je sens pu mes lèvres.
knickskicks (494) - - MAR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber. Small fizzy off-white head that leaves quickly. Nose is sour cherries, crayons, vinegar, a touch of wood. Taste is slightly tart cherries, old apple cider, slight sweet- tart finish. Fizzy mouthfeel, initially feels like it will leave dry finish but ends somewhat watery.
BMMillsy (678) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade. Thanks! My first New Glarus. Pours a deep clear reddish pink with a small head that recedes quickly. Aroma is light cherries, some sour vinegar, and a bit of caramel vanilla. Slick mouthfeel and tastes like cherries, vanilla, wood, and some apple. Maybe a hint of ginger and cinnamon but not "spice" by any means. Thr vanilla in the sour makes this one somewhat sweet. High carbonation keeps it very drinkable. Very unique brew, and a winner for sure!
radarsock (476) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Without the "©" character, I could have accidentally rated the wrong beer. I would just like to thank the person for whom this beer was reserved by StFun: if you it wasn’t for you not getting back to Josh in a timely manner, I wouldn’t have been able to try this out for some time. Thanks, both of you’s! Pours a hazy strawberry ruby-red with a whitish ringed which rested atop. Aromas of honeydew melon, cherry syrup, funk (quite prominent), earl grey tea, wine sediment, peaches, and light oak. Tastes as everything described above, with the addition of table sugar, brief citrus, and pear skins. Light candied sugar and soy milk by swallow. Thin. Easy-drinking has never been so easy, or so memorable.
tkrjukoff (3359) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours cherry red amber orange with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity berry malty caramel a bit hoppy. Flavor is fruity refreshing acidy a bit sour cherry cinnamon and a hint of vanilla. Very nice indeed.
tcane7 (803) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle with Pat, Sean and Janine. Pours a reddish amber with thin tan head that quickly disappeared. Nose of vanilla, oak, sour cherries, lemon, horse blanket. Medium body, somewhat syrupy. Sweet and moderately tart. Really good.