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New Glarus R & D Sour Ale

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Brewed: Dec ’09
Bottled: March ’12
Batch: 8.5 bbl
O.G.: 12.45 °P

Brew Master’s notes:
Spontaneously fermented in oak barrels for over two years final fermentation in the bottle Brettanomyces funk sour and highly carbonated! Open carefully and enjoy!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cheap (4428) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Had this at the 2014 RB Pittsburgh Summer Gathering at Horny Devil’s place. Actually it was after the equinox at the beginning of fall, but DILLIGAF. Big thanks to James & Michelle for hosting such a nice spread of quality beers and for this particular beer a GIANT thanks goes out to beerman dan 6686. Smell is sour but it does have a tad of that putrid thing in the olfactory, but in a good way I guess. Pale yellow with some slight brown hints. Good decent co2 on the first taste, but could use more. Reminds me of the good lambic stuff, you know, the real thing. Yep, that tart bite makes up for the lack of co2. Farmy feeling fun. Funky and finiscky. Lovely it seems. Really good beer experience, the small is long forgotten. Never over the top but quenches my search for tarot. Yummy, solid finish. This beer rocks!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Tasting at Matt’s, brewed 2009, bottled 2012, 4 years old
Hazy amber color with small head. Wonderful aroma, funky, old cellar, a bit footy, Soft mouthfeel, strong woody character, mildly astringent, good acidity, lemon and orange peel; the wood character is wonderful, and the beer also delivers freshness.
Amazing surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (8402) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
500mL bottle, pours a clear dark golden orangey amber with a very small white head. Aroma smells like a gueuze, with loads of bretty funk, citrus, and oak. Flavour is very dry and funky, with loads of bretty funk, some horse blanket, light oak, and citrus. Light-to-mderate tartness; this is mostly a bretty funk bomb. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayzz (477) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
One of the best American Wild Ales I’ve ever had. If it were easier to trade for, I’d love to have more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6493) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle. Thanks, C! Another fantastic treat. Pours a clear bright orangey dark amber with a big sudsy, creamy tan head that goes away. Huge poopy nose right at first, lots of old barnyard funk, plus horse blanket. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Rich grassy and basementy mid palate with some light mineral dryness. Long dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2714) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Big thanks to brian for the share. One of the best beers of the night. Very tart with great carbonation and awesome fruity notes. I get some lemon, light tangerine, cracker, dough, with a huge tart zing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1100) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2014
WillRunForBeer supplied. Many thanks! To oversized snifter, it pours a hazy dark orange with which a trim whitish head 1 finger in length stood. Tastes and smells of sour grass, horse blanket, rolled oats, denim, and Swiss cheese. Delectable. Quenching.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WillRunForBeer (1152) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Shared at RBNG. Thanks to Bacterial for the trade! Pours light brown gold with a bit of white head. Aroma is sour cherry, yogurt funk, wild blackberry. This is tart, acetic, apple, blackberry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4378) - Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 Wow a nice solid sour this is redicious, tons of great sourness and flavors such as lemon, herbs, grasses, oranges, very high carbonation, this complexly and perfectly balanced tartness really made it a rockstar

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (616) - Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Nice nose of lactic acid, lemon juice, and a light grassy note. Pours a slightly occluded golden orange. Balanced taste of tart lemons, jasmine, and very light floral hops. Rather light body with a pleasant and clean sweet & sour finish. A nice sour.

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