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New Glarus R & D Sour Ale

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (17020) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2015
Trübes orangegoldenes Bier mit einer geringen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich malzig, helle Früchte, Kraut. Geschmack säuerlich fruchtig, Kraut, etwas Karamell.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1893) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2015
Sample at Borefts, thanks for sharing! Smells almost like a peach liquor, quite sweet, fruity. Taste is tart, light sour, one of the better sour ales I've had from the States.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle at Borefts 2015.. Amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft funk horseblanket nose.. Soft funk. Massive funk.. Long soft fruits.. Not my thing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (11041) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours very hazy orange with a ring off white head. Aroma of tart light fruits, citrus, light dusty funk, cobwebs. Flavour is light sweet and moderate sour. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NosirIwont (2350) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. 5.4%. No ’best before’ date; bottled March ’12. 10 cl. sample. Pours a slightly hazy golden/amber, with a fast-disappearing white head. Aroma has a mild sourness, with a sweet touch. Fruity, horse blanket, smooth, well-balanced. Sour and fruity flavour with a light horse blanket note. A wee bit too sour for my liking, but well-made. Dry finish with an orange note. Overall good, especially the aroma, but would be better if a little less sour. 01.05.15.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3756) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
VBC 2015 clear cooper of color with a weak white head. An aroma of sour apple juice, wood and horseback. A flavor of sour appels, dry, malty, sour and horseback.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeranarchist (232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle at VBC. Golden and clear. Sour lactic, cherry aroma. Sour and sweet taste with flavour notes of apple cider vinegar and cherries

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOLA_DK (379) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle share at VBC. Crystal clear amber with a quickly fading head. A lot of acetobacter in the aroma. Sour taste, low body as expected, no bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle: Thanks to Nate for my first bottle of this. Murky, nearly swampy amber with tangerine headlights. Barely any head; just a small, fuzzy white ring around the top. Smells sour & tart as hell. Lemon flesh, green apple, lactic acid, white wine vinegar, with soft woody undertones. Perhaps a small touch of Bretty cotton funk in the back-end. Somewhat gueuze-like, actually. Lemony tartness on the palate up front; intensely sour, puckering, & dry. Tart lacto, vinegar, a bit of white grape & oaky vinousness towards the latter half of each sip. Acidic, but not to the point where it burns your innards. Dry oak, stale & funky wood lingers in the aftertaste along with the puckering reminds of apple, lemon, & pear skin. Brett quality grows with time; come wet hay & damp cellar funk show themselves a bit. Super dry finish. Crazy delicious, lovely. Dan Carey is a brewing genius.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1994) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2015
The beer is a deep amber color. Lots of yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle and the liquid is fairly cloudy. Small yellow-white head, a bit fizzy. There’s a little but sweet and sour malt flavor but it’s mostly nice sour and funk. Smells like a pale sour with a little bit of oud bruin-ishness. Taste is lightly sweet and medium sour. Moderately dry. Some lemon, a little under ripe nectarine. A bit more of that oud bruin character. There’s a hint of legitimate lambic funky depth but it’s fleeting. Medium body. Nice sour. I prefer the peach by a hair but it’s better than the kriek and geuze for me.

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