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New Glarus R & D Sour Ale

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1120) - 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 (1490) - 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 (4709) - 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 (652) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (14303) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle shared in NH with AJ - many thanks! Pours lightly hazy, orange-gold with a creamy, white head. The nose is wonderful, classical gueuze in nature, with light grass and lemony funk. Light sweet flavor with strong but balanced sourness, faint lemons and tangerines, and soft, grassy bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Great mouthfeel. Balanced sour finish with light bitterness, further lemony tang, mild supporting sweetness. Super clean fresh. Superb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (922) - - FEB 21, 2014
Orange pour. Funky nose, lemon, very similar to a gueuze. Taste is citrus, funk, tart lemon. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2014
(Bottle) Pours orange amber with almost no head. Thea aroma holds fantastic funk - damp basement, ripe red and yellow apples, spicy mold, old wood and a touch of pineapples and incense. Undertones of woodshop-ish white oak and cracker-like malt. bit cheesy. The flavour is near dry, almost no bitterness and medium sour (for the style). Funk (brett and lacto), fruit/citrus and dry malt. The mouthfeel is crisp, tight and perfect fizzy with medium carbonation. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (3635) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle received in trade. Thank you rfraga7. Pours hazy deep golden with a rather small frothy and fizzy offwhite head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour and funky with crackers, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, hay, dry wood, barnyard, horseblanket, lemon zest, gooseberries, cedar, leather, moist wool, unripe currants and hints or orange peal, dry soil and old bread. Taste is sour and funky with crackers, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, hay, leather, oak shards, cedar, horseblanket, barnyard, dry soil, unripe berries, leather, grapefruit rinds, orange zest and unflavoured yoghurt. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, tart, tiny mouthpuckering, soft and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour and tart with crackers, lemon juice, grapefruit rinds, orange zest, lemon zest, sour milk, hay, dry soil, dry wood, leather, barnyard and horseblanket. Wow, what an amazingly drinkable sour. Traditional lambic class. 3 Fonteinen rustic funkiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle:   Orangish straw, slight haze, thin whispy white head, little lacing.   Big sour funk nose, fairly assertive.   Pow, biggens right up front, fades a bit quickly leaving a try tartness.   Very clean, lower carbonation than others.   Simple yet spot on.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not as dry or tart as others, especially midway through and onward, but it has a great nose and a great first punch.   Easy drinking clean Sour Ale.   Thanks a ton Bob!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (2918) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 12.04.2013, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Frisk lett syrlig lukt med preg av lys malt, sitron, syregras, sitrusskal, tre, litt kalk. Lett syrlig frisk smak med preg av lys malt, syregras, sitron, sitrusskal, litt tre og kalk. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Veldig god.

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