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New Glarus R & D Sour Ale

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RATINGS: 96   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (3077) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle shared with Leighton. Enjoyed at 55F in stemware.

A - Burnt reddish orange appearance. 2 finger head that is overall pretty resilient.

S - The nose is spot on to a gueuze from 3 Fonteinen. You get lots of citrus (lemon, orange) and a balance between acidity and oakiness. There are some fruits, tartness and oak

T - Taste is pretty much the same as the nose. Very much like drinking a gueuze which is pretty remarkable. This beer is tart from start to finish, I get a lot of oak, persimmon and peaches. Some sour cherries at the finish.

M - Very nice mouthfeel. It’s full bodied but not syrupy.

O - I enjoyed this a lot. A very classy beer from an awesome brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle, shared by DalzAle at RBSG. Pour is yellow, really tart with some funk. Lots of citrus, very creamy and smooth. The tart Guinnes funk is great, awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4570) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle courtesy of PaulUnwin. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a small white head. Nose is some funk, earthy brett, oak, lemon, tartness, and some kumquat-esque citrus. Flavor is similar with funk, oak, lemon, brett, and a nice malt presence. Medium in body and nice overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pailhead (5275) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma consists of big sour lemon, tart citrus, light grapefruit, and a hint of grapefruit. It pours a transparent amber with a minimal white head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus. The finish quickly turns to sour lemon, sour cherry, and sour grapefruit. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, tasting thus blind, I thought it was 3 Fonteinen...really too notch stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (7359) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a hazy golden amber with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sour fruits with a nice brett barnyard note with a backing oak. Flavor starts with barnyard notes but has strong sour fruits with a nice oakiness that rounds out the beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Roonai (282) - - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle from deyholla. Pors hazy amber w a white head leaving a soapy film. Nose is tart, earthy, some salt and funk. Taste def carries that barnyard salty funk w a cutting sour mouthfeel... Yummo!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle from Dunt, thanks a lot man. Cloudy golden orange with a white head. Aroma is funky brett and musty oak mostly with some malt, lactic acid and vinegar. Flavor is very sour with tart lemon and mild malt, the oak adds some tanic qualities. Medium to light body with ample carbonation. Great beer, very flavor yet light and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (1943) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Refrigerated brown bottle poured into a sample glass. Pours translucent tawny with small white head. Medium body with tart aroma. Taste is nice sour. This is good would like to try this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3346) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Pours a translucent copper with no head. Aroma is juicy sour with a dry, earthy character. Tastes sour and herbal. Some vanilla comes through. Zingy stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4184) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle @ a recent tasting... Poured mildly cloudy orange with a thin head. Acidic with lots of oak on this one. Pretty good and complex. Over ripped fruit, dark fruits, some funk and more lactic tartness. More wood in the finish.

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