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New Glarus R & D Sour Ale

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
50cl bottle, thanks nuplastikk. Minimal off-white head, hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, lemon, grapefruit peel, some duskiness. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit.lemon, some lime. Light-medium body, light acidity.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10512) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle courtesy of nuplastikk, thanks! Hazy golden copper color, small white head. Aroma of sour peach, pear, apricot. Taste is sour summer fruit. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle @ Stephen’s house, courtesy of TheAlum. Thanks so much, Adam! Pours a bit hazy, dark orange appearance with a white head. Super funky, fairly cheesy, big lemony tart, oaky, woody/herbal/barnyard aroma. Very nice aroma! Somewhat juicy lemon, big lactic-like sourness, ultra-vanilla, quite carbonated, fairly tropical fruity/bretty, very funky flavor. R u jokin or wat? Fuck yeah.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8914) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Yellow pour, big white head. Tart aroma, lemon, yeast, lactic sourness, stone fruit. Well balanced sour. Some great sourness, Brett funk, leather, lemony notes, yeasty. Awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (8250) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
500mL thx to nuplastikk. Pours a cloudy deep orange. Thin white head. Nose is funky, buttery, savory. Woah. Rich white wine funk, buttery bourbon barrel. Taste is very tart and citric sour, refreshing, clean. Easy to drink. A treat! One of the best from NG. Impressive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle shared by nuplastilk: pours a clear deep golden bronze with a stringy lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty pale malts and fresh tart oaky nose with some light fruits. Starts with good effervescent carbonation and light sweetness with lots of fresh tartness and vinous oak before a drier puckering finish. Well-balanced and true to style.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7098) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Many thanks to Blake for sharing! Poured cloudy peach with a creamy, short whitish head. The aroma picked up sour cherry dust, oak, tannins, and sour wheat.. deep earthiness too.. very welcoming. The flavor was tart and bracing upfront, with oak and vinegar leading.. more vinegar and funky horseblanket behind.. finished sour, oaky, and funky. Very sour through the palate, but it never felt unbalanced.. gripping and enjoyable. This was excellent!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
500ml bottle. Opens with a hiss and some carbonation jumps up towards the cap. A nice sour pucker is release in the smell. The beer is a hazy peach and has a fizzy head that quickly dissipates. The smell is quite nice. It is initially pretty sour but after a few whiffs more scents come out. Cherries, vinegar, oak, grapes, some malt sweetness, and a very nice but not over the top but of cheesy funk. The flavor is also great. Medium sourness that doesn’t linger. Instead oak and vanilla dominate the finish. Up front it is acidic and sour with vinegar, sour apples, and lemons. Mid palate is malty and fruity. The funk isn’t as prevalent in the flavor. It is mostly just a well-balance sour. The mouthfeel is pretty carbonated and it ends up pretty dry. New Glarus strikes again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (6503) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.


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