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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%
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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 28, 2016

Bottle 500ml.

[ As New Glarus R & D Sour Ale ].
Unclear matt medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, caramel, sour malt, old malt. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a average to long duration, tart malt - fruity, sour fruit - grape, grapes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150926]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (20818) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
26th September 2015
Borefts VII. Day 2. Bottle share thanks to Kermis, cheers Chris. Hazy amber beer, thin white head. Palate is light and crispy. Modest gueuzey wet wood and lemon sourness. Minerals. Dry tart finish. Fine.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (19761) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (19553) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fiulijn (17990) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (17227) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (15602) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 3, 2015
Frischer säuerlicher Antrunk, deutlich fruchtig. Frisch, spritzig, mittellanger Nachhall. 11/11/12/12/12/12

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (15571) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle split at BBF 7, Bodegraven, 26/09/15 big thanks to Kermis. Hazed orange amber topped with a moderate beige swirl. Nose is funk, wood must, tarte berries, barnyard, damp hay, gooseberry. Taste comprises tarte fruit, rotting apple core, grandads shed, balsa wood, funky zip, dirt, musty fence post. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid sour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (14055) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (13101) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours apricot gold white head. Nose/taste of woody oak, funk, vinegar tartness and sour fruits. Medium body.


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