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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fiulijn (16427) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15867) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (13956) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12113) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (10809) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10279) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10070) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (9339) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
500mL bottle, pours a clear dark golden orangey amber with a very small white head. Aroma smells like a gueuze, with loads of bretty funk, citrus, and oak. Flavour is very dry and funky, with loads of bretty funk, some horse blanket, light oak, and citrus. Light-to-mderate tartness; this is mostly a bretty funk bomb. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (9312) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (9190) - 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.

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