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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%
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!

iowaherkeye's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
R&D Sour Ale, 500mL bottle shared by Cole. Hazy amber orange with a small off - white head, fading to a thick ring before long. Big lemon sourness up front with some old wood, aceto vinegar notes follow, a little leather. Flavor follows suit, quite sour, a bit musty, lots of puckering lemon sour. Semi dry finish, sourness peaked at a 7, a little wheat in there as well. Light carbonation with a light body. Very solid. 8-4-8-3-16--3.9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43243) - 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]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1605) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle shared @ Borefts Beer Festival 2015. Pours hazy muddy orange. Aromas of oak, vinegar, tart cherries, light tannic, citrussy, funk. Taste has lots of vanilla, oaky notes, vinegary, tart cherries, tannic, mouldy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2015
[9/26/15] Bottle sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2015 in Bodegraven. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Cloudy orange. Lovely funky sour aroma with barnyard, oak, fruits. Sour flavor, funky, with sweat, oak, juicy fruitiness. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation. Wonderful stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16423) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2015
26/IX/15 - 50cl bottle @ Borefts 2015 (Bodegraven) - BB: n/a (2015-1322) Thanks to kermis for sharing the bottle!

Little hazy amber beer, no head. Aroma: funky, brett, pretty complex, woody, spicy touch MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: dry, sourish, pretty woody, some tannins, woody. Aftertaste: brett, funky, lemon juice, dry, nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (12760) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle shared during Borefts 2015. Hazy yellow to light orange color, small white head. Smell and taste sourish, barnyard, balanced unripe fruits. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (2177) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2015
Sample @ Borefts. Pours murky brown with no head. Aroma of cheese, funk, vinegar, ammoniac, deep oak and some lactic tartness. The taste is sour with some gentle funk, weak plums, cheese, some vinegar and some deep oak. Much more funk than I expected. Good one indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (16429) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 3, 2015
Frischer säuerlicher Antrunk, deutlich fruchtig. Frisch, spritzig, mittellanger Nachhall. 11/11/12/12/12/12

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (7432) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2015
Big THANKS to kermis. Never expected to try one of these. 500 ml. bottle sampled @ Borefts 2015. Day 2. Hazy orange. Nose is huge bran, puckering, funky rustic, big barn & strong oak, puckering, caramel,… Bit thicker & more caramel body and more oak in nose & taste than a Belgian lambiek. Taste is puckering orange, touch caramel, touch basic sour with big barnyard, oak, some caramel malts, touch heavier body, touch stronger puckering quality. A bit more malty body than expected. Good wild quality, complex enough, very nice stuff.

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