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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!


iowaherkeye's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - 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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayzz (299) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
One of the best American Wild Ales I’ve ever had. If it were easier to trade for, I’d love to have more.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6071) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle. Thanks, C! Another fantastic treat. Pours a clear bright orangey dark amber with a big sudsy, creamy tan head that goes away. Huge poopy nose right at first, lots of old barnyard funk, plus horse blanket. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Rich grassy and basementy mid palate with some light mineral dryness. Long dry finish. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2239) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Big thanks to brian for the share. One of the best beers of the night. Very tart with great carbonation and awesome fruity notes. I get some lemon, light tangerine, cracker, dough, with a huge tart zing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (885) - Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2014
WillRunForBeer supplied. Many thanks! To oversized snifter, it pours a hazy dark orange with which a trim whitish head 1 finger in length stood. Tastes and smells of sour grass, horse blanket, rolled oats, denim, and Swiss cheese. Delectable. Quenching.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WillRunForBeer (557) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Shared at RBNG. Thanks to Bacterial for the trade! Pours light brown gold with a bit of white head. Aroma is sour cherry, yogurt funk, wild blackberry. This is tart, acetic, apple, blackberry.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3572) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 Wow a nice solid sour this is redicious, tons of great sourness and flavors such as lemon, herbs, grasses, oranges, very high carbonation, this complexly and perfectly balanced tartness really made it a rockstar

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (487) - Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Nice nose of lactic acid, lemon juice, and a light grassy note. Pours a slightly occluded golden orange. Balanced taste of tart lemons, jasmine, and very light floral hops. Rather light body with a pleasant and clean sweet & sour finish. A nice sour.

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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (686) - - FEB 21, 2014
Orange pour. Funky nose, lemon, very similar to a gueuze. Taste is citrus, funk, tart lemon. Medium mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (2993) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2014
(Bottle) Pours orange amber with almost no head. Thea aroma holds fantastic funk - damp basement, ripe red and yellow apples, spicy mold, old wood and a touch of pineapples and incense. Undertones of woodshop-ish white oak and cracker-like malt. bit cheesy. The flavour is near dry, almost no bitterness and medium sour (for the style). Funk (brett and lacto), fruit/citrus and dry malt. The mouthfeel is crisp, tight and perfect fizzy with medium carbonation. Light to medium bodied.


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