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New Glarus R & D Sour Ale

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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!

durhambeer's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Awesome beer supplied by an awesome dude, CanIHave4Beers. Cheers, Andy! Pour is reddish orange with a slight white head. Nose of tart cherries and cherry skins, lemony acidity, some oak and earthy notes. Tastes sour as promised. Nice and balanced while still being super tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2236) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2015
From notes. Tasted on 1/27/13 from a capped 500mL bottle. Pours light amber with a thick off-white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is super funky brett with a tart/sour note and some light cereal malt. The flavor is more sour than I expected from the nose with a good amount of funk and light cereal malt. The body is light with medium plus carbonation and a long sour and funky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1017) - Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle from TODD! Thanks! A: Cloudy reddish brown with a ring of foamy off-white head. Some lacing.N: Cherry, acetone, vinegar, leather, red wine grape, oak, some peppercorn, coriander, cracker, green apple and grapefruit. T: Puckering sour and some light sweetness. M: Light body, tingling carbonation, no alcohol presence. O: Really nice sour. A lot in common with Rodenbach and the yeast profile reminds me of Drie Fonteinen. Good show.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1667) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Pour is pale yellow with a small white head that fades quickly. Aroma and flavor of funky barnyard, wood, oak, citrus peel, and earth. Finish is funky with a bit of earth/citrus coming through. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3732) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle Pours clear blonde, bir orange , rather fast fading ok white head . Smell is sour , fruity yet a bit dusty. Taste is sharp , full sourness, bit dry , intense yet no overkill . Wood, rather sweet, fruity character to it ( in a hidden way ) .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (4782) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2014
This poureda hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma was of Cobb webs, wet grass, lemon juice, hay and light. Jessy funk. Taste was very refreshing, moderate sourness, but not really tart, medium funk, citrus, earthy notes too. Awesome stuff

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (9077) - , 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
artmcd8 (1855) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Pours a clear golden yellow with a light brown tinge. White foam. Aroma of light vinegar, oak, vanilla, slight citric aromas. Taste is slightly sour but not overbearing. NG killed it with this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cheap (4298) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Had this at the 2014 RB Pittsburgh Summer Gathering at Horny Devil’s place. Actually it was after the equinox at the beginning of fall, but DILLIGAF. Big thanks to James & Michelle for hosting such a nice spread of quality beers and for this particular beer a GIANT thanks goes out to beerman dan 6686. Smell is sour but it does have a tad of that putrid thing in the olfactory, but in a good way I guess. Pale yellow with some slight brown hints. Good decent co2 on the first taste, but could use more. Reminds me of the good lambic stuff, you know, the real thing. Yep, that tart bite makes up for the lack of co2. Farmy feeling fun. Funky and finiscky. Lovely it seems. Really good beer experience, the small is long forgotten. Never over the top but quenches my search for tarot. Yummy, solid finish. This beer rocks!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fiulijn (15378) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (7477) - 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.

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