CanIHave4Beers (3535) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I can’t think of a better beer to celebrate my 100th Sour/Wild Ale rating than this one.
I’ve got to give it up to Grant & Royce for their efforts in getting this beer to my dome, thanks bros.
The beer pours a deep reddish purple with a small head and good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is very fruity with seedy berries, some miild woodiness, some light funkiness and a whole lot of berries... Honestly it’s fairly sweet smelling.
The flavor is loads of tart fruit, seedy berries, lemon, black raspberries... some citrus rind. The beer is very tart & plenty sour, dry and decently oaky. The fruit character is just massive but not without allowing for some of the funkiness of the fermentation to harmonize.
Exceeding in my expectations, on all accounts one of the masterpieces of this brewery.
Dfonorow (1715) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is hazy purple/brown with a small light purple colored head. Aroma of sour blackberries, oak, barnyard, dark fruit, earth, and dry wood. Flavor is sweet blackberries upfront, but fades into a sour acidic dark fruit finish. Medium bodied, great balance of sweet and sour.
jtclockwork (10442) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at tasting. I need the label for this. If you have an empty for trade, please let me know. Pours purple pink head. Nose/taste of blackberry with seeds, light tartness. Medium body.
bursprak (1179) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rate 700ish! Bottle split a about 5 ways. Light purple pour with a rather generous pinkish head. Nose is soooo jammy with raspberries and blackberries. Taste has blackberries, vanilla, almonds and a light acidic edge. This deserves the hype and is the best (american) sour I’ve had to date.
Klimaet (577) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2014 Bottle. Thank you so much Bursprak! Pours hazy deep red with a thick pink head. Aromas of strong berries, blackberries, blueberries, tart raspberries, raspberry jam, blueberry candy, some funky notes, youghurt. Taste is blackberries, blueberries, blueberry candy, tart raspberries, pretty sour vinegary notes along with some woody notes and some youghurt. Dry sour fruity finish.
pete4999 (1188) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Got it from the brewery on the Friday of Great Taste weekend last year. What a fantastic beer. Deep, deep purple pour with pink head. Smells strongly of berries...raspberries, blackberries, blueberries. Definitely tart, wine-y. Heavy on the fruit throughout, loaded with blackberry flavor. No brewery does fruit beers like New Glarus does.
BVery (7606) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled via bottle at WTWBA 2014 in Minneapolis. Dark rich purple/red pour. Intense is the best way I can describe this. Very sour, lots of blackberry / dark fruity jam. What a treat to be able to try this - thanks to the person who brought it!
Luk_ (224) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark purple with creamy rose head. Aroma is blackberry, old fruit - similar to Hommage and Framboos’ raspberries. Huge funk and lemon notes. As it warms up, it gets very winey and interesting. Taste has very high citric tartness, intense cherry peel, some red wine. Some fruit sweetness, very tasty. Palate is rich with high carbonation. This is immensely complex and excellent.
czar (5366) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by tom10101, many thanks bro! pours almost murky dark purple red with a nice purple head showing some retention and lacing. obvious blackberries, tasty band-aided berries, very grassy, medium acidity - almost puckering with an acetic touch, nicely woody. bright carbonation, light body, dry and sour grassy-spicy finish. assertively sour but overall good stuff.
JaBier (5300) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by StFun. Thanks Josh! Opaque red pour with a thick pink head. Aroma of sour fruit, blackberry and raspberry. Big sour fruit flavor with raspberry and blackberry before a sour finish. Very nice.