Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle
Despite the fact that this gushed so wildly that about four ounces wound up on the floor New Glarus has a world class sour on their hands. Be prepared when you open yours so you do not waste a single drop. What you will find it a tart liquid that tastes like peach Jolly Ranchers, vinegar, and that unique sourness that Dan Carey brings to his fruit lineup.
Aroma / Appearance - An aggressive gusher leaves a huge billowing white head behind once you finally capture some in a glass. The semitransparent peach base sparkles like champagne. Sharp peach is offset by a light sourness typical of the New Glarus fruit sours such as Belgian Red, Strawberry Rhubarb, and others.
Flavor / Palate - Vinegary peach jam spread over plain white bread shocks the senses into paying attention from the very first sip. The immediate transition opens up as it hits the throat. The full bite might develop over a few more months but this does not attempt to be subtle even now. I wish I could have picked up more than two. The other one will sit for a special occasion.
jcartamdg (2089) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an orange brown with no head. Aroma is a peach bomb. Taste is sour peaches, peach cobbler. Really nice.
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from New Glarus. Pour is light peach/yellow with a small white head. Aroma is of sour peach rings, light oak, and hay. Flavor is very similar with even more funk coming through - sour mash, wet hay, peach juice. Great.
jayzz (395) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Different than i expected but the rich peach taste and balanced complexity more than make up for this.
madvike (2856) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GTMW - Pours amber with a thin off-white head. Nose is peach, sour, tart vinegar, and a light bready malt. Taste is the same--pungent. Lots of juicy peach, fruit leather, light sourness, and some yogurt. Medium-thin body with ample carbonation.
demmbonz (590) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared 500ml bottle to snifters. Very frisky bottle. Didnít have the glass ready and had to drink the first ounce straight from the bottle due to overflowing. Huge peach aroma with a little funk. Big fizzy head which goes away quickly. Big refreshing peach flavor with just enough tartness for my non-sour loving palate.
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Peachy small white head. Smells like peach-y Oís. Really juicy, slightly tart. More of a fruit beer than a sour. Pretty good.
Beerman6686 (4694) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This poured a striaght peachey yellow to orange with a white head. Aroma is incredible sour peach rings and hay and light oakum funk. Flavor was similar, a bit on the sweeter side and less sour than vsb, but the fruit character is right there. I so wish this was readily available to me.
artmcd8 (1786) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to charule. Pours a cloudy orangey red. Aroma of peach rings and slight funk. Taste starts sweet and sour and finishes dry. Medium body with a medium high carb.
jcnielsen (2257) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at GABF 2014. Hazy golden brown color with white head. Big peach flavor. Fuck yeah! One of the best fruit beers Iíve had. 9/4/9/4/18