MrHangover (2452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thnx to Kermis. Pours a deep purple reddish headless beer, slightly murky. Aroma of raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, basically loads and loads of red fruits. Flavor is medium sour, very fruity, cherries, sour apples. A real fruit explosion going on. Soft carbonation, slight watery mouthfeel. Long, dry and sour aftertaste. This really is sour fruit, exceptional, stuff.
RasmusOtt (1060) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to Motherbrother and Emil for bringing this. Pours hazy dark red with a pinky purple head. Oh boy oh boy the aroma! THE AROMA!! Tons of fruity berry notes along with some sour lactobacillus. Lots of blackberry notes coming along with other sour berries. I get a weak note of rhubarb, fruit yogurt, fruit jam and lots of forrest fruit in general. Very tart and orgasmic aroma! The taste is very tart and with lots of blackberries, fruit sorbet, fruit jam, lactobacillus, weak vinegar/balsamic notes and some c-vitamin. Fok this is refreshing! Amazing beer!
lricketts (8) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
3 oz pour at bottle share, thanks Shea!
Appearance: Light foam which left slight trails around the glass. Dark purple coloration reminiscent of blackberry juice. Very inviting.
Aroma: Wow. One of the most aromatic beers I have ever enjoyed. Big blackberry aroma wafts out of the glass. There’s no synthetic smell here, its as if hundreds of blackberries were freshly squeezed and jammed into the bottle!
Taste: The flavor progression on this sour is both amazing and surprising. You get an obscenely fresh blackberry flavor on the front while the tartness builds through the middle and climaxes on the finish. In contrast, many sours which I have had blast you with sour on the start and give the fruit flavor on the finish. The sour finish is fairly intense, reminiscent of warhead candy. This flavor is so fresh and spot on I actually had the sensation of phantom blackberry seeds!
Palate: Medium body, very effervescent, bubbly all the way down the palate.
Overall: This is hands down my favorite sour that I have ever had. I was heartbroken when I reached the end of my pour. I just kept breathing in the (still extremely pungent!) aroma from the last vestiges of this sweet nectar of the gods. Well done New Glarus, well done.
Vestergaard (262) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Motherbrother and Emil. Pours dark, unclear reddish with a red-brown-purple pastel colored, short lasting frothy head. Oh jeeeez, the aroma. So much black berry, blueberry, raspberry, rhubarb, smoothie, sorbet, slight yeasty sourness. Huge aroma that fills the entire room. Taste is extremely tart, with of course lots of blackberries, but lots of rhubarb and raspberry as well. Unripe berries in general, almond, Tastes really healthy! Balsamico, dry wood. Had this at a tasting, and damn, this is a cleanser! Pretty high carb. Doesn’t look that good, but man this is one of the best sours i’ve had!
kermis (4793) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared. Pours murky purple with a tiny ring head. Aroma is huge blackberry upfront with light funky notes, basement, cobwebs etc.. Flavour is light sweet and over moderate acidic. Hugely fruity in the palate with the tart blackberries coming out super fresh and strong but also with red fruit notes like raspberry and red currents. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Certainly get the hype on this one. The best American sour I’ve ever had.
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
50cl bottle shared massive thanks to kermis! Pours murky dark purple with a fast dissipating head. Aroma is funky sourness, blackberry, very very fruity, some barnyard. Taste is quite sour, cantillon-esque. Awesome balance. Medium bodied. Long long sour fruity finish. So much raspberry aswelp. One of my new favourite sours.
deanso (5075) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis, Big thanks.
No head. Murky purple pour. Lots of blackberry. Tart sourness.
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. This stuff is quite amazing. Pretty much everything you could ask for in an American sour fruit beer. Shit tons of fresh blackberry flavor with an incredible balance of tart/puckering sourness. Yum. I was very lucky to try this incredible beer. Amazing job, Dan! And thanks for sharing, Tommy!
gnoff (7666) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 500 ml at Fruits of the Foeder, 2014-05-17.
Bottled Aug 2013.
Hazy reddish brown color, small off-white to pink head. Acidic, raspberry scent. Sour, tart, berries taste. Acidic aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, very low bitterness.
rxeight (1218) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Thanks to I don’t even remember who traded it to me on BA last year. Aroma is amazing. Like the best berry smoothie you’ve ever tried. Taste is sour as fuck. Amazing stuff, lives up to the hype.