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New Glarus R & D Sour Fruit - Wild Blackberry

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Great Taste of the Midwest 2013 Release - Fourth in our series of spontaneous sour ales. Fermented and aged in oak barrels - on yeast lies - with Oregon Marion Blackberries. Refermented in this bottle - open with care. This is a Wild, Funky Sour Beer! Brewed Nov. 2010 Bottled Aug. 2013


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8897) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2014
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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bursprak (763) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (294) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2014
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pete4999 (1129) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2014
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (6958) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
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!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luk_ (204) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4678) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier (4995) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2004) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle 500ml. Pours very hazy purple/red with medium pinky head. Good lacing. Aroma is of medical stuff (iodine?), raspberries, fruits. Taste is of medical stuff, acidity, sourness, raspberries. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: A bit old. Very sour. Pretty good, but a tad too sour to be fully enjoyable?

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3074) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle (500 ml). From Levi, thanks! Hazy reddish-purple with a small ring of pink foam. Aroma is very fruity with a bunch of blackberries, raspberries-like notes, fruit jam and dusty notes. Taste is as fruity if not more than the nose and quite jammy too with a ton of blackberries and raspberries, nice tartness, hints of funk, oak, light to moderate sweetness (not cloying at all) and light vanilla. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Dry and a tad woodsy finish. Super tasty. It was getting a lot better/fruitier after a few minutes. More depth than in the Wild Peach. High drinkability. Very good!


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