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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is a beautiful magenta with a frothy pink head and great lacing. Huge potent fresh berries - raspberries, blueberries, blackerries, strawberries - somewhat lactic, vanilla, berry jam, biscuit, and sweet tarts in the aroma. Taste is such potent sweet and rich fruits, raspberry jam, blueberry, lacto, fresh pressed juice, citrusy, herbal, hay, and blackberry with a medium sour finish. Light body with medium carbonation. This is one amazing fruit-forward, yet sweet and sour beer and beer and easily one of the best beers I haver ever had in my life.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (650) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
At Stephens House with Stephen, Aaron, and Dave. Poursbright neon maroon red, with light white lacing. Aroma is gigantic jammy raspberry blackberry notes, LP fram esq, but more jammy and bursting with flavor. Taste is jammy well rounded sour with beautiful full flavored notes. Beautiful raspberry and blackberry sour with no acidicty. I love this beer and would drink it all day. The "price" right now is too high though

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HonusWagner (1220) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2014
This is pretty goddamn awesome. Color is muddled blackberries. Flavor bursts with intense blackberry, nice lactic tartness lingering throughout the palate, not really any acetic acid so it’s pretty damn clean. This is amazing stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
theothermatt (149) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Shared at Hunahpu 2014. Holy lord jesus this beer is absolutely amazing beyond all belief or understanding. Tartness all the way through the mouth and a full, rich, and natural blackberry flavor throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5104) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2014
50cl, as New Glarus R&D Sour Fruit, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, with blackberries, thx alot to my awesome German friends for sharing!, very complex sour fruit brew, fruity/sour and slightly woody/sweet, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, very good brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brystmar (1112) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Cloudy, murky, headless body. Super jammy aroma reminds me of SHBRL.

Puckering tartness starts things off. Dark fruits, intense sourness, viscous body, blackberry deliciousness abound.

Significantly different (and better) than every other NG fruited sour. Definitely uses different yeast. Wow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Served in a New Glarus flute. Pours a beautiful bright purple with a touch of pink. Lively carbonation with a pink head. Strong aroma of ripe blackberry and lactic acidity plus a bit of lemon and earth. Lightly funky on the palate after a strong fruit presence. Blackberry plus some mild skin, almost like a cherry or grape skin. Fairly light and extremely refreshing. Lactic character is fairly strong, but without going too far. The best American fruited wild that I’ve had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clownoisseur (137) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle from New Glarus. Held onto this for several months to allow it to fully carbonate. Almost panicked when it foamed over! Not quite a gusher, but definitely lost an ounce or so of beer! Gah!! After it settled, it poured a deep maroon, purple hues, 3 finger pink head that slowly worked its way down the glass. Spongy foam into a fine ring of lacing around the glass. The nose is delightful and inviting. Instantly reminded me of the raspberry drop candies (Les Framboises) that my grandma had in the dish on her table. Lots of smashed berry, jam, jelly, syrup, a wafting tartness and mild bread notes. Taste is almost, almost as good as the smell. I was kind of hoping for a bit thicker of a mouth feel, if only to let the flavors/smell resonate on my palate a bit longer! The carbonation is very fine and rushes strong flavors of blackberry/raspberry left and right. Very tart too! The berry sweetness naturally balances the lacto and ends in a very nice harmony. Dry finish. Kind of abrupt...again, selfishly wanting the flavors to linger a bit longer. But, only because those flavors are so wonderful! Fantastic fruited sour. New Glarus is on point!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cpetrone84 (1201) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
VSB - Pour is deep blood maroon with a light purple head. Nose is very simple with a huge blast of the blackberry in a pie filling type aroma with hints of lacto. It really is very sour, blackberry jelly and very bright. Hints of oak come through with faint touch of lacto. Good carbonation an huge puckering dryness. Intense stuff, very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle generously shared by Colin. Murky crimson pour with a pinkish head. Big berry aromas. Big black and raspberry notes. Mild vinegar with a hint for caramel malts. Not overly complex. Sour with an above average mouthfeel. Good body. Not really a show stopper, but I understand the hoopla as blackberry is not that common.

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