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New Glarus R & D Sour Fruit - Wild Blackberry

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.35   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


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (2173) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2015
One of my biggest wants! Finally shared by a friend! Poured an incredible dark red purple colour with a one finger pink had on top. The nose on this beast is incredible. Incredible sweet and sour blackberries and raspberries hits the nose, lots of sweet sticky forest fruits with some dusty basement funk. Itís like i am smelling freshly picked fruits. Taste follows the nose. Lots of sweet blackberries upfront with sweet raspberries, marmelade, and right after that the sourness hits your jaws. A bit to carbonated, but thatís not a game changer on this beast. This is one hell of a beer that lived the hype all the Way. And as a belgian sour this is very hard to say. But this is probably the best sour beer that i have had this far. This one has been cellared in perfect conditions ever since. And the blackberries/raspberries flavours are still so strong on this one. Just incredible

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (4719) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Poured deep brown color with purple highlights aromas of sour black berries and raspberries, funk and horse blanket. Flavors were light barnyard fink with blackberries and sourness. Solid sour overall. Glad I got to try this one.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aniela (4139) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle. Sourish blackberry raspberries, wild strawberries, vanilla, red currant, Woody aroma. Sourish blackberry raspberries, red currant, woody, vanilla, tart flavour with leather earthy notes. Lovely refreshing beer :-)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CanIHave4Beers (3575) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 17, 2015
I canít think of a better beer to celebrate my 100th Sour/Wild Ale rating than this one.
Iíve 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 itís 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11028) - , 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 (1378) - 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 Iíve had to date.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (747) - 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 (1254) - 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 (8049) - Plymouth, 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!


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