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New Glarus R & D Sour Fruit - Wild Blackberry

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (5631) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
From Greg, thanks. Hazy oirple color. Thick and heavy bright berry atoma and lots of berry flavor woth moderate tartness. The flavor and palate are full. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
deyholla (9915) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2016 Bottle shared by Greg, thanks! Pours a hazy near purple with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a rich sour blackberry with a light funk with a bit of light oak. Flavor has a great sour blackberry note supported by light oak and funk.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thomashall (627) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle shared by Greg, huge thanks for this one. Cloudy ruby red pour. Aroma is off the charts, amazing tart blackberry. Taste follows, so tart and delicious. Lives up to the hype, so glad to try this.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle @ The Levi Tasting. Thanks, Guerde! Deep purple pour with a sma offwhite head. Nose is super jammy. Loads of blackberry and raspberry meat. A bit of balsamic sharpness. Flavor is similar. Fruity with an appropriate amount of acid to keep it clean. Lightly salty, briny. Funky fruit skin. Light body, moderate carb. A great American fruit sour.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (3291) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
February 13, 2016. Bottle, shared by linusb, thanks!
Light hazy purple with a large pinkish white head. Aroma is very fruity on top on a funky base with sweet, tart and juicy blackberries, some raspberries, hints of lingonberries, lemon, oak, barnyard, funk, Taste is tart, fruity and funky. Finish is slightly dry with sour black berries, lemon juice, dry oak, funk and hints of barnyard. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.
Happy to finally try this one, amazing fruit character with a nice funky notes. Glad to finally try this one, thanks a lot Linus!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jokestereo (296) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
Pours hazy dark red with a thin line of reddish/pinkish white head. Aroma; Fruity, loads of rasberry and black berries , some vanilla and strawberries, red currant and wood. Sour with flavours of rasberry, blackberry, red currant, vanilla and some leather and earth tones.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
linusb (717) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
A: Deep red, a bit brown. Huge pink head that disappears slowly. N: Blackberry! Black currant, raspberry, red currant, gooseberry, strawberry, lingonberry, blueberry! The berry just keeps coming! T: Blackberry, fresh lingonberry, funk, black currant, some saltyness O: Wow! The nose is just insane! Delicious flavours!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (3542) - Maastricht, 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. It’s 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 that’s 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 (5265) - 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 (4207) - Göteborg, 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 :-)


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