islay (1998) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 6-7-15. Pours a medium brown with a small amount of taupe head. Hazy. Copper to reddish hue. Nice color, but I wish there were more head. Tart, raspberry, rhubarb aroma. A bit of balsamic vinegar in the smell, but not in a bad way. Dusty, musty smell. Smells very good. Tart, lightly sour flavor. Spicy, hot finish features cinnamon and cloves. Chemicals. All of these effects are very good. Rhubarb and tart raspberry in the flavor as well. Tart in a dull way in the aftertaste (not boring dull but rather subdued dull). Nice, sharp, fluffy palate. Easy to drink. Just a darn good beer across the board. Complex and likable in all ways. Better than I remember from previous bottles, although I have liked each of them. All that said, it doesn’t blow me away in any facet.
Johnsense (1183) - - MAY 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brow pour, fairly large head. Sour cherry predominately in the aroma and taste. Toffee, slightly jammy, not as acidic as other new glarus fruit or sours. Medium body.
ronaldtheriot (1690) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
New Glarus Enigma has a thick, frothy, off-white head, a mostly clear, red-orange-brown appearance, some lacing left behind, and no noticeable bubbles. The aroma is of sharp, oaked, sourness, some sugar, citrus juice, and brown bread. Taste is the same, with a coconut and stomach acid component. Mouthfeel is medium, and New Glarus Enigma finishes puckering, tart, and sip-able. RJT
Nsanders (930) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red brown with big bubbles. Tart cherries, wood, strawberry rhubarb pie, dry cider and a little grassy. Tart, apple flavor that is dry. Medium body with an acidic, clingy feel.
Patrickctenchi (5676) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep copper/berry-red with a small, off-white head.
Cherry aroma...with hints of cinnamon.
Taste is cherry malt, wood....tart...caramel malt, dried sweet fruits.
drdisque (728) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12 oz split into 2 snifters. Aroma is wild brett yeast. Flavor is tart but bearable. Well balanced tartness with depth of maltiness and a backbone of spice. Nice sour, but a little middle of the road to truly be amazing.
starcross (73) - Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bit of a wine nose to it and at first taste a bit of a cider flavor. Not overly tart, but has some funk to it. Fruity and light.
BuckeyeBoy (4998) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours out a mahogany topped with a sand head. Nose is like old over ripe orange a nice tartness. Taste is more of the fruit and a good light tartness.
seymour (1829) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Shared at the Alpha Brewery tap room, thank you Derrick! Deep reddish amber copper colour with sudsy beige foam and fine Belgian lace. Husky grains, hint of caramel and toffee, strong chocolate notes, nutty, subtle hop bitterness and black pepper notes. Intense dark cherry impression, adding yet more complexity. Loads of cool yeast esters and phenols. Beneficial hardwood traits. Clearly aged but not excessively oxidized. Tart, tangy, bewilderingly delicious.
asedzie (784) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours ruby, off white head with lacing. Nose has complex acidity reminiscent of cherry or plum sauce reduction and mild, almost sweet, notes of acetic acid, some bright earthiness as well. Flavor is very nicely balanced, quite dry, starts with lightly sweet cherry-pie like notes, middle is solid barley backbone, fresh and bready, ends with a puckingly tart finish. Great stuff.