madsberg (10801) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma of wood, grape, sourness, spice, berries. Flavour of berries, sweetness, spice, wood, sourness. Medium to full bodied. Berry sour end.
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle shared by guyinchicago at the RBSG Grand Tasting. Thanks! It’s cool to find another New Glarus beer. Pours a clear copper color with a medium head. Fair head retention and lacing. Spicy aroma... almost like pie spices. Also some fruity notes including strawberry, rhubarb and plum. The taste is tart fruits including cherries and berries, and other tart fruity notes. Medium bodied.
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish brown pour with an off white head. Aroma starts with some big oaky and vanilla characterstics, cherries, and vinegar. Flavor is a tremendous mix of sweet and sour. Sour cherries, sweet vanilla, raw oak, red wine vinegar, raspberries. Man this is delicious.
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of kbutler1. Thanks! Dark red vIolet appearance with a tan colored head. Sweet, cherry, vinous, oaky, vanilla aroma. Quite sour, but incredibly delicious cherry flavor on top of mildly oaky, vanilla taste. Sour and quite sweet cherry, vanilla finish. Not super sour. Excellent beer!
hopscotch (10130) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Clear copper ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The bouquet is a funky, fruity mélange of wood, cherries and funked-out socks. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and vibrant carbonation. The flavor presents cherries, yogurty lactic acid, vanilla and caramel. Tangy-sweet, fruity finish. Thanks so much to biggsbowler for sharing this world class bottle of beer!
mcberko (9633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, sent from FullObs (thanks a lot, Brett), pours an opaque rusted red colour with a small beige head. Nose is quite acidic and vinegary, with a fair amount of sour fruitiness. There is some oak and vanilla buried further underneath. Flavour reveals a finer balance between sweer and sour than I expected based on the nose, with oak barrels, vanilla, slightly soured fruits, sweet fruits as well (cherries especially), and some light vinegary qualities. Fairly complex and highly drinkable for a sour. Very well-balanced - doesn’t try to knock your socks off with sourness, but instead goes for a restrained sourness balanced sufficiently with fruity sweetness. Not much of a sour, but a fairly enjoyable sweet and barely sour ale of some kind.
Dogbrick (9625) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2010 Bottle at Bodega Brew Pub in La Crosse. Pours a reddish-amber color with a medium frothy white head that diminishes slowly. Patrchy rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of tart fruit, earth and vanilla. Medium body with flavors of moderately sour fruit, malt, earth and a bit of oak. The finish is dark cherries with a lingering tart aftertaste. Good brew overall.
crossovert (9545) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010 version. Says it’s a fruit beer on here, not sure if it is a full blown fruit beer.
It pours into my chalice a vibrant reddish orange. It has a decent white head that quickly recedes it leaves a bit of lacing.
The smell is very oaky, for some reason the oak scents in New Glarus beers are a bit more blunt than other beers. There is a light fruity character, but no sourness.
This is a very sweet beer, almost cloying. It is fruity but not overly so. It has a nice sourness. Over all this is the oak which again, is blunt. I don’t know if it is the barrels but the oaky New Glarus products just seem off for some reason to me.
This really reminds me of Monk’s cafe which I find a terrible representation of the style, this one like that one is just too sweet and the oak just doesn’t meld properly.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-20-2010 02:24:45
GT2 (9409) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
355mL thanks to one of my many trade partners. The pour is a clear, light reddish color (near pink) with a healthy, yellow head. Nose is incredible: wildly sweet and rich baked cherries with barleywine like notes of toffee, butterscotch, vanilla. Whoa. Taste....holy god. Amazing play between sweet fresh red fruit explosion and quenching sourness with no acid palate. Rather there is that enigmatic, no pun intended, New Glarus sour palate you get in the Old English Porter that is almost indescribable. It is rich and thick feeling, but also quenching and sour with mild anesthetic, clovey Christmas spices. So delicious. Overall, feels like New Glarus Belgian Red on crack with the palate perfection of New Glarus Old English Porter. Wow..
shrubber85 (9135) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Lactic cherry malt aroma. Copper with minimal head. Sweet woody cherry malt flavor. Full body. Pretty sweet - like a soured down version of their Belgian Red.