whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
i was given this beer at the eclipse party in 2012 its not the 2010 unplugged label so i think its the 06 being it looks like what the 06 says it looks like. that being said wooooowzer this beer was amazing poured a bronze amber with a small fleeting white head first the smell of fresh apples then small pepper and cinnamon notes it is then a whole new ball game sour tart fruit in my face no wounder these guys are the fruit beer gods. wow
reliantkcar (102) - USA - SEP 11, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
caramel, barnyard, basement aromas, cough drop, cooked vegetables, rotten eggs, skunky, red, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour, medium body, slick feel, flat, long finish,
JohnMan (102) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very interesting sour ale that has lots of cherry, slight floral aromas, and a distinct tartness from the wild yeast. There’s also some slight vanilla flavor given from the oak that blends very well with this beer.
jjkuck10 (66) - , Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a nice red-orange with light, fizzy head. Aroma of fermented fruit and wood-earthy flavors. Taste is sour and tart with some sweetness from the fruit. Overall easy to drink and smooth even with the sour notes.
Fielding (58) - - OCT 21, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful red with disappearing head. Smells like high end cherry juice with some funk. This.is.incredible. Mixture of sour, sweet, tart and somehow, smooth. Bitter finish in the back of the mouth.
OscarFalls (48) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and bubbly vibe with a fruity taste and smell. If you like beer but want a glass of wine. Drink this action.
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mlntroy23 (46) - Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2012 Definitely different and worth a try. I’m no expert, but the sour/fruity/champagne like taste is a nice change of pace
arkotramathorn (41) - Eau Claire, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle, poured deep red copper with fizzy head almost like cider. Sour sort of aroma with maybe dried fruits. First taste of sour cherries and something else I can’t identify. Very delicious beer, sour without lots of hops.
GemalzteGerste (33) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I picked this up on a whim and wasn’t sure what to expect out of it. I was pleasantly surprised and found that New Glarus’ description of "undefinable" aptly fits this brew. A bit pricey, but definitely worth the cost to sample this enigma.
Wheatyweiss (29) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a twelve ounce bottle.
Pours a ruby copper with a small head that recedes quickly to a ring.
Aroma is up front light malt and cherries. Middle yields to a light smoke with a touch of pound cake aromas. Finishes with an oakey funk of yeast. The aroma is up front and you don’t have to search for it.
Flavor opens with a blast of sour yeast and cherries. The cherry flavor, like the Belgian Red is fresh, tart and not at all contrived or fake. Middle brings cracker grain and snappy yeast sourness, malt roast is reminiscent of the Olde English Porter in roasty bitterness, although this is quite light. Finishes slightly dry with a touch of spice and a nice tang. Very tasty.
Mouthfeel is thin and very well carbonated to hold up to the sweetness. The carbonation is head on the nail perfect.
This, like the Olde English is a flanders more, fruit beer less.
Reviewed on: 06-26-2010