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
samarrr (24) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into Belgian tulip glass. Copper/ red color, fine white head quickly disappears, no lacing, little carbonation. Tart cherry, sour taste. Champagne, tart, sour aroma. Tart, dry, sour, bitter on the back.
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NelsonPR (23) - MIlWAUKEE, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber body with tan head, aroma of cherries, vanilla and woody notes, taste is nutty, cherries, vanilla and sour. Good carbonation. Nice beer with complex flavors and aromas.
thedesertfox (17) - - JAN 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle from HB Mason. dynamic taste, excellent flavor. could drink a few of these
bertram (16) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours to an enormous head over a rich amber hue; taste is dominated by sour and tart, with hints of apple, giving it a sweetness that’s both enjoyable and refreshing; heavy carbonation gives this beer a satisfying palete with its above-average fizziness. This would be a great summertime brew.
mteehead (9) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first sour ale. Had to try it when I saw it at Ridgeview Liquor in Green Bay. A deep red/orange color, crystal clear. Pours a minimal head that quickly dissipates. A mixture of fruit aroma with a bit of raisin. Pleasant sour taste balanced with some sweetness. A very light body with little carbonation, very crisp. Will definitely purchase a few more bottles!
pat_ernzen (8) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not overly sour or tart, but just plain delicious. Pretty fruity and a little sweet, but a very dry finish. A sour I could drink again and again and again... love this beer. Have to stock up any time I can and seems to age well.
FirkinA (6) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber/red with a very small white head which dissipates relatively quickly. The smell is almost like a Chianti with notes of sour fruit and Talc. The effervescence is tight and sharp which works really well with the not-overpowering apple/tart/apricot flavor. The bitter kick follows a sour punch and the knockout is the long, mild, flavorful finish.
ericsonar (5) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2012 does not count
1.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
The taste is cherry on steroids. It’s starts out somewhat sweet and has a very sour and almost bitter finish. Really didn’t enjoy this beer at all. New Glarus is one of my favorite breweries but I couldn’t even finish this beer. If you want to try something different, give it a whirl. But I wouldn’t expect to drink the entire bottle.