beechner224 (833) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from DrewFace. Aroma is strong vinegar. Flavor has surprisingly mild finish, initial tartness is a bit odd, but not sure what it is. Sour does not stay around to long. Decent.
alexsdad06 (6624) - Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle shared with Tmoney99. Pours a deep amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor has a touch of cherry, mild raspberry, some tart citrus, toasted caramel malts, a mild vinegar character with some acidity. Opens to some tingly mouthfeel before softening at the finish. Somewhat dry with a light + body. Another solid brew from NG.
barn0216 (483) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of several bottles from bytemesis, thanks! It is going to be New Glarus week for me. Clear, burnt caramel color, plenty of foam but it doesn’t leave a trace after a couple of minutes. Aroma is sour fruit but i can’t place the source, i suppose plum based on the description. Something a bit unappealing to me, kind of like manure. The flavor i like much better. In addition to the sour, the body is dry from oaking, and there is a strong presence of nutty, caramel malt. Strange to have such different appeal between the nose and mouth. Overall i like it.
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown-red body, minimal lace. Smells like an oaky Oude Bruin that exceeded its boundaries. Cherries? A bit earthy and woody.
Tart up front, sweet midway through, cherries & red apples at the end. Couldn't detect the standard New Glarus yeast presence until it warmed a bit; this now lingers after swallowing. Delicious, as is par for the course with NG. Need more!
jkwood04 (4462) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy brown/ruby with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of tartness and sour notes, a little funk, a little oak, a little dark fruits, and some caramel from the malts. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything, but could have a little more complexity. Average texture. A pretty good beer, but could add just a little more to make it great.
jbeatty (1160) - New York, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, cool extra from liquorbarrel, 10/15/2013. Pours ruby red with brownish tinge, thin head dies to nearly still surface within a minute or two. Aroma is mild tart green apple with darker fruit hiding beneath, touch of sweet caramel and subtle roast, vinous oak. Taste is bright cider, tart, melding nicely into spicy caramel, fruit wood notes in the finish. Light body, sparkling and vibrant. Quite nice.
SpongeRuiner (884) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Knock out of the park by New Glarus like usual. Really crisp and refreshing feel. Would love to have this again.
Slipstream (2168) - USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks again to my cousin for this very sharp and sour brew. I realize there are lots of sour fans on RB, but to me a lot of these brews have a certain sameness to them, that kombucha-like, wildly fermented, vinegary tartness - and I guess you either get very excited about that or you don’t.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Large, tan, thick, foamy head that settled after a bit and a smidgen of lace. Color is a hazy medium amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is a heady, blend of tart, malt, spice, fruit, resin. Flavor’s like nose with spot on balance between sweet, sour, and bitter. Body and carbonation couldn’t be better. Finish is like flavor, clean, rather long, and very easy drinking for what’s not usually so accessible, A masterpiece.
bytemesis (4138) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear reddish amber, small creamy beige head, slowly dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is tart cherry, sweet tarts, lemon. Flavor is much the same, sweet and tart, cherries, lemon juice. Medium body, prickly carbonation. Kind of straddles the line between a fruit beer and a sour. Not particularly complex, but enjoyable