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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Naturally soured by farm valley winds blowing wild yeast into our oak casks. Finally, after a year and a half of patient coaxing Wisconsin dark malts whirl in a kaleidoscope of cedar, caramel, and tart green plum exuberance. Available to the exclusive few who travel off the beaten paths, this is authentic Wisconsin sour brown ale. Truly unique this Sour Ale is brewed for those who live on the wild side and is suitable for laying down or consuming immediately, serve at 40-45 degrees F.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2004) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Pours a rusty brownish red color with a finger of bubbly eggshell foam. The nose is cider vinegar, plum, rustic composted fruit. The palate is a bit acedic with lots of sour fruits, wet wood and some round caramel background and lemon zest. Touch thin on the mouthfeel with a lingering mineral finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlowOffTube (435) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Really like this one. Thanks madbeerbaron. Pours a reddish brown with a thin quick white head. Sour cranberry plum and cherry as aroma and taste along with lemon juice and a sour kick that leaves your mouth watering. Thin refreshing body and tiny little bubbles. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Pours slightly unclear amber/brown with a heavy, vaniila head. Sour cherry, hay aroma. Tart, lactic cherry, berries. Nice blending of sweet and tartness. Very good...but then, of course, it’s NG...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5156) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks StFun). Looks good for the style; a cloudy copperish brown with off-white lacing. Smells solid; sour in a Flanders-esque kind of way. Cherry and mild lacto. Tastes like it smells with a nice, fairly lively mouthfeel. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Amber reddish pour full quiclly dissipating head off white. Funky fruity aroma lightly sour amd a touch sweet at the same time. Avg palate. Fruity more sweet than sour wild berries amd a hint of leather. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1666) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle. Copper pour, small tan head. Aroma of cherry, cranberry, light balsamic, funk. Taste is tart, lemon, cherry, cranberry, oak. Palate is soft, slick, tart finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2072) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
12 oz bottle courtesy of Stfun. Thanks. Pours a dark amber color with a small off white head that has fair retention. The aroma is big and bold with brett featuring various sour fruits, I get green apple, sour grapes and sour cherries. The taste, like the aroma, is big on sour fruits with sour apples, cherries and grapes set in a caramel malt base. The palate is silky smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes long dry and sour. Wow, way better than I expected. My hats off to New Glarus for this wonderful concoction.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
mathieuc (1146) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
Man, this beer is amazing. I wasn’t sure when it first poured a light copper with not much head but it got a lot better, trust me. The aroma is simply perfect, with tart fruits and a nice wild mint freshness to it. Taste is a continuity, with tart apples, green plums, herbal tea. It isn’t too sour, tart and only slightly puckering. Body is light, mouthfeel just right making for an ultra quaffable and refreshing drink. Carbonation level is somewhat high but it is fitting. This isn’t exactly to style I’m sure but I enjoyed this one quite a bunch! Consider me ISO of all bottles offered from now on!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2013
pours translucent reddish brown, nice eggshell head, nicely sour with fruity sweetness. green apple - not sure i geythe plum. I find the sweetness dominates but the end is tart. would love to taste it after it?s aged. can NG make a bad beer? agree on the general lack of complexity but very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2013
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a two-finger thick, tan colored head. The beer is a rich amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, interestingly orange-tinged, bright amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of sour, fermented fruit, followed by an interesting woody note that leans towards a mix of oak and cedar. Bright plum notes, tart berry character, some definite strawberry character, as well as a light toasted woodiness, and perhaps a touch of caramelized cracker character are noticeable in the nose.

Prickly and effervescent, the beer foams up quite a bit during my first sip. This is fairly tart / sour, it has an edge to it that seems to be acetic in character, though this is well constrained, the predominant sourness seems to be from lactic acid; this is fairly smooth overall, and doesn’t have the sharp / harsh edge that beers with a fair amount of acetic acid have. This has quite a bit of fruit presence with notes of plum, sour, somewhat floral apple, tart not-quite ripe currants, and even some nectarine like notes towards the finish. The latter is accentuated by a hint of nail polish that can comes out in overly ripe versions of that fruit. This has a backbone of soft, caramelized malt, some toasted whole grain cracker notes, and some light nutty malt character. The body is fairly light, there is some viscosity here, and the beer clings to the palate a bit, though this is nicely balanced by the acidity. Soft woody flavors accentuated the light toasted character, the nutty notes, and perhaps a touch of woody spice character.

This has a nice balance of acetic acid and lactic acidity; the former doesn’t overwhelm the flavor profile of this beer, which is an easy flaw. Quite nice and drinkable, assuming you like sour beers, but perhaps a touch simplistic. Still this is a nice mix of fruit and sourness that ends up quite drinkable in the end.

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