czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
b-day beer. pours hazy light golden, pink tint, with a nice off-white head, some retention and lacing. bretty, oaky, cherries, cheese, hint of vanilla, plums, bourbon, but mostly winey red grapiness, light to medium acidity - nice profile - moderate acetic notes, some lactic and citric, very hint of toasted caramel and sweetness, grassy and aged hops feeling but also fresh cucumber-minty notes in the finish. average to moderate carbonation, light body - very oily, slightly puckering and grassy-herbal-citrusy woodsy finish. excellent!
valpoaj (629) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pour...opaque reddish brown...thin film for a head that has a lasting ring around the edges. aroma is mild...green apple, sour fruit, splash of caramel, and catching a touch of leather...good, but not overwhelming. flavor is solid though...tart, sour, apples, bit of wood...very ’Flanders’ like...and that’s not a bad thing. palate is very easy drinking for the style...good dryness that keeps you coming back for more, while the level of sour keeps this more than a sipper. I liken this to a toned-down enigma. starting to wonder if it is legal from a guy from Chicagoland to be such a fan of something from Wisconsin, but Dan Carey just doesn’t disappoint!
Lukaduke (2141) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
BlowOffTube (455) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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...
b3shine (5335) - Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
tastybeer (1714) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
StefanSD (2118) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
mathieuc (1249) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!