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RATINGS: 243   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ICEatALAMO (1131) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle, í13 vintage. The pour is a nice rich amber with a full head. The aroma mostly sour with only faint fruit. The taste is big sour upfront, then mellows. Not overly sour which is nice since I am not a huge fan of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3449) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium tan head. Aroma has good tartness...almost vinegar...damned if it isnt a bit like a pickle...some caramel. Flavor has caramel and lots of oak...very tart...earthy/soury fruit...woody...definitely sour plums. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is dry and soury plums.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle @ home shared by Jake. Amber pour with an off-white head. A touch metallic on the front end. Cider, sour apple, wood, and some caramel. Kind of funky, a touch acetic, maybe some maple. Flavor is sweet up front with a cutting acidity on the finish. Sour apples, grapes, vinegar, and plum? Moderate funk, lots of wood, and caramel.

2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrewFace (947) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 I hope this was only the 1 bottle that I opened but this thing smelled like dill pickle juice with a slight amount of funk. Taste was almost pure pickle juice. No idea whatís going on with this beer, maybe itís what I drank before or maybe this one particular bottle. After the initial pickle subsides, it does have a nice lactic sour flavor but doesnít balance the pickle. Will re-rate on next bottle. 1 year later, this thing still smells like pickle juice, although more subdued, and tastes the same...it has definitely mellowed and more of the lactic sour character comes through, but still, this is just not right.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evilhorseeggs (2) - Beecher, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013 does not count
Amber/red color and fairly hazy. Very tart with just enough body to balance it out. Lotís of sour fruit character, very nice effort.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Thanks to Michael for this one. Heavy bruised apples mixing with bread and wort and lactic acidity for a nice funky Spanish cider character. A little bit of dustiness and acetic acid too.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle with Ray. Pours a cloudy amber red with thin beige head and some spotted lace. Nose of barn funk, cherry, vanilla, oak. Pretty tart, cherry, lemon rind, oak flavor. Real solid

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thome50 (1229) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle from Wrye, thanks! Pours a clear amber with very slight white head. Aroma is barrel, vanilla, oak, plum and some sour notes. Taste is a rodenbach level sour, just beyond "light", with a nice amount of apple, maple and plum going on. Very well balanced and makes for a great bottled sour. Damn, this stuff is nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle from Rayl101. Pours clear deep amber with a light tan/dark eggshell head. Aroma has fruits (cherries, berries and apple), some oak and some medicinal notes. Taste is sour, vinegar and more of the medicinal notes, which are distracting. Thin bodied and a semi-dry finish. From the previous ratings, I expected more.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPoe (6) - - AUG 10, 2013 does not count
You canít go wrong with anything from New Glarus. Sour beers are an acquired taste, but New Glarus has done it well.


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