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RATINGS: 230   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (566) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Received in a trade from BVery -- Brown sours are probably my least favorite sour, but this was one that I really enjoyed. A well crafted beer, I would definitely drink again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2014
12-oz, capped and foiled. Thanks, C! You’re far too good to the rest of us. Pours crystal clear bright medium amber with a soft creamy tan head that goes away. Mild balsamic, pie cherry, and strawberry nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Mid palate is a bit of tangy tartness with some fruit notes. Not as crisp and distinct as the R&D sour, but it’s younger. Still nice. Mild grassy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper, light cherry and oak, sour, fruity, refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (1828) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle or 2 shared by Donnie @ Ale Alpharetta. Hazed amber color,tan head. Aroma is soft sweet fruits (plums, cherries). Taste is the classic integration of sweet yet soft fruits into a beer. Not a classic red/brown, but medium to light tart cherries, plums, slight woody aspect, vanilla. Absolutley amazing.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neepsntatties (1238) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle courtesy of "hannont". Colour...light amber with no head. Nose...quite funky and fruity with hints of caramel. Palate...lightly tart and somewhat fruity with hints of yeast and funk, but also metallic bits too. I was rather interested until the metal hit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.

[ As New Glarus Thumbprint Series Wild Sour Ale ].
Clear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, tart, sour, light cherry - cherry wood. Flavour is moderate sweet and light acidic with a long duration, taart cherry, medium dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140315]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
12 oz. bottle, sent from mista (thanks a lot, Geoff), pours a dirty, opaque dark brown with an amber tinge and a small white head. Nose brings out all sorts of tart dark fruits, oak, and a caramel sweetness poking through. Flavour is a balance between sweet and sour if there ever was one, starting with the tart dark fruits, transitioning to caramel malts, and finishing off quite balanced. The oak quality rounds everything off. Unusual sour - usually these sweet & sour beers are really off-putting, but this is quite complex. Very good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
_angst_ (3036) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle received in trade. Thank you stawn! Pours very hazy reddish golden with a rather small frothy beige head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, sour and fruity with dark bread, wild strawberries, heavy blackberries, frozen strawberries, moist hay, lemon juice, blackberry balsamic vinegar, lemon zest, black currants, leather, blackberry yoghurt and hints of barnyard. Taste is tiny sweet, sour and heavy fruity with sweet dark bread, red wine vinegar, heavy blackberries, heavy black raspberries, hay, black currants, leather, lemon juice, moist hay, moist wood, frozen strawberries, blackberry/raspberry unsweetened yoghurt, barnyard, lemon zest, orange zest, black currants and hints of wild strawberries. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is sour and fruity with dark bread, heavy blackberries, blackberry balsamic vinegar, moist hay, black currants, lemon juice, dark grapes, moist wood, frozen strawberries, orange zest, cobwebs and barnyard. Wow! I can see no mention of fruits or berries in this beer but this is one of the best blackberry sours I’ve ever tried. Will get the chance to try R & D Sour Fruit tomorrow. I can’t wait!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (11442) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle at Foeder Teaser Tasting. Somewhat hazy golden/orange beer with a small offwhite head. Sourish woody aroma, plums, raisins, funky, vanilla, sour, wild strawberries, vinous, caramel, funky, citrus, some lemongrass. Sourish wild strawberries flavor, grassy, vinous, funky, sweetish, floral, blackberries, caramel notes. Sourish strawberry finish with black currant and caramel, leather and citrus. Good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inbreak (2401) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
12.05.2014, 0,35l bottle @ home, courtesy of RobertDale:
Nice slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich sour-ish fruity, caramel malts, oak, overripe red berries, grass, soda powder, sour apples, mild vinegar, butterscotch. Taste is sour-ish fruity, sorrel, raw rhubarb, unripe berries, sour apples, oak, mild vinegar, grass, soda powder, red berries. Medium bitterness, nice dry acidic mouthfeel. Very nice.


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