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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inbreak (1882) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2468) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Sampled at DLD 2014. It poured a dark red color with a white head. The aroma was of wood, caramel, hints of toffee, slight green apple, funk and some oak. The taste was of caramel, oak, slight earth, hints of lemon, bread, slight lactic, finishing fairly balanced, with some bitter, sweet and sour notes. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (143) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
Cloudy, lighter red-brown, small tan head. Sour berry, vanilla, honey, oak. Quite sour, some bitterness, almost no sweetness or maltiness. Very acidic, effervescent, fairly high carbonation, medium body, some oiliness. Long dry finish. Excellent beer, ranks up with some of the best American wild ales. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2014
Bottle @ The Lets do a Chris O tasting. Pours copper with a thin tan head. Big sour lemon nose that really invites you in. Unfortunately the sourness dissipates quite quickly in the mouth and you are just left with a medicinal taste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
78samh (114) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2014
12 oz bottle poured a clear reddish brown. Aroma is sour cherries and Apple cider vinegar. Taste is very tart up front, then acidic sour Apple. This has a clean finish. Makes my mouth water. So tasty!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1336) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle from Tim - thanks! Murky brown pour with no head. Sharp tart and darekr fruit with green apple and sour in the aroma. Taste is not as tart as the aroma suggests but has some bite with a nice balancing fruit sweetness. Clean mouthfeel. I like it!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1788) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2014
Bottle care of Steasy66 (Ryan). Colour is a light reddish amber chestnut brown, white head. Nose is a lot of horse blanket, umeboshi sour Japanese plums, autumn leaves, tart sour yeast, slight caramel malt, balsamic vinegar, brown malt vinegar. Taste is tart sour, umeboshi sour Japanese plums, balsamic vinegar, lots of horse blanket funkiness. I hear from some people that American sours lack funkiness, but not this one. Itís a really rustic full flavoured brown sour, with malt vinegar notes. At first itís not an easy beer to drink, but really grows on the palate.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2014
A truly spectacular sour ale. Wisco needs to see more of this from the breweries in the great beer state. Like always, expect Dan to lead the charge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1329) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle share in 2013. Clear copper with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor of berries, sour mash, crab apples, rye bread, honey. Light carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours to a red-hued amber body with an off-white head. The aroma is cedary sour malts with caramel and twang. The flavor is deeply caramelized underneath all that delicious sourness and cedar. White grapes and funky yeasts. But clean. The beer is a fantastic one by New Glarus. Kinda like their own rendition of the Duchess. But definitely cleaner, and not metallic.


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