radagast83 (6119) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael. Poured a clear, orange-copper color with a small white head. Aroma was some tart, sour notes, touch of sweetness. Flavor was sweet sugar notes, some tart funk notes to it.
Huhzubendah (3098) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dr. Moll. Thanks Michael.
The beer is amber with a small tan head. The aroma offers cherries, funk. Tart and sweet cherries do a delicate dance. Really well done. Graceful finish. I’d prefer more sour than sweet here, but the folks at New Glarus obviously feel the opposite. A solid beer. Best in small quantities, as the sweetness would become overwhelming.
portableparty (2249) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber ruby slightly hazy with a tight soapy off white head that dissipates to a wispy spotty film and collar. Aroma is sour and has a subtle vinegar scent with cherries, raspberries and cranberry some apple and malt all melded together. Taste is tart and sour with more of the above fruits and solid malt flavor and hints of wine cork and tannins. Palate is medium slightly fizzy and acidic with a drying finish. This is such a great sour! I could possibly pound this, but why? It’s smooth not overpowering and the malt mix is awesome!
Hair6a11 (1436) - Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; Pour is murky caramel with a frothy yet mild fine bubbled off white head in this glass ; Retention is average, with some light lacing present. The nose is sour cherry and green apple initial, moving to vanilla and musty oak, while revealing a nice base of caramel that I quite enjoy. The flavor profile reveals a nice souring effect that I appreciate ; I was expecting less and got more than I bargained for. I called it oak, but the tasting notes say cedar - Either way - Vanilla reveals itself faintly here; Sour cherry and green apple notes fuse with a robust caramel malt profile - and it immediately moves into a nice puckering sour feel that doesnt fade as some do. This is a spectacular drinker, and an amazing price point when you compare to some. What it lacks in depth , be it flavor profile, abv, or mouthfeel, it more than makes up for with its quaffable tartness, thanks to a laser like focus from the brewers -
BVery (8692) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Bottle. Finally, after all the crappy beers I tried tonight, I get a true winner. This is awesome. Rich reddish orange pour with a smaller head. Nose and taste pick up sour plum and cherry, some oak and cedar, a nice sour bite but not over the top puckering. Beautiful beer.
Ughsmash (7429) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured clear, fiery orange with a tall, sticky beige head.. surprisingly lively for the style. The aroma picked up sour cherries, vinegar, and oak, with more fruits emerging as it warmed up.. lots of funky interesting-ness going on, yet it felt controlled.. really nice! The flavor found moderate-plus cherry and oak sourness over soft, supportive, mostly fruity notes.. finished with cherry skins, dusty leather, and light vinegar. Medium-bodied with fairly full carbonation on the palate.. smooth across the middle.. moderate overall sourness.. this was really good.
AWISLguy (1978) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tosa Wine and Spirits brought to the Mom-without-Bill tasting. Aroma is complex with multiple fruit flavors. Tasting suggestions included cranberries, cherries, rhubarb, strawberries, sour apples and mulberries. All in the sour line. Flavor is quite sour and strong, with layers - and malty oak underneath. Perhaps would take the edge away with more aging. Very complex.
Lemke10 (914) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This pours a clear yet dark amber color with a fizzy head. The aroma is very tart with candied fruits and sugars. The taste is sweet and fizzy in the beginning but finishes rather tart and sour. There are lots of hints of sour apple and oak in this one. Very interesting and different.
sprybry (37) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. Bottle. Pours a deep orange color with a thin light head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is sour, citrus, Apple and Cherry. Very sour, this one made my lower jaw tingle. I liked it a lot and will savor the remaining few bottles I have left.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dirty golden color. There is a small fizzy head that fades real quick. Aroma is tart cherry, oak, and barnyard funk. Mouthfeel is smooth and finishes a bit dry. Taste is a great balance of tart fruit, light lambic sourness, and a hint of funk. Extremely drinkable and a bit lighter and brighter version of the Sour Brown Ale.