78samh (186) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
peteinSD (1416) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
EdKing (2025) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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. It’s a really rustic full flavoured brown sour, with malt vinegar notes. At first it’s not an easy beer to drink, but really grows on the palate.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Clownoisseur (325) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice reddish-copper. Medium-heavy carbonation gives a nice of-white head that turns to a thin cap. Aromas are vinous with musty grape, oak and a slight spice. Taste is a tart apple with some mild barrel undertones of oak, vanilla, clove, light banana. Some caramel sweetness before the dry and crisp finish. Nice carbonation and tartness persist. Very nice.
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from StFun. Thanks for giving me a chance to try this! The pour is a dark reddish-copper color with a nice khaki head on top. Cherries, vanilla, oak, light grape in the aroma. This smells great, like a slightly funky Belgian Red. A bit tart and prickly in the mouth, but nothing extreme, and as expected from New Glarus, this straddles the Sour Ale/Fruit Beer line. The flavor centers around funky wild berry and cherries with oak, soft vanilla, and light vinous notes mixing in. Dry finish which counters the fruity sweetness nicely. Light in the body but not thin. The flavor doesn’t match the complexity of the aroma but it’s tasty and well done.
JK (4750) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brad. Reddish brown color. Mild sour aroma with fruit. Sweet & sour flavor with yeast and sugar, balsamic vinegar. Good.
allmyvinyl (4812) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber with a nice white head. Aromas of sour cherry and wood, spice and funk. Taste is more of the same, big sour note. Dry finish. Nice.