Dfonorow (1721) - 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 (3344) - 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 (362) - 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 (4969) - 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 (6341) - 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.
BenH (3023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber with white head. Sharp sour aroma, funk, cherry, oak and spice. Taste is woody, spicey, funky. Sour and dry. Nice.
cgarvieuk (17285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting...copper ... thin tan head ... soft fruits .. tart lemon zezt fruit nose ... sharp massive sour fruit ... tart funk... big fruit ... soft tart fruits
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle @ home, from a trade. Pours really clear bronze with a minimal head. Aroma is not as tart as expected, some sweet cherries and a hint of balsamic vinegar. Taste is very pleasant, lots of sweet cherries, some red apples. Nice mix of berry sweetness and light acid. Really nice one!
Prufrockstar (1500) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Bacterial for this 12 oz bottle! Kept waiting for a chance to share this one, but ran out of patience. Pours clear copper amber with mountains of white head; decent retention, no lacing. Aroma: tart green apples, some grape must, and vinegar, all underscored by barrel and a bit of caramel sweetness. Taste: Assertively tart, followed by moderate sweetness. The sour aspects aren’t overpowering, and this is surprisingly easy to drink -- I found myself almost wanting to chug it. Palate: Light-medium body; texture is a bit thin and watery, below average carbonation. Overall: I can’t wait for a local brewery to take up the challenge and release multi-pack, 12 oz sours. This is a lovely beer, and I would buy it by the case if I could.