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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (5665) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle from Brad. Reddish brown color. Mild sour aroma with fruit. Sweet & sour flavor with yeast and sugar, balsamic vinegar. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (9358) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Amber with white head. Sharp sour aroma, funk, cherry, oak and spice. Taste is woody, spicey, funky. Sour and dry. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21106) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2366) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2014
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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1966) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
boisebeerguy (195) - boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2014
12 oz bottle. Very nice sour smell. The taste very well balanced between malts and sour.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
amarsolek (2) - - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
This beer pours a beautiful red color. The Bose is just enough to imply the sour flavors you're going to tase. The sourness is great, a wonderful Flanders red taste with a hint of a little lacto in the beer. Starts smooth, finishes tart, but the carbonation helps clean off your tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7977) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
thought i’d had this, but no- happy to get a new NG beer under my fat belt .. . dark murky brown .. mild head, lacing .. . a tangy earthy brown .. medium feel .. mild finish .. . . poor guy has to live with that for the rest of his life, maybe some snacks will help.


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