RateBeer
overall
99
94
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


CaptainCougar's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2013
12oz bottle: Pours a clear deep bronze amber with a thin-lacing effervescent froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet pale crystal malty nose with notes of black currants and strawberry jam along with fresh vinous oak. Starts with good carbonation and fiullness with a good amount of malty sweetness, fruity character and a nice puckering balance with a drier, lingering oaky finish. True to style and enjoyable. This should age well, but tastes just fine now.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (100) - 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 (66) - 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 (1281) - 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 (1756) - 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 (1214) - 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 (3283) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (137) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1708) - 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 doesnít match the complexity of the aroma but itís tasty and well done.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 21


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50