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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2934) - Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle: Weathered & dingy copper color with decent clarity, topped with a musky, gray-tinted head that fades quickly, leaving a tiny collar behind. Aroma includes delicate, sour cherries, drying & slightly spicy oak, faint lacto sourness, moderately vinous red grapes, hints of bramble berries, acidic lemon flesh, cherry skin, & small touch of funky, musty wood on the back-end. Vibrant, fresh, & lovely tart flavor with each sip. Sour apples, tart cherries, acidic grapes, brushed with a mild coating of lactic acid & finished with sharp lemon tartness. Peripheral notes of red wine soaked oak, faint vanilla, toasted malts, a kiss of cinnamon & allspice, modest toffee, & a perfect finishing dryness. One of the best things about this brew is its ability to rub out that sour hard-on you might have, while retaining superior drinkability by delicately playing footsies with the line of "too acidic, too sour" but never fully crossing over. Grows more vinous & oaky as it warms, lovely dry fruit skin & vanillin finish. This shit is so good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3625) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
Belle présence des fruits. Chêne qui fait le style. Touche de yaourt tourné. Framboises et cerises dans une moindre mesure. Malts présentés. Caramel suret. Framboises molles. Vieille pomme en bouche. Bois tartiné de ketchup. Vinaigre de framboises. Touche douce. Bouche un peu molle. Bon corps. Finale comme un vin aigre fruité dans lequel s’évapore une petite cuillère de sucre. Agréable et facile à boire.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3454) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
Une petite bouteille partagée par Patrick. Un liquide doré très foncé avec une mousse beige. Un premier nez sauvage avec du caramel. Une bouche agréable, pas trop acide, caramel, cerises. Une finale acido-sucrée parfaite. Facile à boire.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (214) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Sample tasted at Casanova Liquors. Pours amber brown with minimal head. Smell is strong sour vinegar with some grape wine. Taste is nice and tart with clean fruity finish. Really like this one. New Glarus needs to put out more sours!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
Bouteille 335ml via IP trade thanks to Jeff - Bacterial. Cuivrée, col épais crémeux blanc-cassé. Arôme est lactique sur un bouquet sucré-caramel, rétro de boisé - cèdre? qui n’est pas forcément facile à noter. Palais est aigrelet note fruité rouge-noire avec un fini levure sauvage lacto et une petite note de sucre brun - rappel de Sherry, Port avec un léger boisé de chêne.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5331) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Sampled at esbls. Hazed amber with a beige ring. A funky wild aroma. A funky flavor but it is gentler than the nose would suggest. Wood flavor with complex fruit. Cherry, dark fruit, and lots of subtlety. Bark, etc. Quite nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMerritt (1867) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottled, courtesy Narnad. Brown red in color, clear, with a very thin, bubbly white head. Heavily sour nose with notes of white grape juice, sour cherry and light balsamic vinegar. Lightly sour flavor that slowly grows in intensity, bringing flavors of lemon, soft cheese, worn leather and grapefruit rind. Finish has a bit of residual sweetness , almost like maraschino cherry, but not nearly as sugary. Fine carbonation with a bit of stickiness. Super drinkable and complex at the same time. Superb.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Keir (180) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Amber with light head. Nose is fruity, slightly tart. Tastes like apple cider. Period. Has not aged well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (369) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2014
12 oz bottle into wine glass. Park rapids, mn Ruby in color, small rim of head. Aroma is tart, fruit, a little vinegar. Reminds me a lot if serendipity. Taste is tart. Playmate in medium body with lively carbonation. Overall this beer is classic new Glarus. Reminds me a lot of their other fruit beers. Nicely done.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (2492) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle shared by DrewFace. Nose is lightly tart with fresh cut herbs. Lightly malty overall with a bit of sour. As it warms it gets worse. Reveals a vegetal and earthy. Meh.


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