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RATINGS: 235   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2061) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Clear brown pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma of toast, tart and dark fruits, vanilla, toasty and resinous woody notes, light earthy floral notes and very faint, smoky roast and nutty notes. Flavor is fruity and tart up front, lots of tart cherry, berry and tree fruit notes, some funkiness, some lactic and acetic acidity, interesting woody notes, toasted nuts and some ever so faint smokiness. Light body with a medium strength, spritzy, blanketing carbonation, juicy entry and still somewhat juicy, then dry finish with a pleasant acidic bite. Fantastic stuff, reminds me of Old English Porter, but fruitier and with less dark malt/smoke character. It could probably be a little more complex if the tart and funky notes had developed and overtaken a bit more, but it really strikes a great balance between bugs and brew ingredients.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (197) - 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 (7023) - 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 (5202) - 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 (1856) - 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 (179) - 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 (312) - 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 (2361) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6489) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Acidic and faint rhubarb-like fruitiness, mild malty sweetness, and a sharp and tart finish. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1159) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle, as pictured. Part of a 4-pack that I bought last year. Left it to sit for awhile and it mellowed considerably. Almost tastes like a tart apple flavor on a nice malty beer. Sour brown makes sense for a description.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1301) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle, shared by Craig & Mary, thank you! Pours cloudy amber with a ruby red hue, no head. Nice soft peach aroma’s and a kind of buttery impression. The taste is nearly perfectly balanced between sweet fruits and sour and oaky flavours. Lovely!


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