fidelis83 (2061) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
thomashall (197) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
sebletitje (7023) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Strykzone (5202) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
JMerritt (1856) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Keir (179) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber with light head. Nose is fruity, slightly tart. Tastes like apple cider. Period. Has not aged well.
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ChrisSc (312) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Homer321 (2361) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
blipp (6489) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
pete4999 (1159) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
gEUS (1301) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!