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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 (1823) - 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.


4.1
   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. It’s a really rustic full flavoured brown sour, with malt vinegar notes. At first it’s 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 doesn’t match the complexity of the aroma but it’s tasty and well done.


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