hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
another winner from new glarus. 2010 unplugged release. thanks to madvike for this one. pours a darkish brown with medium head. classic new glarus lacing. not overwhelming sour. i could drink these all night.
nsquishee (585) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2010 Wow, this is one strange, interesting, beer. Bright, reddish-brown color with very little head that diminishes quickly. Highly carbonated, sour cherry flavor with notes of oak barrel and smoke. Not something that you would drink regularly, but this might go very well with something chocolate flavored.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle shared by guyinchicago at the RBSG Grand Tasting. Thanks! Itís cool to find another New Glarus beer. Pours a clear copper color with a medium head. Fair head retention and lacing. Spicy aroma... almost like pie spices. Also some fruity notes including strawberry, rhubarb and plum. The taste is tart fruits including cherries and berries, and other tart fruity notes. Medium bodied.
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy reddish amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is oak and cherry. Taste is cherry and oak, with vinegar and lactic tartness. Oily texture.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy fantomas23. This one pours a mostly cloudy reddish amber color and topped by a smooth head of beige colored foam. The aroma isnít what I remember from the original version. Notes of sweet-tart cherries, apple cider, spices, and some sweet vanilla from the oak push through in the aroma. A otuch of lactic acidity creeps through as well. The flavor follows suit with the tart cherries and apples up front followed by plenty of spices that suggest at clove and anise. Some lactic yeast pushes through to add some tartness, but clean cereal grain malt and vanilla from the oak add sweetness to the fold. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and some residual sugars that linger in the finish. This version is a little sweet and on the spicy side for me. A little let down from the previous version. Maybe this one still some more time in the bottle.
craftycarl21 (2205) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to ryan or GT2 for this one? This one strikes me as better than the older, 7% version. A more complex and nuanced dark fruit profile mixes with great tart oud bruin presence, touches of balsamic (but in the good way, like Earthmonk), and that great tart cherry. Sweet, but the tartness cuts through it and provides quite a nice mouthfeel. A marked improvement over the 2006, in my opinion.
jcnielsen (1984) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Brad Fest 2012. Pours a orange color with white head. Tart yet sweet, fruity flavors. Kind of a lighter sour beer, nothing great, but easier drinking.
BoostIPA (1184) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear red amber with almost no head. Aromas of slight funk, spice, dirtying migrant workers. Puerto Rican. Dirty whores who hang out in seedy bars looking for the cash for their next fix. Muddled. Mudblood. Peter Parker I hot and excessive. Groovy. Afternoon delight. Skyrockets in flight. Yeah.
djd07 (3244) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear amber with small white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is spice and cinammon. Medium mouthfeel with with spicey malt and oak with vanilla in the finish. very good
BVery (5935) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish pour. Sour cherry nose. Same taste plus some wood. Not cloying. Good.