coldbrewky (1373) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in trade with Fear025. pours a deep copper with a thinner oily tan head. Note: this sucker is the last to lurk in the upstairs fridge...mainly cause the pickles have been secluding it next to the maraschino cherries. Nose hints of a gentle sour ale even before I have the brains to read the label. Some fusel tones then rich viscous fruit hit the tongue with a slight sour finish. Plums and some soft wet wood circle the mouth. Slow lazy carbonation. Body is ciderific and light to medium. Thats all I got folks.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale copper color with foamy off-white head. Lightly tart and sour aroma with a candy sweetness. The body is again very light with a solid sour flavor.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with a thin light tan head. Malty aroma with a bit of molasses, grain, and caramel, maybe even some maple syrup. Very sweet flavor with light tartness. Caramel, oak, vanilla, and cream.
OscarFalls (22) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and bubbly vibe with a fruity taste and smell. If you like beer but want a glass of wine. Drink this action.
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drjay44 (2351) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Shared with multiple others. Pours a thin, tiny bubbled white head over a reddish amber (SRM 18) clear body.....nose is sour cherry, light sherry, vinous tones.....taste is sour cherry, light vanilla, hints of cinnamon, vinous overtones......mouth feel medium, very slightly astringent, carbonation high, making a froathy sensation. This is a rerlatively light sour, with interesting aromas and flavors, but not a complex or big as some others. I would have liked more fruit, sourness and overall depth. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
DTM (748) - Winters, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. Tastes a lot like sour apple cider. An overwhelming amount of apple flavor. A little thin bodied on the palate. Decent brew.
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tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d possibly get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. not very sour, very typical new glarus feel to it. if you like new glarus you’ll like it. if not, you wont.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge thanks to BeerFMAndy for sending a bottle of this out my way. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip.
Pour yields a brew with a dark bronze color and a really good white head. Moderate lacing as it goes down. The nose is smells of slight oxidation, though it fits with the cherry. There’s also some mild oak and some lightly-sweet bready malt. Cherry comes back through, especially as it warms. The flavor hits notes of cherry with a bit of oak and light vanilla. A light touch of acid, though not much. The sourness is mostly confined to the finish. Pretty good, though not as good as their standard fruit offerings.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-11-2011
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A decent sweet and spicy fruity beer (cranberries, apples and cherries). Not much of a sour ale
How: Bottle 12oz. A few times. This rating for a bottle that is almost 1 year of age. Bottle sent to me by changeup45, thanks a lot Gary
The look: Partly cloudy golden-red body topped by a small beige head. Nice shinny color
In long: Rather “un-sour” nose with sweet apples, cranberries and vanilla. Taste is sweet cranberry juice, sweet red apples, liquorices, vanilla, light notes of maraschino cherries, spices (nutmeg, cloves, etc.). I remember the original release of this beer being more of an approximation of a Flemish sour. This beer is a not-style spicy sweet fruit beers with a little cherry tartness here and there. Not much of a sour ale. So how does it fare as a fruit beer? Ok I guess. I first had it when it was very fresh after the release and the spices were too prominent. Now the beer has settled down but it is still not something I enjoyed very much. I don’t understand the ratebeer Sour/Wild classification on this beer. This is not a Sour/Wild. This beer is a sweet and slightly spicy beer, you can’t argue with it. Well you can, but arguing with a beer or any other inanimate object is a waste of time.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tons of lacing. Fruity nose with some vinegar. Very tart with lots of apple. Finishes sweet.