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"Some people paint, some sing, others write… I brew". -Daniel Carey A few times a year we will cut Dan loose to brew whatever he chooses, uncensored, uncut, unplugged. Always handcrafted, the bottle you hold is brewed for the adventurous soul. This is a very limited edition and we make no promises to ever brew this style again. Sparkling and bright this is a Wisconsin original created for you in the traditional method employed by the Lambic Brewers of Belgium including five months of outdoor resting in oak barrels. Indigenous yeast and cranberries from the “wilds” of Wisconsin flawlessly pair to dance on your palette. You have discovered a rare and delightful treasure to be served cold in a fluted glass. Thanks for supporting the arts, Daniel and Deb Carey

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8527) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
Almost 3 years old, this added beauty with age. Reddish brown, with some spider lace, and only the faintest head. Pleasant berry aroma. Smooth mouth feel, with some acidic bite. Very drinkable. Thanks for hooking me up, FlandersNed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber orange with a tiny ring of crisp white head. Aroma of sour fruits, cranberry, cherry, red wine, wood, funk. Flavour is beautiful. Slight tartness, well blended together - not predominantly sour. Above mentioned flavours. Sweet, light, crisp, refreshing. Very drinkable indeed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from doobliebop (thanks a lot, Ryan), pours a hazy golden with a small ring of head. Aroma of quite tart cranberries, with some woody red wine tannins, and oak barrels. Flavour is quite a bit sweeter than the nose suggests (as there was no hint of sweetness at all), featuring an assortment of different berries (I get strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, some lychee), followed by oak barrels, and some slight tartness probably from the cranberries. Medium-to-high carbonation and actually tastes like quite a bigger beer (more like 8-9%). Finishes with notes of oak and candied sugar. Very enjoyable, unique fruit beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2495) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Red colored and clear, this beer smells of cranberries and wood, with a slight mustiness about it. The beer tastes sweet, though not nearly as much so as Wisconsin Belgian Red or Raspberry Tart. The sourness and tartness of the cranberries does come forth, but to my disappointment, is overwhelmed by the cloying sweetness that lurks in every New Glarus fruit beer. The sweet / sour dance of Cran-bic never quite seems to find a happy equilibrium. This was a fun beer to drink, but ultimately, I would really like to see New Glarus produce a few beers that gravitated more toward traditional fruit lambics, with a strong sour presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2012
6/29/12. 12oz bottle with big thanks to stevencon! Holy crap, I wish I had bought a case of this when I was in WI! Clear golden pour with a small khaki head. Lovely aroma of oak, vanilla, butterscotch, funk, and fruitiness. Lovely tart fruity flavor of cherry and cranberry loaded with vanilla and touches of oak. Shit this is awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2012
27th June 2010
Clear amber beer. Bubbly white head. Crispy palate, semi dry. Sweet cranberry that is really very well balanced with lemony sourness. Every mouthfeel is a sweet and sour contradictory treat. Finishes soft with sweetness just coming out on top. As it should! Great stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle pours a pink orange small head. Tastes smells of cranberry sweet bitter tart. Had a bitter finish started sweet and nice bit creamy then nasty funky finish. Not great not bad. Let three people try it all hated the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davey101 (680) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2012
No idea what vintage this is, but it is from the thumbprint series rather than the unplugged label. 12 oz red foil wrapped bottle into a tulip glass. A - Slightly hazy dark orange body. Has an almost peach hue to it out of the light. One finger off white head formed initially. Settles down to some soapy edging with a ton of lacing and retention. S - Tart cherries and cranberries. Smooth mixture of oak, vanilla, and funky brett. This is the pleasant form of the dirty sock aroma. T - Tart and sour cranberry juice initially. This is followed by barrel notes of vanilla and oak. The finish is yeasty with a bit of spice and cinnamon. Funky notes linger around with the mouth puckering tartness. Mouth feel is spritzy and medium bodied, almost syrupy. O - New Glarus makes some of the best fruit beers in America in my opinion. This is an awesome cranberry wild ale. Really tart and refreshing. I wish I had access to this stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sethbreaker (173) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAY 8, 2012
From the bottle. Musty fruit aroma, good balance of sweet and sour. Really lingers on the palate, good carbonation and mouth feel. I get some wood, slight funk and fruit..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
Originally reviewed: 12/25/09. Grabbed a bottle of this during my visit to WI. Pours a murky reddish hue with no head at all. Tiniest bit of lace sticks to the glass. Scents of cranberry, leather, and hay. Nice crisp body to this beer. Light carbonation on the tongue. Flavors of tart cranberries, green apples, barn funk, and a touch of wood on the finish. This was really good. It’s not a style that I can drink much of, but this was really well-made. Nice work, NG!

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