mcberko (19837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from FullObs (thanks a lot, Brett), pours an opaque rusted red colour with a small beige head. Nose is quite acidic and vinegary, with a fair amount of sour fruitiness. There is some oak and vanilla buried further underneath. Flavour reveals a finer balance between sweer and sour than I expected based on the nose, with oak barrels, vanilla, slightly soured fruits, sweet fruits as well (cherries especially), and some light vinegary qualities. Fairly complex and highly drinkable for a sour. Very well-balanced - doesn’t try to knock your socks off with sourness, but instead goes for a restrained sourness balanced sufficiently with fruity sweetness. Not much of a sour, but a fairly enjoyable sweet and barely sour ale of some kind. jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Bottle thanks to Rando7. Pours a mahogany color with thin white head. Nose is baked apple and cherry. Taste is cinnamon, nutmeg, smoked apple and cherry. My only gripe is that the nose and taste is a bit muted and left me wanting more of a good thing. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
A: The pour is a dark blood red with a thing ring of off-white foam along the outside of the glass.
S: A definite cherry aroma to this one, reminiscent of the Belgian Red, but not quite as sugary. A fair amount of oak--the musty, damp kind.
T: A rich cherry flavor that provides a nice sweetness. The oak is really powerful and is almost like chewing on a piece of wood. A mild vanilla note and a bit of a smokiness.
M: The body is medium with a high level of carbonation that leaves a mild dryness.
D: This was a lot easier to drink than the Belgian Red. Not so overwhelmingly sweet and much more complex. djd07 (16298) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
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
bhensonb (15969) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle from Guerde - thanks Andy! Pours dark ruddy copper/amber with a temporary whiteish head. Mild sour cherry aroma. Medium minus body with sharpish carbonation. Flavor is lightly sweet/lightly sour kriekish sort of sour brown ale. Some oaky smoke comes forth. Finishes smoothly kriekey - but less than super sour.
Ratman197 (15620) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Doodler poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of apple, cherry, wood, carmel and light spice. Palate was cherry, apple, cinnamon, wood and carmel with a crisp dry lightly tart spicedfinish. Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy murky amber, sweet cherry, almond and vanilla. Tasty sourness. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Coconut, american oak, fruity,light sourish, red berries, coconut, acid, light solvents, cherry notes, lacto notes, dryness, apples, caramel notes. kermis (14958) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours hazy red amber with a short lived tan head. Aroma of tart red fruit, soft vinegar, light vinous notes, light oak and some sweet malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and sour. Medium bodied with very soft carbonation. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2010
12 ounce bottle shared by guyinchicago at the RBSG Grand Tasting. Thanks! It’s 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.