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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Bottle courtesy of Tim. Thanks! Pours into my tulip glass a somewhat opaque amber color that clears up as it settles with a full one finger off white head that quickly receds. Aroma of sour vinegar, cherries, lots of fresh apples, berries, oak, some brown sugar. Flavor is big time sour, cherry is there, white vinegar, light malt presence and brown sugar, then finishes with a lingering distinct apple flavor left on the palate, very acidic and a punch in the face with sour. Easy drinking, plenty of carbonation, low to medium dry, but also worth slowly sipping if you like. Very nice brew, though I think I liked Enigma slightly better--but the difference between the two is very nuanced from what I can tell.

4.2
knickskicks (1168) - - DEC 7, 2013
Brown, off-white head. Nose is the typical crayon box and fresh fruit you get in New Glarus fruit beers with a touch of vinegar. Taste is tart fruit and apple cider vinegar, apple juice. Lingering tart finish. Light carbonation, creamy silky mouthfeel.

3.9
Leighton (22304) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle shared with AJ in NH. Cheers! Pours clear, deep gold with a creamy, off-white head. The nose holds light herbs, berries and tropical fruits. Medium sweet flavor with good, sturdy tang, some pineapple, mango. Refreshing. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Clean in the finish with moderate tangy bite, more tropical fruits and berries. Very nice. (3.8)

Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Bruce. Great stuff, lots of tart berries, Juicy Juice. Quenching finish. Very drinkable stuff. Put together. (3.9)

4.1
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle. Sweet oaky caramel, vanilla, fruity plum aroma. Hazy copper with a large off-white head. Sweet caramel, oak, vanilla, tart fruity flavor - as well as some light aged balsamic character. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

3.8
Theydon_Bois (20621) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle at Dadsgiving, thanks to whomever brought this along, 24/11/13. Lightly hazed orange amber with a moderate off white head. Nose is tarte fruits, woody notes, toffee, tangy bitter citric notes, yeasty waft. Taste comprises dark tangy fruit skins, woody notes, tarte peach and plum, dank straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish. Decent sour red.

3.6
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottled June 27, 2013 (~5 months old).
Appearance: The body has a velvety haze with a dark red brick color. The head is short without much retention, but it settles into a soft yet dense light tan coating. A creamy ring is left on the edges.
Aroma: The aroma is pungent with a dill pickle aroma, some cherry surfaces with a wood backing, but I get dill pickle all the way and it’s making my mouth water.
Taste: This is balanced much better than the aroma indicates. The intro is mildly sweet even with some cherry and caramel noted. Caramel is the base during the mid-taste as the vinegar picks up, tasting like dill pickle juice with a strong earthy wood backing. The finish is strong dill pickle which lingers a moment on the tongue.
Palate: Full bodied with mild carbonation.
Overall: This is a beer unlike any I’ve had yet, I’ve never had a beer with such a strong dill juice flavor. It’s odd, but enjoyable. I don’t know the pricing on this, but I would keep a few of these in stock at my house at all times if I could get it here.

4
j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle at Dadsgiving! Pours a clear brown with a thin to medium sized beige head. Sour fruity acid on the nose, tart and malty. Medium-bodied, soft tartness with some acidity and gentle fruit. Tangy and fruity on the finish, lingering light acidity and tartness. Quite tasty.

4.4
shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Apple, plum, vinegar, vanilla, oak and caramel malt aroma - great complexity. Amber with minimal head. Sweet plum, balsamic vinegar and toffee malt flavor. Great blending of sweet and tart. Another New Glarus work of art.

3.9
douglas88 (9628) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a medium white head. A light nose of sour woody notes. The flavor is caramel, cherries, brown malt, big sourness but not acidic, sweeter lambic elements. Very drinkable and spot on for the style, slightly more tart than normal perhaps. Great.

3.8
TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle shared by jack at our thanksgiving bottle share. Light orange amber with a thin white head. Nose is light balsamic, tart cherry, oak, light leather and hay. Flavor is nicely balanced for the style; similar notes to the nose. Easy drinking sour. Nice stuff, as expected, from Dan and Deb.


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