Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Pours a deep amber color with a light ruby hint. A very bubbly, off white head emerges but quickly subsides. A modest amount of carbonation can be seen cascading to the edges. Aroma has a modest tart cherry nose, light acidic character, some bready notes at the very end. Flavor starts off with a bready kick that moves into a tart, sour cherry flavor. Late brown ale/malt flavors kick in lending a softened toasted presence to the beer. Body is light, very fizzy and lends a fantastic dryness to the tongue at the end of the drink. Overall a very enjoyable beer. I love the bready and brown malt flavors that come through as the sourness isn’t the only flavor present. Great Flanders Red-ish sourness. Steasy66 (1158) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Very pleasant and sessionable sour. Fruity tartness with minimal acidity. Tasty beer. Godofthecellar (678) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Poured a deep red with no head or lacing. Smell was very underwhelming.
Flavor of sour cherry, carmelized sugar, lemon. One of the more balanced beers from NG, TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2013
12 oz bottle from Copp’s Grocery (Plover, WI). Slim pickens around here.. But found plenty of this. Pours a darker ruby copper pour, a firm haziness throughout, a bit darker, with cakey tannish head. A good ruby copper glow on the edges and bottom. Good stick around, lacing is solid and sticks around ok. Aromas are gentle tartness, a touch carmelized. Bit of oak, cherryskin. A bit lactic, some toast and bread. Cherry element is distinct if decent in the end. Initial is more tart, lactic and sour driven, some gentle cobwebs and dryness, a bit tannic. Some cherries, carmelized malt, a bit of biscuit. A bit more potent than Enigma, a little fizzy with some gentle vinegar, cranberry, and oak. Middle is a bit tart, toast, and red wine. Cherries are potent, a little more body. Fizzy carbonation, firm sourness as we move into the backend starts to seperate this. A bit funky, oaky, and biscuity. Finish is a bit dry, lactic, and a touch spritzy. Some funk, tannic cherry. Really nice. Complex, not all sour, still offers some body. A gentle red wine oaky feel, cherryskin, some gentle body with some spritzy elements, cranberry, red fruit. Really nice beer. A step above recent Enigma versions. Much more fruity and vibrant. Nice, guys! Nose is a touch subtle, but a damn good beer. phaleslu (10906) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
12 oz. bottle shared by TheAlum- thanks again, Adam! It was pretty dark by the time I tried it, but holding it up to the campfire, it appeared to have a golden hue beneath the cloudy amber pour. Small off-white head. Notes of berry fruits (cherries, raspberry), light balsamic vinegar, lemon, tart plums, toasted caramel malts. Dry, sour mouthfeel that isn’t overpowering. Moderate carbonation and a light-medium body. Excellent sour. Need more.
ryanfolty (2655) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2013
July 28, 2013 - 12 ounce bottle. Light brown pour with nice head that faded after a short while. Aroma was malty, fruity and funky. Taste was consistent with aroma, but also had quite a bit of wood that reminded me of Surly 5. The flavors were very nicely balanced and this is super easy to drink. I am very glad to have a few more of these and will be interested to see how some age. Lupulucid (189) - - JUL 28, 2013
Although sourness is pronounced and appealing, the flavor is a bit close to cider and complexity is limited. This might benefit from laying down as it is a bit one dimensional fresh. swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2013
This is an affordable wild sour ale that is readily available. What are you all waiting for...go get it!! Pours amber yellow with thin lacing. Aroma is heavy with vinegar and almost stings the nose. Taste is quite sour with a continual ringing on the palate. Acidic flavors bite all the way through this one. Love sour beers and love the fact that a real wild sour has finally made it to the local market at a reasonable price with moderate level of availability. radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2013
12oz bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael. Poured a clear, orange-copper color with a small white head. Aroma was some tart, sour notes, touch of sweetness. Flavor was sweet sugar notes, some tart funk notes to it. Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle shared by Dr. Moll. Thanks Michael.
The beer is amber with a small tan head. The aroma offers cherries, funk. Tart and sweet cherries do a delicate dance. Really well done. Graceful finish. I’d prefer more sour than sweet here, but the folks at New Glarus obviously feel the opposite. A solid beer. Best in small quantities, as the sweetness would become overwhelming.