Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Thanks to thirdeye11 for delicious sour beers that we can’t ever get in Texas. Cranberry and barberry with vanilla and love. Sweet flavor with nice and friendly tartness. Beautiful everyday beer...if we had them for sale here. GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Smells of wonderful brett. Tastes of sour cherry, sweet vanilla. This is truly an enigma and an overall outstanding beer. thedesertfox (17) - - JAN 14, 2011
12 ounce bottle from HB Mason. dynamic taste, excellent flavor. could drink a few of these degbert (1773) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle. Holy mother. Nose is INCREDIBLE -- brandy, buckwheat honey, cherries, vanilla, caramel. Pours a rich gold -- almost brandy colored again -- with a very light head. Taste is incredible -- more of the same as the nose, with rich sourness (if that’s possible) and some faint bitterness on the close. In-freaking-credible. cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2011
Bottle @ home, courtesy of kbutler1. Thanks! Dark red vIolet appearance with a tan colored head. Sweet, cherry, vinous, oaky, vanilla aroma. Quite sour, but incredibly delicious cherry flavor on top of mildly oaky, vanilla taste. Sour and quite sweet cherry, vanilla finish. Not super sour. Excellent beer!
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
Originally reviewed: 9/17/10. I have been wanting to try this beer for awhile, so when I heard Dan was releasing this again due to popular demand, I was super pumped. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
The color of this beer is not what I expected. Yields a dark rusty copper color with a thin beige head on top. Some light lace sticks around, but nothing too sticky. I love the nose on this. Getting notes of apples, cherries, tart cranberries, oak, and damp trail. Splendid.
The mouth is firm, slightly wet, but filling enough. Carbonation level is spot on for a fruit beer. Lightly spritzy, but not overly so. Smooth flavors of cherry, cranberry, wood notes, and faint funk on the back end. The finish is a little tamer than some of his other fruit beers, but it’s got a pleasantly tart aftetaste. Wow. This was everything I was hoping it was going to be. Again, I am amazed at Dan’s work. The man knows his way around fruit beers for sure. rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Purchased from Woodman’s in a bottle this afternoon (2012 Batch). Pours a sable brown with a thin white head that still laces the glass. Smells of sour nectarines and effervescence. Taste is carbonated with the taste of sour nectarines, apple and strawberry. Tingly, sour and carbonated finish that lingers with a fuller mouth feel. This has to be one of my favorite New Glarus beers to date. Fantastic. DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber pour, almost no carbonation and an aroma of tart crisp apples and cherry skins. Flavor is also very fresh crisp apple, tart and slightly soured cherry juice, very light malt and slightly sweet on the aftertaste. A near perfect beer. jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear, very dark amber with very minimal head. Aroma is sweet and sour. Cinnamon, spice and green apple. Taste is medium sour. Oak, vanilla, red berries and green apple. Light bodied with a slick texture. Fizzy carbonation and a long finish. Overall, very good. I’ll enjoy drinking this one again. alassio (96) - USA - FEB 18, 2017
This is just simply a wonderful thing to drink. It is gently sour, it is zesty, it is a big happy spray on the palate and a big burst of bliss in the nose. Great, subtly restrained fruit; a perfect balance between evocative dryness and an unrealized hint of fruity sweetness (that thankfully never actually happens - - it remains dry and complex). This thing is just mystical. I call it a ’thing’, and not a ’beer’, because sometimes the word beer just gets in the way.