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R&D Sour Fruit (Very Sour Blackberry) - New Glarus Brewing Company

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R&D Sour Fruit (Very Sour Blackberry)R&D Sour Fruit (Very Sour Blackberry)

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333 Ratings
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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.75
pDev: 6.95%
Wants: 817
Gots: 52 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: thebigredone on 08-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Fourth in our series of spontaneous sour ales. Fermented and aged in oak barrels - on yeast lees - with Oregon blackberries. Refermented in this bottle. Open with care - This is a funky wild sour beer!
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Ratings: 333 | Reviews: 46
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4.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The aroma punches of huge tart blackberry jam.

The flavor follows with a big tart up front, lemony tart, along with berry seeds. Those characteristics of bitterness, earthiness, and tart. It then moves onto a beautiful jammy deliciousness.

A delicious jammy treat. One of the best wild ales.

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4.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013

A - poured a three-fingers thick pink head into a tulip glass that left good lacing and sheeting throughout. The body was reddish-purple.
S - blackberry, oak, some dirty funk.
T - blackberry, oak, sour funk.
M - thick and coating, very bubbly. Dry finish.
O - typical new glarus...awesome.

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

Hands down the best ever I have ever drank. There are probably people that don't like Sours and prefer this vs. that, but years later it's been an absolute joy to revisit this beauty. An absolute work of art in a bottle.

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R&D Sour Fruit (Very Sour Blackberry) from New Glarus Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.