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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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290 Ratings
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.75
pDev: 5.68%
Wants: 775
Gots: 44 | FT: 4
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:
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!

(Beer added by: thebigredone on 08-19-2013)
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OnWisconsin

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +5.3%

01-27-2014 13:14:38 | More by OnWisconsin
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.88/5  rDev +2.7%

Crimson tinted, indigo colored pour that’s mostly opaque with a pink-ish, white head that wastes no time moving to a thin collar.

Aroma is all blackberry, all day. Sour blackberry fruity & blackberry skins, sharp lemon acidity, & an intense tartness that flows throughout.

Taste is crazy tart; puckering amounts of blackberry, & lemon-like acidity that rips at your cheeks & gum line. Lovely sour finish, lacto notes & blackberry with a touch of lemon...

This is a great American fruited sour, probably one of the best I’ve had. Get your jammies on & get ready for mouth ripping sourness.

01-02-2014 04:10:56 | More by tectactoe
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Callmecoon

California

4.75/5  rDev 0%

03-11-2014 14:24:38 | More by Callmecoon
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

5/5  rDev +5.3%

12-11-2013 10:49:16 | More by jaminjohnson
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -5.3%

04-29-2014 20:23:50 | More by standardcherry
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -5.3%

09-02-2013 03:38:20 | More by bpfrush
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obiwan_k3n00bi

California

5/5  rDev +5.3%

03-10-2014 17:14:12 | More by obiwan_k3n00bi
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-26-2014 12:34:10 | More by Cynic-ale
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rudylaw

Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.3%

10-20-2013 20:56:17 | More by rudylaw
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev 0%

12-30-2013 14:56:25 | More by stereosforgeeks
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BobbysLiquors

California

5/5  rDev +5.3%

12-13-2013 04:00:47 | More by BobbysLiquors
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JasonFromLA

California

4.75/5  rDev 0%

09-19-2013 22:27:33 | More by JasonFromLA
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-27-2014 13:24:58 | More by DerekQXQX
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -10.5%

12-19-2013 14:42:42 | More by roostor07
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weonfire

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev 0%

09-20-2013 03:11:38 | More by weonfire
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +5.3%

12-19-2013 19:47:36 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev -15.8%

07-13-2014 03:01:36 | More by mhenson42
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.1/5  rDev -13.7%

Thanks to Jeff for this one. 500ml bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Careful... this one's a slow gusher. Pours a massive, frothy 4 finger deep pink colored head with good retention. Beer is a dense, nearly opaque purple. Lacing is thick and layered and deeply purple. Certainly catches my attention.

Nose is tart blackberry. Fruity, juicy and unmistakable. Oh yeah, and that signature New Glarus yeast.

Opens intensely tart blackberry. Very aptly named. Juicy with a sweet, cinnamon-y New Glarus yeast backdrop. More blackberry in the end and finish with a sweet, seed-y aftertaste. Pretty simple but enjoyable.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and aggressive in the mouth and goes down sparkling, crisp, and dry. Puckering finish with a dry, sticky, lingering aftertaste. Very nice.

One-dimensional for sure but overall a pretty enjoyable brew. Certainly one of the more sour American Wild Ales I've ever come across.

10-11-2013 01:45:15 | More by SpeedwayJim
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev 0%

12-12-2013 05:12:59 | More by schmidtmattsays
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dirtylou

Washington

4.73/5  rDev -0.4%

500ml bottle, split

I hit this bottle release after the GTMW 2013 - this serving was generously shared with me on a recent trip to Madison. Served in Cantillon stemware - dark raspberry body. At first whiff, it's clear this is going to be pretty epic.

Very sour, but in an extraordinarily refined way that can only be derived from avoiding all potential shortcuts. Layers of jammy blackberry, wild yeast profiles that bring immediate comparisons to favorites from the Seine River Valley. Fizzy carbonation, puckering tartness and fantastically delicious.

12-01-2013 19:26:54 | More by dirtylou
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blabaer

California

5/5  rDev +5.3%

12-15-2013 19:45:12 | More by blabaer
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Lucho

Florida

5/5  rDev +5.3%

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Colorado

5/5  rDev +5.3%

06-30-2014 06:15:09 | More by joshwith
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Iowa

4.75/5  rDev 0%

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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev 0%

11-10-2013 00:04:26 | More by Gonzoillini
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R&D Sour Fruit (Very Sour Blackberry) from New Glarus Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.