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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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.75
pDev: 6.95%
Wants: 801
Gots: 47 | 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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5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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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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4.55/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a Funky Buddha snifter. Thanks Andrew for opening this one for our mini bottle share!

A: Pours a deep purple color with over a finger of white-purple tinted head that reduces fairly slow and leaves a layer of head througout the glass.
S: Pungent blackberries cut by a huge wafting of sourness. I'm overwhelmed by the sheer amount of fruit and sour that is in this.
T: Sweet blackberries up front that is immediately cut by sour and tartness that lingers after every sip. Again, I'm blown away by how well this beer is crafted.
M: Carbed pretty high, fitting for the style. Pretty dry after taste, very enjoyable.
O: Can't say enough how impressed with this beer I am. Probably the most sour beer I've had, but there is so much fruity goodness that it all comes together so well.

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

A - Dark reddish hue. Decent, persistent head. Nice legs.

S - Strong and heavy fruit scent. Reminds me of the scent of plums pickled in umeshu. Can tell right away this one is going to be sour!

T - Stunning. Every sip hits the back of your jaw... your palate really doesn't adjust to this one. Blackberry comes through nicely.

M - Light and crisp, yet coats nicely. Lingers for quite a while.

O - Fantastic! So glad I held onto this last bottle instead of trading it.

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

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