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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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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.75
pDev: 6.95%
Wants: 806
Gots: 50 | 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:
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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

New Glarus R&D Very Sour Blackberry

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into accompanying stemmed New Glarus glassware. Served chilled...

A) This is a purple brew with a little haze. The pour produced a big pink head. I'd say about 3 fingers worth. Decent retention... Not much lacing...

S) Heavy blackberry aroma with a little lemon zest.

T) Again, loads of blackberries. Some citrus shavings. Yeast and plenty of funk. Very tart... Very sour....

M) A medium body with very lively carbonation. This leaves the palate just scorched in tartness. Mouthwatering sourness is what this is all about.

O) Highly enjoyable... Looking forward to what New Glarus has in store for us with upcoming sour offerings.

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This is probably the best sour I've ever had. I can't wait to try and hunt one down. The beer is a beautful pinkish purple color. It smells like fresh blackberries on the nose. Just blackberry. That's the perfect scent. The beer tastes like warheads, then fresh blackberries, then back to warheads. It is aggressively sour, but once you get over the shock the flavor is incomparable. Home run of a beer.

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R&D Sour Fruit (Very Sour Blackberry) from New Glarus Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.