R&D Very Sour Blackberry - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.74/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Purple head in a dark purple body. Very excellent head retention for a sour. Some lace clings.
Love the smell. Like fresh blackberry jam.
Blackburrrries. "Yum yum yum"...after every sip. Gets a 8 on the Duff27 sour scale.
Full mouthfeel. Carbonation level is perfect.
The masters of fruit beers have done it again. Don't know what else to say other than this is one of the best sours I've ever had.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2014 00:54:19 | More by Duff27
4.45/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Doing this side-by-side with AC Golden Framboise noir, unbiased if anyone will believe it.
A- VSB has a framboise color, deep cherry/raspberry red. Non transparent, medium lacing with good legs.
S- Raspberry/blackberry forward, very juicy. Some lingering funk in the background. That New Glarus fruit dank smell is here like in their fruit beers.
T- It tastes more like raspberry than blackberry as agreed by the only other person here doing the side-by-side with me. Somewhat sugary raspberry tart. Kinda one dimensional here with sour + Raspberry or Blackberry; no other good sour qualities that I like with great sours.
M- A bit too much carb for me here. The sour has a sting that is not a bad thing, just very tart. The carb disrupts the enjoyment of the brew. Both participants like FN more
O- I like AC Golden Framboise Noir first because it tastes like a blackberry sour, and secondly the mouthfeel is way better. VSB is too one dimensional; FN is too, but less so. So all in all AC Golden FN>VSB IMO. I am sure some will find me nuts for this.
edit: last glass of VSB is perfect/4.75 on T and M if it were a raspberry sour; the dreg
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2014 22:56:30 | More by gueuzedreg
R&D Very Sour Blackberry from New Glarus Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.