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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4.76/5
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390 Ratings
R&D Sour Fruit (Very Sour Blackberry)R&D Sour Fruit (Very Sour Blackberry)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by thebigredone on 08-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
390
pDev:
6.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hnnnnnnnng

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4.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Had to trade a whale to get this whale but totally worth it. Beautiful look and the beer was amazing. Perfect level of pucker and just bursting with blackberry flavor and a little oak. So glad I had to opportunity to try this and would trade for another in a second!

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

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4.5/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.5/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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4.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L - Deep violet color

S - Fresh blackberries.

T - Ripe blackberries and a very intense sour taste, some wood from the barrels.

F - Medium body and nice carbonation.

O - Great sour and packed full of blackberry flavor. (wished I had more)

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

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4.88/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Beer4B
5/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to an awesome BA I got to try this the other night.

Beautiful clarity with a dark berry hue to the color.

The smell is all jam. Sour, fruity, and you can just sniff it for hours.
Taste follows suit. I was worried it would be too sour, not the case. Sour enough but so much blackberry fruit and jam that it balanced perfectly. Great feel that only complemented the drinking experience. Had almost too good of feel and drink-ability as you could take this down quickly and solo.

Overall, it was the best overall sour I've had as it hit on all angles for me: sour, fruity, jammy, depth, feel, everything.

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

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4.21/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the whale that I always wanted. Personally it did not live up to the hype. Reminds me of upland in the extreme extreme sour level that's not very balanced. Amazing fruit smell but otherwise, just hand me a wild peach instead and I'll be on my way.

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4.97/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incredible jam smell. Perfectly balanced taste and amount of carbonation. Amazing that this is 5 years old, it drinks so fresh. Would love to try this again in another 5 years, too bad that'll never happen. I feel lucky to have tried this beer, one of the best.

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

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4.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.73/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | 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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4.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Absolutely lives up to the hype. One of the best beers I've ever had. Crazy jammy blackberries with tons of oak, tobacco, and funk complexity.

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R&D Sour Fruit (Very Sour Blackberry) from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.76 out of 5 with 390 ratings