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)
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:
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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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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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4.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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

Photo of sourdog
4.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kiki3drt292
4.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of dar482
4.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The aroma punches of huge tart blackberry jam.

The flavor follows with a big tart up front, lemony tart, along with berry seeds. Those characteristics of bitterness, earthiness, and tart. It then moves onto a beautiful jammy deliciousness.

A delicious jammy treat. One of the best wild ales.

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4.79/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | 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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4.75/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013

A - poured a three-fingers thick pink head into a tulip glass that left good lacing and sheeting throughout. The body was reddish-purple.
S - blackberry, oak, some dirty funk.
T - blackberry, oak, sour funk.
M - thick and coating, very bubbly. Dry finish.
O - typical new glarus...awesome.

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

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

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.

Edit: I just had this again yesterday. I need more. Absolutely beautiful beer, seek w confidence

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4.75/5  rDev -0.2%

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

Huge fan of this beer! one of the best representations of this style. this beer is sour and jammy and one of the first times I was absolutely blown away by a beer.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.89/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was sent to me from a friend who I can't really ever repay for doing me such a favor. This poured out as a very nice looking purple color with a white head on top that doesn't last very long. The smell if just loaded with Blackberry, it's hard to explain just how much aroma is on this thing. The taste is much like the nose, super jammy with the berries shining through with a mix of that funky tartness in there as well. Overall this beer is just fantastic there isn't much else that comes from New Glarus that can really compete with this one.

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4.5/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev -0.2%

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