Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Glarus Brewing Company: Cran-bic Ale

Cran-bic Ale
New Glarus Brewing Co.
2400 State Hwy 69
New Glarus, WI
20. Fruit Beer

Aroma: (11/12)
A definite tart and sour aroma! Possible oak
discernability, very pleasant.

Appearance: (3/3)
Brownish red with a nice head that does seem
to retreat rather quickly.  Head is a pinkish
hue and very bubbly and effervescent.

Flavor: (19/20)
Wow!  Extremely fantastic flavor.  Very nice
tart and sour kick! Not too sour and not too
sweet.  Cranberries add the perfect tartness
for this winner.

Mouthfeel: (5/5)
Very effervescent, minute resemblence to 
champaigne. Body is light and is very 
refreshing.  Very clean and well made.  This
beer isn't very dry, which I would have expected.

Overall Impression: (10/10)
New Glarus comes out with another winner! 
Basically a cranberry sour with a fantastic
tartness to compliment.  A fantastic job
balancing these two characteristics.  This
is one for the sour and non-sourheads, alike.

TOTAL: 48/50

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