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New Glarus R & D Bourbon Barrel Kriek

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale infused with a large dose of sour cherries. Fermented in an Oak Vat using a blend of Ale Yeast and Lactobacillus. Then aged in freshly dumped bourbon barrels. Strongly Sour with intense cherry overtones married to oak and bourbon character.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3204) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2010
500mL bottle shared by csbosox, thanks Chris. Pours clear but dark cola color. The aroma of the beer goes inline with the other New Glarus fruit brews. Iíll burrow Timís statement to describe the aroma, "vanilla-yeast-fruit." Iíll add "thick" to describe it. Itís strong and good (and very much like Belgian Red). There is sweet vanilla and some light bourbon. Flavor is akin to a thicker Belgian Red with a greater alcoholic bite, presumably from the Bourbon barrel. There is a bit of sourness but sweetness to overtake it. Basically, a Belgian Red from a Bourbon barrel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2010
BIG vanilla aroma comes storming out of the glass. I didnít find the cherry character overwhelming - it definitely played second fiddle to the bourbon barrel influence. Creamy, softened acidity with great balance as possessed by all of the R&Dís I have had thus far.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (8990) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 15, 2010
pours brick red. smells of vanilla, sour cherries, oak and malt. nice and complex. tart on the tongue. more oaky than bourbon til itís pretty warm with the funky sour cherries always present. cool, cool beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 11, 2010
I had this beer at Orange County Brew Ha Ha in Irvine, CA. Thanks to Ron B. for sharing Nicely done combination of tart cherry, sour and barrel aging. Tasty

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3705) - Kansas, USA - AUG 31, 2010
500 ml bottle shared by csbosox. Pour is mostly clear mahogany golden with a fizzy white head that falls pretty quick. Aroma is similar to the gueze, big oak vanilla, Brett and only mildly cherry. Taste is the vanilla oak up front, followed close behind by cherry fruit (skin, tart). The Bourbon is present, though in the back with a warm booziness. There is a herbal yeastiness that is reminiscent of the Belgian Red. Palate is medium, coats the mouth pleasantly, spritzy carbonation nice clean fruit finish. Thanks for sharing this one Chris.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - AUG 30, 2010
500ml. Rich fruitiness, vanilla, a touch of bourbon, a fair amount of oak in the nose. Taste is prominant cherries, some lactic tartness, vanilla and some lingering light to moderate sourness. Lots of cherries in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2010
bottle thanks to ron extract. poured an awesome looking copper with a white head. aroma was great with bourbon, caramel, and cherry. flavor was exactly the same as the nose with a nice carbonation level to balance it all out. great stuff!!!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear red amber with a light brown head that dissipated quickly. Aroma had a nice sour cherry note with a hint of bourbon. Flavor was similar except the sour cherries donít really mesh as well with bourbon note and ends up a bit awkward in my opinion.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Deep rusty brown pour with a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma has lots of strong bourbon, lush tart cheries, caramel, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar. The flavor is sweet and tart cherries upfront with a sweet malty middle and finishing with a kick of bourbon, vanilla, oak, lactic acid and a tiny bit of brett funk. Medium body with lots of effervescent carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2010
New glarus r/d barrel aged kriek. 500ml bought at the hilltop location.. Pours a medium caramel brown with reddish hues and a thin soapy white head... Aroma of spice, bourbon, and maraschino cherries with nutmeg and allspice. somewhat akin to a manhattan cocktail, no?.. Flavors are spicy with apple and cherry notes as well as addition hints of bourbon. Some greenness to it to boot. Mostly sweet with a hint of cherry tartness. Nice fluffy thin to medium body. Nice. 8/4/7/4/15


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