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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%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (3038) - Gray, Maine, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours a rusty ruby brown with a trace of tan gaseous bubbles... the nose is rich cherry, boozy sweetness and nuances of old wood. The palate is full of fruit notes black cherry, apple, berry... pretty much tastes like a well balanced juicy juice that was aged in a old bourbon barrel. Nice rustic edges... tartness and a touch of bourbon heat comes through mid to late palate. Tasty !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy ruby red body with a minimal thin ring of head. The nose is coming across as a bit buttery with a slight bourbon note, not really showing any sourness at all, minimal alcohol note. The flavor is a mix of sweet and tart cherry with a nice vanilla and bourbon finish. The brightness that comes from the sour cherries reminds me a bit of Selins Grove Kriek actually. Mouthfeel is full and a little clingy with soft gentle carbonation. Pretty nice beer, the barrel aging is pretty well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (3144) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
Pours an amber orange with no head. Aroma of malt and cherries. Taste is malty, fruity, sour cherries and bourbon. Solid sour, like a BA Belgian red ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2013
500ml bottle served in a New Glarus flute. Bottled 8/6/10. Thanks to sweemzander for the share. A: Pours a clear amber brown color with a thin white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace down the glass. S: Tart cherries with a nice barrel presence. Light oak, smooth vanilla and a little kiss of bourbon. T: Sour cherry, tart cherry skins with faint bourbon note. Light oak with some caramel sweetness. M: Medium high carbonation with a sweet finish. Just a touch of sour cherry. O: The bourbon barrel is holding up well and giving this beer a really sweet overtone that balances the cherries. Definitely enjoyed this one. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle with Vin and Bill, courtesy of Bill. Pours a deep reddish brown with some off-white head. Notes of sour cherry, bourbon, oak, vanilla. Fairly tart, well balanced. This is another amazing fruit beer from New Glarus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (5915) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle with tom and bill from bill. Pours murky cranberry. Notes of oak, cherry sourness, vanilla, kind of enigma like. Complex and layered, perfect amount of lacto and fruit in this one. One of the best fruit beers I have had to date. Taste like ’10 enigma yo, thitt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3192) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Deep caramely red-brown body, thin off-white head. Nose of cherry pit, toffee, and toast, sulfuric too, like a funkier Belgian Red with oak. Oaky, light or airy body with cherry, wheat, and sulfuric funk, not a lot of tart bite. Wispy, dusty finish. I don’t like this one as much as the unsoured Belgian Red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (3968) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Almost clear deep red liquid with medium off - white head. Aroma of buttery bourbon, earthy/fruity funk, cherries, red berries and lacto. Taste is dry and light to medium sour with notes of red berries, wood and buttery bourbon. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Weird. Bourbon and cherries doesn’t work that well together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
7th May 2011
Clear pink - amber beer. Short lived pale cream coloured head. Crispy palate, semi dry. Nice cherry, mildly tart. Very well balanced with mild oaky vanilla and bourbon. Dry finish. Really tasty beer, unusual and well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3543) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike. The beer is sunburst orange with a half inch of white head that leaves spotty lacing on the glass. The aroma offers oak, wine, booze, berries, wild yeast. The beer is tannic, with a blend of booze and fruit. Lots of wood comes through. Cherries soaked in bourbon. Nice balance of sweet cherries with tart flavors, boozy bourbon, and a general tannic / barrel character. Light bodied and smooth feeling on the palate. An interesting beer for sure. For what it is, this is very well done. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-02-2012

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