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New Glarus R & D Golden Ale (2009)

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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Bold floral bouquet sweeps forward, encouraged by the Maris Otter Malt. Ale and Brettanomyces promote complex Brett characters. Dry finish. Alive and still fermenting, this bottle will continue to build carbonation. Pour with care. Brewed 3-23-09. Bottled 6-18-09.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2552) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Where the Wild Beers Are @ The Gate 8/30/09. Gold with flat head and lace. Piney lemon pastry melon aroma. Peach melon lemon pastry with very mild funky hay dry finish. Creamy nice palate. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
yellow body with a fizzy white head.nice aroma of gluten,flowers,wheat,and a slight funk.flavor is much of the same.very tasty brew indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2009
500mL bottle.Clear golden with small white head, good retention. Lots of floral hops up front with pears and light dusty caramel, faint funk and leather. Flavor follows suit with some bitter earthy notes. Medium body with light to medium smooth carbonation. Very good beer--would like to revisit this in a year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Dark yellow-orange. Soapy white head. Aroma is yeasty, spicy, grassy hops dominate. Taste is more spicy yeast, grassy, lightly bretty drying sourness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle at the Where the Wild Beers are event. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a thin white head. Clean acid and lemon. Thin, very bretty. Finishes dry and with some light brett and lemon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle… Hazy yellow ale with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Smells similar to a one-year-old Orval - dry cobwebs and light funk. Light to medium-bodied and bone-dry with fizzy carbonation. Leans a touch on the sweet side of balance, pretty much like Orval at certain early stages in its potentially lengthy shelf life. Also, a touch peppery. Semi-sweet, grainy, dry finish. Bottle courtesy of motortoddhead!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle shared at Where the Wild Beers Are NYC 2009: Hazy golden with a wispy off white head. The aroma has that nice hoppy and bretty character with notes of leather, earthy hay like hop notes. Fluffy body with a nutty flavor. Earthy and rustic with some of that mild Brux brett funk (leathery). A nice attempt to an Orval-like beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2009
Cloudy golden with a medium off white head. Aroma had brettmalt and lemons. Flavour was fairly dry with brett, lemons, barnyard and malty notes. Finished dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40140) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
50 cL bottle, courtesy of CaptainCougar. Pours almost clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is crisp citrusy and peachy hoppy, very fruity and inviting aroma. Dry hoppy and peachy to light brett like fruity flavoured with a nice yeaty note. Lingering fruity hops flavoured finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of CaptainCougar. Clear golden with a white head. Fruity and Bretty aroma - yum. Medium body, fruit, vanilla and spices with a distinct Brettiness. Dry finish, but never sour. Very delicious. 300809

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