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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
seymour (1895) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2015 Shared a 2009 vintage 500ml bottle into a mini schooner glass, thank you so much Vyvvy! It poured a slightly hazy orangish-golden-amber color with white head, everlasting with lace. Absolutely perfect aromas: husky grains, sweet malts, faint caramel, biscuit, rising bread dough, baklava, fruity ale yeast esters, and mysterious and slightly barnyardy Brett. Flavor balance was just as complex, a little more hops-forward than I expected, tangy and citrusy but smooth, smooth, smooth. Light-medium body, spritzy carbonation, well-rounded wheat-bread mouthfeel, nicely concealed elevated alcohol, lasting bitterweet aftertaste. An unbelievably delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (2108) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Clear golden. No head. A lot of carbonation. Wheat. Light body beer. No head. Smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5369) - Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle, poured a cloudy orange color, aromas of brett, light apples, grapes, and light wheat. Flavors are the same, tart wheat with some apples and grapes. Not overly sour, interesting beer, nice overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle received via trade with TheBeerSommelier. Pours hazy orange with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with spare lacing. Aroma is phenolic yeast, grape and vinous notes, Brettanomyces and cracker malt with stale hops. Flavor is Brettanomyces and phenols, light vinous and grape notes, pear and apple with supporting malt, light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2012
bottle: odd nose barnyard & diaper. tasty body, caramel fruity with horse blanket. Finish is dry with pine touch of pepper

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3315) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 7, 2012
I started off really liking this in the first couple sips but it became a bit nausiating after a while. Way too much brett character. Tastes like a hampster cage and flowers which you would think would deserve a lower rating but i liked the first few sips just couldnt handle much more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2012
very very bretty. Extreme brett, it is the 2009 however. A little sweetness int he background

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
2012-08-18. Hazy bright orange body with a nice beige head. 3+ very must aroma, sort of grassy and funky - brett? 7++ Flavour is similar, musty, dry sort of bretty character, mild malt. 7++ Average bodied palate. Bit simple at times but pretty enjoyable. Bottle, Campground Brewdown 2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Opened with caution - enjoyed an R&D bottle with lunch today. Color on pour was great - a golden orange with a nice white head. The aroma was very wild - smelled of the fair/barnyard and lemon zest. Taste is hoppy and earthy with some wet hay flavor. Creamy and not very carbonated, it is not overly dry despite the hops flavor. A surprising beer, but tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Sample from sherm1016 500 ml bottle...thanks. My second Brett beer tonight but completely different. Complex is a good word for this...flowery taste upfront with dry palate / feel at the end. Need more!

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