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New Glarus R & D Golden Ale

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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.

New Batch released in 2011, New Glarus is also considering putting it in six packs.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2334) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 6, 2012
very very bretty. Extreme brett, it is the 2009 however. A little sweetness int he background

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7812) - 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

3.9
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (641) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2012
barnyard story. Very funky aroma, barnyard on steroids. Significant foaming. Very much smooth soapy lace, and lots of soapy head. The taste is barnyard, socks, wet rag, detergent, straw, corn, peas. Smooth mouthfeel, though mildly acidic in finish. A dramatically different golden. FlandersNed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2553) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle shared by Chaney. Thanks Brandon! Batch 160BBL Brewed 23 May 2009 Bottled 18 June 2009 A: Hazy, light orange color with a large bubbly head that leaves a thick coat of lacing on the glass. S: A really terrific aroma with scents of Belgian yeast, funk, gueuze-like characteristics. T: Nice brettanomyces character with some pleasant funk and spices in the mix as well. The beer smells better than it tastes, but I do really enjoy the flavor. The beer has a nice sourness, though itís not super tart or puckering by any means. M: Good feel, appropriate carbonation, alcohol hidden very well. D: A really good brew. I would drink this anytime. Recommended. I am really glad I got to try this one again. Previously, I had a 1 oz. sample at a tasting and really enjoyed it. Iíve been looking forward to enjoying a healthy pour of this beer ever since. Possibly my favorite offering from New Glarus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftycarl21 (2227) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Hazy peach colored pour. Nose of tart wheat and bread, with the flavor bring more of that lemon acidity, grain, touches of stone fruit. Almost like a berliner weiss, but iím not really impressed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2693) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Pours orange with a thin head. The aroma has the unmisrakeable Brett. The flavor has that sourness and a bit of funk. The flavor has the Brett as well. Very crisp and clean. Nice after taste. Mine was brewed 3/23/09 and bottled 6/18/09. Old but good like me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4376) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Appearance: Pours a light golden body, hazy, and with a full inch of near white foam.

Smell: Leather chaps dipped in phenols, pineapple rings dipped in relatively clean sweat, a squirt of lemon juice, and some underlying straw-like malts.

Taste: Lightly malty with modest touches of bread and toasted straw. Light sweetness from a dusting of powdered sugar. Background hops remain light. Floral soap suds. Musty cobwebs, lightly funky barnyard character, jutting phenols. Citrusy lemon. Saliva-inducing, drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high, engaging carbonation.

Overall: An interesting, enjoyable brew.


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