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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle 50cl. @ LCRBM09 - Low Countries RateBeer Meeting V, Kulminator, Antwerpen, Belgium.
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, brett. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090905]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30938) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2009
Bottled. A hazy dark golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of spices, hops, and elderflowers. The flavor is sweet with notes fo malt, spices, hops, and elderflowers. Thanks CaptainCougar for coming to Denmark and sharing this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25088) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (13373) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2009
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks to CaptainCougar. Cloudy golden - white head. Brett - lots of brett, toasted, honey, fruity, light body, crispy, light barnyard, sulfor, fart, a bit wierd.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
(500ml bottle) Pours a yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of pineapple, Belgian yeast, barnyard, citrus, and florals. Flavor of Belgian yeast, pineapple, citrus, brett, herbs, and citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2009
(50cl bottle, thanks CaptainCougar) Medium off-white head atop lightly hazed apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, herbal, some barnyard, light Brett. Taste is medium sweet, herbal/grassy, barnyard, light Brett. Light body, light acidity.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11132) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Darren, thank you sir! Shared with GT2 et al. Cloudy golden color (logical), medium white head. Aroma of slightly sour barnyard funk. Taste is funky lemon sourness, straw and white pepper. Very nice stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2010
RBWG@RLRL-thanks to CaptainCougar–16.9oz bottle– pours a white head and hazy yellow/gold color. Aroma is brett/yeast, light malt. Taste is cheesy/floral, brett/yeast, light malt, herbal hops. Interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010

Name: R&D
Date: March 13, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: hazy dark yellow, wispy white head, drippy lace
Aroma: big musty aroma, dry pale malt
Flavor: dry malt flavor, lots of musty funk, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4


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