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New Glarus R & D Gueuze

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Brewed in the tradition of the Lambics of Belgium but using a blend of Ale Yeast, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, and Acetobacter. These microorganisms came from our culture collection as well as many collected by Dan around the wilds of Wisconsin! Fermented and aged in Oak. This beer spent the summer of 2009 aging outdoors in used oak barrels. Then bottle fermented. This is a funky and very sour beer not for the faint of heart. If you are unfamiliar with sour or Brettanomyces beers you may want to pass this one up!


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (3989) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle from theALum, possibly. Poured a hazy brownish amber body with a smaller fizzy white head. Aroma is F-U-N-K-E-Y, vinegar, band-aid, lemon and cherry juice combo. The body is just a touch on the bubbly side from the carbonation with a long lingering sourness and a medium body. Flavor is sour, with slight cherry and a hint of lemon along with lots of funkiness and slight band-aid, wet wood. This is a great beer, get this shit out of retirement!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (1996) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
500ml bottle from a trade (but canít remember who - so thank you). Mostly clear apple juice amber with a white head that fades fairly quickly. Tart, definite funk, tannins, lemon curd. Moderate to high carbonation, quite tart that becomes acidic, very dry on the finish with a nice gueuze mouthfeel. Very tasty offering from NG.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
orangesol (686) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
I brought this one to our recent gueuze tasting. Served alongside the Kriek. A - Pours golden straw yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving patchy lace down the glass. S - Smells of light funk and sourness, dash of herbs, green apples, oak and some wet straw. Compared to the others we opened this ones nose wasnít as good. T - Starts off with bright lactic sourness kick quickly giving way to hints of barnyard funk, green apples, lemon zest, oak and a touch of spice. Not as sour as I was expecting, also a slightly metallic flavor develops as it warms. Finish is pretty dry, lingering on the pallet after the finish. M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Dry, tart feel that lingers through the finish. Nice and soft at the start growing a bit watered down toward the end of the glass. O - Second time I have had this one, once fresh and once aged, and I have enjoyed it both times, altho I think I preferred it fresh. The flavors where mild and it was easy to drink. I would recommend it.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle, shared much thanks to Dmac. Pours out a clear golden color with a small head. Aroma is sweet and funky, maybe like funky granny smith apples a little bit of oak and some tangy tartness. Taste is complex, much more tartness comes through in the taste, some funky barnyard notes, light sweet fruits with an underlying tangyness. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3903) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2012
500 ml thanks to ogglethorp. Nice aroma of peach and tart. Taste is green apple and peach. Nice subtle sour tart taste there as well. Apple a bit intense as well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5977) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
In short: A not-so-sour golden sour ale with a strong cider/apple-juice flavor. Just decent.
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed almost exactly one year after the beer release. Bottle sent to me by justn, thanks a lot Justin
The look: Clear golden body topped by a quickly dissipating beige head
In long: Nose is fresh cereals, cider, some barnyard funk with a hint of acidity/sourness. Really smells like some kind of funky green apples cider. Taste has a lot of fresh cereals, lemon, wet wood, green and red apples, iced-tea, peaches, vanilla extract. Mild tartness, mild sourness, medium acidity. Soft carbonation with an oily body, rather boring mouthfeel actually. There was a few things I liked about this beer but the lame cider flavor (borderline apple-juice) was too dominant in this beer for me to find it more than just mildly enjoyable. Pretty sad to see a fake lambic like this getting rated as high as a real lambic. When I see people drinking and American Gueuze I assume it is because nobody told them about Belgium lambics, and they are probably the same ignorant people who wear sleep masks because nobody told them humans are born with eyelids.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshmcg000 (314) - Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Pours a pale gold with slight white head. Aroma is sour yeast, candy. Taste is very sour the most sour lambic Iíve had. sweet fruity, and some candy flavors..This is one of my favorite lambics.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4126) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle... Poured a clear, pale, golden/yellow with a fizzy, white head. Not totally funky for me but rather sharp acidity and sourness. Quite nice with a light palate, light fruits, white grapes, hints of oak and yeast spices. Hard candy sweetness with a touch of malt. Paired excellent with the salty crackers and fatty cheeses war were having. Lemon, citrus, sour apple, and a cutting acidic tartness in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4823) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Huge thanks to adneilsen for sharing this - hazy gold - short-lived head - lovely nose of oak, vanilla, apricot, pineapple, apple, light muskiness - moderately acidic, with a decent mix of acetic and lactic character - a bit of vanilla and oak - finish of apricot and moderate ace to notes - good, but falls short of what the aroma promises.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle @ Brandonís house, courtesy of Adam. Huge thanks! A touch hazy, golden orange appearance with an off white head thatís fizzy and dissipates pretty quickly. Big oaky, tart lemon, lightly tangy pineapple, mildly sour aroma. Big, tart, pineapple, moderate lemon, cheesy, funky, sour, oaky flavor with a tart lemon, mango finish. Big carbonation. Cool beer.


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