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New Glarus R & D Gueuze

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Technically not a gueze, but still damn tasty. Especially as far as 1 year lambics go. Wonderful beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3324) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
From the bottle. It pours a beautiful clear golden orange with a fizzy yet disappearing white head. Nice streaming bubbles in the tulip glass. The aroma has notes of apples and oak with no real hints of sour or funk. The flavor is nice and refreshing, but a bit sweet for a gueuze. Some more apple, a touch of white wine and cider vinegar with a subtle oakiness. Not real sour, and almost no funk. Pretty clean and refreshing though. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4748) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Shared a bottle with some friends. Poured with virtually no head. Aroma was a tart apricot sweetness, like wine tartness. White wine like characteristics. Sour, funk, forward on the tongue. Dry finish, but not too dry. Very enjoyable brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Malty aroma with plenty of funk and sourness. Sour lemon flavor with malt and funk before a lemony fin.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Really nice yellow gueze look, carbonation is minimal but this beer smells sour and there is some oak but not a lot. Really crisp funk in the nose. The taste is clean and sour all the micros have done their jobs well. NG needs to make this and the Kriek again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4080) - 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 (2033) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
500ml bottle from a trade (but can’t 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 (875) - 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 wasn’t 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 (2523) - 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 (4049) - 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.


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