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New Glarus R & D Gueuze

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RATINGS: 163   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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1134) - New York, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle, 07/02/2012. Pours clear burnished gold, frothy white head from a vigorous pour fades quickly. Lots of oak in the aroma, vinous, vanilla and apple, pear; sweet tartness and marked barnyard character. Taste begins with lactic sourness, opens into sweet, tart fruitiness, lemon citrus, touch of wood in the finish. Relatively light body, moderate carbonation. Not your typical lambic profile, but complex and enjoyable in its own right.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
500ml bottle shared with Jul.
Appearance : Clear yellow with medium foamy head.
Aroma : Wood with light malt. A bit phenolic with light soy sauce (!?!). Some tartness with definite sourness. Citrusy.
Taste : Slightly acidic, tart and citrusy. Some sweet cooked lemon peel. Lemon pie as well. Nice finish.
Overall : Fairly interesting but not a gueuze. The citrusy tartness felt a little bit fake... Rather drinkable. Weird almost soy sauce notes in there. Lots of wood. Rather awkward overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3874) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle. Clear gold pour, frothy white head, looks pretty. Aroma is quite woody, vanilla oak, a little winey, butter, some lemon. Taste is tart but not really acidic at all. More lemon, oak, the lemon is actually sweet almost like a lemon pie. Palate is lightly carbed, med body.

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 (3816) - 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 (5368) - 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 (5160) - 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 (4482) - 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 (2184) - 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.


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