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R&D Wild Peach - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 8.3%
Wants: 164
Gots: 83 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 08-01-2014)
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Photo of Stevedore
4.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Not as dark as I expected, more of a medium-light copper in body, with a half finger white head with fair retention and lacing.

S- Peach bomb. Wow, there is so much peach in this; I haven't had anything more peachy than this. This includes Fuzzy and Peche'n'Brett. Not as much acidity as I'd like, however. Some sweet brown malt in the back with a bit of oak and leather, but this is more or less 100% peach goodness.

F- Also a peach bomb here. I also get some of that sweet brown base malt, some oak and a bit of leathery dry funkiness. But make no mistake, this has a ton of peach.

M- Medium in body, not overcarbonated. Great stuff. Easy to drink, I'd like it to be tarter and more vinegary, but I think that'll come with time.

O- Great stuff, it's not VSB but it's definitely a beer in the tradition of New Glarus- well-done, tasty and fruit-forward beer. I suspect that there will be a better balance in 4-6 months- a bit less peach and more sourness.

Stevedore, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

500 ml bottle poured into a tulip.
7.25% ABV, II IBUs, Bottled Aug 2014

A - Despite the over-carbonation warning that accompanied the bottles, Wild Peach doesn't even show an attempt to gush upon chilled opening. It does, however, have a tall off-white head that slowly lowers to cover the slightly hazed orange-hued amber beer while leaving spotty lace on the glass.

S - Aromatically amazing, Wild Peach is pungent with a combination of freshly sliced peaches and over-the-top peach candle-like presence. Amber maltiness gives the background a slightly nutty toast quality that recalls peach preserves spread across the crusty bread. Wild yeast funk incorporates a lingering sourness that seems like it will present a bigger bite on the tongue than it smells like while notes of leather and oak-heavy potpourri finish out.

T - Juicy peach makes an impressive entrance, coating the tongue in real fruit flavor, no syrupy sugar nonsense. Complex maltiness brings dry toast, leather, and a kiss of real maple syrup into the fold while wild yeast finishes out with unique barnyard funkiness and lactic acidity.

M - Light effervescent bubbles dance across the tongue, joyously leading the way for this lighter bodied beer's wonderful, drying sourness that creates the perfect pucker on the finish!

O - Rumors circulated around the long lines leading up to procuring this rare beer on a hot Saturday at New Glarus that it was "OK"; that it wasn't bold with peach presence or as sour as their previous R&D release, Very Sour Blackberry. Simply put, those rumors are false - ok, maybe it's not quite as sour as VSB, but they're different beers. New Glarus' Wild Peach, a sour fruit beer from THE fruit beer master, Dan Carey, is rich with fresh peach aroma and flavor so pungent, it's like biting into a real peach. Underlying maltiness provides a complex and delicious base for the wild yeast's playground; funky, sour, and refreshing, this unique and flavorful beer is where it's at.

BeerFMAndy, Aug 10, 2014
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Photo of Ljudsignal
4.4/5  rDev -3.9%

A: Pours a deep, burnished copper with a massive, foamy three-finger head that dissipates over the course of about a minute to a filmy collar. Spots of sudsy lacing.

S: PEACHES!! Wow, I can honestly say I've never smelled a beer that so perfectly captures the essence of ripe peaches before. Hints of oak, leather, and pie crust as well, but they're definitely second fiddle (or third, or fourth, or twelfth...) to the waves of juicy peach emanating from the glass.

T: Once again...peaches!! A kiss of unripe peach tartness tingles the lips--bite into a hard peach, you'll see what I mean--before being subsumed by the sweeter flavors of juicy, fresh, ripe peach. Sweet brown malt displays in the mid, with hints of maple syrup and brown sugar, while oaky, leathery funk joins it towards the back. A mild lactic acid kick displays in the finish.

M: On the lighter end of medium-bodied, brisk carbonation keeps it feeling refreshing and easy to drink.

D/O: A remarkable beer, eminently drinkable. The balance of malt- and yeast-driven flavors is superb, with both contributing necessary complexity while allowing the fresh peach flavors to play the starring role. Truly great stuff.

Ljudsignal, Oct 16, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev -0.4%

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R&D Wild Peach from New Glarus Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.