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R&D Wild Peach - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.32%
Wants: 159
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 -2.6%
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 +5.3%
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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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

jono0101, Sep 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jamato3000, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -7%

roostor07, Aug 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.99/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Cloudy deep orange with a big white head. Lasts quite a while with a thick collar.

Smell - Oh my. Arguably better than a fresh peach. Peach aroma is intense. Sweetness along with it. Some vanilla.

Taste - Couldn't possibly live up, but it's good. Sweet peaches. Some caramel malt. Kinda yeasty. Light tartness in the back end.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Medium light body.

Overall - Well, it's nothing like VSB. I know that's not the fairest comparison, but aside from a great peach flavor, it isn't the most outstanding beer.

Alieniloquium, Oct 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

ElJosharino, Sep 25, 2014
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R&D Wild Peach from New Glarus Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.