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R&D Golden Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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R&D Golden AleR&D Golden Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

314 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 75
Gots: 43 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed 3-23-09, Bottled 6-18-09

(Beer added by: deliriumfest on 07-15-2009)
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Reviews by AdmiralDiaz:
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AdmiralDiaz

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL to snifter

A: Pours a beaming golden body, which supports a semi-short-lived white head. Very little lacing if left, but a small white galaxy of white head remains on the top. I have to give it a 4 just because the body looks so appealing.

S: This is hands-down the greatest beer I've ever smelled. If a spring day could be captured into a flowery perfume, this is what it would smell like. Zesty lemon with hints of wet grass, flowery hops, and a small malt background. Can't get over how amazing this smells.

T: Taste is right-on with the smell. It gives a lemony sting on the tongue accompanied by clove, grass, and floral hops which dominate the palate, but get balanced with some maltiness. Very good.

Overall: Mouthfeel and drinkability are good above average. Mouthfeel is light with a nice amount of carbonation. Drinkability would be much higher, but drinking spring can only last so long. Very excellent beer! thank you to Natasharai for the try!

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2009 19:02:23 | More by AdmiralDiaz
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vande

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-30-2014 02:05:33 | More by vande
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Received this as an extra a long, long time ago. Ah..the simple days when New Glarus R&D beers were extras instead of beers one put their home up for mortgage to be able to afford.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice crystal clear golden hue with a good one finger creamy head that never really face. Just hangs out there leaving fluffy thick halo and nice lacing. Quite the looker.

S - Aromas are pleasantly interesting. I get belgian notes, fleeting esters and maybe even a flash of banana before super light tropical aromas of pineapples come in to play. Brett is still there, nice and funky with good barnyard and musty basement notes. Its pleasant, however, the whole random banana notes throws me for a loop.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, nearly identical. The brett funk is not too over powering though its the strongest flavour, the tropical notes are rather soft though the pineapple is there. That odd banana comes back and forth, in and out of the pallet. For me, that flavour (like the aroma) just doesnt work here. I'm assuming its some combo of the belgian esters and the brett.

M - The mouthfeel is quite nice, alcohol hidden well. Nice drinking.

O - Overall, I suppose this beer was a bit of a let down. I REALLY wanted it to be awesome but the belgian aspects of this beer really was more of a distraction than anything. Such a shame.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 03:37:43 | More by rudzud
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Cloudy brownish-golden in color. Forms a moderate sized, fine-bubble, white head. Decent retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Aroma is fairly Brett dominant. Tropical fruit and pineapple are mixed with light notes funk and basement.

T: Starts with a light sweetness. Notes of fruit, mango, and pineapple. Then some zesty spice, sort of like lemon-pepper seasoning. Finishes with a mild metallic twang.

M: Medium bodied. Crisp. Mild bitterness. Medium carbonation. Light dryness on the finish.

O: A very nice beer with a pleasant and inviting Brett character.

Serving type: bottle

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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R&D Golden Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.