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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

311 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 74
Gots: 44 | 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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pmlondrigan

New York

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yum, thanks to Chris for sharing this at a tasting. Soft golden color, a little hazy under a billowy white head. Truly pleasant aroma; all shades of Brett. Pineapple atop must, cob webs and spicy notes. Just a tad of smokey leather. Funky flavor with a little spice and pineapple again. Very much like orval. Barny and smoke again at the end. Very very dry and crisp. Very enjoyable from all sides.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 15:01:40 | More by pmlondrigan
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 06-18-2009. Consumed over two years later.

Appearance – Pours into my tulip with a cloudy yet radiant peach color. About a finger of slightly off white head is achieved with a careful pour that dissipates quickly leaving nice lacing.

Smell – Lots of lemon, floral hops, grass, clove, and some slight barnyard funk.

Taste – An interesting flavor. Listed as a Belgian Pale Ale, this is not what I was expecting. There is a sharp almost medicinal flavor up front that mixes with spices and clove. Wow, there is just so much earthiness and floral flavors. Lavender can easily be picked out which mixes with a slight citrus lemon zest. There is a slight barnyard funk to the overall beer, though not as much as I was hoping for.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, dry finish.

Overall – What a unique beer. While it doesn’t particularly float my boat, I really do wish I picked up another one of these. The various flavors that can be picked out is in my opinion quite amazing – you really can tell just what is in here. Recommended for a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 01:17:33 | More by SpdKilz
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glid02

Georgia

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

Bottle shared by a generous soul – much obliged!

Pours a slightly hazy bright golden color with a white head that leaves solid lacing.

Smells of light malts with large amounts of bright spices – white pepper and clove. Also present are slight amounts of citrus hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Crisp light malts up front are joined quickly by large amounts of spices – clove and white pepper as in the aroma. Midway through the spices fade a bit, allowing the citrus and slightly grassy hops to shine, carrying through to a crisp and mildly bitter ending. Mouthfeel is very good, with grainy carbonation.

Overall this beer was different from what I was expecting, but the large hit of spices translated well. Worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 20:36:46 | More by glid02
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SudSavant

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In my blog, this is the ONLY beer to date that has earned a perfect score. That said, I'm simply going to reprint the review word for word to recapture my enthusiasm.

Appearance - This beer seems illuminated from the inside. The colors of raw honey and ripe peach make it a golden delight. The orange-tinted head is very generous, with large, soapy bubbles, but does not last as long as I would like. In fact, you can watch the head dissipate before your eyes, before settling as a single finger's worth.

Aroma - Sweet honey and flowers. Flowers, flowers, and more flowers. Literally like sticking your face in a bouquet full of Stargazer Lillies. Nay, a greenhouse full of Stargazer Lillies. The biscuit and straw malt flavors are present, but hard to find behind such an overwhelming force. A slight warmth is felt, but not detected in the aroma. This is amazing.

Flavor - First sips give you a tiny citrus bite on the tongue before turning their attentions elsewhere. The "elsewhere" is flowers that fade in and out, barely a hint of barnyard must, suggestions of a Belgian yeast (spicy and barely banana sweet), and a light bitter that hides in the background waiting to be paid attention. A wine-drinker's slurp renews the honey sweetness. The finish is quite spicy given the otherwise sweet character of this beer. Lots of pepper, clove, and hop bitter really bring all the sweet floral esters back down to earth. The aftertaste is a similar blend of bitter and flowers, though eventually only the bitter remains (und die Blume abgefallen...) and leaves the mouth fairly dry. What an ale!

Mouthfeel - The light, crisp, tiny effervescence in this beer is the perfect blend of being bubbly enough to keep this beer refreshing and compliment its light flavors, but small enough to help enhance its creamy body. It is abundant to the end, of this medium-bodied brew. Despite its light malts, 7% ABV, and medium body, any alcohol warmth was undetectable.

Overall - This beer is perfect. It's true to style, laden with flavor, excellently crafted, highly drinkable, has perfectly camouflaged alcohol, and immensely refreshing. I cannot make one honest suggestion for improvement to this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 19:06:24 | More by SudSavant
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birchstick

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A - pours a straw golden yellow with a small head that rims the glass

S - smells is a nice mixture of light fruits (apples and pears) with a funkiness from the Brett overshadowing everything

T - the taste is like the nose. Starts with some dry, sweet fruits, typical of a BSPA (pears, apples). These fade to a musty funkiness from the Brett. Last up is an unpleasant metallic bitterness that takes away from the rest of the flavors. There is also some grass hops and bitter orange-rind.

M - a medium body with a really nice smoothness

D - interesting BSPA...I haven't had one with Brett in it and I still can't decide if I like the addition to this beer or not. The only negative I took from this beer was the weird bitter metallic taste on the backend. Worth a shot if you are into beers with Brett.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 20:00:12 | More by birchstick
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to funkydelic for sharing this one with me so I could complete the 'set' of the R&Ds. Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a two and a half finger off-white head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, pineapple, earty, and HUGE funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, pineapple, earthy, massive funk, and horse blanket. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty tasty brew. The best way I can describe this brew is: liquid Brett. Seriously, this thing screamed Brett at the top of its lungs. This is also the first beer where I have actually tasted horse blanket in it... This one was quite enjoyable (if you like Brett). If not, I would avoid at all costs. Really glad I got to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 19:10:10 | More by thagr81us
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rye726

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden straw with a silky beige head. Nose has barnyard funk, tart and sour fruits and a clean malt bill. Taste is mellow, but well balanced. Much more funky than tart or sour. Clean, crisp body is nicely carbonated. Drinks great. I just wish it were a bit more sour.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 23:44:03 | More by rye726
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks ben for bringing this.

Pours a slightly hazy light brown. A nice amount of white head. Well carbonated. Smells sweet and sugary. A touch of funk on the nose as well but it comes out far stronger on the tongue. The beer tastes so sweet. Very light and funky. Overall interesting but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 01:48:39 | More by Urbancaver
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TexIndy

Texas

4.85/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Batch 160 brewed on 3/23/09 and bottled 6/18/09. Was a mostly clear golden color with massive carb streams. It had a huge 3+ finger head that settled into a constant thick cap. Great lacing with lots sticking.

The aroma was outstanding with lots of brett barnyard funk along with banana, clove and lemon. A solid malt base underneath. Great aroma. The taste was also amazing and easily the best BPA that I've had to date. Great brett flavors complimented with the fruit and clove. Nice dry finish as well. Went down way too easy for 7%. Sessionable. Mouthfeel was medium with lots of carbonation and dry spicy finish.

Overall, an outstanding beer that I was extremely lucky to get to try, thanks Ummagum!!! Highly recommend if you can find it or trade for it. Only avail in WI and listed as one time release. If available again and I could get it then several bottles would suite me fine! [R;Y]

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 02:15:07 | More by TexIndy
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-nice cloudy gold with a thick cream colored head

S-this smells great. it smells of banana and some funk. some belgian spice but mostly funky banana. good strength

T-comes in with a malty and faint taste of banana and some funk. its a faint taste followed by a plastic bitterness. the after-taste is some pale belgian malts with a hint of funk. not a terrible taste, but not impressive for any style.

M-light creamy carbonation with a watery finish

O-the appearance and smell got me so excited but I was let down by the taste. its very subtle, something i find uncommon in good belgian styles. its definitely good and unique in its own way though. its also more easy drinking that most belgian ales of its ABV.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 02:20:51 | More by AdamBear
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a New Belgium globe. Pours a deep gold with a huge, three fingers of rocky, off white head. Head slowly drops, leaving some nice lacing.

Aromas of lemon, lemon zest, spicy, peppery yeast.

Flavors of pithy lemon zest, a hint of bitterness, some minerally quality as well. Finish is short, lemony, and a little medicinal, almost minty.

Mouthfeel is medium, good level of carbonation.

Overall a good BPA. But the minty and medicinal qualities clash, reducing the overall enjoyment.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 02:19:20 | More by JamnesCameron
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drumminbrewer

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(reviewed 5/15/11) Proud to say this is the first beer I put into my "cellar" about 2 years ago, got it right off the shelf and into the cool/darkness of my cabin's basement. Let's see how it's turned out...

Bottled 6-18-09

Absolutely alive with carbonation. Enormous head surfaces through a gold/straw colored body. Dissipates rather quickly, leaving just a bit of lacing behind.

Enormous nose. Smells like someone poured a tub of pre-mixed mojito's on freshly cut grass and let it bake in the light for a few hours! Massive Brett presence with a bit of earth too.

Extremely intense taste of Brett. I had this beast fresh and it was much lighter, age has suited this beer well. Candy apples (green apples, Granny Smith), dirt, kiwi, parsley and maybe even a hint of sage. Long finish.

Brewmaster Dan has done it again. I'm just left wondering how much longer this beer could go in my cellar. Outstanding, perfect summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 19:17:24 | More by drumminbrewer
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Deuane for sharing this one with Hojaminbag and myself. Bottle poured into a taster glass.

A - Pours golden yellow with a small half finger tall white head, dissipating down to almost nothing, leaving light lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of crisp brett funk, light grassy hops, and lemon rind. This one is pretty dry from all that brett with the rest of the aroma's helping to balancing it out a bit. Very nice.

T - The brett funk dominates this one. As it begins to die down a bit you pick up some of the lemon, clove, and grassy hops. The finish is a mix of chewy brett and light acidity, lingering for a short time. I enjoyed this one, it was light and easy to drink.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Light, funky, feel with a small amount of it lingering throughout the finish.

O - I really liked this one. The brett works very well with the rest of the flavors. I would say it is VERY similar to Orval, as it is supposed to be I presume. Very nice stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 23:44:10 | More by orangesol
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was pulled out of Deuane's fridge at my request and he SierraGS generously shared it with me. Thanks Deuane, Thanks Carolyn!

The body is the color of honey, and the off-white head is a good size and shows off good retention and lacing.

The aroma reveals a grassy, understated aroma that has noticeable funk and sour parts to it. Hints of leather.

The taste is subtle, but quite good. A little bit of barnyard-type funk mixes with a very grassy flavor and hints of lemon rind. Small doses of Brett seems to hang out around the edges, accounting for the presence of dry funk at almost all times. The lemon flavor is lightly tart, but not very assertive. The grassy flavors mix really well with both the funk and the tartness, pulling the two together quite nicely. The malt profile makes an effort at adding some sweetness, but the combination of a light grainy flavor and the yeast overtake it before it really adds anything that I would call sweet. Light, generic fruit and some phenols come from the Belgian yeast. The phenols in the finish dry the beer out a little bit, even as the funk hangs around.

The body has pretty active carbonation but still has a nice creamy feel to it.

I love New Glarus, but this is the first R&D beer that I have had the chance to try. It is very nice. Complex, dry, funky and a bit sour. I think of it as Splinter Gold's little brother.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 20:27:34 | More by Hojaminbag
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lightly misty golden-yellow with a mountain of white suds that stick around and stain the insides of the glass.
After nearly two years in the bottle, the Brett is showing its kaleidoscopic effect on the aroma. It begins with a basic Brett note of rotten citrus and dirty suede earthiness. It rotates outward from there in sequential tangents of lemon oil, apple cores, milkweed, lavender, heather, rosewater, bosc pears, aged cheddar, spearmint, acetic acid, gauze pads, wet hay, and rock candy.
Crisp, pils-esque malts grabs the tongue initially. The crackery dryness is bolstered by the brett, adding earthy peppery spice notes, cracked leather, rotten apples, and lemon rinds. Pepper notes grow and conjoin with the still crispy herbal, weedy hop traits. Cobwebs and a minty, lemon-eucalyptus note appear on the swallow.
The rapid (sometimes gushing) CO2 fades over time, allowing it to transition from blisteringly dry, to something a bit more nuanced...though never quite as much as the nose suggests.
There is a great balance between its funkier elements and general drinkability, with neither actually compromising anything. It's not an enamel-stripping sour Brett bomb, but the rusticness is here.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 08:06:43 | More by cokes
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Started out being a light gusher. Head was a good 2-finger+ in height that had only moderate retention but left some splotchy lace. Color is a hazy, pale orange.

The smell is pretty mild; about the only thing that I'm getting is some lemon zest & funk.

The taste has more happening with a nice, light, citric tartness up front, some fruitiness which is followed by some barnyard funk.

Mouthfeel is medium, pretty well-carbonated & dry.

Overall: If NG has pretentions towards Orval with this beer then they are missing the mark by a bit. Wish I knew how it compared at bottling to now and curious as to where it's going, if anywhere. I would, definitely, try another bottle if it came my way. So far, I've never had a bad NG beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 18:52:49 | More by meatyard
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Retsinis

California

3.23/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this at a recent tasting (thanks Skuter)

Per the bottle, 6-18-09 Batch 16.

Poured into a Bruery tulip glass.

A:The beer poured a cloudy golden orange color, with a modest half inch white head, good retention, mild lacing.

S: A mixture of light funk, brett, lemon zest, citrus notes.

T: Similiar mild funkiness, flavors of mild apple cider, clove, finish is simialr to nose, some lemon, and citurs.

M: Dry finish, medium body, slight crisp bitterness, and acidity.

O: Unique beer, the brett certainly adds something to a Belgian pale ale. Glad I was able to try it, would not seek out again, but might not pass up a taste again either.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 17:46:22 | More by Retsinis
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Wadsey

Indiana

3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

R & D Golden Ale 

Brewed 3-23-09 and bottled on 6-18-09. Poured in a New Belgium tulip. 

A: Shiny gold beer with a white, towering head. It does settle down, a bit, but a foamy pillow floats on the surface down to the last gulp. Wonderful Brussels lacing. Effervescent and sparkling. 

A: Musty and funk force themselves on nose, so strong that artisanal cheese and barnyard comes to mind. Beneath the brettanomyces, lemon zest, grass and white pepper are hiding. 

T: Follows smell, but brettanomyces are even more evident and the full spectrum of its character is evident: barnyard, horse blanket, gym socks, musty basement, moldy cheese rind and so forth. The other Belgian pale ale qualities are more or less smothered.  Long, super-freak finish. 

M: Medium body and bright carbonation. Surprisingly soft mouthfeel.

D: R & D Golden Ale has been taken over by brettanomyces, which I do enjoy, and drinkability suffers as a result.  Nonetheless, I find it interesting and look forward to sharing my remaining bottle with friends this summer. 

Thanks ezrem for the assist!

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 03:07:46 | More by Wadsey
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear goldenrod yellow with a massive head / heavy lacing.

Aroma of brett, straw / fresh hay, lemon and noble hops.

Taste is sweet and dry. Lots of brett flavors / barnyard flavor and some noble hops. While my bottle did not overflow when I opened it, I did have it in my fridge for about a month. Not sure or not if that made a difference. Some granny smith apple tartness is also around among an earthy grassy finish.

Overall not bad, highly carbonated and a medium body. I have not had a belgian pale ale quite like this before.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 22:29:31 | More by alpinebryant
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ChadQuest

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When i popped the cap i had to stick my mouth on top of the bottles as it came gushing out, after the initial pour we are good to go.
Dirty white head that fades quickly, body is translucent golden. Straw in color. Appropriate i would say.
The aroma is a blast of funky straw and lemongrass. nice and strong, like how you hope your orval will be when you tuck some away.
The flavors center around crisp lemon notes, the funk is still there too mixed in the straw and grassy notes but the lemon took the reigns a bit more here.
This is one dry clean beer.

Pretty cool beer, way more beers like this need to be made in america. Danny is the man, i love his stuff.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 05:49:53 | More by ChadQuest
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herman77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a glowing golden honey color with a big, rocky off white head. Pretty cloudy. Awesome head retention and nice lacing.

S: Tart apple, pear, fruity esters, a hint of lemon and lime. There is some wheat/grain like notes as well as a bit of hay and barnyard. Belgium yeast and a bit of spice. Smells really good, lots of different aromas going on that meld together nicely.

T: Mild earthy hops to start, then it gets a bit malty, wheat and cereal grains along with a bit of apple and pear. Finish is where this beer is lacking or its just not agreeing with me. Its a bit sour and very short with hardly any hops. On tap at the brewery it was much better; more hoppy and fruity.

M: Light to medium body. Moderate to higher carbonation, yet it still pretty smooth and soft.

D: Good drinkability. A bit of funkiness, different from the stuff I normally drink, but good.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2011 00:20:01 | More by herman77
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

2.13/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a bright golden color, with a good size head that lasted throughout the beer. The smell was horrible, resembled urine, and a uranal cake. There simply wasnt a taste, a bit spicey, but very weak. The taste was very light, and was easy to drink, but there was almost no flavor, and it wasnt very enjoyable because of this. Overall I was not impressed, I wouldnt recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 01:58:10 | More by vette2006c5r
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samie85

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottled 6/18/09. A slight gusher when opened, not surprising with the Brett.

A-Pours a hazy orange color with three and a half fingers of dense, stiff, white head.

S-Smells of intense lime and some woody, pine-sol like notes and some light soil.

T-Not what I was expecting at all from the nose; a little boring with just some light malt, but transitions into what you would think pine-sol would taste like.

M-Very light-bodied and watery with very low carbonation.

D-Not very impressed with this one; I was expecting a lot more complexity and a deeper mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 03:23:17 | More by samie85
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crusian

Oregon

3.15/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from awesome girlfriend, from the brewery. Bottled 6-18-09.
Pours a nice Piss golden with a decent 2 fingers of head. Lacing all around the glass as it fades. I mean everywhere. Crazy.
Smell is initially sour. Very sour... then moves into funk with some spice. Like gym socks and soap.
Taste is everything that the nose has, but no indication of sour. Strong soapy gym sock taste with a mix of lemon. Very interesting... but not really all that enjoyable. It does get better the more I drink it, though. Very crisp clean finish as well. Good to try, wouldn't go out of my way to get one though.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 01:05:27 | More by crusian
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted - January 31, 2011

I'm very impressed by how this beer has developed. Upon my first several samplings I thought it solid, if not interesting, but now after some time it has become a wonderful, subtly sour beer.

Appearance: This one is a gusher. I had to race to find a glass as thick white foam started gushing as soon as I opened the bottle. Pours a straw gold with an everlasting white lace.

Aroma: Hints of banana and clove, reminiscent of a wheat beer. Background barnyard notes remind me of Fantome. Lemon and dried grass.

Taste: Mmmm.... Lemon and must. Grass with a bready finish. So much more funky than I remember this being when it was first released and on subsequent tastings last year.

Mouthfeel: Zesty and champagne like with micro-carbonation biting at the tongue long after each sip. Light to medium bodied. Very mildly sour. Dry. Just wonderful.

Drinkability: Sessionable. The balance is sublime. Enough funk here to keep my interest but not so much as to churn my stomach after 4 bottle or to turn away drinkers who fear the Brett. This would be a good intro to funky beers or a great sessionable treat for those like me who can't get enough of the funk. Great beer!

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 22:36:41 | More by DaPeculierDane
R&D Golden Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.