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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
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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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AgentZero

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-06-2012 20:46:53 | More by AgentZero
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a very clean golden pour with a finger of detergent-like head, lots of visible carbonation, good amount of lacing.

smells of apples, orange peel, very fruity, sweet bready smell.. for the style it's the best smelling i've come across.

a pine like bitter-sourness. grassy, floral, tree sap bitterness. lots of earthy notes complimented by a fruity sweetness.. very complex.

medium body, high carbonation, creamy on the lips, slightly sour from the brett.

this is a phenomenal beer altogether. very complex, and hell, this is the first sour i've ever fully enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 01:14:35 | More by facundoCNB
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-23-2012 00:19:47 | More by t0rin0
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

09-30-2012 01:10:42 | More by acurtis
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udubdawg

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +17%

09-13-2012 17:22:00 | More by udubdawg
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graz34


4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

09-08-2012 02:25:04 | More by graz34
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-25-2012 01:40:43 | More by derkfromwi
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-23-2012 17:50:59 | More by FreshmanPour77
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle courtesy of AlAlvarez. It was allowed to warm for just a minute before being poured into my Firestone Walker tulip.

New Glarus's Golden Ale pours a crystal clear goldenrod, lightening towards lemon along the outer edges o the glass. Three fingers or so of fluffy white foam sit atop the beer. Head retention is just alright, and there's not much lacing at all to speak of. The nose has a nice pineapple tropical fruit aroma, along with a bit of the more expected barnyard funk. The flavor profile leads off with the fruity aspect of the nose. The pineapple flavor is sharp, and maybe even a little bit bitter, filling in where hops might otherwise have been in a lot of beers. The familiar wet hay, earthy brett notes come in later on along with a very delicate pepper presence. The beer is nice and dry, but the carbonation is just not quite lively enough. I enjoyed Golden Ale, it had a nice flavor profile from the brettanomyces, but it just wasn't a "great" beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 02:00:22 | More by axeman9182
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-11-2012 03:56:56 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-06-2012 03:08:31 | More by mdillon86
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A barnyard story. Very funky aroma, barnyard on steroids. Significant foaming. Very much smooth soapy lace, and lots of soapy head. The taste is barnyard, socks, wet rag, detergent, straw, corn, peas. Smooth mouthfeel, though mildly acidic in finish. A dramatically different golden. Steven's hookup.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 02:59:31 | More by Sammy
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DIPADude01

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-28-2012 18:20:53 | More by DIPADude01
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-28-2012 00:49:33 | More by kbuzz
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-26-2012 04:06:00 | More by Localdrinklax
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mykd

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +17%

07-19-2012 22:03:09 | More by mykd
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womencantsail

California

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

Thanks for sharing, Paul.

Pours a golden straw color with a finger of white head. Really nice balance of sweet pale malt notes and fruit. Quite a bit of pear and apple with a touch of pineapple. Some light tartness on the nose as well. The flavor is clean and very enjoyable. Great balance of malt and Brett. Somewhat dry but a touch of residual malt sweetness as well as some sweet fruit character. A bit of spice character on the palate which is very nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 21:38:25 | More by womencantsail
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jsanford

Georgia

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

Cheers to The CPJ.

Pours a hazy gold with a dense white head that settles to a thin cap, leaving sheets of lacing. Excellent aromas of earthy, musty Brettanomyces, orange peel, lemony hops, and crisp grains. Taste is quite similar to the nose, earthy, slightly plastic-y Brett, with lots of citrus hops and light grain. Very spritzy and light, and the Brett is balanced nicely by the hops. Mouthfeel is crisp, with a medium-thin body and good carbonation. A really great beer overall, refreshing and complex.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 01:56:23 | More by jsanford
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-10-2012 02:59:56 | More by atone315
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TheoV

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-07-2012 21:20:11 | More by TheoV
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LizBB

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-07-2012 03:29:55 | More by LizBB
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-03-2012 03:13:44 | More by Mealhouse
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-19-2012 06:01:46 | More by Gatordaddy
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monitorpop

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-19-2012 01:24:24 | More by monitorpop
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a light golden body, hazy, and with a full inch of near white foam.

Smell: Leather chaps dipped in phenols, pineapple rings dipped in relatively clean sweat, a squirt of lemon juice, and some underlying straw-like malts.

Taste: Lightly malty with modest touches of bread and toasted straw. Light sweetness from a dusting of powdered sugar. Background hops remain light. Floral soap suds. Musty cobwebs, lightly funky barnyard character, jutting phenols. Citrusy lemon. Saliva-inducing, drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high, engaging carbonation.

Overall: An interesting, enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 16:08:31 | More by ChainGangGuy
R&D Golden Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.