R&D Gueuze - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -3.4%
Reviewing the R&D Gueuze from New Glarus Brewing Company out of New Glarus, Wisconsin.
Brewed 03/24/09, bottled 08/06/10. Served in a Firestone Walker reserve series mini snifter and enjoyed on 01/24/14. Sampled side-by-side with New Glarus R&D Bourbon Barrel Kriek, R&D Sour Ale and R&D Very Sour Blackberry. Review is from iPhone notes.
Appearance: Pours a translucent, pale golden color with a thin fizzy layer of head that settle to a ring around the head. Poor lacing, average retention. 3/5
Smell: Straw grain, light barnyard funk, sweet malt, brown sugar, lemon rind, apple and faint peach. This might be the best smelling bottle of this I have had yet, with others being much funkier, grainier and less citrusy in the smell/taste. 4.25/5
Taste: A light kick of wet wood flavor upfront, followed by sour lemon, sweet apple juice, white wine and a hint of cherry. The lemon flavor lingers nicely. Not very complex or tart as hoped, but more so than the R&D Bourbon Barrel Kriek. 4/5
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, low carbonation. Quire juicy on palate. Very muted tartness. Dry finish 4/5
Overall: The previous two times I tried this beer, it lacked any tartness and was overly funky, but this was a surprisingly good bottle for whatever reason.
Cost: $8 for a 500 ml bottle.
08-16-2013 03:31:46 | More by jegross2
4.3/5 rDev +3.9%
500 ml bottle served in a New Glarus flute. Bottled 8/6/10. Thanks to sweemzander for the share!
A: Pours a clear yellowish color with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace.
S: Fruity and sweet with a slightly tart lemony note. Grassy, wet oak and a hint of lemon peel.
T: Lots going on in the taste. Tart apple, lemon spritz, musty basement and grass. Sweet vanilla with some pale malts and a little oak. Sour lemon notes as well.
M: Light bodied with a medium high carbonation. Sour and sweet finish.
O: Really good. Definitely enjoyed this one. Easy drinking with a nice complex taste.
04-11-2013 00:30:59 | More by Treebs
R&D Gueuze from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.