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R&D Gueuze - New Glarus Brewing Company

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R&D GueuzeR&D Gueuze

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

167 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 298
Gots: 26 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

1,900 bottles
Brewed March 24, 2009
Bottled August 6, 2010

Brewed in the tradition of the Lambics of Belgium but using a blend of Ale Yeast, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, and Acetobacter. These microorganisms came from our culture collection as well as many collected by Dan around the wilds of Wisconsin! Fermented and aged in Oak. This beer spent the summer of 2009 aging outdoors in used oak barrels, then bottle fermented.

(Beer added by: alcstradamus on 07-30-2010)
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alleykatking

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4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Was glad to have Lukafer over to crack this one open. Thanks Luke for bringing this one!

A- Poured a golden yellow color. Half finger white head shows light retention. No real lacing except for a couple specks here and there.

S- Nice fruity aroma with this one. Peaches come to mind first with some light grapelike notes. Oak does come through as well with a nice sour vinegar and green apple like aroma. This one has a huge funk to it but overall it seems to be a little balanced which I was surprised.

T- Peaches like in the aroma come out in the front with a dry oak like note right off the bat. Some slight vinegar sourness comes in next which seems to draw off the peach like notes. The grapes in the aroma come off ever so slightly in the middle of the beer. Green apple comes back in the backing of the beer along with a hint of wet grain. The green apple is sour but more natural flavor and not so much artifical. Light alcohol is in the very ending of it.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Peaches, oak, and vinegar are left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly light alcohol, green apple funk, and wet grain. Flavors were balanced overall very nicely throughout the beer. No off flavors were present from what I can tell...even the green apple flavor was meant to be in there....or else it is one hell of a blended off flavor. Medium high alcohol drying on the palate.

O- This beer blew my mind away as it was not at all what I was thinking it was going to be. The ABV was not really there at all flavor wise only showing up in the drying of the palate. I could have drank this entire bottle if it were just me that had it. I will be looking for another bottle of this one!

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 02:56:15 | More by alleykatking
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R&D Gueuze from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.