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R&D Gueuze - New Glarus Brewing Company

R&D GueuzeR&D Gueuze

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

162 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 162
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.87%


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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wschmit

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a flute.

A: White, soda-pop head quickly dissipates into nothing. Fizzy body with a transparent, cider hue. Plenty of carbonation rising up through the glass.

S: Sour, sweet, and a bit musty. There might be a hint of metallic tang to the nose, too. Definite hints of not-unappealing plastic.

T: Quite tart in the beginning, a bit sweet in the middle, and with solid but not overpowering barnyard taste. Lactic and acetic acid; the funk definitely tastes like my gym bag smells, or maybe a used bandage--the sort of gross beauty of gueuze.

M: Very carbonated, thin, pop-like mouthfeel. It helps the acidity, for sure. Not much to chew on, though.

D: If you like gueuze, this is one of the best American versions, but it's not quite as well-honed as those from the stylistic homeland. A great R&D beer, and I hope they bring out similar things soon--a noble attempt like this will hopefully yield better results in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2010 04:33:58 | More by wschmit
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R&D Gueuze from New Glarus Brewing Company
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