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R&D Gueuze - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
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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Photo of Treebs
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Treebs, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of pmoney
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

pmoney, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Anonymous1
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Anonymous1, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of ASUBeer
4/5  rDev -3.6%

ASUBeer, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of CaptainNomihodai
4/5  rDev -3.6%

CaptainNomihodai, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

AlexFields, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Loogs
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Loogs, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -3.6%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of cmoody91
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

cmoody91, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -3.6%

t0rin0, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of birchstick
3.13/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours an orangish tigers eye color without much of a head. Nose sour citrus with the new Glarus house yeast smell. Taste starts off with citrus, lemony notes that's hold strong through the middle of the palate. These flavors hold strong through the rest of the beer. The new Glarus yeast / house character also comes through in the back 1/4th of the palate. Mouth is a little watery and thin but good for the style. Overall, I Was hoping for a bit more out of this. I couldn't escape the house character bleeding into this and washing out some of the gueuze. I glad to try it, but would take a Belgian Ted over this.

birchstick, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of bsuedekum
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

bsuedekum, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear light amber color beer with a large foamy head with average retention and not much lacing. Aroma consists of light funky notes with some tart notes and light oak notes also noticeable. Taste is a good mix between some funky ester with some oak and tart notes that are all well balanced between each others. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well balanced and easily drinkable

Phyl21ca, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of FalconA
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

FalconA, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of schneid
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

schneid, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of goodstrongbeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

goodstrongbeer, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of madtowndmb1
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

madtowndmb1, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of Duff27
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Half inch white head on a dark golden/light amber body. Leaves a collar of the most part, then vanishes.

Slight tartness on the nose, hint of sweetness as well!

The sweetness that I detected in the aroma didn't translate in the taste, all sour here. "granny smith apples". Well hidden alcohol, hardly noticeable.

Light and crisp mouthfeel. Good carbonation.

Yum yum here. Aged 2 years and now finally enjoying the first two limited quantity R&D beers, worth the wait. Holds up well to some of the more sour-eccentric breweries' (Russian River, Cascade) beers.

Duff27, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of brystmar
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brendan, thanks!

Looks like apple juice: minimal head that disappears quickly, zero lace after 2-3min. Smells sweet and (again) like apple juice. Honestly can't smell much of anything.

Taste is much improved. Reminiscent of a good Belgian gueuze with hints of NG-esque Wisconsin sugars. Tart, crisp, tasty. Finishes slightly watery and totally refreshing.

I enjoyed this *much* more than the Kriek.

brystmar, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of theminutemen
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

theminutemen, May 14, 2012
Photo of starrdogg
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Stawn for sending this one our way.

Beer pours a hazy yellow/orange with a thin white head and almost no lacing. Smell is very interesting, not what I expected for a gueuze. It's got some white wine characteristics and is a little sweet and fruity as well. Not really any funk at all. Flavor is a little different than any other wild or gueuze I've had. It's much closer to an American Wild than a gueuze. It's got a nice acidit and is pretty sour, but it's also got some nice white wine characteristics to it as well as some light fruit. Mouthfeel is light with nice carbonation. Overall, this is a really tasty wild, nothing amazing, but a nice unique spin on the style.

starrdogg, May 12, 2012
Photo of Ek0nomik
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Ek0nomik, May 11, 2012
Photo of monitorpop
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

monitorpop, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2010)

Acquired via trade

(Aged for 1+ year)

Clear golden orange and yellow with a small near-white head that falls to a filmy crown quite quickly. This leaves the glass spotted with dots of stick.

The aroma is a nice combination of virgin oak, green apple, and some lemon. This doesn't have quite the earthy, grassy, or funky scents I really like to find in gueuze.

The flavor is a well-rounded and well integrated combination of spicy oak, green apple, lemon, and a bit of earth. This is quite sweet for a gueuze, and not nearly as funky as some others.

Thin to medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation.

A very flavorful, somewhat sweet gueuze. I wish there was more funk.

ehammond1, Apr 12, 2012
R&D Gueuze from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.