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R&D Bourbon Barrel Kriek - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

139 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 371
Gots: 11 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

August 2010 Release
1,500 Bottles

Ale infused with a large dose of sour cherries. Fermented in an Oak Vat using a blend of Ale Yeast and Lactobacillus. Then aged in freshly dumped bourbon barrels.

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

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served in a New Glarus flute. Bottled 8/6/10. Thanks to sweemzander for the share.

A: Pours a clear amber brown color with a thin white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace down the glass.

S: Tart cherries with a nice barrel presence. Light oak, smooth vanilla and a little kiss of bourbon.

T: Sour cherry, tart cherry skins with faint bourbon note. Light oak with some caramel sweetness.

M: Medium high carbonation with a sweet finish. Just a touch of sour cherry.

O: The bourbon barrel is holding up well and giving this beer a really sweet overtone that balances the cherries. Definitely enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 00:24:57 | More by Treebs
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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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North Carolina

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brentk56

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out a burnt orange color with a decent head that leaves some lacing behind

Smell: Bourbon, vanilla and cherry tones underneath

Taste: The Bourbon dominates bringing oak and vanilla and the cherry and tart tones linger underneath from start to finish, though they never really emerge from the shadows

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I think the cherry tones were stronger when the beer was younger and I have lifted the ratings according to what I think it might have been rather than what it is now

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 22:46:12 | More by brentk56
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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jegross2

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewing the R&D Bourbon Barrel Kriek from the New Glarus Brewing Company out of New Glarus, Wisconsin.

Score: 87

Brewed 01/18/10, 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 reddish brown “oh hey, are you a Flanders red?” color with a thin layer of fizzy head that settles to a ring around the glass. Good lacing and retention. 4.25/5

Smell: Cherry juice, vanilla and oak. Brown sugar too. Minimal apparent sourness, comes across as being sweet in the nose. 4/5

Taste: This is basically bourbon barrel aged Belgian Red. Sweet cherry juice, bourbon, light vinegar and funk, vanilla and oak. The cherry flavor is a bit medicinal towards the finish. No real sourness here — just a little crisp tartness towards the finish as it warms, lacking any real bite. Finishes with sweet cherry/oaky vanilla. 3.75

Mouthfeel: Viscous, low carbonation. Sweet and oily mouthfeel, with a modestly dry finish. 3.75

Overall: This beer is basically just bourbon barrel aged Belgian Red and sweet Flanders red-like in taste. Take that as you will, and seek out accordingly.

Cost: $8 for a 500 ml bottle.

Serving type: bottle

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R&D Bourbon Barrel Kriek from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.