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R&D Bourbon Barrel Kriek - New Glarus Brewing Company

R&D Bourbon Barrel KriekR&D Bourbon Barrel Kriek

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.75%


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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drowland

Georgia

4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

1/15/11. Bottle shared at the Sea Bass going away tasting. Amber/dark reddish pour with a small off-white head. Awesome vanilla BA aromas mixed with fantastic spiced cherry. Light spiced cherry flavor with a hint of vanilla and coconut. This is heaven!

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 22:11:34 | More by drowland
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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.

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700th review!

Pours a murky brown with a short white head on top. Leaves a small collar and cap.

A perfect mix of tartness and cherry sweetness.

Ripe red cherries. Tart, not sour. Vanilla, oak, slight bourbon but not much. Some booze is detected.

Tongue dancing carbonation, perfect. Medium mouthfeel.

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08-06-2012 01:07:40 | More by Duff27
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Brendan provided this tick, thanks!

Gorgeous pour: murky body with tons of head, foamy lace, and excellent retention. Astonishingly good-looking for a kriek.

Lots of sweetness in the nose, sweet cherries and malts. Not much funk or tartness though, and that has me worried.

Mild cherry flavor is reminiscent of maraschino cherries; this one's more sweet than tart. Nice mouthfeel. Needs more sourness, more yeast, and a lot less sugar. Reminds me of Wisconsin Belgian Red. Zero bourbon, btw.

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07-19-2012 01:28:04 | More by brystmar
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark golden-orange color with a white head. The aroma is awesome. I get a ton of bourbon, maple and vanilla notes up front, with the accompanying tart cherry notes. The flavor is more of the same. All of the notes from the aroma are present in the flavor. If I had to summarize the flavor, I would say it tastes like bourbon-chocolate covered cherries. The tartness and a little hint of funk just add to the other notes. I have never had a beer that tastes quite like this and I hope I get to try it again, although that is probably unlikely. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. An outstanding beer.

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R&D Bourbon Barrel Kriek from New Glarus Brewing Company
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