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R&D Sour Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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R&D Sour AleR&D Sour Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

123 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 123
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 165
Gots: 32 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: 4DAloveofSTOUT on 08-11-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 123 | Reviews: 35 | Display Reviews Only:
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-18-2013 16:28:32 | More by Hopsiam14
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Efay

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-18-2013 16:03:53 | More by Efay
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-15-2013 02:27:23 | More by SpdKilz
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Penguin3200

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-13-2013 18:35:34 | More by Penguin3200
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jegross2

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

02-08-2013 04:48:24 | More by jegross2
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dc55110

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-31-2013 21:35:52 | More by dc55110
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-20-2013 22:48:11 | More by ucsbmullet
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7%

01-19-2013 15:26:04 | More by TurdFurgison
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-18-2013 01:40:11 | More by yourefragile
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-17-2013 18:51:05 | More by spycow
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eyemustard

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

01-15-2013 15:42:24 | More by eyemustard
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -7%

01-11-2013 16:23:01 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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DovaliHops

California

4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Shango for hooking this one up! Pours an almost-clear golden, amber color with a medium-large white head that goes down rather quickly. Scent is WOW... great nose on this beer. Scent is extremely funky at first. Then, I get some ripe stone fruit aromas, lovely peach and apricot. Some sharp cheese-like notes are balanced with sweet oak and vanilla. This is a VERY inviting aroma. Just a hint of vinegar. Taste is initially tart and oaky... lots of oak. Light vanilla with apricot, peach, plumcot, nectarine, and a hint of white grapes. Wine-like flavors with sour, funky cheese flavors. Such a complex brew. Champagne-like finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this beer is absolutely fantastic. I was not expecting it to be this good. I wish I could have shared it with someone.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 08:00:10 | More by DovaliHops
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-08-2013 14:36:53 | More by Sean9689
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HarryHood

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-08-2013 01:40:43 | More by HarryHood
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-03-2013 05:02:51 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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Lukafer

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%

12-30-2012 22:15:34 | More by Lukafer
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denimdemon

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-30-2012 21:46:02 | More by denimdemon
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SafeAtFirst

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-29-2012 03:46:00 | More by SafeAtFirst
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zrab11

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

12-27-2012 15:22:16 | More by zrab11
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-22-2012 20:25:19 | More by beerwolf77
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Dan for this one. Nice funk and acidity in the nose. Quite funky and Belgian-esque. Very impressive. Earthy with light citrus in the flavor. Mild oak. Moderate acidity. Light. Dry. Thanks again to Dan for this one. I hadn't sought this one out, but was super happy to have it show up.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 20:08:03 | More by Thorpe429
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-16-2012 05:11:07 | More by teddyarrowhead
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-12-2012 18:19:50 | More by ComRock12
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-08-2012 00:54:20 | More by nmann08
R&D Sour Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.