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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

125 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 165
Gots: 30 | 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)
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Ratings: 125 | Reviews: 35 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of pmoney
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

pmoney, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Treebs
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle (I think?) served in a Deschutes snifter. I think dvelcich shared this one. Thanks Dan!

A: Pours a hazy apricot color with a pure white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin cap that leaves some sticky splotches of lace.

S: Malty sweetness, some light berry and tart stone fruit. Grassy with some lactic lemon and a little vanilla.

T: Oaky with some vanilla sweetness. Grassy with some slight lemon character. Tart stone fruit with a little bit wet hay funk. Light mineral quality to it as well.

M: Light bodied, spritzy carbonation and a dry finish. Really drinkable.

O: Really delicious. Very gueuze-ish. Definitely the best representation of the style this side of the Atlantic.

Treebs, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Hopsiam14
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Hopsiam14, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of Efay
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Efay, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of SpdKilz
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

SpdKilz, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of Penguin3200
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Penguin3200, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of jegross2
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

jegross2, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of dc55110
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

dc55110, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of ucsbmullet
5/5  rDev +16.3%

ucsbmullet, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of TurdFurgison
4/5  rDev -7%

TurdFurgison, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

yourefragile, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of eyemustard
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

eyemustard, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of DovaliHops
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.

DovaliHops, Jan 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Sean9689, Jan 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

HarryHood, Jan 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

CheapBeerBuzz, Jan 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Lukafer, Dec 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

denimdemon, Dec 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

SafeAtFirst, Dec 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

zrab11, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of beerwolf77
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

beerwolf77, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
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.

Thorpe429, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of teddyarrowhead
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

teddyarrowhead, Dec 16, 2012
R&D Sour Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.