R&D Sour Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.31/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
03-01-2013 01:53:09 | More by Treebs
4.49/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
01-09-2013 08:00:10 | More by DovaliHops
4.05/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
12-16-2012 20:08:03 | More by Thorpe429
R&D Sour Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.