R&D Vintage 2014 | New Glarus Brewing Company

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4.47/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Vintage 2014 is blend of 1, 2 and 3-yo beers aged in oak. Complex citrus, horsey notes; fruity and farm aromas.

Added by Ri0 on 06-01-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
346
pDev:
6.49%
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
112
Trade:
20
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Photo of bouncepass
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a Clear yellow with a small white head that recedes immediately. It has high carbonation. The beer smells of Granny Smith apples, barnyard, damp funk, and hay. It tastes of green apples, barnyard, damp funk, and hay. The feel is medium. A great vintage sour from New Glarus.

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Photo of Beerbom
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soze47
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benish
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SteveTheBrit
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.82/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of loganburgh
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sweemzander
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sammy
4.04/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Seems to have mellowed with times, that makes it a smooth drinker. A good spotferm with tastes farmhouse - geuze characteristics. Cheers to whoever sent me this gem. Good carbonation, still.

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Photo of South2NW
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joe1510
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml Bottle

Vintage '14 is a blend of '11, '12, and '14 brewed beers. A vibrant beer. Bright polished golden with a surprisingly clear body. A few streams of carbonation rush to the surface but it's pretty calm overall. The pure white foam formed easily enough and grew to a finger in height on a soft pour. It showed decent staying power but did eventually fall to a skim coat. Better than expected for the style, actually.

The nose is stacked with mouthwatering depth. It kicks off with an orchard full of stone fruits. Bright peaches, nectarines, and apricots. Bosc pears as well. The middle flashes with both white and cider vinegars before segueing into a wet stone minerality. There's a play of sweet & sour with the acidity and Smarties. A touch of horse blanket funkiess rolls out on the periphery. This stuff smells great.

The flavor doesn't quite live up to the nose but that's a tall order. The orchard fruits again lead the way, a little tart in nature. While the vinegar acidity I mentioned above brings some more tartness it tends to be handled by that Smartie sweetness that I mentioned. A touch of both wet stone minerality and horse blanket funk wrap it up. This is a really well put together gueuze with good depth.

The mouthfeel is where it should be. It's light in body with a spritzy carbonation that brings with it a touch of frothiness. It's tart and softly acidic on the tip of the tongue through the swallow. A dry finish accentuates the tartness and leaves you wanting another drink. This beer leans toward tart but it's amazingly easy to put away. Really well done.

This is another really well crafted beer from New Glarus. It has great depth and brings all the aspects that you want in a quality gueuze. All those aspects play well together. Fruity, funky, acidic, and sour. I can't recommend this beer highly enough.

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Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to Steve

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jjwisenheimer
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jakea
4.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFields
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Milou
4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of suckaj
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
4.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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R&D Vintage 2014 from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 346 ratings