R&D Bramble Berry Bourbon Barrel
New Glarus Brewing Company

R&D Bramble Berry Bourbon BarrelR&D Bramble Berry Bourbon Barrel
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New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Wild Ale
4.29 | pDev: 7.93%
Jul 12, 2021
Jul 17, 2015
Also know as Wild Barrel

We are happy to announce a very limited release of a new R&D brew, Diploma Master Brewer Dan Carey’s Bramble Berry Bourbon Barrel. Bramble Berry Bourbon Barrel is a spontaneously fermented Wild Brown Ale from our Wild Fruit Cave. Expect a bright blend of forest fruit backed Oaky barrel notes. Great for aging or drinking today!
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Rated: 4.5 by allenson21 from New York

Jul 12, 2021
Rated: 4.03 by durlta from Iowa

Jan 10, 2019
Rated: 4.59 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin

Jan 01, 2019
Rated: 3.78 by RPM3334 from South Carolina

Dec 30, 2018
Rated: 4.26 by PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania

Oct 07, 2018
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.52/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Muddy caramel with a fuzzy light tan ring.

Smell exhibits tons of woody whiskey but also a good blackberry accent that leans acetic, finished by a toasty char.

A good frothy fizz introduces semi-bitter apple skin followed by blackberry, hot whiskey, sour plum and a hint of caramel. It's less sour than the nose suggested, but the finish is cotton dry.
Apr 02, 2018
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Rated by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottle thanks to Ian
Sep 11, 2017
Rated: 4.75 by SteveTheBrit from Illinois

Jul 07, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by mltobin from Connecticut

Jun 10, 2017
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Reviewed by danh53 from Florida

4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I didn't try this fresh, but I assume its really coming into its own with a little age. Musty basement and oak add great complexity to the smooth vanilla and berry core. I get dark cherries, blackberries, raisins, and green apples and the aroma is even better. Red wine and vinegar notes add something nice, Medium carb and mouth feel. Very well balanced. Seek this out.
May 17, 2017
Rated: 4.43 by Jonnydrinker from Illinois

May 14, 2017
Rated: 4.3 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

Apr 30, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by johnlatona from New Jersey

Mar 14, 2017
Rated: 4.07 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Mar 14, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2017
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Reviewed by jhavs from New York

4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Not the prettiest brew, but rich layers of dark fruits, soft and balanced tartness. Smooth, but not hidden barrel in the aroma.

Flavor is tart sour cherry, dark candied cherries, figs and soft Bourbon background. Everything balances together nicely to form a delicate but complex brew.

Higher side of medium body and perky carbonation.

Excellent brew, my favorite NG I've tried.
Feb 27, 2017
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Reviewed by gibgink from Missouri

4.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle given to me by javanoire. Sat on this one for a while before enjoying, as when she gave it to me she said that the brewer suggesting waiting about 6 months. So I waited a little longer than that. Pours a muddy brown, almost like dirty river water, although light does come through. Smells fruity. I was told this was hot coming out of the gate, but man has time done it well! There are delicious sweet fruity notes, which are then followed by a faint bourbon sweetness. It is hard to achieve that in the sense where a bourbon sweetness usually dominates or overpowers other sweet flavors, but not here. The fruit flows over to the barrel. Terrific.
Feb 13, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado

Feb 11, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Jan 26, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by MTKATL from Georgia

Jan 21, 2017
R&D Bramble Berry Bourbon Barrel from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 259 ratings