R&D 2015 Golden Ale
New Glarus Brewing Company

R&D 2015 Golden AleR&D 2015 Golden Ale
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
New Glarus Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
Brett Beer
ABV:
6%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 8.35%
Ratings:
100
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 25, 2019
Added:
Sep 29, 2015
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  30
SCORE
91
Outstanding
R&D 2015 Golden AleR&D 2015 Golden Ale
Notes: Golden Ale is a Belgian Trappist Style Ale brewed with Czech & Munich malts. German Saphir and French Strisselspalt hops were used for the kettle boil. The 2015 Golden Ale was than dry hopped and is naturally bottle conditioned with Ale and Brett yeast.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
 
3.52 by Kurmaraja from California on Jan 25, 2019
 
3.83 by Soneast from Wisconsin on Jun 04, 2018
 
4.02 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Apr 21, 2018
Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

A - Opaque dark orange body, small head, white, that fades slowly, rocky, with a small bubble cloak of lacing.

S - The nose is full of Brett. Plastic and limestone up front, powerful and sharp, with bright acidic fruit notes, presumably from the hops, and a strong floral component.

T - Starts with lemon, a fruity acidity, that quickly washes into band-aid plastic note that lingers, limestone, hay and grass, a touch of bubble gum and spun sugar below, and a slow trail of sourness.

M - Brisk carbonation and a slight hint of chalk in the close. Moderate on the tongue, but with a bit of lingering weight.

O - Superb, funky beer. Super pretty. The Brett is dialed up at this point beyond where I'd prefer, but the hops, yeast and malts combine to offer a lot of interest.

Feb 18, 2018
Photo of Sabtos
3.41/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Sabtos from Ohio

Sparkling yellow-gold with a large airy white fuzzy foam leaving some spotty spongy lace, clinging in tall sporadic chunks at the edges. There is a ton of sediment though, to the point where you can't pour a quarter inch of beer from the bottle without turning it into a milkshake.

Smell has a very strong barnyard influence. Between hay, straw and horse blanket, it's quite funky, with some astringent grassy hops and hints of bread and citrus rind.

Taste continues the barnyard with horse blanket and musty rotting hay and grass bundles, spiked by slightly tart citrus, bitter grass and weeds. Brett dominates, with a touch of phenol.

Feel is crisp, tingly and moderate to light with a semi-dry finish.

Easily the worst R&D I've had, which obviously does not mean it's terrible, but it's like a far too funky Pilsener.

Jan 17, 2018
 
4 by Dovers from Wisconsin on Dec 30, 2017
 
3.5 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota on Dec 05, 2017
 
3.79 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan on Oct 28, 2017
 
3.5 by t2grogan from Arizona on Oct 22, 2017
 
4.77 by Vylo from New Jersey on Aug 23, 2017
 
3.92 by chuckgietzen from Michigan on Jun 12, 2017
 
2.94 by PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania on Apr 01, 2017
 
3.75 by MattMorin from Illinois on Mar 12, 2017
 
4.25 by Hoppity1 from Illinois on Mar 11, 2017
 
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Feb 12, 2017
 
4.37 by SteveTheBrit from Illinois on Dec 19, 2016
 
3.91 by pagriley from Illinois on Dec 15, 2016
Photo of Lucular
4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by Lucular from Maryland

Enjoyed side-by-side with the 2009 version. The 2015 version is much brighter since the hops haven't had time to fade, similar level of funk, with just a touch of sweetness and an enormous billowing white fluffy head.

Oct 11, 2016
 
3.99 by jakea from Wisconsin on Jul 17, 2016
 
4.25 by stereosforgeeks from Virginia on Jul 07, 2016
Photo of TX-Badger
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TX-Badger from Texas

Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow golden color with white head. Funk, tartness, citrus, other light fruits and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a little tartness, crisp, and dry.

Jul 06, 2016
 
4.28 by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania on Jun 20, 2016
 
4.09 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Jun 16, 2016
Photo of Stevem68
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Stevem68 from Ohio

Pours a nice carbonated golden color with a 3 finger pure white head. Aroma is a nice Brett funk. Flavor is Brett up front but has a good balanced finish with some sweetness and hops. Mouth feel is carbonated and bubbly. Overall a very enjoyable beer.

Jun 10, 2016
 
3.65 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts on May 29, 2016
 
4.25 by B-Nut-GoBlue from Iowa on May 28, 2016
 
4.25 by krome from Illinois on May 11, 2016
 
4.25 by jgunther71 from Illinois on May 11, 2016
 
4.57 by DLucky from Florida on Apr 22, 2016
 
3.96 by dheldman from Minnesota on Apr 11, 2016
 
4.25 by msg1865 from North Carolina on Apr 09, 2016
 
3.98 by Mpontiakos from Virginia on Apr 05, 2016
 
4 by TheBlueJerzzzz from Virginia on Apr 05, 2016
Photo of IMFletcher
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by IMFletcher from Kentucky

Whew! The nose on this one reminded me of a diaper pail, though I either got used to it or it faded with time. After that, it's funky, bready, and thoroughly enjoyable.

Mar 29, 2016
 
2.73 by Shafaegalo from Texas on Mar 26, 2016
 
4.02 by IrishColonial from Texas on Mar 23, 2016
 
4 by Thishops4u from Kansas on Feb 19, 2016
Photo of rlee1390
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
by rlee1390 from Indiana

Wheat, lemon, grass, some hops. Carbonated, tart, a good beer but nothing great.

Feb 12, 2016
 
4.24 by A_Rad from Wisconsin on Feb 06, 2016
 
4.24 by 30helens from Missouri on Feb 01, 2016
R&D 2015 Golden Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 100 ratings