R&D Vintage 2017
New Glarus Brewing Company

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New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Wild Ale
4.26 | pDev: 5.63%
Jan 25, 2023
Aug 12, 2018
R&D Vintage 2017R&D Vintage 2017
Notes: Naturally occurring spontaneous fermentation creates this American Gueuze. Coolship brewed and Wild cave aged. Dan's masterwork blend of three years brewing is sour, citrusy, horsey and vintage worthy.
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Reviewed by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Musty, barnyard, no head, amber color, good nose but very sharp acrid taste in back of mouth. Decent enough but still has tell-tale sign of extreme sourness and needs more balance.
Jan 25, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - The beer poured like carbonated apple juice.

Smell - The beer had a nice sour apple nose with funk apparent.

Taste - At the front, notes of green apple, candy sugar, lemon rind, and funk. The funk carried the profile to the back. The beer had a tart and dry finish.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation was aggressive, leaving an almost oily, fruity residue.

Overall - Thoroughly enjoyable!
Apr 18, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin

Aug 10, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Aug 08, 2020
Rated: 4.36 by Scottsbeer from Florida

May 24, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by Rifugium from North Dakota

Jan 17, 2020
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Reviewed by Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I apologise to Joe for not giving a proper review of this wonderful beer he sent me.

What I will say is this.... This has no frills. It's an extremely well made, simple, wild ale. It looks pretty. It's smells nice and tart. It tastes wonderful, also nice and tart, and funky, and woody with a sweet grainy finish. It feels glorious. Light, crisp, tart, well carbonated, smooth, and easy to drink.

Almost every New Glarus beer I've had has come from Joe, and I've greatly enjoyed them all. Wisconsin, you have quite a treasurable brewery there. I don't blame you for keeping it to yourselves.

Jan 10, 2020
Rated: 4.43 by cd34 from Illinois

Dec 15, 2019
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
poured from a 500mL bottle into a perennial wine glass. pours semi hazy gold with a thin layer of white head that fizzles away quickly and loudly. a foam ring remains around as a white collar around the glass. smells very lambic-y - green apples, white grapes, white wine must, oak. get a lot of green apple and grape must on the flavor with an oaky, sharp acidic finish. mouthfeel is decent but seems like the mouthfeel of lambic, which is to say a little thin and over-the-top sparkly / bubbly. it’s a really good sour offering that leans a lot on the lambic style. great flavors though.
Sep 11, 2019
Rated: 4.4 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Aug 07, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Jul 13, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by cmoore32 from Nebraska

Jul 04, 2019
Rated: 4.39 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Jul 02, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Jun 25, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jun 20, 2019
Rated: 4.07 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Jun 08, 2019
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Reviewed by 5toutman75 from Illinois

4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
On the level of any other Belgian Lambic in my mind. I love the funk in the smell and on the tongue. Has less carbonation than some Belgians. Complex and wonderful though.
May 31, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

May 10, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

May 06, 2019
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Reviewed by BSiegs from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Opaque golden in color. Bright white foam that recedes instantly, but continuously bubbles once poured. Aroma is mostly funk. Floral notes, with hints of grass, green apple. Phenomenally complex on taste. Tart, funk, earth, grass, hay, green apple, pear. Light in body, effervescent, and exceedingly dry finish. A really phenomenal beer.
May 05, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by Kurmaraja from California

Mar 19, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

Feb 19, 2019
Rated: 4.3 by Dankacheese from Illinois

Feb 17, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by jmh21 from Minnesota

Jan 26, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by jakea from Wisconsin

Oct 29, 2018
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Reviewed by leantom from Indiana

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A good brew, albeit salty. Here goes:

A: Very effervescent. Pours a very cloudy tan with a large head. The head, however, immediately dissipates, leaving no lacing. The body carbonation is exquisite, however, and lingers while drinking.

S: Very salty. Like a gose, in fact. Also a lot of breadiness from the Belgian yeast, and a sour lemony tartiness. In conclusion, it smells very salty, bready, and sour.

T: Follows the nose with the addition or orange peel. Good if you like the style. Personally, I thought the saltiness was a little much (but it's still a very well-made beer).

F: Great - nice and clean despite the cloudiness.

O: A good beer. Not as good as some of the other sour offerings from NG, but still good.
Oct 13, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by Benish from Utah

Sep 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Tilley4 from Tennessee

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Funky and dry.... not much tartness to be found here, this is more funky. Smells and tastes like it was cave-aged as the bottle suggests. Really enjoyable drink here. I shared this with a couple of other friends and I'm glad I did. Getting through the entire bottle would have made it tough just due to the dryness. That being said, this is really well done and I enjoyed it. A definite blue-cheese vibe to this.
Sep 14, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Aug 21, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Aug 14, 2018
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Saturated orange with a slight haze, very effervescent with audibly crackling foam that fades fast to nothing. Champagne streamers rapidly rising, no lacing or surface skim.

Minerally aroma, damp hay and cheese rind Brett funk, citrus peel.

Fruity and puckering, citrusy grapefruit, lemon, a hint of tangerine. Tart chardonnay grapes. Pleasant light oak presence. Spritzy and effervescent, light to medium bodied. Moderately tart, just short of sour, balanced like a Boon Mariage Parfait.

Really nice blend with solid complexity and authentic rustic character. It goes well with a strong funky cheese, Swiss Challerhöcker makes a great pairing.
Aug 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle. Unfiltered, slightly cloudy golden yellow body. One finger white head. Tart lemon, bright citrus, moderate acetic acidity, oak, a bit of vinous grape, mild-moderate leathery funk. Complexity is great, especially on the nose. I fully expect this to develop more funk in the bottle based on previous Vintage releases. Really nice tartness and complexity, and was great to drink on a hot summer day. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, mildly dry, otherwise effervescent and does a great job all the way through. Very good depth. Overall, a very good geuze-like blended wild ale! I think blending 3 years together now has added more complexity off the bat, just like 2014 did (and 2015, 2016 did not).
Aug 12, 2018
R&D Vintage 2017 from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 33 ratings