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R&D Golden Ale (2009) | New Glarus Brewing Company

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R&D Golden Ale (2009)R&D Golden Ale (2009)
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R&D Golden Ale (2009)R&D Golden Ale (2009)

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed 3-23-09, Bottled 6-18-09

Added by deliriumfest on 07-15-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle (forgot the size). Poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a hazy golden color, white creamy head that recedes to a collar.

S- Smells great, lots of fruit, spice, peach, perfume and floral aromas.

T- A bit spicier than the aroma, with more floral, grassy, musty flavors, a bit of peach and lemon, some sweet grain. Tastes very good but the aroma really stood out in my mind.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, a bit dry.

O- A very tasty beer, R&D Sour was definitely my favorite of the two, but I would be glad to drink this again any time.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A slightly hazy, glowing gold with an orange hue. The head is creamy and white leaving sticky lacing on the glass.

S: The aroma is dominated by floral hops and a alcohol aromas. There are fruity esters of peach with a slight orange aroma backed by a light horse Brett aroma. A honey like malt sweetness with moderately low peppery phenols.

T: Fruity and peppery with a light malt sweetness and moderate hops bitterness. It gets pretty dry by the finish from the Brett that brings a light barnyard funk. Te balance is slightly bitter and the aftertaste is of flowery hops and alcohol.

M: Medium-light bodied with moderately-strong carbonation. No astringency. Not cream. slight alcohol warmth.

O: The Belgian yeast character shows through well with a light Brett character.

Reviewed from notes, sampled on 12/1/2012.

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4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a very clean golden pour with a finger of detergent-like head, lots of visible carbonation, good amount of lacing.

smells of apples, orange peel, very fruity, sweet bready smell.. for the style it's the best smelling i've come across.

a pine like bitter-sourness. grassy, floral, tree sap bitterness. lots of earthy notes complimented by a fruity sweetness.. very complex.

medium body, high carbonation, creamy on the lips, slightly sour from the brett.

this is a phenomenal beer altogether. very complex, and hell, this is the first sour i've ever fully enjoyed.

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R&D Golden Ale (2009) from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 332 ratings
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