R&D Gueuze | New Glarus Brewing Company

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R&D GueuzeR&D Gueuze

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
1,900 bottles
Brewed March 24, 2009
Bottled August 6, 2010

Brewed in the tradition of the Lambics of Belgium but using a blend of Ale Yeast, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, and Acetobacter. These microorganisms came from our culture collection as well as many collected by Dan around the wilds of Wisconsin! Fermented and aged in Oak. This beer spent the summer of 2009 aging outdoors in used oak barrels, then bottle fermented.

Added by alcstradamus on 07-30-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the R&D Gueuze from New Glarus Brewing Company out of New Glarus, Wisconsin.

Score: 90

Brewed 03/24/09, bottled 08/06/10. Served in a Firestone Walker reserve series mini snifter and enjoyed on 01/24/14. Sampled side-by-side with New Glarus R&D Bourbon Barrel Kriek, R&D Sour Ale and R&D Very Sour Blackberry. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Pours a translucent, pale golden color with a thin fizzy layer of head that settle to a ring around the head. Poor lacing, average retention. 3/5

Smell: Straw grain, light barnyard funk, sweet malt, brown sugar, lemon rind, apple and faint peach. This might be the best smelling bottle of this I have had yet, with others being much funkier, grainier and less citrusy in the smell/taste. 4.25/5

Taste: A light kick of wet wood flavor upfront, followed by sour lemon, sweet apple juice, white wine and a hint of cherry. The lemon flavor lingers nicely. Not very complex or tart as hoped, but more so than the R&D Bourbon Barrel Kriek. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, low carbonation. Quire juicy on palate. Very muted tartness. Dry finish 4/5

Overall: The previous two times I tried this beer, it lacked any tartness and was overly funky, but this was a surprisingly good bottle for whatever reason.

Cost: $8 for a 500 ml bottle.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle served in a New Glarus flute. Bottled 8/6/10. Thanks to sweemzander for the share!

A: Pours a clear yellowish color with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace.

S: Fruity and sweet with a slightly tart lemony note. Grassy, wet oak and a hint of lemon peel.

T: Lots going on in the taste. Tart apple, lemon spritz, musty basement and grass. Sweet vanilla with some pale malts and a little oak. Sour lemon notes as well.

M: Light bodied with a medium high carbonation. Sour and sweet finish.

O: Really good. Definitely enjoyed this one. Easy drinking with a nice complex taste.

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R&D Gueuze from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 188 ratings.
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