R&D Bourbon Barrel Kriek | New Glarus Brewing Company

R&D Bourbon Barrel KriekR&D Bourbon Barrel Kriek
BA SCORE
90.1%
Liked This Beer
4.27 w/ 151 ratings
R&D Bourbon Barrel KriekR&D Bourbon Barrel Kriek
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
August 2010 Release
1,500 Bottles

Ale infused with a large dose of sour cherries. Fermented in an Oak Vat using a blend of Ale Yeast and Lactobacillus. Then aged in freshly dumped bourbon barrels.

Added by alcstradamus on 07-30-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
151
Liked:
136
Avg:
4.27/5
pDev:
10.54%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
375
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out a burnt orange color with a decent head that leaves some lacing behind

Smell: Bourbon, vanilla and cherry tones underneath

Taste: The Bourbon dominates bringing oak and vanilla and the cherry and tart tones linger underneath from start to finish, though they never really emerge from the shadows

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I think the cherry tones were stronger when the beer was younger and I have lifted the ratings according to what I think it might have been rather than what it is now

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewing the R&D Bourbon Barrel Kriek from the New Glarus Brewing Company out of New Glarus, Wisconsin.

Score: 87

Brewed 01/18/10, 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 reddish brown “oh hey, are you a Flanders red?” color with a thin layer of fizzy head that settles to a ring around the glass. Good lacing and retention. 4.25/5

Smell: Cherry juice, vanilla and oak. Brown sugar too. Minimal apparent sourness, comes across as being sweet in the nose. 4/5

Taste: This is basically bourbon barrel aged Belgian Red. Sweet cherry juice, bourbon, light vinegar and funk, vanilla and oak. The cherry flavor is a bit medicinal towards the finish. No real sourness here — just a little crisp tartness towards the finish as it warms, lacking any real bite. Finishes with sweet cherry/oaky vanilla. 3.75

Mouthfeel: Viscous, low carbonation. Sweet and oily mouthfeel, with a modestly dry finish. 3.75

Overall: This beer is basically just bourbon barrel aged Belgian Red and sweet Flanders red-like in taste. Take that as you will, and seek out accordingly.

Cost: $8 for a 500 ml bottle.

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R&D Bourbon Barrel Kriek from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90.1% out of 100 with 151 ratings
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