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R&D Golden Pale Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

R&D Golden Pale Ale

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Overall: 7.00/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0 or 0%

Trend: 7.00/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

ABV: 7.00%

IBU: 38

Season: One-time

Have Another: 100%

358 beers rated with a 7.92 average
  • 7.00/10 have another
  • A: 7.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 7.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • sDev: 0.00% Color: Gold.
  • Aroma: Mellow floral hoppiness. And a little pepper, lemon.

    1st Taste: We have smell and taste match. Medium mouthfeel and solid level of carbonation.

    Overall: Start out drinking it too cold, it's an American thing. And, the 7% ABV is totally masked. I have yet to find a New Glarus that is anything but a well crafted execution of the style of the particular brew. I don't want to come off as a fawning groupie, but these dudes take their brewing as serious ass stuff. Lot's of flavors like a farmhouse, but hoppines of the pale ale, all falling within the Belgium spectrum of style. Which is not my personal fav, but I certainly appreciate and respect the brew. Had two farmhouses in the tasting session before this beer. Need another session with all three, before I make up my mind.
  • Reviewed: Monday, July 27, 2009 at 22:51:56
  • Tasted: Monday, July 27, 2009
  • $8.00 for 16 oz. bottle
1,168 beers rated with a 7.80 average
  • 7.00/10 have another
  • A: 7.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 7.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • sDev: 0.00% Color: Gold
  • Pours clear with three fingers of thick, off-white foam. Good retention and great lacing throughout the beverage.

    Floral hops and sweet malt fill the scent. Minor aroma of citrus (lemon) and sweet tarts.

    The beer has a little metallic taste that doesn't seem well placed. Floral hops are there on the finish - very floral. The sweet malt and the sweet tart taste are very strong at the start.

    Medium body and carbonation. Might have had this one a little to cold to start. After the initial taste, I decided to let it warm a bit and the beer takes on more spicey aroma and flavors that are not evident when cold.
  • Reviewed: Monday, July 27, 2009 at 22:41:27
  • Tasted: Monday, July 27, 2009
  • $8.00 for 16 oz. bottle