New Glarus R&D Wild Bitter
From New Glarus Brewing – Diploma Master Daniel Carey’s newest IPA, Wild Bitter is brewed with Wisconsin Malts, Yakima Citra and Sterling hops. Wild Bitter was aged for nine months in the brewery’s Wild Fruit Cave, dry hopped of Slovenian Savinjski, followed by spontaneous secondary fermentation and a final third fermentation in the bottle.
New Glarus Brewing – New Glarus R&D Wild Bitter – 500 ml. bottle poured into a teku – 10% abv.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber orange with visible rising carbonation and small traces of yeast sediment. Gentle pour produces a fluffy white cap.
Aroma: Big brett funk, lemon, flowery and citrusy hops.
Taste: Brett up front which supplies some industrial bitterness, slight lemon and pineapple end capped by a funky tart bite and sturdy hop bitterness. Noticeable alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Drying. Lively carbonation.
Overall: This beer reminded me of a fuller bodied version of Green Flash Rayon Vert. It didn’t resemble an IPA whatsoever, it was interesting, and fun to try, but not particularly pleasant so to speak. The beer conditioned for a year, so I don’t think father time would smooth this beer out any more.