Cousin_Larry (218) - - FEB 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Uninspiring pour - almost no head that dissipates in seconds. Smell is almost medicinal. Taste is satisfactory but on the bitter side. Would much rather have a Spotted Cow if given the choice.
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured deep reddish/ruby with little-to-no head. Mouthfeel was flat and dull. This was a muddled mess and even had a faint tartness going on. Malt sweetness with some nutty tones. Bitterness and hop balance were absent too. One of the first New Glarus beers I have had that I wanted to drain pour.
RobertDale (2852) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear brown with a small biege head. Mild aroma of wheat, caramel, and nuts. Taste is malt, caramel, wheat, nuts, and grass. Nice.
umich03jm (1501) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from trade with Crajun. Pours a clear light brown color with very little head. Aroma is mostly toast and hazelnut with a hint of fruitiness. Taste is decent but watered down. Nice hazelnut and red fruit flavor but I wish there was more body to this.
mrjaxson (265) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice nutty and chocolaty aroma lets you know that indeed there are mondo malts to come. By my count, six malts vs. three hops should mean sweetness throughout and it does. The hops certainly balance the mix a bit but the malts do dominate the taste and smooth finish. Yet another delicious beverage from western Wisconsin’s best brewery. (OK, NGBC compares pretty well with the breweries from the other compass points in my home state, too.)
Cuff_Links (35) - - JAN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It poured a brown with about a finger of head that left some good lacing.
The aroma was of mild caramel with a hint of vanilla and nuts. The taste was that of caramel with a hit of nuttiness. The hops provided, for me, a crisp finish. I found a nice medium body. An all around good brown ale, which I would drink again.
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish brown with loads of malty flavor, hints of hazelnut with clean finish
pch49 (4) - Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2012 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
12 oz bottle. Pours brown/amber. wonderful aroma - malts, caramel, hazelnut on back end. Very nice body. Well done New Glarus.
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of sweet raisin and malt
Tastes of sweet and sharp raisins, some subtle bitterness.
Coolhandbrew (13) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of chocolate, coffee.Appearance red, brown. Taste is slightly bitter, nutty, which is appropriate for the beer name. Soft, creamy texture.