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New Glarus Unplugged Belgian Quadruple



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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Inspired by the Trappist brewers of Belgium, our heavyweight Quadruple tips the O.G. scales at 25 degrees P. Master Brewer, Daniel Carey, sourced the Brett yeast that boldly frames this refined and complex strong ale. First coddled in our Oak lager tanks and then slowly matured in bourbon barrels. This is a bold beer that sips like a refined cordial of nutmeg, dried cherries and vanilla. Perfect for lying down or sipping by the fire tonight. http://www.newglarusbrewing.com/beers/unplugged belgian quad.html

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2012
Smooth, strong and complex. Aged about 5 years. Clear carmel color, vanishing head. Aromatics include raison/plum, peppery or anise spice, a little funkiness aka horse blanket. Smooth, medium to heavy body. Flavors of aged carmel, a hint sourness, alcohol more evident as it warms. Still sneaky at 11%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - APR 9, 2012
Iced tea color pour without the ice. Lots of sediment. Thin head. Nose of dark fruit, nutmeg, booze and other spices. Taste is very sweet with tons of dark fruit and sweet malt. Even a little too sweet for me for the style. Not much too much as far as barrel characteristics.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (5140) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep amber with average, frothy white head; decent retention and good lacing. Aroma is belgian yeast, cereal and caramel malt, earthy and floral hops, and light spice. Flavor is malt dominate with light hops and fruit esters; dry finish with a hint of alcohol. Full body, medium carbonation, and high warmth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12190) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours clear tawny with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie, caramel and nutty malt, Belgian yeast and esters with candi sugar and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, spicy alcohol, light hops and bitterness with fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Pours a clear amber with nice white head. Aroma of fruity yeast, caramel, and booze. Flavor is complex and layered. Delicious. Truly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle, part of the insane Winnipeg tasting. This one was out of oakbluff’s cellar. Pours clear ruby-tawny, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose is tart red licorice, root beer, funk. Flavours of red fruit, funk, cherry-bark, bitter berries, and a pervasive bark-woody character. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Mr. Chipalsa. This one smelled like a good amount of dark fruits, plum, some light vanilla and a touch of alcohol. My notes even say icing...It poured a darker brown with a light khaki head. As far as taste goes there is plenty of dark fruity esters (again, plum and some prune) with a touch of alcohol. This one had a sticky palate to me. A good all around quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Thanks ughsmash. Pours a slightly cloudy peach skin amber with one finger of off white head. Nose is rich and slightly oxidized. Cherry skins and Belgian yeast esters, earthy. Smells like an oude rouge. Light vermouth quality. Flavor is lightly bready with a full and creamy mouthfeel. Warming alcohol with some cherry skins and sweet esters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
12oz bottle. Sweet cherry and cinamon spice aroma light up the nose. Copper body color with beige head and spotty lacing. Sweet fruity plumb, cherry, spice and thickness of body actually hid some of the alcohol that is somewhat noticable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3856) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Traded bottle. Pretty nice and true to form quadruple. About the only departures from style were a slight hint of sourness and the sweetness seemed a little, strong and different than expected. Seriously no idea this weighed in at 11ABV though. well done.

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