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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3590) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2010
12oz bottle from a trade, aged a little bit. Color is amber, hazy, thick, with medium clarity and a gentle pour produces a headless beer. Aroma is alcohol but light, with a touch of cardboard. Its slightly sticky but not overly sweet. As it warms up more age (cardboard) comes out. Flavor is very nice, some barrel (leaf), and a bit of "slickness," which I attribute to the brett. In this case, the brett is not strong and not overly apparent. The flavor is not heavy and nicely constructed with no age showing in the flavor (surprisingly). The flavor finishes fast and does not linger. The beer is easy drinking and very nice for an American Quad. Some chocolate in the flavor helps accentuate that "slick" brett character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3905) - Kansas, USA - AUG 31, 2010
12 oz bottle shared by beastiefan2k. Pour is lightly hazed orange copper with a smallish tan head that collapses immediately. Aroma is musty, dusty grain along with some vanilla sweetness and finishing with a weird barrel woodiness that isnít quite Brett to me, but is funky. Taste has a malty sweetness, herbal and medicinal, with the bourbon wood filling out and drying up the finish. The Brett is more developed in the taste, though still a little subdued. Palate is medium, very drying finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2010
12oz bottle pours a clear, apple juice colored amber with a frothy off white head. Nose is apple juice, brett, flower pollen, cherry life savers. Flavor is sweet, apple juice, medicinal, rose petals, light cherry life saver. Finish is medium bodied and sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 28, 2010
I think this was a 2006 bottle from buckybeer, thanks!!! - Pours a clear lt ruddy amber with a medium off white head...aroma is very rich, plum and vanilla, dough, caramel and light sherry, treacle and plenty of wood...flavour is a terrifically balanced blend of flavours, smooth vanilla and oak, cherry, plum, bourbon...plenty of alcohol bite, but it cuts right thru the gravity of the brew, still had prickly carbonation, and the finish is dry but without the typical bretty dustiness...easily one of the finest unplugged bottles Iíve had the pleasure to try...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3561) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bottle from a trade with MIBRomeo. Pours hazy amber color with off white head. Aromas of brett, dark fruits and dough. Sweet fruity flavor with some bourbon, bread dough, wood and ever so slight sourness from the brett. Medium body with soft carbonation. I would have liked the brett to be a little more prominent. Thanks Chuck.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Cloudy amber body w/ a thin tan head that laces well. Aroma is lightly bret, hints of cherry and bread. Hints of funk come through in the flavor along w/ lots of sweet syrups and vanillas and a touch of bourbon. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2010
12 oz. bottle; thanks to after4ever for sharing; this one had been on my wants for a long time, so nice to get the chance to try; muddy orange with thin white head, but mostly flat; aromas of brown sugar, light dates and a zingy sour twang; sticky, thin mouthfeel with an almost light fruit syrup quality; lemons, sugar, stale fruits; texture is quite thin; got to think this is well past its prime

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
12oz bottle from after4ever. Wheat hazed caramel golden with tight beige head. Sweet wheat, candi sugar, candied fruit, bready, and slight cheesiness. Caramelized sugar, candied apple, bready yeast, but also has a wheatiness to it. Light for a quad but well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Thanks after4ever. Golden raisin aroma, polished bronze in the glass. sweet milky caramel, smooth saturated oak. soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Poured a caramel brown. Aroma was of banana, cherry, bourbon, and grass. Flavor was very sweet with spice and cherry. Nice beer.

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