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New Glarus Unplugged Berliner Weiss

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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Available July 2008

"Some people paint, some sing, others write ... I brew." - Daniel Carey

A few times a year, we will cut Dan loose to brew whatever he chooses, uncensored, uncut, unplugged. Always handcrafted, the bottle you hold is brewed for the adventurous soul. This is a very limited edition and we make no promises to ever brew this style again.

Napoleon hailed this tart beer style "the Champagne of the North." A lively and elegant masterpiece this Berliner Weiss is a kaleidoscope of fresh flavor. Barrel fermentation, Pinot Grigio, Riesling grapes and Wisconsin White Wheat are bottle fermented with five proprietary yeast strains. A connoisseur’s rare jewel both spirited and subtle, enjoy your sparkling toast under summer stars.

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Style Weiss
Flavor tart
Available in 4-packs and cases

Illini08's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Sampled at the Carolina Crew Gathering. Light yellow pour, fluffy white head. Plenty of carbonation. Lightly sour aroma and flavor. Grapes are very apparent in both aroma and flavor as well. Dry finish. Very unique and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle shared at Guinn’s house thanks to Ben. Pours a light yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma is tart apples and lemons. Flavor seems to fall flat a bit. Slightly earthy, and not nearly as tart as expected. But overall, a nice, interesting beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (9216) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"i don’t know exactly what i was expecting from this new style, but i can safely say pinot & reisling grapes was not it. right after opening, the complex sweet white wine aroma was inticing. it did not prepare me for the tart/sour/green apple/lemon citrus aspects of the flavor, which were also quite nice. this is one lively beer, and the surprise of the night!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2918) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Pours a pale golden color with a finger of white fizz. Nose has some wet wood, lacto, mineral driven riesling and some round hints of wheat. Palate follows, a touch watery but as the palate adjusts it opens to more complexity. Nice slate like backdrop with light lacto, rustic wheat and some hints of sweet riesling and limestone.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle. Another overcarbonated New Glarus beer, have had several of these lately. Cloudy light yellow, lots of bubbles. Smell is very off, heavy soap, musty. Good flavor, crisp lemon, some tartness, but light for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Nice. Sweet with a modicum of sour. Am fairly new with this style but am enjoying this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Hazy orange pour with some soured fruit, citrus, and a few other tasty bites. One of the better unplugged beers that has lasted time. Good Stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
12oz at my place with group. Pours light yellow. Aroma is orange barnyard. Taste is salt orange light. Finish is quicker. Mouthfeel is very light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (15950) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle shared at Craft Clerko, 06/06/13 - thanks to Nathan the Brigadier. Hazed orange amber with a thin off white head that dissipates. Nose is soured fruit, orange, lemon rind, grape skins, damp wood, over ripened apples. Taste comprises light sour tones, cherry stones, orange rind, musty, grape skin. Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation, subtle tarte puckerings in the finale. A well constructed BW.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Fantastic, lightly tart like white grapes, a bit cloudy wheat quality. Easy to drink, flavorful. One of my favorite berliners.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CarloOG (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Pours a hazy, golden with a copper tinge to it. Minimal white head. Aroma is slightly lactic, kinda juice-like. Tartness hits you right up front, then the lactic sourness and finishes very dry. Very light bodied, very refreshing.

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