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New Glarus Unplugged Smoked Rye Ale



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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
A bold rich smoky nose is created naturally with a blend of smoked malts from Bamberg, Germany and Chilton, Wisconsin as well as robust Wisconsin Rye. Special Ale yeast ferments this hazy deep amber brew in the bottle. This is a big smoked beer fermented with Turbinado sugar and appropriate for sipping slowly today.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4536) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours mostly clear amber with thin, creamy white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is smoke, roasted and cookie malts, rye, figs, dates, and floral hops. Flavor is smoke, bready malts, light caramel, floral hops, dark fruit esters, and faint spice; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear amber with small white head that lasts awhile. The aroma is smoke and pepper. Thin mouthfeel with a roasted malt and smoke and light rye flavor. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
14th January 2012
Clear amber beer, small pale tan head. Smooth palate, semi dry. Mild carbonated sting in the tail. A reasonable level of smooth smoke. Slightly sweet malt with a little citrus underneath. Semi dry finish. All right.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lemke10 (914) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a medium brown color with rather less carbonation than most beers. The scent will be like roses to those who like to grill out. Almost reminds me of the smell of bacon. Has a good full flavor to it that again reminds me of the taste of a good swine dish. Obviously has a rye taste as well. Is very complex and hard to describe. An absolute most try, especially when grilling out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1435) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle generously sent my way by Neal - thanks! Pours a clear brown with a slick of tan foam. Aroma is meaty with bacon and smoke over some roasted malt and very light malt sweetness in the finish. Taste is fairly smokey with roast and bacon but there is also much more sweetness than the aroma suggests with even some darker fruit notes on the tail end. Clean, slightly coating mouthfeel. Man, this is good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Has some decent smoke, rye scents, bit medicinal. Taste is nice sweet smokey taste, decent body, alright finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (665) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
12 oz bottle pour -caveat up front that Iím not a big smoked beer guy, but Iíve slowly been warming up to appreciating the nuances of the style. Medium brown/amber pour - very thin off-white head that is gone in a few seconds. Aroma, Iím actually really into this - great sweet and smoked combination - lots of smoked malt, pepper/rye, hint of brown sugar. Flavor is, well, good! There is a high level of smokiness to this beer, particularly up front, but a solid malt backbone kicks in to keep this thing level on the choppy seas. Palate feels a bit thin, and the carbonation seems a bit low, but it has a long, smooth finish...would I drink this often, no, but is it a good smoked beer, definitely yes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
12 oz bottle from trade with elkhunter36. Thanks. Pours a translucent amber-brown color with a small off-white head that soon dissipates to a fine ring around the glass. The aroma is strong with smoked malts that conjure up memories of fine Bamberg smoked beers. The flavor is complex smoked meats, semi sweet nuts and some campfire residue. The palate is full and creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering smoked kielbasa. Overall: As a fan of smoked beers this one rocked--its a new reference standard for American smoked beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
haukur (1517) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 7, 2012
Jesus h christ!! Smoked meat, malts in the aroma. Taste is smoked, sticky sweet. Balanced beyond everything and masked out of this world! Stunning stufd

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Smoke and rye, two dominating flavors, but equally distributed in this beer. The pepper of rye and the meaty, peaty flavor of the smoked malts make this an aggressive beer, but not overly so. The brown sugar and sweet spicing picks up the rye nicely.

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