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New Glarus Unplugged Smoked Rye Ale



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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle at home ... copper .. thin tan head ... big fishy smokkey nose... soft toffee malt ... juicy malts ... smokey wooody toffee malt ...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2011 Bottle. Clear beautiful ruby color, medium tan head, great lacing. Aroma of subtle smoke. Taste is pumpernickel roasted over a campfire. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of smoke, burnt plastic, dry latex, and toasted rye. Flavor of smoked fish, burnt rye, earth, and caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
A: The beer pours an amber/mahogany color with an off-white head. S: Very, very smokey. A bit of salt and meat, sort of like bacon, with a definite toffee undertone. A little bit of nuttiness and a mild chocolate aroma. Not much rye in the nose. T: Like with the nose, a dominant smoke quality to the beer. A hint of dark fruit, along with some more meat and salt. Also as the nose indicated, there is a bit of toffee and nuts. M: Medium in body and carbonation. O: Not bad, but the smoke is really overpowering and you have to really reach to find anything else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2011
12 oz bottle-thanks PatrickL for sharing-pours a thin tan head and copper color. Aroma is campfire/peat-medium malt, some acidic. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel/campfire/peat, slight hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of smoke, rye, light fruittiness and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smoth with a dry finish. Flavors of smoke, ryeand ligt fuittiness with a smooth dry lingering smoke finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10074) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pours clear dark amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is ash, smoked meat, spicy rye, pear fruity esters, and spicy hops. Flavor is spicy and earthy rye with moderate smoked meat, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9553) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pours a beautiful, clear copper with a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The aroma provides smoke – applewood or redwood. Not overbearing, but definitely present and quite pleasing. There are additional, lesser notes of caramel and rye. Full-bodied with a thick mouthfeel and buzzing carbonation. Well-balanced, heavy duty rye flavor. Not a RyePA, thank God. Seldom do I run across a beer that is brewed with a significant amount of rye without an overly aggressive hop schedule... which, in my opinion, buries the beauty of the rye. Instead, this beer’s body provides a fantastic platform upon which unadulterated rye flavor is showcased, rather than simply thrown in as an afterthought. Essences of caramel, rye and smoked meat abound. Finishes very mildly bitter with a dry sendoff. Two of my favorite things in a beer are here – rye and smoked malt. Lovely, world class effort here!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 Bottle @ home. Amber brown appearance with a foamy tan head. Big charred, (Bamberg-like) smoky, rye malty nose. Ashy, smoky malty, mildly rye malty flavor. Charred, smoky finish and aftertaste. Great smoked beer!

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