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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
it seems that every smoke beer i try, that i like the style more and more- is it wrong i got aroused while drinkin this- never mind, never mind, forget i said that! .. . Pours a deep caramel, with medium head, and some pretty good sticky lacing .. . aroma is, amazing.. smoke, meat smoke, bbq, maple, more maple, syrup, and just a touch of booze .. . taste is really something, mirrors the nose and also has that touch of booze to it- the only thing that kills a perfect score- i could drink tons of this! i mean i could literally drink kegs and kegs of this, its really enjoyable, and so full of smokey goodness, iíd drown before i got my fill!! .. thanks to John for the trade, if i knew this was so good- i would have traded boxes of this!!! .. . in point: masterful!! .. .

Oh yeah, thereís one more thing. That kidís name... that kidís name was Richard Nixon.

Richard Millhouse Nixon?

What the hellís his middle name got to do with anything? Dave, the point of the story is... ahh letís see... hernia, wild animals, Nixon... hell, itís in there somewhere. Iím glad I could help you out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
One of the lesser-hyped unplugged beers. I love smoked beers, I am a bit indifferent on the rye part. It pours a clear reddish brown and absolutely struggles to form a head, thus is has the exact appearance of cola to me. The smell is great though, it has a thick smokiness with a lot of campfire smell, there is some fruitiness as well, at almost smells like apples underneath, and there is of course some standard malts that bring a hint of caramel. The flavor is pretty great. It has a balance of smokiness and sweetness that works well. It reminds me of a smoked doppelbock. It has the smoke, but with a nice crisp, slightly fruity, but mostly malty and bready backing. There are hops in here too that provide a little bit of cut to the sweetness. This is an excellent easy drinker form New Glarus, the label says to sip slowly, but I canít help quaffing it. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-29-2011 04:33:25

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drumdude73 (19) - Ames, Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Unbelievably great brew! The smoked flavor dominates this brew from New Glarus and leaves your palate wanting more!! One of the best smoke flavored beers I have ever come across!! Tastes of rye, smoke, and leather. My father in law said it tastes like you are drinking a beer out of a old civil war leather boot......hmmmm.....not a bad description although I think this is a terrific beer! A must have if you like smoked flavor brews!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
StefanSD (2387) - Ouray, Colorado, 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bseribeer (128) - Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Put your wife and kids to bed and block out a few hours to enjoy this concoction. New Glarus brings a unique brew with the Smoked Rye Ale. Pours and amber with a very thin head. Intense wood and smoke aroma. Flavors match with a strong smokiness, burnt caramel finish. Closest thing I can compare would be the Furthermore Stout. Not an easy going beer, but take your time and savor the uniqueness. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
haukur (1802) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lemke10 (971) - 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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jzzbassman (1587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Tyloanderso: What a fabulous beer! Pours amber with a compact head, slightly cloudy. Huge smoke aroma, sweet, with a hint of caraway and rye. Sweet rye flavor with a lot of the smoke, finishing extra clean without any flaws that I perceive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeMoriendi (72) - Boynton Beach, USA - MAY 17, 2011
I decided to bust out a glass I havenít used in awhile for this one. Itís a Bavarian style pils glass. It pours a really clear copper color, a lot like a penny. There is a small white head but it is gone pretty fast. Big time smoke on the nose. Nice bacon like aroma in there with some hints of wood, caramel and a very small bit of rye. Lots of peat smoke and wood in the taste. There is some malt backing to it that sweetens things up a bit. This beer, for being as smoky as it is, is incredibly smooth. So did I enjoy this beer? You bet I did. But are there any problems? Yes there is. There are not more of it for me to enjoy. Awesome beer that would make for great drinking this summer while BBQing outside.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Deep brown caramel color. Aroma is so nice with some smoked wood notes, toffee, malt, light hop note. Flavor is such a perfect smoke, malt, hop blend. This is awesome.

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