seuinoz (257) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2003
what else can i say besides(another awesome beer, from an awesome beer company.)
like i said before and i will say it again, and again.
Keep Up The Good Work New Glarus rautyasu (1) - USA - DEC 11, 2005 does not count
This beer reminds me of some of the dunkels from Thuringia, Germany. This is an excellent beer accompanying food with bold flavors, given that it leaves the palate clean and ready for new experiences. cperry8483 (41) - Platteville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2006
I’m a big fan of New Glarus beers, and this is one of my favorites. Not just one of my favorite NG, but one of my favorite ever. It’s hard to describe this beer specifically, but one word comes to mind: smooth. Absolutely no harshness at all in this beer, despite the noticable presence of hops. Roasted malt flavor with the barest hint of hops to balance the flavor, with almost no aftertaste. This beer would be outstanding with a meal, or by itself. Watch out though, it’s so easy to polish off three of these quickly without even realizing it. Another classic from New Glarus. Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2005
I’ve been gone for a while. Still have allot of great beers to rate from this summer. Starting back at this with this gem. I love New Glarus and JPDIPSO is still my hero even though I’ve been gone a while. Very nice beer. Roasty flavor, full bodied and definitely tasty. Excellent beer. Can’t say anything more than that. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 29, 2003
Dark brown color. Medium head. Aroma is malty with a touch of coffee. A medium bodied altbier. Roasted malts. Chocolate and coffee, somewhat nutty. Nicely balanced. Hops are slightly spicy. Again a very smooth beer. Very tasty. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty and sweet.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Nice deep dark rusty brown color with a tight one finger high head thats lightly creamy colored, gets thickly shaped stringy lace.
Smell is a beatiful array of roasty malts, sweetish, with a subtle cookie dough toastyness and light chocolatyness lingering on top of a even lighter hoppy sense of fruit.
Taste is mild but more so of flavor then most of this style with a perfect roasty/toasty maltyness thats beadish, quite firm, easy, fresh, and clean with a nice lingering sweetness and some very nice light but noticeable chocolate and a undefinable fruit, I think maybe unripe grapes or pear, but thats very light in the mix but also noticeable to a certain desent. Very subtle and well balanced with just a smidge of calm bitterness, but is mostly malty roasted sweetness.
Feel is very close to medium body but definately not light or full. Carbonation is there with a slight texture, but is easy to handle. Great drinkability on this stuff, goes down very easy and smooth. One of the best browns I've ever had. A great summer brew for those who enjoy darker colors other then the usual yellow.
New Glarus has a winner with this one!
Note: This beers' qualities show up at a warmer temp about 48-53,
not while cold, this review was done while at about 48. Hence some of the lower reviews, or at least thats my take on it, but its another good reason why it would make for a good summer drink.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2004
This beer pours with a cloudy, deep amber body topped by a thick head with good lacing. The aroma is sweet and fruity with candy sugar notes and a ton of malt. The flavor is sweet and full of candy sugar with slight notes of fruit and a very slight bitterness. Medium bodied and smooth. JPDIPSO (6236) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Deep dark amber color with a smaller light tan head. Aroma of dry specialty malts, with a touch of nuttiness. Slight malt sweetness with a dark malt backbone. Flavors are not overly pronounced, but very well balanced. Very alt like. Light coffee, cocoa, hazelnut, and dark toffee. Finishes very clean with a dark malt aftertaste begging for another sip. Nice new addition, now if they would only bring back their Cabin Fever Double. NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2003 Pleasantly smooth brew that would be WAY too easy to drink in large quantities. This stuff is unbelievably smooth. Pours a darkish brown with hints of amber. Large initial head that gives way to a nice thin layer of tan, fine-bubbled foam as the beer gets drained from the glass (and in my case, the draining didn't take long!). The flavors are pretty subtle--not nearly as much hop bite as one gets from Schell's Schmaltz Alt & German Pale Ale, or Tyranena's Headless Man Amber Alt. The taste of roasted malt predominates but there's some bittering in there to provide a good balance. I could put a lot of this away very easily. redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Mmmm, chocolate... I like the fact that New Glarus makes beer without worrying about the a style per say, which is why I’ll rate this as a beer. Appearance is a cloudy dark amber/brown wit a nice whitish head, but not the black the label hinted at. The aroma is chocolatey and nutty malt, not much hops, and some yeast in the finish. The flavor is full of malt sweetness, with the rich chocolate malt shining through. The beer is indeed very smooth and highly drinkable, another great new glarus beer.