New Glarus Unplugged Sour Brown Ale

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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Generally available to the exclusive few who travel off the beaten path of Belgium this is truly a sour ale. A ridiculously long lager in in our oak casks elevates rich round caramel malts backed with distinctive tart notes.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (44033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
RBSG07. From 35.5 cL bottle. Pours beautiful amber. Aroma is malty, caramel, fruity and sugarish. Flavour is sour, sweet and woody. Different from unplugged enigma (this is more fruity/sour) but still with some similarities to it. Sour to dry finish. I really like this series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (36892) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2006
An unclear red-brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is acidic with notes of berries - just like a Flemish sour should be. The flavor is a mixture of sweet and sour with delicious notes berries, and I also pick up light notes of hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (27591) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2006
Bottle. Hazy red coloured with an off white head. Acidic aroma of red wine and wood. Flavour of red wine and wood with light acidic notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of JCapriotti. Hazy, dark amber golden with an off-white head. Sour aroma with lots of oak. Medium body with sweetish caramel and a tart and woody note. A bit low in carbonation. Sourish and fresh finish. Lovely. 290607

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (17129) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
Muddy brown colour. The aroma is mainly of sweet malts with a balsamic note. The flavour is similar with an added light diacetyl...or it could have been the way the balsamic note mixed in with the malts as Im bad at diacetyl. Either way, the vinegar character is a major turnoff for me and thus I found the beer only decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
Amber in color with a finger of off-white head. A slight vinegar note along with a hint of raspberry and red wine vinegar. Some oak and vanilla notes to it as well. The flavor is rather simple. Fairly acetic with red wine and balsamic vinegar notes. Some dark fruit notes and maybe a little bit of wood/oak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (14276) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured hazy brown color with a minimal fizzy off-white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy sour aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy fruity sweet & sour flavor with a moderate sour finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with a complex beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (14106) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2005
(12oz bottle) Minimal beige head that quickly dissipates to leave a flat, murky, red-brown body that looks less than appetizing. Aroma is medium sweet, butterscotch, toffee, some cherry, light vanilla, faint oak. Taste is moderately sweet, butterscotch, some cherry, light tartness, oak. Light body with minimal carbonation. A bit too sweet and not tart enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (13655) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
Sampled at the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer at Goose Island, Nov.11, 2005. Hazy light brown ale with a thin off-white head. Light lactic acid aroma, with some vanilla and woody notes. In mouth, rather weak and watery sour, with light vinegar and cherries. Rather weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of sour cherry, funky berries, apple, light balsamic vinegar, and caramel. Flavor of sweet syrup, cherries, and light woodiness in the finish.

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