New Glarus Unplugged Sour Brown Ale

 
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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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yespr (46530) - 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.

3.5
Ungstrup (38138) - 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.

3
joergen (28720) - 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.

3.8
Papsoe (25060) - 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

3.1
Oakes (18198) - 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 I’m bad at diacetyl. Either way, the vinegar character is a major turnoff for me and thus I found the beer only decent.

3.3
brokensail (16601) - 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.

3.4
Tmoney99 (14751) - 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.

2.5
argo0 (14127) - 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.

3
Lubiere (14110) - 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.

3.5
Dogbrick (13389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Hazy reddish-brown color with a thin light tan head that fizzed out quickly. Minimal lacing. Apple cider and sour cherry aroma. Sour is one of those words that sounds more bizarre the more you say it. Sour. Medium-bodied and super tart with cherry, apple and a bit of oak flavoring. There is an understated malt sweetness in the distance that keeps it from going overboard. The finish is tart cherry and some yeast. A little shocking at first, but pretty tasty after the initial mouth-puckering sourness.


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