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Uff-da - New Glarus Brewing Company

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very good

518 Ratings

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Ratings: 518
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 38
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 01-16-2002)
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Photo of katan


3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz undated bottle into a pint

A - Dark amber, almost copper colored. The head has the mocha hue of a stout to it. Although, the head dissipated quickly to a very light film. Little lacing.

S - A combination of roasted malt and chocolate. Not strong whatsoever.

T - Early flavors are sweet and strong. Again the roasted speciality malts dominate. Hops or overall bitterness is not present. Finishes with that dark chocolate flavor. Almost reminds me of a stout in that regard. Have to say I think I detect some small amount of oxidation here.

M - Thick and creamy. As the label says, it is a "big" beer. Loads of unferemtables. Coats the mouth completely.

D - Not a beer you can drink quickly, nor is this a beer that would be sessionable over a long term. However, it is a nice change of pace in the same way I would use a porter or a stout.

Good beer, but not the best I've had from NG. I'd probably go w/ this one in the winter months as a warmer type beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2008 04:18:10 | More by katan
Photo of mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams sensory glass. Pours a nice tan/brown head. The lacing on this beer is incredible. Probably the best I have seen to this day. The lines it leaves after I take a drink are so well defined. It was really cool to see after I was done with this beer, but that was also a sad moment in time. The color is a very appealing robust red/brown.

Smell is very similar to a porter. Very nice roasted malts and caramel. Taste is quite similar and you can definitely taste the 7.3% alcohol. The flavor of caramel is very present in the taste.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and the carbonation level is very great. Full bodied.

Wow is probably one of the best words to describe this beer. It is absolutely amazing and well exceeded my expectations. I really recommend this beer to anyone, so if you go to Wisconsin, do yourself a favor and buy a sixer or more!

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2008 23:22:31 | More by mothman
Photo of slyke


4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Uff-da pours a nice red-brown color with a finger of off-white head that settles to a cap and laces very well.

Smell has sweet malt with caramel and roasted notes.

Taste has that sweet malt with notes of dark fruit and tartness.

Mouthfeel is coating, but crisp at the beginning with a nice lingering finish.

Drinkability is great on this beer. You will not be disappointed by this bock.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2008 22:40:00 | More by slyke
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this brew in a trade with eyncognito, Thanks Ian!

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - deep brown color with a tan head that settled to layer leaving a whole bunch of lacing.

S - sweet/roasted caramel malt aroma.

T - sweet caramel and roasted malty flavor is what this brew is all about. Higher abv can't be detected at all in the rich flavor.

F - medium/full bodied, smooth and creamy feel.

D - hell yeah, this is a delightful bock beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2008 21:05:39 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
Photo of kenito799

New York

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poure into a pint glass.

Very dark chocolate brown, tan head that recedes to a ring.

The aroma is all dark roasted malt, nice and warm, hints of chocolate.

The flavor is rich and malty also, with a light mouthfeel. Complexity from good balance of bitterness from roasted malt and an understated sweetness. Very drinkable session beer (although alcohol pretty high to drink too many!).

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2008 04:27:16 | More by kenito799
Photo of Rennpferd


3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It poured a deep dark copper color that was slightly clear towards the edge of the glass. It had a slightly off white two finger head that quickly retreated down to less than a finger in height.

It had a nice mild balanced scent of malt and hops.

It had a very robust roasted malt taste that was smooth and finished with a lite hint of hops and alcohol tang. It was medium bodied and slightly foamy across the tongue.

It is a bit more robust than the other Bocks that I have had recently. The more traditional and not watered down characteristics make it very enjoyable. The foaminess sort of filled my stomach. I couldn't drink this all night but I could probably have two of these back to back and enjoy them.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2008 00:50:03 | More by Rennpferd
Photo of paulthebeerguru


4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: snifter. pours a rich dark mahogany almost impenetrable to any light, except the edges. medium tan head with a low retention rate and mild amount of lacing.

S: smells like a bock. rich caramel notes, some fruits in there, apples and plums.

T: now this is a great drinking bock. good flavors keep the interest, apples, plums, some fig, and some spices, like clove. Great malts in there providing a ton of caramel flavors.

M: medium bodied for the style. very smooth for the ABV. crisp as well.

D: very drinkable brew as with nearly every New Glarus offering. I enjoy the style and enjoyed this take on it. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2008 05:23:35 | More by paulthebeerguru
Photo of tpd975


4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to unclejedi for this sweet extra.

A: Pours a nice dark brown hue with a half finger cream colored head. Okay retention and lots of spotty lace all the way down the glass.

S: Nice bold sweet malt aromas with hints of chocolate, coffee, sweet nougat, and nuts.

T: Wow wonderful rich malt flavors right up front. Hints of chocolate and light coffee. Dark black sugar and hints of nuts and cream. A touch of hops in the finish with a touch of dark fruit. As complex as a bock can be.

M: Medium to full bodied. Smooth, almost creamy.

D: Very. Wonderful tasting brew that leaves you wanting more. No matter the style New Glarus does it right. Style after style Dan and the boys create world class brews. To that I tip my hat. New Glarus takes another one of my less than favorite styles and knocks it out of the park. I could drink these any day.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2008 19:57:20 | More by tpd975
Photo of brentk56

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cola color with beautiful garnet highlights and a firm head that leaves lots of splashy lace

Smell: Milk chocolate, burnt caramel and a hint of dates and coffee

Taste: With a nice malted chocolate opening, the beer lifts in a somewhat spicy, fig and date direction by mid-palate; after the swallow, the sweetness fades and is replaced by an almost woody, mocha flavor

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Nice flavor profile; like a dry doppelbock; first rate effort to push the bock style

Picked this up in a recent trade but cannot remember the source; thanks, unknown BA

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2008 00:09:54 | More by brentk56
Photo of Deuane


3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Deep ruby tinged brownish copper with a medium tan head that stuck around and finally reduced to leave a thin cap. Nice lacing left behind.

S-Toffee and light sweet caramel malts and a subtle hint of coffee. Aroma improves upon warming.

T-Like a toffee, caramel covered nut bar. Mmmmm...nice rich malt flavours with the all but the most vague suggestions of spicy hop bitterness. For a malty brew this is nice.

M-Medium body with a nice smoothness and a bit of lingering bitterness of black coffee.

D-7.3% ABV, really? I never would have guessed! This is nice stuff. I really like the smoothness and the rich toffee flavour. A well done malt bomb.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 23:01:42 | More by Deuane
Photo of wheatyweiss


3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint.

Pours a cola color with a rocky, bubbly head that sticks around.

Smell is of malt and candy sugar.

Taste is or rum raisins and dark roasted malt. Sweet chocolate and coffee flavors. Creamy latte' like flavors abound. The dark roasted malt rides the profile to the finish. Nutty flavors come out as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel is full and creamy.

Good beer, but reminds me of a weak porter.

Re-visited on 01-17-09.

I rated this beer a few months ago and I think my palette has improved a little. Not to mention knowledge. This is a very solid single bock. Great depth of flavor and finish. I think for the price, there is little better to be had. I get more coffee notes this time along with a deeper caramelized sugar flavor. Slight oakiness and dustiness. I think there is a yeast thing going on here I can't fully explain. There are heavier and more complex bocks out there, but this one is a very consistent solid offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2008 00:31:49 | More by wheatyweiss
Photo of roadhouse


3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appears a very dark brown, some red-orange highligts are visible in the right lighting. One finger tan head sinks to a skim and leaves perfect lacing.

Aromas of caramel malts, chocolate, and something like cola.

Taste is what I expected from the aroma. Lots of caramel and toffee flavors preside over a subtle chocolately backdrop. Finishes with more sweet caramel malts that slowly turn into a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, somewhat chewy, and very smooth drinking.

This is a very good drinkable bock from NG. I just wish I could get stuff from these guys without having to go to Wisconsin.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 22:49:19 | More by roadhouse
Photo of therica


4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"... a Bock brewerd to appease the Gods of Winter. Hearty and full-bodied this is a 'Big' bier. Brewed in the Reinheitsgebot tradition, our Bock comes by its mahogany hue naturally."


A= very very coffee-chocolate dark, modst light-brown head, some lacing.

S= not much of a scent until it sets a bit, then some floral hops and chocolate-coffee. After it sets for 10-15 minutes the scent becomes VERY bold! Great! Nutty scent reminscent of autumn chestnut-roasting.

T= very bold, as claimed. Coffee, chocolate, yet not biting. Slight sweetness, light creamy feel on the tongue, sometimes evident hops-bitters on the tongue in the finish. Very rich and flavorful.

M= same as having eaten a nice Swiss dark-chocolate bar with a shot.

D= very drinkable in lesser quantities but probably both too bold for too many, plus the ABV at 7.3% might catch up.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2008 08:27:50 | More by therica
Photo of Larrytown


3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours cola-brown with a surprising amount of head, but minimal lacing. The nose is of malts and some coffee.

The taste is a bit bracing at first, but warms up nicely. The coffee stands out most to me, but a hint of fruit is present also. It's a bit creamy in the mouth. Pretty pleasant overall.

While I wouldn't call this anything special, I'd be happy to return to it on a cold winter's day.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2008 16:14:18 | More by Larrytown
Photo of KeefD


3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights with a minimal head a light lacing. Smells is roasted malts with some hints of dark fruit. Taste is very similar. Lots of candied dark fruits, rum-soaked raisins, a little hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick and cream with a full body, light carbpantion, and would be the perfect beer to drink of a cold winter's day rather than on the 4th of July, but it was delicious nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2008 22:11:20 | More by KeefD
Photo of KI9A


4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wow, I liked this beer..

A: Poured into tulip glass, black, tan head that hangs around. Nice lacing.

S: Malts, molasses, coffee.

T: Very malty, molasses, chocolate, prunes, and a bit of roasted coffee.

M:/D: Finishes with a sweetness of molasses, and chocolate. ABV at 7.8% is well hidden, but, really borders on a doppelbock instead of a bock. Easy to drink, if fact, almost too easy with the high ABV. I can sit and hang into a couple of these with no problem.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2008 20:45:23 | More by KI9A
Photo of JDV


2.53/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle from IowaHerkeye. Thanks!
Pours deep brown with reddish tint around the edged and a medium lived beige head. Smell is rich maltiness, metal, dark fruit and soy sauce. Taste is big on soy sauce right off the bat. Some figgy flavors, but mostly just getting that unpleasant soy flavor unfortunately and with some tart mollasses or maple. Just not for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 22:19:19 | More by JDV
Photo of Domingo


4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Even though it lacks the naming prefix, this seems to be a doppelbock in all but the name.
Pours a clear medium to dark brown with cherry highlights. Head's there in full-force.
Smells of caramel, cherries, chocolate, nuts, and figs.
Taste is sweet and a perfect mix between caramel, chocolate, maple, and dried fruits. A breadiness is also there and makes for a nice touch. Actually reminds me a little of the Andechs Doppelbock, which is (in my opinion) the best beer being brewed anywhere. It's not quite there, but there are flavor notes that are similar. I think it's the bread and balance.
Easy to drink, but because it's so malty and sweet, you'll want to take it slowly.
This is great, no doubt about it. The only real fault is that it becomes a little too sweet as it warms and maybe a hint more hops would've kept that in check. Still, this is one of the best lagers brewed in the US. Terrific!

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2008 18:50:17 | More by Domingo
Photo of gford217


3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, dark brown with hints of ruby around the edges. The head was minimal but did leave a good bit of lacing throughout. Smell was interesting with hints of fresh coffee up front on top of roasted caramel malts. Taste matched the smell but with a little less coffee and a little more toasted quality with caramel malts and a hint of smoke and chocolate on top of some molasses in the background. Mouthfeel is fairly light on this and the finish was crisp but slightly bitter. This brew definitely improved as it warmed up and is a very drinkable bock.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2008 03:19:59 | More by gford217
Photo of dmowen


4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a almost black in color with a good head that goes away to almost nothing very quickley. Smell of roasted malt and chocolate with a slight undertone of cherries?? Mouth-feel is good with a nice finish. Taste is of a roasted coffee flavor with a chocolate undertone. I liked this beer and if you like this style of beer Uff-Da is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2008 17:23:47 | More by dmowen
Photo of nrbw23


3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a deep red color with a nice foamy tan head that goes away quickly into a thin layer on top of the brew and leaves a good amount of layered lacing.

S- Fairly light and mild. Mostly roasted malts, a nutty smell and a tiny touch of chocolate. I could also pick up more coffee as this one warmed up.

T- Bready, roasted malts, nutty and finishes with a coffee touch.

M- Medium in body and creamy. Low carbonation.

D- Not bad at all. Easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2008 10:29:52 | More by nrbw23
Photo of jayrod20


4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smells sweet, with cherries, a little chocolate and a bit of toasted malt. Tastes similar, and, like the bottle says, "the warmer Bock is, the sweeter it gets." However, though the label assures me that I "can expect...deep chocolate and coffee undertones," I detect little; a porter or stout Uff-da is not. With just a hint of bitterness at the end, this is definitely an unbalanced beer, but does have a tasty toasted malt flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2008 02:19:58 | More by jayrod20
Photo of Bitterbill


3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!

This pours a dark brown with reddish hues and a very large head of tannish foam that's trying to overflow but...we'll have none of that! Excellent head retention and plenty of nice lacing.

The smell is nice. I'm getting some biscuit, a touch of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and some dark fruit.

The taste starts of very sweet. The caramel and chocolate and some biscuit are pretty bold up front. Another sip in and there's a touch of hop bitterness just before the finish and I can also taste some other bitterness most likely from a dark chocolate influence. This is nice.

The body is on the thin side but it seems to be filling for some reason; the carbonation is also light. I don't notice any of the alcohol until long after the swallow; that's when I get a bit of warming.

Bottom line: This is quite the tasty Bock. The only "bad" thing I can really say about it is that I couldn't drink more than 1 at a sitting.(see my comment about it being filling)

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2008 23:14:12 | More by Bitterbill
Photo of Wasatch


4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Monsone for this brew.

Pours a nice dark brown color, nice carbonation, nice little creamy tan head, lots of nice sticky lacing follows. The nose is malty, slight yeasty, banannas, wheat, and caramel. The taste is sweet, malty, slight yeasty, nice touch of banannas/wheat/caramel. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a joy to drink in my book, very tasty, smooth, and delicious. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2008 01:16:04 | More by Wasatch
Photo of MiguelMandingo


3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I received this as a gift from my parents several months ago, and I am now getting around to drinking it. It is pretty good - better than I expected.

Poured a 12oz. bottle into a stange.

Appearance - It pours a very deep brown color, transparent but moving to that translucent stage. It produced a solid 1 1/2 finger head that slowly dissipated. It leaves behind a little lacing as the head lowered.

Scent - Pretty tasty smelling. I get notes of dark fruits - raisin and fig. I also get notes of chocolate, and the slightest hint of coffee - although without the typical coffee roastiness. Lots of caramel in the scent. I can detect herbal hops at the far end of the scent. This is one of the best smelling bocks I have come across in my beer drinking career thus far.

Taste - The flavor tastes much like it smells, but more subdued. It is shocking to me that this is 7.3% ABV, it is completely hidden. That is mark of a great brewer. I get notes of biscuit, sweet caramel, roasty chocolate, and dark fruit, but it tastes more watered down than the scent would lead you to believe it would be.

Mouthfeel - Light/medium bodied. The carbonation is in the low to moderate range. I would have liked more carbonation to cut through the light body - it feels a little watery. That said it is very creamy and smooth going down.

Drinkability - Very drinkable. I can't believe that this is 7.30% ABV. This could be a dangerous brew, I can see how easy it would be to polish off 4 or 5 in a sitting, and not feel them until you stand up. I haven't had many bocks yet, but this has been my favorite thus far. Very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2008 22:54:57 | More by MiguelMandingo
Uff-da from New Glarus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.