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Uff-da - New Glarus Brewing Company

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very good

527 Ratings

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Ratings: 527
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 39
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 Schwarz04


3.63/5  rDev -4.7%

Bottle poured into pint glass, nice overall appearance with good lacing and medium head. Warm nutty aroma, with similar taste. Mouthfeel is a great flavor a first,however it leaves a bit of a dry feeling in your mouth afterward. All in all a good porter that's defialty worth a try.

12-12-2008 00:35:56 | More by Schwarz04
Photo of younger35


3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

Picked up a couple of these from Woodmans in Kenosha. I actually snagged these on another BA's recommendation. Drank from my Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale pint glass.

Appearance- Pours an ultra dark maroonish brown with a nice one finger dirty white head that recedes very slowly. A thin cap is left along with a thick collar and loads of thread like lacing.
Smell- Lightly malty and lightly sweet in the nose with plenty of brown sugar and raw cocoa. Hints of coffee and a rather misplaced raw woody cherry pit like fruitiness. Maybe a bit of lightly citric hops add a earthy light freshness, although not in any abundance.
Taste- Loads of dark roasted coffee and rich, sweet chocolate. Very malty and roasted it's full of caramel and toffee and brown sugar like sweetness. Some plumbs and overly ripened raisins add a bit of depth and dark fruitiness. Finishes with a very light bitterness and a bit of soft cocoa goodness.
Mouthfeel- Nice full body with a heavy creaminess and light vibrant carbonation.
Drinkability- Not what I was expecting but it is very good. Surprisingly sweet and fruity with a fairly nice chocolaty aspect. The style police seem to be all over this one for the strong chocolate notes but I think it's great. Totally recommended!

12-10-2008 02:15:37 | More by younger35
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT


4.18/5  rDev +9.7%

color is dark black with brown head.

Smells is alcoholic when it is colder than recommended serving temperature. When beer warms up to proper tempeature beer smells very chocolatly and has coffee smell too.

Taste is great! This is the best bock style beer i have ever tasted! Smooth malty and everthing you would expect from a "big bier".

It would be a shame if you have not tried this beir when you are a fan of bock style biers!

12-06-2008 03:16:48 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Photo of Reagan1984


3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

Poured with a thick off white head. Nice retention and then tons of lacing. This all sits atop of a very dark brown beer with ruby highlights. Too dark to determine if there is any visible carbonation...

Aroma is very roasted and almost a deep dark caramel & chocolate bar... Both together.

Starts with a chocolate note... then gets a bit sweet and comes into a caramel zone. Some fruit notes in the background. Tastes a bit creamy and also a dark toasted flavor. Ends with a creamy nature again and them a bitter ending.... More roasted than hops... but there is certainly some hops there.

Mouth feel is medium bodied and very silk smooth and creamy.

Very, very drinkable. I really enjoy this beer.

I will always remember my first one in Madison and it was awesome.

I've had several since and continue to enjoy it.

I only have one left of the six pack that my friend sent me from WI....

I'll get more.

Uff....Da dis is good.

11-23-2008 23:36:55 | More by Reagan1984
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

Bottle: Poured a deep burgundy color bock with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of loads of caramel malt with a nice mix of toffee and molasses. Taste is also quite rich with some nice touch of caramel and a sweet finish including notes of toffee and molasses. I thought this was still easily drinkable while maintaining quite a malt bill along the way. I very much enjoyed this one and wouldn't mind having regular access to this.

11-20-2008 18:26:55 | More by Phyl21ca
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

A- Nearly black ruby tint, one finger head.

S- Chocolate and caramel with a touch roasted malt dominate.

T- Sweet caramel hits first followed by a much more chocolatly presence at about mid point. Very little roasted character rears its head towards the end before a barely discernable hop finsh precludes a fairly sweet finish.

M- Ridiculously smooth.

D- Goes down fantastic, even at 7.3% I'd prolly try to session it.

This is one of those Bocks that kinda borders on a Dopplebock. There isn't much complexity, but it's just straight forward good and damn drinkable to boot.

11-14-2008 13:52:25 | More by Pauly2X
Photo of barefootbrewer


4.08/5  rDev +7.1%

A: This beer poured a dark brown color with a tan head.

S: The aroma of this one is mostly of deep caramel mixed with a fig/raisin/fruit smell.

T: The taste is heavy of malt and malt sweetness. The alcohol is well hidden.

M: The body is full and seems quite well suited.

D: This is an excellent drinking bock.

11-11-2008 18:23:33 | More by barefootbrewer
Photo of jwinship83


3.45/5  rDev -9.4%

A- dark brown body with a ruby tint on the sides of the glass. very little beige colored head with little lacing.

S- lots of sweet malt and toffee in this one.

T- heavy on caramel and toffee. a hint of booze at the end. almost nothing in the way of hops. something tangy in here as well

M- medium bodied and creamy. sufficient carbonation.

D- certainly not my favorite new glarus, but one im glad to try for sure. one, maybe two, is plenty for an evening. this one isnt something id look for often if it was available in my area.

11-08-2008 05:47:10 | More by jwinship83
Photo of Zadok


3.73/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured a deep amber with no head or lacing.

Smells of dark fruit, grandma's fruitcake at Christmas maybe?

Has a dark fruity flavor as well along with a smudge of coffee and chocolate. Has a nice malty flavor.

Smooth mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Overall a quite tasty brew. Nice elegant flavor and a sweet but not too sweet taste.

11-08-2008 01:19:32 | More by Zadok
Photo of katan


3.38/5  rDev -11.3%

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.

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

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.13/5  rDev +8.4%

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!

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


4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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.

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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.

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

New York

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

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!).

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


3.68/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

10-01-2008 00:50:03 | More by Rennpferd
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4.18/5  rDev +9.7%

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.

09-29-2008 05:23:35 | More by paulthebeerguru
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4.22/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

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

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +16.8%

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

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


3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

09-11-2008 23:01:42 | More by Deuane
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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

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


3.93/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

08-23-2008 22:49:19 | More by roadhouse
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

"... 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.

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


3.35/5  rDev -12.1%

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.

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


3.58/5  rDev -6%

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.

07-05-2008 22:11:20 | More by KeefD
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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

07-01-2008 20:45:23 | More by KI9A
Uff-da from New Glarus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.