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Unplugged Belgian Quadruple - New Glarus Brewing Company

Unplugged Belgian QuadrupleUnplugged Belgian Quadruple

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BA SCORE
89
very good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%


Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Winter on 02-10-2007)
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle split into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip.
No date or info.

A big thanks to Bnieman and his dad for sharing this aged beauty!

A - Mostly clear orange amber with a low but persistent white head. Tiny patches of lace cling to the tulip.

S - Yeasty all over the place with big fruity esters of strawberries and plum that moves into caramel and toffee malt sweetness. Low phenolic alcohol.

T - Sweet caramel and toffee malt and low yeast esters. The flavor is a little thinner and less nuanced than the aroma.

M - Smooth, full, and soft with a warming finish and nice flavor.

O - It's definitely showing signs of it's age but with that said, for it's age, it's still quite good, just a little less nuanced than it would have been fresh.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 17:38:10 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Xul

California

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to GraniteSkunk for hooking this up.

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper color, capped by a half finger of frothy, off-white head. Retention is decent as it settles down to a thin layer of foam and holds there.

S: Lots of dark fruits up front with cherries, figs and dates, followed by a sweet, lightly toasted bready quality. Some winter spices lurk in the background along with light bourbon notes.

T: Sweet bread start right off, followed by a big dark fruit presence on the mid-palate with cherries and figs being dominant. Spices come in lightly near the backend along with bourbon, leading to a long, sweet and slightly warming finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation, just a touch thinner than it feels like it should be.

D: Very easy drinking for such a big beer, good take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 00:46:56 | More by Xul
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours very slightly hazed copper amber color with a slight head that collars around the glass. The smell is very interesting and is like nothing I have smelled before. Bready, boozy, some spice, and almost a tinge of sourness like a good funky cheese. Medium/light mouthfeel. The taste is also pretty interesting with fruit, spice, and booze notes. This one has a funky aftertaste as well. A sort of lingering old fruit taste, maybe caused by the age. Not bad but the booze gets a little heavy and at this ae the brett makes this a little funky.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2010 22:24:47 | More by kbutler1
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into goblet.

Pours a light layer of off-white head. Color is a peach hued copper.

Aroma: Notes of toffee and Belgian candi sugar stick out fast. Some spice notes, cloves and bananas. Fairly sweet. Has some yeast flavors. Fairly malty with no hop presence. A touch of alcohol.

Taste: A lot of spice with some floral earthy notes showing. Has some cloves, some spice, nutmeg, bananas, dried apples, nut flavors, and alcohol. Toffee and bready malts. Fairly decent, but it shows age.

Mouthfeel: Warming, smooth, and a bit hot. Medium to full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, for being 3.5 years old, I think this one held up fairly well. It was bit hot still, but I couldn't taste any bourbon that it was said to be aged in. This beer is going straight to my head. Somewhat drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2010 22:21:44 | More by mothman
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with a modest head that is not unexpected for a beer of this age; still leaves a nice splattering of dashes along the side of the chalice

Smell: Spice cake, with nutmeg and clove, joining the dried fruit (cherries and figs, primarily); just a hint of bourbon and vanilla

Taste: Cherry and fig, up front, with the initial sweetness tempered by the Bretty tartness; by mid-palate, the spices arrive in full force, with the nutmeg, vanilla and clove character adding a cakey element; after the swallow, the beer adds the oak and bourbon flavors to the mix, kicking everything together into a most impressive crescendo

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, with moderate carbonation and some lingering warmth from the ABV

Drinkability: Perhaps this beer is beyond its prime in certain ways (carbonation, mostly), but it has come together in an extraordinary fashion; the Brett adds a very subtle sourness that I would have expected to increase dramatically over time, but it stays in the background, allowing the more typical quad flavors to dominate; I really appreciate that this is not over the top boozy, which is a trait I don't care for in some quads I have tasted

Thanks, ThomasHardy, for the unexpected opportunity

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2010 00:15:31 | More by brentk56
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CrellMoset

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of pittsburghkid66 - thanks! Poured in to a cervoise.

Appearance: Pours a transparent amber orange, lighter than I'd expect from an quadrupel, with a lot of fine, slow carbonation emanating from dozens of nucleation sites alongside the bottom of the cervoise. The head was impressive for a beer of this age, a good finger tall, with surprising retention, leaving plenty of foamy, dense rings of lace around the edges of the surface and a nice, thick, foam dusting atop the surface of this one. A good start.

Aroma: Incredibly malty, thick, and sweet. The aroma runs the gamut from light Belgian candi sugar to heavier malt notes - caramel, light toffee, toast - but contains a few other interesting flourishes as well. Spicy cloves and nutmeg and barrel notes - coconut and vanilla, along with the faintest hints of bourbon - round this one out nicely.

Taste: ... cream soda? An interesting beer, showcasing a great many interesting notes. Caramel, brown sugar, and hints of toffee are here, but a little dry - that is, they're malty, husky, with a nice earthy presence, but a lot of their sweet, roasty edge has been lost to age. Vanilla and barrel sugars are stronger, as are a few fruity notes, mostly dark - raisins, plums, dates - though light in a few places, obviously hinting at cherry. The earthy (nutmeg) spice of bourbon nips at the farthest edges of your tastebuds at the end of each sip - in fact, it almost blends in to the whole "quad" experience, with a lot of the heat that one expects from a quad blending in to the heat one expects from bourbon, and a lot of the maltiness one expects from a quad blending in to the light, corny, caramel-y maltiness one expects from bourbon ... nice.

Mouthfeel: Cream soda? A creamy, smooth, subtle beer, with subdued, soft carbonation making for a thick, even, velvety body. A really nice feeling brew, actually.

Drinkability: Cream soda? I jest, surely ... or do I? This beer is remarkably smooth, even, and creamy, and it's dominated by vanilla and coconut barrel notes and mildly caramelized malts, with a few hints of spice and fruit added by a reasonably selected yeast strain. I wish I had a bottle of this one fresh, so I could see how much of this smoothness was age - how carbonated it may have been at one point, how hot the bourbon may have been, how spicy the other fusel alcohol and yeast notes may have been - and how much is simply due to this one laying in someone's cellar for 3, 4 years (when was this one released again?). Stylistically, it's not the most quad-esque beer I've ever had, but it hits a lot of the right notes and a lot of notes that I enjoyed nonetheless, so here's to NG (again) and another great Unplugged brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 02:09:05 | More by CrellMoset
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 7/9/10 notes. Had at a local DC tasting.

a - Pours a golden amber color with 1 inch of white fluffy head.

s - Smells of brett, sour, apples, floral hops, and a little bit of dark fruit.

t - Tastes a lot of apples, sour fruits, and dark fruits.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A pretty good quad with some nice sour fruits to it. Would try again.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2010 19:17:05 | More by mdfb79
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gford217

Georgia

3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another NG Unplugged from iowaherkeye.

Pours a slightly hazy, but certainly not opaque, amber brown with a big bubbly beige head that recedes quickly and leaves no lacing and only a tiny collar.

The aroma is sweet and very much like a brandy or sherry. Definitely a bit boozy in the nose with some sweet caramel malts and candi sugar. There is also a very prominant yeasty dough araoma that's almost sour in the nose, but not quite.

The taste does have a bit more sourness, especially up front, from the bready yeast presumably. The backbone is the candi sugar, toffee and dark fruits, especially raisins and figs. The finish is slightly dry.

the mouthfeel is sugary sweet and medium bodied with lots of carbonation. There is the dryness that I'm not accustomed to getting in the style from the yeast or something else. It's definitely dry and slightly tart in the finish.

This is certainly a well-crafted beer, but I think it's probably a bit past its prime, at least for my tastes. The sourness takes away from the quad character for me and the body is a little thin to be a world class quad.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 03:18:58 | More by gford217
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route66pubs

California

3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tasted 7/24/09.

A - pours a deep, rich amber color with a very white, small-bubbled, almost non-existent lace.

S - extreme raisin and fig on the nose, perhaps with a bit of deep red berry, maybe cherry

T - tartness at the front leads to a very minor fig back end, perhaps with a hint of it lingering at the very back of the mouth. This is an extremely wonderful balance

M - I'll preface this section by saying I'm not a fan of sours, and that's what this reminds me of. The tartness at the front leaves me puckering up for the rest of the taste. It's that front end that just leaves me hoping that my whole mouth does not go into a fit, making it hard for me on the mouth.

D - the mouthfeel really hurts the drinkability issue here. It's the only downside, too, as the flavor and aroma are very nicely balanced and extraordinarily enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2009 05:59:30 | More by route66pubs
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for splitting this, Devin!

A: Clear amber with a thin head, poorer retention than I'd hoped for.

S: Blend of bready malts and cherry character. Complex sweetness with honey, vanilla and a little jaggery. Not really spicy.

T/M: Opens sweet with a combination of ripe cherries and mild plum-like oxidation present. Sweetness is pretty high with vanilla, honey, brown sugar present. Fairly light in body with a dry finish with a mildly spicy character, with hints of nutmeg a mild cherry-skin like astringency. Crisp carbonation is present, enhancing the sharpness of the sweetness. The lack of a yeast character is mildly disappointing, and the absence of the advertised bourbon barrel character is surprising too.

D: Despite all my ranting, I really enjoyed this beer. Maybe not the best Unplugged beer, but still very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2009 13:55:15 | More by DefenCorps
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emerge077

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huh, never reviewed this. Well...drinking it now, so it's time.

Strong cheesy aroma, something like Parmesan and fresh bread dough, strangely enough. Also dried dates and a touch of alcohol. Beautiful high clarity orange color with strong foam initially. Wondering if there was any Brett yeast in the mix, something there that strongly resembles bread dough, definitely attributed to the yeast strain. Flavor is dried fruit to the Nth degree...apricot, raisin, rhubarb fruit roll-up all in one. Lovely residual nutty almond flavor. This is better than Westvleteren for my money, with less sugar involved too. Very rich and savory feel, one to sip and savor...

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 06:02:54 | More by emerge077
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this one from Beertracker, cheers Jeff!

Pours a caramel tinged amber with a pinky of cream colored head. Good head retention & lacing & mice oily sheen to it

S: Dark fruit & pineapple

T: Dryness, cherries, pineapple, raisins & leafy hops up front. Some boozeyness as this warms, along with cherry, apricots & dates. Finishes boozey, with a ton of dark fruit & slight leafy hoppyness

MF: Vigorous carbonation, slightly sticky with medium body

Drinks a bit slow, but this is a very nice Quad, albeit a tad fruitier than I prefer. This makes me think of a GOOD Christmas fruitcake

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 04:26:24 | More by russpowell
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another one in this long sought after series. I was thrilled to land this one as it was one of the older releases. Served at cellar temp and poured into a snifter, this one was consumed on 05/18/2009.
 
The pour was spot on, rich, ruddy copper in color with a big off white head that reached as high as an inch and a half before settling back down into a thick coating along the sides of the glass and a nice little crown across the top. Really cloudy with a touch of sediment on the bottom. As I lean in a heavenly aroma awaits me. The sweetest, fruitiest smelling quad I have ever run across. Superbly done here. Rich notes of apples, currants, plums mixed in with a light tartness and a smooth, toffee like sweetness. So complex. As it warms more raisins and a touch of spice pop to the surface, all the while maintaining that smooth, light tart flavor. Even more impressive is the richness of the flavor, elegant fruit notes mingled seamlessly with a tremendous sweet caramel and butterscotch like flavor. Smooth, mellow, sublime with all hints of the ABV long in the past and a long, drawn out finish that had me wishing this one would never go away.
 
Overall this was easily my favorite of the series so far. One of, if not the best of the style I had ever had. Really complex, smooth, yet light and balanced. I wish I had more then just the one.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2009 15:57:07 | More by mikesgroove
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htomsirveaux

Texas

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

12 oz. bottle tried 1 Apr 2008. Thanks to R&S for this one.

Medium tight yellowish head. Clear burnished copper color. Aroma is sweet and syrupy, some dates, bourbon, ethanol and raisins. Starts sweet and smoky with raisin and rum flavors. Some brown sugar and dates as well. Some sourdough flavor. Finishes dry and warming. Ethanol is not as strong as the aroma would indicate. Medium body.

Tasty, a bit different from other quads I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 16:55:04 | More by htomsirveaux
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark amber color with some reddish hues. The 1/2 inch off white head dissipates relatively quickly, leaving little more than a bubbly ring.

Aroma definitely has some tart fruitiness to it, followed by brown sugar and a hint of alcohol.

The flavor is predominately a tart fruitiness initially mellowed out by some brown sugared dark fruits with a hint of bourbon and vanilla. Alcohol seems well hidden.

Medium bodied, low carbonation. Not a bad offering from New Glarus. Granted I have had better quads, and this beer certainly does seem to stray from that style a little bit, but this is a well balanced, and delicious beer with a lot of character.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2009 03:21:00 | More by Soneast
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brewbucker

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one is coming along quite nicely. When it first came out I did not care for it. It is settling down real nice and should be fine for years to come.

Pours a medium clean copper with a small head. The aroma is out of this world. Nice and tart (cherry & apple) with a fair amount of bourbon and oakey traces. The flavor is not quite as tart as the smell indicates. Touches of fruits, bourbon, vanilla, malt. Mouthfeel is almost silky but also a fair amount of tartness in the finish. This is totally different than a true Belgian Quad but it really seems to be turning into a nice beer. I am glad I have a couple of four packs in the ol cellar.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2009 01:31:50 | More by brewbucker
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Glazed apricot with bronze-like undertones. The upper third of the snifter is occupied by ivory colored foam that is softly Rice Crispies snap-crackle-poppy. However, it manages to be whipped creamy and looks much better as it melts. Abstract patches of lace don't hang around forever, but look good nonetheless.

Has Unplugged Belgian Quadruple bitten off more than it can chew? A Belgian-style quad from New Glarus? Great. Aged in bourbon barrels? Even better. Brettanomyces? Not a good idea given the first two. In the end, the yeast covers up whatever aromas would have resulted from the malt and the barrel-aging. Note: warming improves things immensely.

There's a much more successful marriage of such seemingly disparate flavor elements on the palate. I'll say one thing, this is one of the most unique beers that I've had in many a moon. A bourbon barrel-aged wild quadrupel? Why the hell not? In Dan Carey's more than capable hands, anything has the potential to be good beer.

The quadrupel is easily able to stand up to the funkiness of the yeast. Flavors such as English toffee, brown sugar, sticky dates, tangy plums, candied cherries and candied orange peel are reminiscent of Christmas fruitcake, a comparison that often applies to beer of this style. The burnt sugar character of the bourbon, although not quite as prominent as it could be, isn't lost in the shuffle either.

Considering the 11.0% ABV, the alcohol is extremely well-masked. It provides a pleasant warming on the way down, a gentle numbing of the mouth and tongue, and an increasing sense of well-being. I've just noticed a blackberry brandy-like character... and tawny port wouldn't be that much of a stretch. Anyone who doesn't appreciate this beer's complexity doesn't have a properly functioning palate.

The mouthfeel is a little light for the style and the alcohol content. It's still very close to exceptional. A light stickiness on the finish and a perfect amount of carbonation (not much) is just what the doctor ordered.

Big surprise, Wisconsin's best brewery has hit the bull's eye again. Unplugged Belgian Quadruple is unique, fascinatingly complex, delicious and drinkable. Since that covers pretty much all the bases, what we have here is a grand slam. I would love to have another dozen bottles or so in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2008 15:48:39 | More by BuckeyeNation
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DarkerTheBetter

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been sitting on this one for a while...

This beer is a dazzling orange, peachy amber with a film of off white that sustained by a field of bubbles that are accentuated by the clarity and brightness of the beer. Beautiful!

Smells lambicy. Is that intentional? I've aged this quite cool. Any way, there's a tart funk to this one, but its very slight and distant and doesn't come across in the flavor at all. It's supported by a snappy pineapple sourness and blend of pumpkin spices, honey and strawberry.

The flavor starts out with a billowing pastry sweetness that is seasoned with, again, pumpkin spices followed up by a dry leafy snap that allows in a touch of really dry, tart cherry and a sad metallic dryness. Everything was going so well. It's still pretty good though.

Feels a bit fluffy, which works with the flavor, but makes sipping a bit disagreeable.

A nice take on the style for sure.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2008 01:14:05 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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bbothen

California

3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep rust/amber color with a nice bright white thick head. Each sip leaves sticky lacing down glass.

Smells of tart cherries or apple, funk, & booze.

Tart apple puckering, some spiciness, Plenty of caramel/toffee sweetness, some yeasty character, & a slight bourbon wood finish. The barrel aging flavors are not dominate or overwhelming.

Moderate carbonation & medium bodied. Lingering stickiness & tartness.

Drinkability is medium for me. One bottle was enough. No troubles getting through it though.

Very interesting beer & one that I certainly enjoyed. New Glarus is one of my favorite breweries. I love their wacky styles & broad scope of brews.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2008 23:34:07 | More by bbothen
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a slightly hazy, pale, coppery peach color with golden edges. It poured with a smallish white head that is sticky and long lasting.

s: Most noticeable, but not at all overwhelming, are Brett aromas of mildly musty, flowery, apple cider vinegar. I also detected yeasty notes of sweet cherries, sourdough bread, and, more faintly, oak, vanilla, and some bozzy bourbon. I've never smelled a beer like this. Amazingly complex and enticing.

t: Up front, this had sweet notes of yeasty cherries and a little vanilla. Yeasty Brett flavors of rye and musty, earthy apples, give way to the mild effects of the bourbon barrel aging. Both the Brett and the barrel aging are kept in near perfect balance. No one element is allowed to dominate. This was absolutely unique and wonderful.

m: Decent body and relatively still carbonation. I would have liked this to be a bit more lively. This is my only, very minor, beef with this one.

d: Huge thanks to the amazingly generous Gueuzedude for including this as one of several extras in his LIF. The label mentions Brett, bourbon barrels, and Quads, which made me think that this could be a bit of a mess. This wildly experimental beer turned out astoundingly well though. I'm thrilled to have had the chance to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2008 10:51:38 | More by DIM
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TheBlackMallard

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber into my giant snifter with a small white head.

Smell: Brett, New Glarus Brett. Apple Cider, Cinnamon, Leather, Cherries, Vanilla, Oak, and a bit of Bourbon.

Taste: Bourbon, Oak, Caramel, Cherries. Very Fruity and Crisp, Slightly Boozy and Tart with a bit of a Sweet Finish.

Another NG Unplugged I wish I stocked up on.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2008 04:30:48 | More by TheBlackMallard
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drumrboy22

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to nflmvp for the chance to try this one. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Westmalle chalice. Beer was dark orange with a small, off-white head. Moderate carbonation and minimal lacing.

Aroma was a little funkier than expected. Sour cherries, apple, brett and yeast were all present.

Taste was lightly fruity. Also notes of pepper, spice, bourbon, candi sugar and yeast.

A little different than most quad's, but still very good. I really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2008 01:18:28 | More by drumrboy22
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared (mooched) a bottle with a Akorsak.

A-Light copper with a small white head that reduced to a thin ring.

S-Funk and sour cherries. Very nice but not overwhelming.

T-Good full flavoured sour cherries and dark fruit. The sour notes do not overwhelm but are the star of the show.

M-Medium body with very full flavours propelled by the sour cherries. Nice carbonation.

D-Another solid offering from NG in the unplugged series. Good stuff, easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2008 20:13:56 | More by Deuane
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 oz foil-wrapped bottle courtesy of JeffKrenner at DLD 2007. I shared this with that incalcuable mooch Deuane.

A: The ale is a light amber color, golden orange with touches of cherry red. A small head from the pour didn't stick around long.

S: The nose has sour cherries running amok. They leave a tart sweetness that is lambic in nature.

T: The taste does not pull punches. Apple butter and tart cherries emerge from the first sip. The ale is not sour but the cherries go a long way in adding tartness. Touches of cinnamon add more sweetness and heat to the flavor. The finish to the ale burns a bit as it sits there.

M: The ale nicely showcases the tart cherries. The montmorency-like flavors are chewy and delicious. The tastebuds can't help but appreciate the flavor.

D: Too many New Glarus ales are too good. This is another solid offering that doesn't disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2008 01:35:03 | More by akorsak
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Homerbag

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From old notes. . .

Light copper body with finger thick head that laces.

Smells of dark fruit, Belgian yeast, candi sugar, some alcohol prevalant.
Tastes of dark fruit with a little hint of tart cherry. Yeasty and warm. Notes of brown sugar and vanilla.
Feels medium, lightly carbonated with a sweet finish.

Not like any Quad I have tried, but a very good American version. Enjoyable, but definatly a one and done treat.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2008 10:51:11 | More by Homerbag
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Unplugged Belgian Quadruple from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.