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Unplugged Iced Barleywine - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Unplugged Iced BarleywineUnplugged Iced Barleywine

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

253 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 157
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  13.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-04-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 253 | Reviews: 191
Photo of scottfrie
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle sent to me by rudylaw. Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a very deep raisin brown with almost no head. About an eighth-inch high light brown film that quickly faded into a faint collar. No lace.
S: Big sweet sugar scents. I get notes of caramel, brown sugar, leather and a hint of chocolate.
T: Sweet like the nose. Dark fruits, honey, brown sugar, leather, milk chocolate/cocoa, hop resin, and grape juice. The finish is sweet, bitter, dry and alcoholic.
M: This beer isn’t necessarily boozy, especially for such a high alcohol content, but a touch of warmth is noticeable. Carbonation is thick and tingly, and the mouthfeel is slick and heavy. Body is full.
O: For the alcohol this is quite a good sipper. As a barleywine it’s definitely good, but not the best.

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Duff27
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Dark murky brown bodied beer. Decent head retention and some lacing.

S- Earth hops, honey notes.

T- Sweet alcoholic caramel. Omnomnom. "Liquid blowjob".

M- Full mouthfeel, perfect amount of carbonation for the age.

D/O- The best barleywine New Glaris has came out with as far as I'm concerned. Delicious! I'd drink it now if you have one.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of yourefragile
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A friend opened a bottle recently and told me this had taken a turn for the worst. With great trepidation, I open one of mine. 12 oz, red foil top bottle served in a snifter.

Pours an attractive dark cola brown with ruby-ish tinges and a massive, dense camel colored head. Excellent retention and light lacing. Pleasant boozy aroma of dark fruit, raisin, plum, etc, vanilla, booze, toffee and caramel. Flavor starts off similarly, before veering into the land of sherry, cardboard and wet dog. Body is medium thick, soft and chewy, but not quite viscous. Sigh, this tastes like something I would have liked, but the dry, bitter, cardboard aftertaste ruins this.

Photo of Chaz
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant reddish cola-brown in color, topped by caramel-tinged off white head and which falls quickly and leaves just a wee bit of lace as it falls. Still ample carbonation on this one...

Nose is booze-y, with big notes of rum, raisin, and light plum (almost like a fruitcake, come to think of it). Also possessed fainter vinuous and tannic qualities.

Fairly brisk (although bit viscous) across the palate on the first sip, with plenty of residual bitterness backing up the initial blast of malty sweetness. It's aromatic and phenolic and still a little bit "hot" throughout, and to my mind drinks very much in the manner of a port wine. All the flavors present in the nose are also in evidence on the palate, and the vinuous and tannic aspects are also a little more pronounced. Seems that there's also a little bit of oxidation here, but this in no way detracts from the experience.

A bit lighter in body than I expect from the style, but it actually is better than average in the sense that it increases the drinkability (in my mind) of this big beer!

Unplugged Iced Barleywine is a pretty unique offering and it makes for a really nice sippin' beer. It's one that I really hope to see eventually turning up on the New Glarus brewing schedule -- I'll keep voting on it, at least : )

A big, big thanks go out to BA "grantcty" for the opportunity to sample this one!

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of gkatsoris
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: poured dark brown, no lace, and NO floaties at all.

S: Alcohol, vanilla, oak, bread, tons of malt and raisens.

T: Malt and alcohol. Vanilla. Super bitter on the back end, guessing from the hops but I don't taste any hops.

M: Very thin and alcoholy.

O: I think this one should have sat for another year or two; way too hot.

Thanks Redliner8 for sharing the brew.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Unplugged Iced Barleywine from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.