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Unplugged Old English Porter - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Unplugged Old English PorterUnplugged Old English Porter

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BA SCORE
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281 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 19.57%
Wants: 39
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 08-10-2009)
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.6%

02-03-2013 19:20:16 | More by drummermattie02
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-30-2013 04:42:28 | More by bsuedekum
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katan

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz into a pint. out of the cellar.

A - Pours a brown color, clear and filtered. Mocha head formation, breaks down to a film rather quickly.

S - Holy funkiness - sour, could be spoiled? I know thats the point of this beer, but at this age it is super acidic.

t -Starts off lightly sweet, with some cherries perhaps. Then it comes in big time like apple vinegar. Extremely tart and sour, biting to the tongue. Has a fruity backdrop, maintaining that tart sour flavors but it just never shakes that full on acidity. Finishes, well, acidic.

M - Light in carbonation, fuller in body - akin to cask aged but not that frothy when agitated.

O/D - A very unique beer. This beer doesn't deserve a style in modern times. I remember when I bought it several years back - and the sign then clearly had problems with people not understanding its aim for historic accuracy than modern day taste. Let's just say i"m glad I tried it, and won't be too worried about not having one again.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 02:15:56 | More by katan
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -19.6%

01-08-2013 02:05:11 | More by AlexFields
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-17-2012 18:19:25 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Jon

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-10-2012 23:20:59 | More by Jon
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

12-05-2012 04:51:25 | More by Gonzoillini
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

12-02-2012 06:26:42 | More by BYOFB
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -19.6%

11-23-2012 00:31:31 | More by t0rin0
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Broke this guy out at the camping trip this summer with elrogish. Pours a lighter color than I've seen just about any porter, more amber than brown. Beige head, about .3" in height, not super impressive. Aroma was the tartest of any porter I've had, they really went for what I think historically went down, these things all had some various bugs in them, sometimes making the beer awful, sometimes a little sour, a little diacetylish in a good/indifferent way, and they probably blended some barrels to get the somewhat desired result. Aroma leans cherry, mild light cracker and biscuit like malt presence.

Taste, wow, just phenomenal amount of mild cherry sourness, with an easy, sessionable body to the beer. Falls somewhere in the realm of sour browns and flemish reds, it really doesn't have the usual porter body. The sourness is actually pretty clean and bright, not really that bogged down sour wood feel you get for some similar kind of beers. Maybe a real small percentage of chocolate malt in this one.

Overall, I really liked it, and wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger on a historical reclamation act like this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 22:20:27 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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FritzSteinhoff

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -73.2%

09-06-2012 00:34:56 | More by FritzSteinhoff
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Sammy, 12oz bottle into a tulip. December 2009 bottling date.

Brown with some ruby at the edges. Khaki head with some mild retention. Nose of nuts (amaretto liqueur comes to mind), molasses, caramelized dark fruits and some sweet malt character. Slight oxidation. Taste isn't as nice, lightly tart dark fruits, dark breads, oxidation, chocolate, light smoke and some remnants of the nuttiness found in the nose. Rich malt character overshadowed by the tartness. Medium feel, higher carbonation. A good beer, but the tartness detracts more than it adds to this for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 02:34:55 | More by liamt07
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -59.8%

08-09-2012 17:28:33 | More by Dactrius
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DonDeDieulicious

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33%

08-04-2012 17:57:00 | More by DonDeDieulicious
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LizBB

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

07-07-2012 03:34:29 | More by LizBB
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tfidler

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

04-21-2012 23:54:04 | More by tfidler
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JRdaSconnie

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

04-03-2012 02:50:18 | More by JRdaSconnie
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Fitzmke

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

03-25-2012 04:29:20 | More by Fitzmke
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The last of the bottles sent down from BeerFMAndy recently. This was the one I most anticipated, so I saved it for last. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a murky dark brown, with slight amber tints on the edges. Minor globs of lace stick to the glass. The aroma is musty and slightly sour. This smells like their Enigma, with faint old mushy fruits and oak. Glad I read the label before partaking in this, as I would have been thrown with this aroma.

The mouthfeel is moderately heavy with ample carbonation. Light funky flavor right away - old apples, raspberries, mild acidity. The first half of this beer finishes mildly tart as well. It's interesting though, because the more I sip, the more pronounced the "actual" Porter flavors pull through. My final few sips were more roasted in character carrying a semi-sweet toffee flavor.

This was a very unique and special brew. One of the more complex beers I have had in quite awhile. Thanks so much for this one, Andy! I really enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 12:43:27 | More by Onenote81
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groovy24

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-08-2012 02:48:14 | More by groovy24
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grownfool

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-27-2012 01:51:07 | More by grownfool
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EasyReader

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +34%

01-22-2012 21:00:05 | More by EasyReader
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kawilliams81

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-15-2012 22:20:53 | More by kawilliams81
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-09-2012 20:56:42 | More by djrn2
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whartontallboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-02-2012 22:23:11 | More by whartontallboy
Unplugged Old English Porter from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.