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Unplugged Cranbic Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Unplugged Cranbic AleUnplugged Cranbic Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

505 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 239
Gots: 72 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: alcstradamus on 10-16-2009)
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Reviews by schmoopsbeer:
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schmoopsbeer

California

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color: A pale pinkish red. A nice white one finger head forms at top of this brew after the pour. It slowly reduces to a dime sized ring around the edge of the glass. Little to lacing, some minor head retention is left behind.
big thanks to ultraman and millah for hooking me p with bottles of this

bottle poured into Bruery tulip

Nose: What else.... cranberries. Also evident as the beer warms up are a mild oakiness, barnyard funk, and some minor raspberry scent.

Palate: Sublime! This beer is very drinkable and the carbonation is spot on. This beer is light in body, but it packs plenty of texture and complexity. Full of ripe fruit. The cranberries coat the mouth with a pleasant sourness. The oak texture, funk, and wild yeast/bacteria add to the character of this beer on the tongue.

Finish: Delicious and please can I have another. It finishes a a tad on the dry side, but totally like the style. The cranberries linger a bit as does the sourness of the beer, but its welcomed. An achievement by New Glarus. well done.

Rating: 96 out of 100

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 08:54:37 | More by schmoopsbeer
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12oz bottle, thanks Shawn and Dani for opening this one up today, 2/6/2014.

App- Light ruby-brown body, 1-finger white head that dissipates quickly. A bit of retention, a bit of lacing. Looks very well carbonated in the glass, like a champagne would.

Smell- Very much sour, like Wild Sour Ale was. A non-descript fruitiness comes out, perhaps from the cranberries. A lot of nice dry sugariness at the end. Not complex, but good.

Flavour- Similar to the nose, although the base malts come out more than in the nose. Acidity, sour is 3/10, sweet cranberries. Think Enigma but lighter bodied and crisper.

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Overall- Interesting beer; nothing insanely special but it's a solid fruit beer by NG.

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Unplugged Cranbic Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.