Unplugged Cranbic Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Ratings: 507 | Reviews: 315 | Display Reviews Only:
3.83/5 rDev -8.6%
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.
Mouthfeel- Thin bodied, which is just fine for this beer. Good carbonation, good aftertaste of aforementioned fruitiness. This beer is a bit too sweet for me to down a bottle on my own, even if I wanted to.
Overall- Interesting beer; nothing insanely special but it's a solid fruit beer by NG.
02-07-2014 04:42:58 | More by Stevedore
4/5 rDev -4.5%
Pour is dark amber with a pinkish hue and a tight white head. Nose is huge cranberry with a strong sawdust oakiness in back and notes of vanilla. Taste is tart cranberry and lots of oaky goodness. Notes of vanilla in back with an assertive carbonation on a medium body with a very soft palate.
02-02-2014 23:58:30 | More by cpetrone84
4.3/5 rDev +2.6%
poured 12oz bottle in a teku. Bottled July 2011.
A - It is a orangish apple juice color with a 1 finger white head. It fades into oblivion and leaves behind a few marks of lacing.
S - This smells like the apple ale, but with added cranberry juice. Other tart fruit aromas and maybe the slightest hint of vanilla.
T - Good amounts of sweet apple are present. Tart cranberry/cherry notes fill in the middle. There is also a nice light malt and vanilla annotation to compliment the other flavors.
M - Light bodied and fully carbonated, just like Dan always does with the fruit beer.
O - What can I say? This beer is fantastic and Dan needs to brew it again since it is getting close to 4 years since it was last around.
12-21-2013 22:45:20 | More by Ri0
Unplugged Cranbic Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.