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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

550 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 550
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 244
Gots: 80 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

madtowndmb1, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

lunarbrew, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

jeffwright, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Dactrius, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Stevedore, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

cpetrone84, Feb 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

tectactoe, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

drummermattie02, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

james582, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of Ri0
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Ri0, Dec 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.4%

mattafett, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Oct 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Bunuelian, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

einman, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

beernads, Aug 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

gillagorilla, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

cadaugherty, Aug 20, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -58.2%

oldp0rt, Aug 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

UffDaBock, Jul 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

pathman, Jul 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

wildcats10, Jul 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

erikkoppin, Jul 05, 2013
Unplugged Cranbic Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 550 ratings.