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Unplugged Cranbic Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Unplugged Cranbic AleUnplugged Cranbic Ale

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563 Ratings

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Ratings: 563
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 238
Gots: 87 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%

Twelve ounce bottle shared last night.

A: Pours a clear reddish orange with a 1/4-inch thick white head which settles to the rim and leaves spots of lace.

N: Sour, tannic, fruity - cherries.

T: Fruity, sweetly tart, cherry skin and juice, cranberry seems to have faded.

M: Light body and light carbonation. Finish is tart and fruity.

O: Not much cranberry left in this bottle, instead plenty of cherry replacement. Aged nicely, one of my earliest acquisitions. Thanks to whomever added this to our trade way back in the day.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Rado
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.16/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

Unplugged Cranbic Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 563 ratings.