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Unplugged Abt - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

292 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 27
Gots: 47 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.75% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Belgian Dark Candi Sugar encourages the decadence of rum, raisin dark chocolate and sherry like fruit tones to conspire happily in almost 20° Plato.

(Beer added by: beerwolf77 on 08-02-2010)
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kkrez

Colorado

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-14-2011 22:53:27 | More by kkrez
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-24-2011 03:54:56 | More by sjstraub
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +29.2%

12-16-2011 19:44:21 | More by Beertracker
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-20-2011 07:15:26 | More by Diomede
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Calculat0r

Japan

5/5  rDev +29.2%

07-24-2012 17:15:33 | More by Calculat0r
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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-22-2011 03:52:50 | More by bob727
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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-17-2011 04:00:20 | More by bigdaddypolite
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mklinger

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-17-2011 23:22:29 | More by mklinger
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bradner

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-30-2011 02:46:32 | More by bradner
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rjacobs6

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-15-2011 05:32:44 | More by rjacobs6
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hu5om

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-14-2011 15:19:15 | More by hu5om
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RievyRW

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +29.2%

12-03-2011 23:14:13 | More by RievyRW
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jester27lax

Wisconsin

4.93/5  rDev +27.4%

I was at the brewery for the release of this Unplugged and loved it.

S- Very Earthy with subtle flavors throughout. I'm surprised by this in comparison to the other recent Unpluggeds that have been released. Great flavors mix it up.

T- I'm getting the malts, but the fruity/pruney/raison flavors are abundant.

M- The body is perfect. The root beerish color is excellent and quite appealing visually. Not too much carbonation, but it did have a decent head after the pour.

I loved this beer from the first sip. Very drinkable, but should age amazingly well. Another winner for New Glarus!

08-07-2010 01:10:57 | More by jester27lax
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

4.78/5  rDev +23.5%

12oz bottle into snifter.
Pours a deep amber body, almost a dark brown. A:The head is a off-white, which holds well into a thin layer along the top. Lacing is a work of art on the side of the glass.
S: Aroma is a sweet note of nuts and yeast. An aroma that is a sure sign of good things to come. A hint of fruit is also shown.
T/M: A spice on the front, bring a nice mellow hop/malt finish. This is a well brewed and well complex brew. A nice bitter to the overall taste, but the true winner in this brew is the great smoothness of the mouthfeel.
D: This is such a drinkable brew that I felt so inclined to seek out a keg for the home system. With some work, I was able to score, picking up a 1/4 in a few days, nice, and they said it could not be done. A great brew that hides the abv so well that it is a surprise that there is 9.75% in there at all.

08-18-2010 00:12:45 | More by GDBEERMAN
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DocSkalski

Minnesota

4.68/5  rDev +20.9%

An amazing reproduction of a notoriously difficult brew to duplicate. If you enjoy Rochefort 10 (my favorite), you'll enjoy this. I wasn't sure what to expect from this when I opened the bottle, but was pleasantly surprised when i did. Dark brow/amber in color with a thin, 1/2 finger head it doesn't scream "drink me," but almost. I'm actually going to stop my review here just to encourage you to go out and try one of these, you wont regret it.

12-18-2010 06:48:51 | More by DocSkalski
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +18.9%

so what in the world inspired me to open a quad in the afternoon after a dipa, but what the hell right? served cold and allowed to warm, this one was consumed on 11/06/2010.

really a nice pour here with a thick dark brownish color, much like currants with a big off white head that really stuck around and clouded up the sides of the glass simply wonderfully.

aroma of dark fruits, figs, plums, lots of spice, grains, hints of apples, nearly perfect with that spiced rum touch as it hits room temperature. flavor carries over perfectly as each sip opens up another world of flavor, huge notes of spiced fruits, grains, breads, plums, pears, and figs. clove and dark spices come full circle. the most remarkable feature is a warmth and hidden alcohol that made the whole thing round out nearly perfectly.

overall a superb example of the style and one of the best quads i have had in a very, very long time.

11-06-2010 19:13:48 | More by mikesgroove
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +17.6%

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a deep dark brown color with ruby red highlights. Produced a large fluffy eggshell colored head with solid retention behind it.

(S)- A richness behind it with some ripe and juicy dark fruits. Bits of dry earthy clay. Some banana & lemon.

(T)- Cream city. A great creaminess with the combo of ripe dark fruits, banana, and earthy clay really make this a winner for the style in terms of flavor.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Rich and creamy with good fruits, but has a crispness to it as well. Smooth and almost refreshing. A bit lighter in body for the style, but it is a welcome.

(D)- A fantastic Dubbel that may be the finest example of the style I have seen so far from the states. When I think I have seen all that New Glarus can do, they release something like this. Well-done yet again!

08-31-2010 17:18:26 | More by sweemzander
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Supergenious

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-04-2011 07:25:33 | More by Supergenious
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pweis909

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Cola-colored with thin head that dissipates more quickly than I expect from Belgian styles. Perhaps this is a consequence of the standard bottling package rather than the thick walled glass that is common among many Belgian-styled brews.

Aroma suggests caramel and dried fruit with a trace of chocolate and possibly vanilla.

Sweetness dominates the flavor, but the sweetness is coupled with the complexity suggested by the aroma, and the finish is quite dry. Alcohol flavor is not dominant. Quite a feat to hide it in such a strong beer.

The beer is well attenuated, so it does not have the heavy mouth feel that can sometimes accompant a high gravity brew. The mouthfeel is thin in the "digestable" Belgian way, ideal for style.

The play of sweetness and aroma with the dry finish keeps my elbow bending towards my mouth. This, with the lightness of body, helps make for a highly drinkable beer, no, dangerously big and drinkable brew.

04-03-2011 21:15:22 | More by pweis909
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-20-2012 04:49:18 | More by martyl1000
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denimdemon

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-20-2011 14:40:02 | More by denimdemon
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Grebdioz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-28-2011 02:00:54 | More by Grebdioz
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-18-2012 03:30:51 | More by bsuedekum
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markrmoser

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-24-2012 03:07:58 | More by markrmoser
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Sidaot

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-09-2012 02:57:56 | More by Sidaot
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Unplugged Abt from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.