1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Unplugged Abt - New Glarus Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Unplugged AbtUnplugged Abt

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

295 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 295
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 27
Gots: 46 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Unplugged Abt Alström Bros
Ratings: 295 | Reviews: 187 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of thebigredone
4/5  rDev +3.6%

thebigredone, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

pathman, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma contains brown sugar, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, caramelized malts and a touch hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of dark fruit and caramel. Then a hearty roasted malt character and Belgian yeast come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, it’s a good beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of coldmeat23
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

coldmeat23, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of SrMonkey
4/5  rDev +3.6%

SrMonkey, May 18, 2013
Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

egrace84, May 15, 2013
Photo of ajzy
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ajzy, May 12, 2013
Photo of CelticAleMan
4/5  rDev +3.6%

CelticAleMan, May 10, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to paco1029384756 for this one a while back.

Pours a nice fluffy almost 1 finger head thick and creamy but fades semi quick over semi clear cranberry maroon reddish brown color.

NOse starts with sweet malts, candy aromas, reddish toasty candy malts, candi sugar, toffee, caramel, a bit of a fermented apple pie aroma with soured apples, lots of Belgian esters and light phenols with a bit of booze, some nutty, nice brown malts, little candy bar aroma.

Taste starts with more candy, toffee, nutty, caramel a plenty, candy bar flavors, even a little candi syrup. Then sweet malts, crystal malts, belgian brown malts, sweet toasty brown malts, quite sweet overall. Booze comes in lightly but brings some appley esters as well as light phenols, a bit of a soud apple flavor too.Dried dark fruits, fig, raisin, candied nuts, etc. finish is still fairly sweet, lots of lingering candy malts and sweeteners, mild bitterness, booze starts warming more and more.

Mouth is med bodied, some warming booze that gets tingly.

Overall meh. nothing special, lots of candy and not much else, not really even Belgian style, some esters and phenols with the booze but they don't even seem to blend well. All the characters of the beer were good, but just seemed like the flavors didn't merge as well as they could have, I don't know what it was but the beer just didn't seem as good as the profile makes it.

jlindros, May 06, 2013
Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Kelp, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Bowers-Brew, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of zrab11
4/5  rDev +3.6%

zrab11, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of smogfood
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

smogfood, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of wmobley
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

wmobley, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of Zachtheporter
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Zachtheporter, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of Stevengklein
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Stevengklein, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of ChefHopMeister
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

ChefHopMeister, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

drummermattie02, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of jegross2
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

jegross2, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of derkfromwi
4/5  rDev +3.6%

derkfromwi, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of GPHarris
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2010 vintage

a - poured a 1/2 finger thick bubbly, light tan head into a snifter that dissipated quickly to a thin ring and disappeared halfway through the beer. the body was a dark ruby red to purple color.
s - rum, belgian candi sugar, dark fruit aromas of plums and raisins.
t - sherry, plums, grapes, raisins with a rum burn in the finish.
m - medium and slick.
o - nice quad, not up to belgian standards but very interesting sipper.

GPHarris, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

beernads, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of MordorMongo
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

MordorMongo, Jan 13, 2013
Unplugged Abt from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.