1. Rating beers by attributes (look, smell, taste, feel, overall) is back! Read the latest update ...
  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 Smoked Rye Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Unplugged Smoked Rye AleUnplugged Smoked Rye Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

238 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 238
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 33
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerwolf77 on 01-17-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Unplugged Smoked Rye Ale Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 238 | Reviews: 155 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

KAF, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of 77apm
4/5  rDev +4.4%

77apm, May 29, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

zestar, May 05, 2014
Photo of dfillius
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

dfillius, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of einman
4.25/5  rDev +11%

einman, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of NooseJustice
4/5  rDev +4.4%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of firstlighthiker
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

firstlighthiker, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of UffDaBock
4/5  rDev +4.4%

UffDaBock, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev +11%

egrace84, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Zuidman
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Zuidman, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +11%

pathman, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of ackeeper
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

ackeeper, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of coldmeat23
4.75/5  rDev +24%

coldmeat23, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +4.4%

oline73, May 28, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev +11%

mendvicdog, May 28, 2013
Photo of davey101
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a teku glass. Typical unplugged appearance with the universal Unplugged label, red foil, and Smoked Rye Ale sticker on the neck. Looks like this is from early 2011.

A - Pours a clear dirty red body. The last oz. or so was pretty grimy with sediment. Fingers worth of off white foam. Really nice lacing and retention.

S - Nice balance between smoked malts and caramel sweetness. Maybe a touch of spice and fruit, but this is otherwise pretty much occupied by the smoke and its hard to pick out much more. Smells really nice though.

T - Smoked ham, BBQ sauce, alcohol, and soooome rye spice. Like drinking a beer with a shot of liquid smoke added. Its awfully tasty but holy hell does it get tiring and rich after a while. Mouth feel is rich and creamy. The alcohol creeps up in the end.

O - Not the most smokey beer I've had, but probably the richest and meatiest. This is a real winner if you liked smoked beers with notes of meat. After each sip I feel like I've been chewing on a bonfire.

davey101, May 23, 2013
Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

warnerry, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +4.4%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +4.4%

superspak, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

AlexFields, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of GPHarris
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger thick bubbly and light tan head into a willi becher tumbler that settled to a thin ring of lace throughout. the body was a bright copper color.
s - very smoky but nicely done.
t - rye spice dominates but there is some balance with caramel malts too.
m - slick and slightly thin.
o - incredibly drinkable and another one of a kind winner from new glarus.

GPHarris, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Dope
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy reddish-amber. Good sized, fizzy off-white head. Fades slowly, leaving decent lacing behind. Excellent retention.

S: Smells like someone left some rye bread in the toaster too long. A little fruitiness, raisins perhaps? And some caramel to sweeten it up. Quite a bit in fact. Cuts the acrid smoke nicely.

T: Quite sweet with caramel and some smoke and rye (duh). Sweetness fades a bit exposing a more acrid, bitter smoke but still nothing overpowering. Smoke is very meaty, like drinking barbequed beef. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. Very accurate perception of that flavor, however.

M: Medium bodied, a little syrupy. Touch chalky from the char in the finish, too.

O: Very interesting beer. I'm not a fan of smoked beers but this one isn't too overpowering. Sweetness helps balance the smoke and the smoke has a strong meatiness to it to keep it from being so acrid and bitter. A lot of smoked beers taste like someone just poured liquid smoke into the bottle. This one is much better balanced.

Dope, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

t0rin0, Nov 23, 2012
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Unplugged Smoked Rye Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.