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Black Top - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

878 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 878
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 61
Gots: 61 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cdkrenz on 08-27-2011)
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Erish

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this 12 oz. bottle into a nonic pint glass. No freshness date.

A: clear dark mahogany color, an aggressive pour produced a thick dark tan head that slowly fell into a thick cap with good lacing.

S: ruby-red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, key lime, pine, and a back note of espresso. Smells pretty freaking awesome!

T: the roasted notes come through strongly on the palate wherein they seem restrained in the nose, also the depth and saturation of the wonderful citrus aromas that are evident in the nose seem faded upon tasting this beer. The finish is muted and grassy. I really, really wanted to love the taste of the beer based on how wonderful it smells, but I was reminded that smell and taste, while connected, are not the same thing. Not that I hated the taste of this beer, it just failed to live up to its billing that was advertised to my nose!

M: light to medium-bodied, lightly silky to somewhat oily texture, moderate to plentiful carbonation, and the finish is only moderately bitter.

O: I like this beer, and love the smell of this beer, but it fails to live up to the standards of what I consider a "great" go-to beer. Still, I would get this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 02:14:24 | More by Erish
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Black Top from New Glarus Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 878 ratings.