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Black Top - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

820 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 820
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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barczar

Kentucky

3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky dark brown with amber highlights and a frothy half inch khaki head that dissipates slowly, leaving sheets of thick lacing.

Huge pine and citrus aromas erupt from the glass. Grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, mango, resin, and a hint of caramel malt become more distinct subsequently.

Pine and tart citrus begin the flavor profile, with deeply toasted malt peeking through mid palate, and lingering into the resiny, slightly bitter finish. Sour lemon is almost puckering, and lime becomes evident later. Reminds me of lemonhead candy. The resiny hops complement the lightly roasted malt very well. Floral hops emerge.

Body is on the light side, which is exacerbated by the fairly high, sparkling carbonation. Flavor lifts off the palate, practically.

Huge hop flavor. Tons of citrus and resin. Carbonation could be dialed down a notch. Malt presence is fairly subtle. Yeah, if that carbonation was right, this would be stellar.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 23:22:32 | More by barczar
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Black Top from New Glarus Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 820 ratings.