Uff-da | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Bierman9 on 01-16-2002

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Photo of lakeviewmike
1.34/5  rDev -65%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This is maybe the worst beer I have ever had. I have been getting into Bock beers recently and thought this might be really good. Recenlty I have enjoyed La Rossa, Big Butt Doppelbock, Amstel Bock and Huber Bock.

This beer smelled and tasted like Worcestershire sauce. My wife described the smell as sweet, like urine and after prompting, like Worcestershire sauce.

Prior to drinking this beer I had a Berghoff Pale Ale which was great, a Berghoff Octoberfest which was pretty good. After the Uff-da I had a Hacker Pschorr Weisse which was very good but somewhat ruined by the aftertaste of the Uff-da.

I have read other reviews of this beer and none of them describe my experience so maybe I got a glass from a bad barrel or something.

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Photo of StoughtonGuy
2/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of jjanega08
2.26/5  rDev -41%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A= pours a very dark brownish amber color with dark amber highlights and a small thin head that is fluffy but too small and falls fast to just a ring. Really great stickyness though with nice lacing.
S= not a whole lot. Kinda underwhelming. There's just sweet malts in it I guess.
T= really sweet and wheat tasting. Sort of a buttery aftertaste. Maybe a little bubblegum too.
M= dry as hell for some reason. Not really too enjoyable.
D= I'm not liking this bock as much as some others I've had. New glarus is a pretty nice brewery but I just feel like they have a very average year round collection. This is no exception. Not a great bock and barely even a good one.

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Photo of bashiba
2.3/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a red brown with no head to speak of or carbonation.

Smell was dominated by a semi sweet maltyness.

Taste is a strange sour malt flavor with an ever so slight earthy hop at the end.

Mouthfeel is thin and nondescript.

Drinkability is pretty low on this one. I can finish it, but definitly won't be searching this one out again.

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Photo of shapudding
2.53/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No dating. Chestnut, cloudy, no head really -just a teensy creamy khaki dusting and ring of small bubbles. Not much aroma at all, really can’t get anything. Bit of malt maybe, just amazingly clean scented. Mouthfeel is strange, it feels very light, yet full at the same time. Very dry, you do not taste much, just malty. Reminds me of a brown. The whole thing is just so clean, it is not really there. Good drinkability, could down a bunch in a sitting since it is not heavy, but I would probably head towards a bit more intensity of flavor.

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Photo of JDV
2.54/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle from IowaHerkeye. Thanks!
Pours deep brown with reddish tint around the edged and a medium lived beige head. Smell is rich maltiness, metal, dark fruit and soy sauce. Taste is big on soy sauce right off the bat. Some figgy flavors, but mostly just getting that unpleasant soy flavor unfortunately and with some tart mollasses or maple. Just not for me.

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Photo of mentor
2.67/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Bottle provided by Orbitalr0x, thanks for the opportunity. Pours a half finger tan head of tiny bubbles over a crystal clear dark caramel-rust liquid. Smells caramel and sour citrus grainy. Toffee and chocolate with searching. Taste is dominated by a sour malty. Not quite cherry-like and not really pleasing. Under the sour is caramel and rounded chalky munich malt flavor. The aftertaste is a rich sweet toffee and cocoa/chocolate. Md-light body with a smooth feel. Moderately carbonated, but the carb sting on my tongue augments the sour.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
2.7/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- pours dark brown, nearly black, with a two finger tan head that quickly fades. I don't expect the head on a bock to fade like it's a soda....weird

S- I'm getting a lot of chocolate malt in the smell, and not much else...maybe some dark fruits, some caramel? It's pretty boring

T- cola, chocolate, dark fruits....tastes like a very weak stout. The finish is an unpleasant sweetness

M- medium bodied. Whatever

O- this isn't too hot. It's just kind of there

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Photo of antoines15
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of StarlightSeraph
2.83/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to deliriumfest for this one. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Surprisingly dark - cola colored, but light definitely makes it through. Hints of reddish brown around the edges. A half-finger of white head that subsided almost immediately. Decent lacing.

Smell: Smells like a mix between a macro and cough medicine...its a really, really odd smell. Slightly fruity. Very odd.

Taste: A slight chocolate/bitter bite right away, and some fruit sweetness...and, well, not much else. It doesn't taste much like it smells, which I think is a good thing? But there's really not much too this at all. Quickly becomes overpowered by a fruit sweetness. I have no idea what is going on with this beer. Becomes a little more balanced and more coffee flavors come through as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated, and nice and creamy. Feels good on the tongue.

Drinkability: Well...I'm not a fan. It just doesn't taste like much of...anything, and certainly not a beer. I'm not really sure what New Glarus was going for here...but I just didn't get it. Probably won't have again.

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Photo of AdmiralDiaz
2.85/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A: Pours a dark brown with a small off-white head with okay retention and no lacing.

S: Sweet malts with caramel, chocolate and a hop background.

T: Pretty much the same as the smell, however not well balanced, flavors hit at different times but it doesn't quite work out.

Overall: Well carbonated with a medium body. Drinkability is fine on it, although I didn't like the taste I could drink a few.

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Photo of Todd
2.89/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A hazy dark ruby hued beer, topped with a slightly off-white head that snapped down to a very thin lace, and eventually became completely still.

Some alcohol in the nose and rich malted characters, grain and light floral.

Carbonation is a bit lackluster, with a faint sharp-ish burn and crispness. There’s everything from sweet bread to nuts to ripe red grapes to some malted goodness of powdered chocolate, milky sweet coffee and burnt edges. Bitterness seems to mingle with the grape-ish flavors, becoming a bit floral tea-like in character, but it’s weak and watery at times. Overall, the bitterness is subdued. Finishes somewhat dry and bland, with notes of grain and mineral.

Started off interesting, but turned out to be a disappointment.

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Photo of KarlHungus
2.93/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer pours a semi-opaque dark brown color. The head is one inch in height and recedes quickly into this lacing. The aroma is of sweet roasted malt and very straight forward. The taste is like the aroma. It isn't bad but lacks any sort of complexity. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and a silky smoothness. Overall, I can tell that this beer is made well, but it lacks the depth I like to see in a beer,

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Photo of yeahnatenelson
2.96/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance -- Pours a dark chestnut hue witha slim creamy beige head. Head retention is decent, with wide bands of lace. No highlights as much as more perceptible clarity. Looks good.

Smell -- Dark fruits, cocoa, pecans and walnuts, mild earthy hops and some faint floral notes. Wish there was more roast character and less dark fruits.

Taste -- Very malty with dark fruit, lots of nutty flavor, and a little bit of roast. Hop flavor and bitterness are lacking, with the exception a little earthiness. Lingering flavor of dark fruit and walnuts.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-light in body with soft carbonation. Creamy?

OVerall - Not that impressive, honestly. Lacking balancing hop bitterness, the malt character leans to hard toward the dark fruit spectrum, and the mouthfeel lacks crispness.

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Photo of Shawner
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of zonker17
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Faunland
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of bigbeers84
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of JohnQVD
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of ackeeper
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Hallertau
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Mrpickles
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Hugonaut13
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Jonker1
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of OnWisconsin
3/5  rDev -21.7%

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Uff-da from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 617 ratings.
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