Alt | New Glarus Brewing Company

very good
157 Ratings

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bitterbill on 11-09-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 124
Photo of OneDropSoup
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Again, much love to alcstradamus for keeping me awash in New Glarus!

I didn't have a stange, so the closest I could come was a pilsner. Pours a beautiful dark orange with highlights at the bottom. Started with a few fingers' head, dropped to a dusting. No lacing to speak of. Tight, fast bubbles.

Sweetness greets my nose like fresh butterscotch cookies or Belgian waffles. Yum! A little booziness -- the beer smells strong. I'm sniffing for hops & not finding any. A tiny bit of the oak.

Delicious taste of maple sugar that intensifies with a swish or two in the mouth. The alcohol's on the strong side in the taste, but it doesn't taste like liquor. There's enough there that a warming sensation hits me in the nose with each sip. Just a tinge of piny hop in the finish & aftertaste.

Mouthfeel's not bad. For a beer this sweet, I'm surprised it doesn't coat my mouth & feel sticky. My saliva's thickening, like when eating candy (too detailed?). That oak is definitely there in the aftertaste, just little pinpricks in the back of my mouth.

I could have another & call it a night (even though it's 5:30 now). Overall a delicious offering from New Glarus. Unfortunately, most of my faves from them appear to be retired.

 1,226 characters

Photo of ballewblake
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Retired?!?! nooooOOO!
Holy Moly this is freakin tasty and smelly good brew.
Poured from bottle into my Duvel tulip.

One finger off white head didn't last long, No lacing left, D is all that is left of the head. Transparent red body. Nose is of a Belgian, really fruity yeast, pears, sweet, tasty. Taste is sweet like candy sugar up front, fruity on the finish, pineapple, peach, a little hot, but not bad. Very carbonated on the tongue, almost numbing. Concentrated Kol-aid powder, Belgian yeast, wow, this is probably the best/most complex Alt I've had. Body is a bit over carbonated, but I don't mind. Lots of flavored burps aren't bad.

 639 characters

Photo of prototypic
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to ThomasHardy for this thoughtful extra. Very nice surprise, Brady. Thanks.

Alt is very clear and a nice caramel color. It has a nice bronze tint to it. It's topped with a very generous, slightly off-white head that easily stands two and a half fingers tall. It was slow to completely dissipate, but left a rather thin lacing behind. All in all, pretty good looking stuff.

The nose is good, but isn't a standout. It's sweet smelling and full of caramel malt. There's some fruity undertones (apple and pear) that further its sweet aroma, but work nicely with its malty base. Yeast is rather prominent in the nose. It's slightly biscuity, but not bad by any means. Alcohol is noted and is more pronounced than expected. I didn't know this was over 9%, but I have no trouble believing that after smelling it. It's not quite boozy, but it's there. Oak or wood chips emerge on the tail. That's a nice touch that drives it up a notch.

The first sip reveals a slightly sweet flavor. Caramel malt is noted, but isn't all that strong in flavor. A little apple and pear are complementary, but don't seem to add any sweetness. The big surprise here is the strong oak flavor. It's very prominent and really has a strong positive impact on the flavor. I like that quite a bit. A little spice flavor creeps. It tastes mostly like cinnamon, but it's subtle. It's slightly yeasty and there's a little alcohol here. It's not quite warm and doesn't offend at all. I'm a little on the fence here. There's no question that this is good stuff. But, it's just not quite deep enough to earn a higher score. It's not far. I really like the oak flavor. If some of the other flavors were just a little stronger, it might be a different story.

Alt has a light body that leans medium. It feels just a little too thin. Carbonation is relatively light. I wouldn't characterize it as smooth. Needs a little more body. Drinkability is good overall. Alt is good beer, but it's not quite great beer. At 9.5%, it's strong, but isn't too intimidating. I'm enjoying it, but a single bottle will do.

New Glarus has an excellent lineup of beer. This one's very good, but doesn't make their 'A' list. It's an interesting beer for me. What I liked so much about it initially (the strong oak flavor) is probably the very thing that masks some of the other flavors and keeps it from being an excellent beer. I suppose I don't always end up where I start. That being said, it is more than a solid beer that's worth checking out if you have the opportunity. Thanks, Brady.

 2,541 characters

Photo of alcstradamus
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A--Dark, murky copper color with two full fingers of head that didn't camp out for very long

S--Bright, almost tart citrus smell. Sweet caramel maltiness, this stings the nose a little bit

T--The nose translates to the taste almost perfectly. There is a malt dominance, but there is a not-quite-tart citrus fruit flavor that really makes this one interesting. Fine stuff!

M--Light bodied with stinging carbonation

D--A very good brew from New Glarus. I am starting to warm up to them a little and this is one of the best they make in my opinion

 548 characters

Photo of russpowell
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from Beertracker, cheers Jeff!

Pours an effervescent copper with 1 thumb+ of cream colored head. Good lacing & average head retention

S: Breadyness, apricot, & cherry

T: Cherry, cakeyness & slight smokeyness & dryness. Nice mix of honey & apricots as this warms, vanilla, & oakyness as well. Finishes dry with caramel & hints of shortbread with cherries on top.

MF: Medium bodied, soft carbonation & decent balance

Drinks fairly easy for the ABV, this a nice take on the dopplesticke IMO

 502 characters

Photo of DefenCorps
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

eyncognito sent me two of these, one of which I drank tonight. Thank you, Ian

A: Clear amber with a large off-white head with good retention. Plenty of visible carbonation. Great stuff!

S: Rich and malty while not syrupy. There's a great dark fruit character - raisins, dark plums, brown sugar, caramel. There's also an earthy, herbal hop character with a mild citrus/eucalyptus-like note. Plenty of sweetness though. Mildly phenolic as it warms up.

T: Fairly light in body, this alt opens up with a great malt character. Fruity and a little fresh with a farmer's market bouquet - brown sugar, honey, mild floral charcter. Fruity with plums as well as some lighter citrus and grape. There's a phenolic zing present as well. Drying finish with a unique blend of earthy hops and caramel and brown sugar

M: Light, crisply carbonated and an enjoyable, drying finish

D: Thoroughly enjoyable, I'd drink my last bottle if it wasn't that - my last bottle.

**Edit 25 May 2011**

It looks like I managed to score another one of these. Two years since my original review.

The nose is rather marvelous. rich, figgy, bready, caramel, toffee, nougat and a little bit of smoke, this is rather fantastic. Rich fruitiness is present, this has an excellent nose. The palate shows a little bit more oxidation, more of the fruity kind rather than the papery. Rummy, bready, brown sugar, mild smoke and a moderate raisin and port oxidative character, this is excellent. Scores stand.

 1,469 characters

Photo of rtepiak
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

pour is amber with a medium head. not much lace. no murk what so ever. smell is alcohol... when agitated some wood, walnut, and apple come forth. but mainly alcohol. palate is quite peppery. sort of sharp on the tongue. this is the predominant duality in the beer. heat of pepper and heat of abv. in the finish walnut, apple, bread, oak and heat. had more so the appeal of a oak aged high alcohol lager with an effort at making it interesting. so with that said. i respect this beer. i would like to see more brewery tackle the alt. a good start... but drink it quite cold.

looking back and realizing with it being 9.5 abv... i can see the expectation of smoother lighter alt going out the window. still a bit much i believe.

 726 characters

Photo of Strix
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bronze, decent head and some lacing.

Smells of malt, spices, and wood. I also get fresh apples for some reason.

Caramel malt, cherry, alcohol, sugar, cola, cocoa, wood and clove. Complex? Yes.

Mouthfeel smooth, carbonation bubbly.

This was inventive and drinkable. Never really had an Altbier that made an impression either way, but this is a winner. Has some Belgian qualities to it, reminiscent of something Unibroue would make. Seek it out.

 447 characters

Photo of ahalloin
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice reddish clear fluid with a three fingered head of off white that recedes rather quickly leaving some lacing clinging to the side of the glass.

S: Hefty malty sweet aroma brings carmelized toffee to the floor with hints of red licorice and vanilla. Maybe even bourbon?! The label claims it was aged in oak barrels, so I wonder if there is a blend with bourbon barrels?

T: The nose carries some spicy hop flavor which quickly morphs into a big sweet malty body. The flavors are unabashed, slapping me in the face with vanilla, dried fruits, oak, plum, and possibly bourbon. Wow! This Alt is friggin huge! The aftertaste lingers for quite a while with a hop bitterness and a slight alcohol burn.

MF: Carbonation is moderate. Very smooth beer with a slight dryness at the finish.

D: This beer is full of complex flavors. Drinkable for open minded beer drinkers but not for everyone.

 899 characters

Photo of Wasatch
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to beerbeagle for this brew.

Pours a very nice clean/clear dark golden amber color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus foamy off-white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, fruity, with some spice and caramel notes. The taste is malty, slightly sweet, some bitterness, fruity, with some caramel. Medium body. Very drinkable, this one is very tasty and a joy to drink, highly recommended.

 432 characters

Photo of Metalmonk
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a reddish-orange glow more akin to a double IPA or a sunnier looking barleywine. Long-lasting creamy head is made of very tight and tiny bubbles.

The nose is unique for the style, and overall just fantastic. I'm guessing it's the hops imparting a fruitiness to this beer. Real apple cider, a unique maltiness that reminds more of Bigfoot or other barleywines than anything else. Could that be the raw Turbinado sugar noted on the label? Even the alcohol lends a boozy dimension to the aroma. So I'm guessing this is a big-alcohol alt and a different take on the style.

And the flavor says: errr, yes, it is quite a different alt--and an appreciated one--but I'm not sure it's great. The fruitiness has a flatness, probably as its up against a really woody flavor that works to shut it down; it's more like the acrid character of fresh-cut wood and not the old, used barrel stuff. I could be wrong. The alcohol lays into the apple, tobacco and wood flavors pretty well, not dominating but certainly adding it's own little bit of oomph to one very unusual flavor. Sour/tart in the finish.

Texture has some stick, despite being fairly light of body, weight-wise. Ample carbonation is a gentle caress, like zillions of near-microscopic bubbles massaging and scouring your tongue. Interesting.

Well, New Glarus is an amazing brewery, and more and more they're reminding me of Dogfish Head in their will to throw rules and confines to the wind. And in another way this reminds of a barrel-aged Hair Of The Dog old ale, in its new woodiness and in the characteristics that remind more of old ales than alts. Despite having a completely unique character that you really should try to track down just for fun, it's not their greatest experiment, even though I'm very glad to have tried it.

 1,789 characters

Photo of DIM
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a: This was a hazy peach color with golden edges. It poured with a long lasting, off-white, frothy head.

s: Some moderately sweet, mild, kool-aid like grape aroma is the first thing I noticed. I don't mean that in a bad way at all. Also, some honey and flowery apricots.

t: Lightly sweet honeyed bready malts with fruity elements of grapes and cherries. The finish is dry, flowery, and a little warm.

m: Fizzy, active carbonation and a slick body.

d: My first alt, thanks to imperialking. I can't say anything about how authentic this is or isn't, I can suggest trying it because it is quite good.

 602 characters

Photo of nrbw23
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours an orangeish red color with a hugh foamy off white head. Head has great retention and leaves pretty much lacing.

S- Smells very sweet and fruity with some spice notes.

T- Quite a bit of things on going on here apples, spicy yeast, sweet malts, honey, grainy, and floral hops.

M- Medium mouthfeel and high carbonation.

D- I had no expectations going in on this one. After a few sips I was like wow very nice.

 424 characters

Photo of Fartknocker
2.46/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle from a six pack. Since this is not brewed anymore, the beer may be a bit dated.

A- a deep, reddish color
S- somewhat of a burnt odor to it
T- again somewhat of a burnt or bitter flavor
M- avearge carbonation
D- I won't miss it now that it's retired

 266 characters

Photo of KBomb
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's taken me a while to get around to reviewing this beer in part because each bottle of my sixer has had a little different nuance. I'll review the best of the bunch, but make a note of a few anomalies I observe bottle to bottle.

Alt pours a bright copper/amber, with a fluffy eggshell head that sticks around. Smell has some crisp flavors; a spicy spy apple jumps out into the nose, surrounded by rich caramel malt and the most subtle hint of floral hops. Taste is a great balance of caramel malt, fruity pear, a little hops, and just a bit of oak chardonnay. Rich without being overly sweet, chased with a pleasant alcohol warmth that does not distract from the flavors up front. Very smooth. Medium body, crisp mouthfeel. ABV is a little high for sessions, but its not hard to have more than one.

The best bottle of the sixer was absolutely delicious-- usurping my former favorite Alt. Still I should note that a couple of bottles had a bit of "musty" flavors and the alcohol was more astringent. I don't know if they came from separate batches, but those bottles would be "C" grade while the better ones are a solid "A".

 1,128 characters

Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Burnished and glistening amber body with remarkable clarity. The head comes on strong and maintains a solid backbone as it settles to a head that remains throughout.

S-Big old bouquet of malt graininess, caramel, raisin, and boozy oak. This carries a slight resemblance to rye whiskey. Wonderful and rich aromas that are multi-layered and carry great depth and complexity.

T- Again, the maltiness comes out strong with a bug rush of oakiness. Vanilla and raisin flavors are predominant with an ever-present malt sturdiness. The hops are definitely present but blend beautifully into the foreshadow of the aforementioned characteristics.

M-Rich and chewy with enough hop sharpness and bitterness to remain balanced and enjoyable on the palette.

D-This is big altbier with big flavors without being too aggressive. The alcohol is definitely noticed as this borderlines with an Old Ale but it seems appropriate for the body. This is one insane beer at an insane price tag ($6.99 sixer). Although this is tough to get outside WI and will be even tougher now that they have pulled it from distribution, it is worth seeking out in a trade. Well done!

 1,153 characters

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a footed strange)

A- This beer pours a slightly dense but crystal clear orange body with a thick creamy beige head that last for a good bit. There is a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles that race to the surface.

S- This beer has a clean smell with light caramel malt notes and a hop hint in the finish. There is a light wet oak note that comes through as the beer warms a bit.

T- The big caramel malt flavor has a crisp carbonic acid note to it with a light oaky sweetness that leads to a bigger more vanilla oak and buttery as the beer warms. The finish has a nice snap that taste of green hops.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a tight fizzy finish that enhances the hops.

D- This is a nice but big session beer. The hops are a big player with the support of oak and hops in the background.

 845 characters

Photo of sonicdescent
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very beautiful murky old with a very thick off white head. Carbonation is nice out of my Sam Adams Sensory Glass.

Smells bready, earthy, crisp, fruity.

Tastes lightly of bread and very lightly fruity, crisp and refreshing, but a bit lacking in depth.

Mouth is light to medium in body, high in carbonation.

Excellent beer and another winner from New Glarus, quickly becoming my favorite brewery I can't get.

 418 characters

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew comes from the Super Trade with Abents!! I've had this one once before at a Boise RB/BA tasting, and immediately put it on my wants... Adam came out swinging like a champion... Poured into my shaped SA glass... Listening to Prodigy's new album.

2 Finger head leaves great lace and has quite a bit of retention atop a slightly hazy orange red brew...

Rich and malty.. quite a bit of fruity esters (surprisingly?).. slight flowery hoppiness...

Flavor is again surprisingly fruity for the style.. apple and pear come immediately to mind.. sorta nutty caramel is there too in higher proportions.. toasty bread with grape skins.. a little tannic (I know this isn't wood aged.. but still is reminiscent).. body is good .. so is the carbonation...

despite all my above negatives... this is still a great beer.. just don't expect a nice clean and more importantly dry Altbier..

Thanks Adam for the chance to try this one again.. I really like it... but honestly expected a better example from NG.


 1,018 characters

Photo of drizzam
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Poured into my pint glass with a HUGE fluffy off-white head! Head retention was marvelous and left spectacular lacing down the inside of the glass. The brew itself was a cloudy orange/copper color.

Smell - Malty aroma with a hint of spice and a hint of some sort of a fruity aroma. I can almost smell a bit of caramel in there as well.

Taste - Buttery toffee taste...the caramel malts are really coming through on this one. A light hoppy twang on the swallow. The mild sweetness almost cloaks the hop notes.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability - Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Lightly carbonated. Finishes very clean. This is a very smooth brew, and the smoothness lends to the sessionability. I don't know what the ABV is but I would guess around 5-6%. I'm very impressed with what New Glarus did with this one. They managed to brew a complex little brew that you could session, and all at a reasonable price. I do love my New Glarus!

 948 characters

Photo of akorsak
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Eyncognito for this 12 oz bottle.

A: The alt is a copper color, brighter like a new penny at the narrower section of the glass. The color concentrates at the wider areas, obscuring anything on the other side of the glass. A thick head required two attempts to empty the bottle.

S: The ale has a light smoke aroma hanging around. It is paired with fruit, specifically melon. I've never picked up the melon angle (apart from watermelon); it is an interesting component.

T: This is the most unusual altbier I've ever come across. The smoke from the nose is amplified here, a light cured flavor. Caramel malts are in abundance, thick and sweet. Melon and pepper trade punches in a sweet and bitter back and forth. A great deal of the sweetness must come from the turbinated sugar and I really like what it adds. A well-rounded ale that is far more complex than any altbier I've had before.

M: The mouthfeel is both meaty and sweet. The smoke and sugar pop up at different times, so there is little interaction. The sugars add a sweet complexity that really works.

D: The ale has many, MANY dimensions over any other alt that I've had. I am floored that New Glarus took a traditional style and ran amok with it.

 1,222 characters

Photo of Cresant
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Sierra Nevada hops glass. No date. The body was rich golden-brown in color with a huge pithy, khaki-colored head. There was a slight haze in the body.

Smell was fruity. Cantaloupe and metal.

Taste was sweet maltiness. Tart, syrupy malt. Bread dough. Light booziness.

Mouthfeel was medium in body and medium to light in carbonation. Smooth, silkiness.

 392 characters

Photo of CrellMoset
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of DBhog - thanks!! Poured into a 12 oz. brandy snifter.

Appearance: Pours a bright, lively, robust orange-amber body, capped by a fizzy, incredibly fast-fading, slightly off-white, one-to-two-finger head (hard to determine precisely given the speed at which it fades) that leaves nothing but an erratic, spotty sheen of lace and a thin, soapy collar. I like the collar, but the retention/lacing isn't too hot.

Aroma: Much like a spicier, caramelly hefeweizen, filled with other fruity notes ... ok, maybe it's not like a hefeweizen at all, but it's definitely a German yeast strain. Spice - particularly clove and coriander - is faint in the background of the nose (much stronger in the mouth, see below), w/ bananas and pears, candied and roasted (I wouldn't have said Turbinado sugar, but I read the side of the bottle, so ...). Pleasant.

Taste: Whew, that one's interesting. Candied citrus and tropical fruits are the first thing that comes to mind. It's slightly spicy, peppery, perhaps faintly clove-like throughout - particularly up front and in the finish - with sweet pears, apples, medium-ripe bananas, faint mango, a slight bitterness, and a few green, leafy, herbal flourishes throughout (likely the Syrian Goldings). The malt base is relatively dry, a little biscuity, and reasonably well-roasted - that is to say, there are a few caramel overtones. It's a bizarre beer, but a surprisingly balanced and enjoyable one.

Mouthfeel: Huge bodied - that is, well carbonated, very well-carbonated, though surprisingly so, given that I saw zilch in terms of carbonation in the appearance. I think it works decently well with the flavor profile on this one ... maybe I'll bump it up to a 4.0. Yeah, I think so.

Drinkability: I don't seem to be quite as high on this beer as most, but I still think it was very tasty and solid. Sort of like an estery, roasted hefeweizen - spicy and fruity to the max - this is a strange one, but I'm glad to have given it a try. I'd estimate the abv% to be around 5.5-6%, though I can't quite be sure, so that's not too drinkable or undrinkable for the style, really. Another (though I'm more hesitant here) winner from New Glarus, a brewery which continues to push the envelope, offering interesting and unique beers, made in the old w/ style w/ local ingredients - I approve.

 2,337 characters

Photo of drseamus
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Amber to red body with great carbonation forming a decent but not thick enough off white head. It appears there there is some haziness but I just took it out of the fridge and that could have been the problem.

S: Light sweet malt. Some fruit notes like banana.

T: Good full flavored beer. Not quite as good as the Alt in Dusseldorf but I'm not expecting that either. There is big caramel malt flavor with just enough balancing bitterness.

M: Almost syrupy but medium bodied at best. Interesting feel.

D: Not too bad. Maybe a bit too sweet for me.

 554 characters

Photo of ppoitras
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle obtained in the No BS 4 BIF via dirtylou. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1 1/2" beige head over the slightly cloudy copper brew. Dense head lasts very well, with lasting lace. Aroma is oaky and lightly tart. Taste starts lightly sweet, goes tart int he middle, and then the oak character comes on with some alcohol at the close. Mouthfeel is soft over the tongue, and drinkability is good, interesting flavors keep you coming back.

 487 characters

Alt from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 157 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.