Unplugged Iced Barleywine | New Glarus Brewing Company

Unplugged Iced BarleywineUnplugged Iced Barleywine
BA SCORE
82.8%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 256 ratings
Unplugged Iced BarleywineUnplugged Iced Barleywine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-04-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
193
Ratings:
256
Liked:
212
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
10.95%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
155
Gots:
17
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 256 |  Reviews: 193
Photo of megapyro6
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This got stuck in the back of my aging shelf. I would normally not let it sit for 8 years, but it's held up surprisingly well.

Poured deep red-brown mahogany color, with little to no carbonation. Light lacing on the initial pour, but it's pretty low on carbonation.

Smells of dark caramel, toffee, some vinous well aged sherry and lightly fruity notes. I don't detect any alcohol notes despite being 13.5%.

The taste is malty, dark fruit, caramel, toffee, fig, raisins, a little cherry perhaps. It's really smooth actually. The hop bitterness has aged out, leaving a sweet smooth liquid.

The mouthfeel is big and thick, but very smooth at this point. No alcohol warmth, a bit slick, but goes down easy.

Overall, I'm really impressed with this and how well it's held up over 8 years. Normally I would have had this quite a long time ago. This has held up impressively well. It seems some of the booziness and heat previous reviewers have mentioned are long gone. I hope I find another bottle or two of this.

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Photo of stakem
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a wine glass appears a chestnut brown with ruby clarity. A khaki cap rises up less than a finger strong and quickly fades back leaving spotty lace.

Aroma has primarily solvent alcohol and herbal to fruity character. Slight pine aspect.

Taste is bitter and big with solvent booziness. A little tannic/astringent with almost an oakiness to it and lingering herbal to pine-like resinous bitterness.

Medium in body with light carbonation. Quite solvent despite being 8 years old. Feels more american than english in nature. Interesting and glad I got the chance to try it but yikes, this could use another 8 years aging.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.44/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Ri0
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%

poured 12oz bottle into chalice. Bottled back in Feb 2009.

A - Dark brown coffee color with a thin 1 finger sandy head. . Decent head retention and some lacing.

S - Malts, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, and earthy hops. I also notice the booze..

T - Still boozy, with dark fruits even citrus, caramel, toffee, with some burnt sugar and even cola.

M - Medium bodied and still decent carbonation given the age.

O - A good BW, but not quite top tier.

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Unplugged Iced Barleywine from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82.8% out of 100 with 256 ratings
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