Unplugged Cranbic Ale | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Unplugged Cranbic AleUnplugged Cranbic Ale

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by alcstradamus on 10-16-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I think I got this from Janderson91 (I think). This was just as surprisingly good as the Enigma I had prior. Light, clear orange color, decent wispy head and some lacing up the sides of the wine glass (I'm a connoisseur after all). Smells like a great wild ale, woody sort of, funk, fruit, easily distinguished from a true lambic but still impressive. Taste was even better, funk, sour, barrel, wood, just really tasty. I need more of this for sure.

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3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

shared by whiterascal.

A: pours out a rose-peachy color with a white fizzy head that fell quickly.

S: i get lots of tart cranberry, earthy funk, oak, and hints of vanilla. there is also some sweetness in the nose. hints of a vinous character.

T: this has a nice earthy, funk character to it. it has lots of tart cranberry, and some oak in there. there is a bit of vanilla on the finish, and it still has quite a sweet flavor to it.

M: thin with high carb, but still has some smoothness to it.

O: this is a good beer. i dont know it i would drink it over and over again, but i like it.

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3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Unibroue tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a peach ting. There is a half finger of off white head that goes away completely.

Smell: Very sweet, tart, and funky. Sweet malt with some tart cranberry and citrus notes. There is a sourness that helps balance out the sweetness a bit.

Taste: Tart cranberries with some sour yeast, quite acidic. The finish reminds me a bit of raspberries as well as cranberries. There is a sweet malt in the background, but the fruit dominates.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a good lambic. A bit too sweet for my taste, but I enjoyed it overall.

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4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to chixdighops for hooking this bottle up in the Good People Farm System BIF.

A - Poured a light pink color with a white head that leaves some lacing behind

S - Is a nose full of tart cranberries

T - Just like it smells lots of tart cranberry wonderfulness

M - This beer has a medium body with high carbonation to it

O - This is a very good beer I love wild ales/lambics but this is the first time I've had one with cranberries added and it is very easy drinking worth hunting down to try

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4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer during a tasting, paired with cinnamon donuts with a maple glaze. Worked very well together!

This is a light orange/pink beer. Very clear, like pink-ish apple juice. White bubble head.
Nose is sweet cranberry juice, wild lambic notes, sour candy. Yummy.
Taste is sour, tart, vinegary cranberry, with vaguely Belgian sugars. Slight malts, more sour, more tart. Delicious.

Another great brew from New Glarus.

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3.48/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear red-tinged copper with only a collar of head and no lacing.

S - Cranberry dominates the nose, with only small earthy funk presence. The is both tart and sweet aromas.

T - A reasonable tart cranberry taste up front quickly transitions to sweet. Not overwhelmingly sweet, but I would have like a more pronounced tartness throughout. Very faint funky yeast presence. Not a bad flavor, but a bit too much like a cranberry soda.

M - Medium, slightly sticky mouthfeel

O - A pretty good beer, but a bit too sweet and lacking complexity. I would love to see a more traditional dry, tart, funky lambic that utilized cranberries, as is it seems like a flavor combination that could be incredible.

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3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a completely clear orange.  No head, rocky foam around the edges.  No lacing. 

S: Sour and lactic, nice mix of sweet and tartness, a touch of vinegar. 

T: Slightly tart cranberry, a touch of apple, and some lactic sweetness. 

M: Medium-bodied with low carbonation that is slightly coating.  A touch of heat at the finish, but it's really nice with the taste and body.

D: Not overly tart and not very sweet.  A great mix and very easy to drink.

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Unplugged Cranbic Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 593 ratings.
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