Unplugged Abt | New Glarus Brewing Company

Unplugged AbtUnplugged Abt
BA SCORE
3.86/5
305 Ratings
Unplugged AbtUnplugged Abt
BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.75%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian Dark Candi Sugar encourages the decadence of rum, raisin dark chocolate and sherry like fruit tones to conspire happily in almost 20° Plato.

Added by beerwolf77 on 08-02-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
305
pDev:
12.44%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
45
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Clear, dark amber color with a peripheral ring of off-white bubbles. No lacing remains on the glass.

S: Cake, cooked apples, figs, and cloves make for a dark and traditionally Belgian-like smell. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins sweet, with heavy Belgian pale malt and some cola. Dark raisin fruit emerges into the middle, while earthy roast and hops bring up the rear in the relative absence of the layered malt of the early profile. Cloves linger on the palate alongside some late carbonic acidity. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium to thick viscosity, syrupy and heavy on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This quadrupel is light on obvious Belgian yeast character, so much so that it could be mistaken as a doppelbock. The other ingredients register clearly their contributions to the sensory profile, with the malt and hops almost volunteering to be dissected apart and illustrate the structure that is present. This beer could be especially attractive to those that enjoy strong dark ales, but not a dominant Belgian yeast presence.

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma contains brown sugar, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, caramelized malts and a touch hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of dark fruit and caramel. Then a hearty roasted malt character and Belgian yeast come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, it’s a good beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to paco1029384756 for this one a while back.

Pours a nice fluffy almost 1 finger head thick and creamy but fades semi quick over semi clear cranberry maroon reddish brown color.

NOse starts with sweet malts, candy aromas, reddish toasty candy malts, candi sugar, toffee, caramel, a bit of a fermented apple pie aroma with soured apples, lots of Belgian esters and light phenols with a bit of booze, some nutty, nice brown malts, little candy bar aroma.

Taste starts with more candy, toffee, nutty, caramel a plenty, candy bar flavors, even a little candi syrup. Then sweet malts, crystal malts, belgian brown malts, sweet toasty brown malts, quite sweet overall. Booze comes in lightly but brings some appley esters as well as light phenols, a bit of a soud apple flavor too.Dried dark fruits, fig, raisin, candied nuts, etc. finish is still fairly sweet, lots of lingering candy malts and sweeteners, mild bitterness, booze starts warming more and more.

Mouth is med bodied, some warming booze that gets tingly.

Overall meh. nothing special, lots of candy and not much else, not really even Belgian style, some esters and phenols with the booze but they don't even seem to blend well. All the characters of the beer were good, but just seemed like the flavors didn't merge as well as they could have, I don't know what it was but the beer just didn't seem as good as the profile makes it.

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Unplugged Abt from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 305 ratings
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