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Unplugged Enigma - New Glarus Brewing Company

Unplugged Enigma

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Overall: 8.82/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.12 or 1.36%

Trend: 8.82/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Fruit Beer

ABV: 5.50%

Season: One-time

Have Another: 100%

310 beers rated with a 8.28 average
  • 8.94/10 have another
  • A: 10.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 1.36% Color: Amber
  • Pours a clear amber color with quarter inch thick white head. The head settles out leaving a thin ring of foam wrapped around the edges of the glass.

    The aroma is sour cherries with a hint of sweetness. A blend of spices are noticeable but hidden under the bold cherry aromas.

    The taste is a fresh sour cherry flavor. Like the aroma a mix of spices appear on the finish. Hints of vanilla and oak (Thanks Scot) show up on the finish as well.

    Light body with medium carbonation. Dry on the palate with a lingering sour cherry aftertaste.

    Overall, an excellent beer. New Glarus has another winner with this beer. Great fresh fruit flavors with a satisfying balance on the sour and spices without over doing the spices and making it gimmicky. Goes down easy but I don't see myself having more than one of these in an evening. Add this one to your list!
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  • Reviewed: Monday, July 01, 2013 at 01:38:10
  • Tasted: Monday, July 01, 2013
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. bottle
1,217 beers rated with a 7.82 average
  • 8.70/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 1.36% Color: Amber
  • Pours clear with a half glass (vigorous pour) of tan, frothy foam. Retention was in the middle. Lacing is mild and slippery - as in it slips back into the glass following the flow of the beer.

    Aroma is sweet cherry as well a sour cherry. Cinnamon and nutmeg are spices that bring up the rear almost giving me slight thoughts of Oktoberfest beers from that perspective. Oak and vanilla seem to have their place as well.

    Taste is not a sour as I thought up front but becomes more puckering in the finish. Similar cherry highlights as the aroma. Vanilla and oak are more prevalent with the finish mildly drying the mouth.

    Light in the mouth with about average carbonation. A well balanced beer: fruit, tart, sweet, dry, and a touch of funk for pizazz.

    This is a complex beer that stills finds a way to quench my thirst and go down easy. Maybe a little too sweet to drink more than one or two, at most, at a time. If you like fruit beer, drink New Glarus, they make some of the best. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 14:43:36
  • Tasted: Saturday, May 29, 2010
  • $2.49 for 12 oz. bottle