New Glarus Brewing Company Unplugged Abt (365 Day 162)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Thursday, May 12th, 2011

New Glarus Unplugged Abt

As I started rereading what I wrote about beer 161, New Glarus Brewing Company Fat Squirrel, I quickly did a search on Sips to see what beers I have had from New Glarus since the start of 365 American craft beers in 365 days. I have checked out quite a few beers (around 10 I would say) by New Glarus but that, for some reason, only made my thirst for another New Glarus beer even greater.

I expeditiously made a mental note of what I had in cellar versus what I had written about. Jackpot. There were a few beers that percolated to the top. I knew I had a winner in Unplugged Abt. If memory serves me, this was the third Unplugged beer last year with a release time starting in August.

Abt is a Belgian Quad that has aged fairly well. I know that isn’t an overwhelming endorsement of the beer but I don’t think it was quite the same beer I had some nine months or so ago. At times it seemed to be a bit malty but more like a brown ale as I thought I could pick up nutty flavors. I don’t know if I would rate it as highly as I did the first time.

I have a few more so I will be giving another chance. Hopefully it was just an off night for the taste buds. Enjoy!

Aroma: 8, Taste: 9, Look: 9, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 8.8

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