Thursday, September 27, 2012

Beer Review: Unplugged Berliner Weiss

Reviewing the currently retired Unplugged Berliner Weiss from New Glarus Brewing Company out of Wisconsin. A big thanks to Mike for sharing this bottle with me!
Score: 91

2008 bottle with bottle code "1558 10:36." Served in a snifter/tulip hybrid glass and enjoyed on 08/23/12. Review is from notes.

Appearance: Pours a nice and transparent golden honey color with a thin film of head on top. Average lacing, but excellent lacing/cling. 4.5/5

Smell: Apple juice, white grapes and a fruity acidity. Peaches, Pinot Grigio, and a light "wheatiness." 4.25/5

Taste: Apple juice backbone with a little lemon and white grapes flavor overlaying. Slight tart acidity with an apple aftertaste. As the beer warms up, a faint funkiness comes out in the finish. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, medium carbonation. Juicy mouthfeel with slightly dry aftertaste. Moderately acidic and slightly tart. 4/5

Overall: Light, refreshing and flavorful! This beer has aged gracefully like a nice mild gueze.

Recommendation: Seek this one out if you get the chance; it's one of New Glarus' better Unplugged series beers

Pairings: Potato latkes with apple sauce.

Cost: $10.99 for a four pack.

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