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Thumbprint Spiced Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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174 Ratings
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our heady Spiced Ale summons escape from the ordinary. Lavish English and Wisconsin Malts slow brewed caramel goodness into this beefy bronze Strong Ale registering 20 degrees Plato O.G. Aged on Oak in the Open Top Cellar so that Cassia Cinnamon, Ginger and Allspice could be carefully hand stirred into the velvety Toffee notes of this aromatic Spiced Ale. 100% Naturally Bottle fermented to warm the chill from your soul.

(Beer added by: Ri0 on 01-10-2014)
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-14-2014 03:12:47 | More by AndrewBV
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-11-2014 19:28:22 | More by kscaldef
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-10-2014 14:50:19 | More by smartassboiler
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blue-dream

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-09-2014 13:20:05 | More by blue-dream
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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NickThePyro

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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IronTom

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-03-2014 13:36:59 | More by IronTom
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roger617

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%

Bottle poured into tulip glass.

A: Pours a light brown in color with a little bit of a golden hue. Has a finger of white head that reduces fairly slowly and leaves a few lines of lacing. Head reduces to a thin layer with a collar around the glass.
S: All spice and banana. Not a whole lot else going on here.
T: Just like the aroma, there's a ton of spice and banana coming through.
M: Carb level feels a bit high, aftertaste is only slightly dry.
O: This is a very enjoyable beer. The aroma and flavor are unique, and something I'm glad to have experienced.

07-03-2014 01:04:11 | More by roger617
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

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DemoniChris

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-30-2014 02:30:11 | More by DemoniChris
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-29-2014 11:13:02 | More by DanGeo
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barczar

Kentucky

3.06/5  rDev -15.7%

Pours a clear deep amber with copper highlights and a foamy cream head that lingers.

Aroma is dominated by floral notes, along with ginger, clove, and cinnamon. Unfortunately for me, ginger is overwhelming. There's a bit of candy sweetness and toffee evident.

Flavor reveals cola notes, attributable to the ginger and candi sugar interaction. Not my favorite. Cinnamon and clove are easily detected, as well. There's a fruity malt/ester note underneath.

Body is moderate, with prickly carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

Not a fan of ginger in my beer, or overly spiced beers, in general. Just not my cup of tea. Spices are way overdone.

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +24%

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MastaShonuf

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-24-2014 01:38:15 | More by weonfire
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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JPortillo

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-16-2014 12:55:41 | More by JamesShoemaker
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InfiniteWizard83910

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-16-2014 01:59:46 | More by InfiniteWizard83910
Thumbprint Spiced Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.