Thumbprint Spiced Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Ratings: 174 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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.
06-28-2014 18:40:15 | More by barczar
Thumbprint Spiced Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.