Thumbprint Dubbel - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by don1481:
3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into Mr. Pint Glass.
Appearance: Lots and lots of carbonation in this one! Pours a sizable light-tan head that diminishes pretty quickly. Deep, rich copper color that you can definitely see through.
Smell: Strong notes of caramel and molasses. Subtle hints of booze, but definitely covered buy by the otherwise-sweet smells.
Taste: Hmm. Kinda like some of the Belgian dubbels in many regards, but with a big caveat: The notes here aren't exactly dancing around like what you'd see in the best of this category, but just seem to be one big melted-together flavor. Don't get me wrong, the flavors melded together nicely, but there just doesn't seem to be that... distinct group of flavor notes... that one would expect here.
Mouthfeel: Slightly sticky, but pretty smooth overall.
Overall: This is a tough one to get a feel for. On one hand, it's VERY drinkable. Just to get an accurate feel on the "taste" section took about half the glass. It's a very fair representation of what we've come to expect from Dan at NG with the Thumbprint series: It takes something that we've grown to love in a genre - the dubbel in this case - and puts a very unique twist on this. In this case, the twist is - oddly enough - its balance. When the flavors meld together to the point where it's very difficult to pick out unique notes, that's an impressive balancing act. People are either going to love this or hate it - I really find it hard to picture someone being "on the fence" with this. That said, I'm gonna cellar some and see what happens.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 23:59:34 | More by don1481
More User Reviews:
4.4/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
12oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.
(A)- Pours a deep chestnut brown amber color. Produced an absolutely sexy cap of off-white to tan foamy froth that stuck around for quite awhile before dissipating. Left all kinds of sticky clumps of lacing behind as it did so.
(S)- Lots of biscuit & bread flows into some subtle dark fruits. Fairly rustic with the almost oaky/woody smell this puts off but just might be slightly nutty instead.
(T)- Fairly similar to the smell with lots of rustic nutty biscuit and bread with some subtle dark fruits and spice to the finish. As it opens up, more fruits start to show and almost takes on this slightly creamy taste to the finish.
(M)- A great carbonation level and balance for the style. Perhaps a touch yeast-driven up front, but really starts to become something nice as you let it sit for just a few minutes.
(O)- If there was a brewery I could always trust to deliver something special, I can always count on Dan over at New Glarus. A great take on a dubbel if there ever was one from the states. You would be hard pressed to tell the difference if tasted blind next to the classics from belgium.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 21:03:53 | More by sweemzander
3.91/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
One week long camping review dump. Full notes taken on phone. This was consumed at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND.
A- Slightly murky brown body poured to a goblet from the 12oz bottle. Off white head up to two fingers with a thick frothy texture and good retention. Cap falls to many islands and a medium ring. Spotty lace.
S- Dark fruits like dried raisins and dates come to mind with figs and cherry. Brown sugar, medium candi sugar and toasted malts are the base.
T- Fruits seem to somehow even intensify here with plums, raisins, grapes, cherry, figs and dates coming out. Malts bring toast, medium and light candi sugar sweetness and something is a bit tart.
MF- Body thickness is just between light and medium with a foamy and silky texture. Carbonation is on the high side but texture takes off any bite from the bubbles.
Yeast creates a ton of fruit flavors but they are layered nicely onto candi sugar and malts.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 23:30:02 | More by cbutova
Thumbprint Dubbel from New Glarus Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.