Thumbprint Enigma - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
4.63/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Last bottle drank w/ greenkrusty101 after some plumbing repairs.
Pours a mixture of brown and red. Ruby red in the center, with light brown edges, really has the flanders oud bruin color down pat. Very thin small off white head that doesn't do much in terms of lacing, which is par for style.
Massive amount of tart dark cherry aroma, minimal amount of campfire smoke. Caramel, mild chocolate also there. Toffee. Oak. Even a little barnyard to it.
Taste, wow, plenty sour, definitely upper echelon sourness from a flanders oud bruin, I don't know what the deal is, but I tend to like the American versions of oud bruins more than the flemish, they seem to just have an amped up sourness and cherry incursions on this side of the pond. Brown malt is well placed.
Mouthfeel continues to be impressive, you get a very complex, unique, one of a kind mix of dark cherry, cranberry, sour, oak, vanilla, caramel sweet, smoke. Unlike anything in the world. Good acidity too. Carbonation just right.
I love these fresh, I love them with some age on them. It is so hard to age these though, you always find an excuse, "hey we've been replacing a sewer line, this calls for an Enigma."
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2013 16:18:27 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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4.9/5 rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Bottle pours a clear copperish amber, half finger of white head
smell is cranberry, cherry, apple, tartness, bready malt, yeast funk, citrus fruits,
Taste is well read the smell, Cranberry, apples, cherry, tart, sourness, yeasty character, bready backbone.
Mouthfeel is medium full with heavy carbonation that contributes to the fullness of the beer.
A amazing beer, never understood why this was not more sought after with all the craziness with Wild Sour Ale... I have been doing my best to keep my last couple bottles out of the case I had until Dan brewed it again.... God I hope that is soon, I also hope it sticks around longer then WSA.... It is better and I hope I am the only one who knows it!
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2013 23:31:29 | More by nickapalooza86
Thumbprint Enigma from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 780 ratings.