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Thumbprint Enigma - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

812 Ratings
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Ratings: 812
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 243
Gots: 103 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 05-01-2005)
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DrMalt

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thx to Demcorhip for his run into Wisconsin.

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a large goblet.

Brown with orange hues. Cloudy.

Aroma is varied. Cherries, peach & I could even smell something similar to marshmellow? An earthy smell.

Taste is not unlike a flanders brown ale yet with more fruit flavours. Initially the flavour of the cherries is dominant but it finishes with some smokiness and some sweet vanilla notes.

First few sips, the tartness is apparent & the sourness becomes almost too dominant. Yet as I was half way through this beer the more my palatte was intrigued. The bottom half of this drink was tremendously enjoyable.

Drinkability--Tasted like more.

Similar to a Rodenbach or other sour ales, as I got used to the tart taste, the more I wanted.

Good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2007 22:38:32 | More by DrMalt
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Thumbprint Enigma from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.