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Thumbprint Enigma - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

787 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 787
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.84%


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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Phelps

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle received in a trade with Florida9, poured into my perfect pint glass.

Looks: beautiful. A auburn that mingles with hues of cherry in the darker patches and pumpkin in the lighter ones. Very slightly chill-hazed. A fizzy one-finger head of light khaki bubbles out quickly, becoming a tightly-packed ring.

Smells: balsamic vinegar, grape juice, dessert wine, cherry cola, molasses, oak. Very nice tartness washes about in the background.

Tastes: oh, that is INTERESTING. Tart grapes and sour brett funk roll in at the start, ceding quickly to sweeter flavors of maple, cola, brown sugar, Raspberry-filled Dark chocolate, vanilla ice cream, cocoa powder, molasses and oak. It's almost like a sour cream soda. Weird and wonderful.

Feels: cola-like. Light-bodied and fizzy, the beer streams over the tongue while moderate effervescence palpates the tongue.

Drinks: like a thinking-man's beer. Rarely do I enjoy contemplating a beer so much. Enigma pushes boundaries while at the same time offering balance, complexity, and a nice bit of booze. Bravo, New Glarus.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 07:05:52 | More by Phelps
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Thumbprint Enigma from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 787 ratings.