Thumbprint Enigma - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by angrybabboon:
4.33/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Big thanks to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a bottle of this
Appearance: Bright, unexpectedly clear red-orange color - blood red from a distance - pours with a small, frothy off-white head - fades to a very tiny, wispy head, keeps a nice little ring - pretty
Smell: Tart cherries and some sweet funk - yup, it smells like a New Glarus fruit beer - lots of cherries, but not as overwhelming as Belgian Red - some sweet, yeasty tones, with a nice amount of oak - nicely balanced with the cherry - cinnamon and vanilla - biscuity malts - kind of smells like a cherry cookie, or a sugar cookie with cherry jam on it
Taste: Even more complex than the aroma - starts with a biting, nicely sharp acidity and tartness - tart cherry flesh - musty, chewy oak - some sourness, with some woody funk - some fruity esters to accompany the cherry, including bananas and something akin to pineapple - nicely sweet overall, without too much bitterness - cookie-like malts - some cinnamon and vanilla
Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth and slick, nicely carbonated, finish is both dry and sticky
Overall: It's the E. Nigma show!
Riddle me this, Batman: How does a brewery make consistently delicious fruit beers? (Seriously, this isn't even a riddle. I just don't know the answer.)
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2012 05:00:58 | More by angrybabboon
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4.1/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Cloudy tan color with an orange hue. Persistent white ring makes up the head.
S: Potent combo of fruit and vinegar. Same fruity yeast/oak aroma as the NG fruit beers, albeit much more acidic. A little nutty brown malt somewhere underneath. Interestingly, aroma becomes more lactic with time.
T: Moderate initial sourness, followed by rich oak/malt combo. Cherries and vanilla are complimented by a mild lactic acidity. Flavors are pretty rounded several years after bottling.
M: Not a ton of carbonation left, but enough. Body is medium, acidity noticeable.
Nice beer, though better when fresh.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2014 22:12:07 | More by GeezLynn
Thumbprint Enigma from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 810 ratings.