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Thumbprint Enigma - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

812 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Reviews by jaasen64:
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle thanks to thebigredone. Poured into Lawson's tulip.

A- Pours a translucent slightly brownish cherry red with about a half finger of white head that recedes to just a thin layer. Not much lacing. Consistent rising carbonation bubbles throughout the glass, definitely above average carbonation.

S- Definitely a very aromatic smell of cherries that is almost perfume like and slightly tart with some oak and malts hiding in the background. Pleasant smelling but at the same time I'm not sure how I feel about it in a beer.

T- Very strong taste of cherries right off the bat, almost a little bit too sweet and powerful almost like soda, mixed with some oak. Finishes with a light tartness and a lingering aftertaste of sweet cherries. Interesting tasting, but a little bit too strong on the cherries.

M- Fairly thin, lots of carbonation, abv well hidden.

O- I had mixed feelings about this beer. It was very interesting and definitely big on aroma and flavor, however I felt like the cherries were a little bit too overpowering and the more I drank it the more I disliked it. I would recommend trying it out, but personally it's not something that I would drink all the time.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 23:19:40 | More by jaasen64
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Thumbprint Enigma from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.