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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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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enigma is certainly an appropriate name for this beer. First bottle I had was a year+ old, but I was looking forward to trying it.

Starts with a nice sour smell, which really got my hopes up.

The first taste is definitely sour, not puckering, but very pleasant. Tastes similar to the CranBic ale. Then things go slightly down hill. Mid-palate transitions to a sweet, vanilla, fruity, spicy (think spices in a Thanksgiving dinner) flavor. Finish is definitely sweet.

Overall, I wish the first sour taste lasted and didn't get overwhelmed by the other flavors. This really is like nothing else, and I will try it again, but I wish they had taken it more in the direction of a pure sour.

Edit: Tried a much fresher bottle and this tasted like a different beer. More like a slightly sour Belgian Red. Enjoyed this much more, and updated score to reflect the newer vintage.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 22:46:43 | More by thebigredone
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Thumbprint Enigma from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.