Thumbprint Enigma - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by thebigredone:
4.11/5 rDev -0.7%
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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4.9/5 rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Bottle pours a clear copperish amber, half finger of white head
smell is cranberry, cherry, apple, tartness, bready malt, yeast funk, citrus fruits,
Taste is well read the smell, Cranberry, apples, cherry, tart, sourness, yeasty character, bready backbone.
Mouthfeel is medium full with heavy carbonation that contributes to the fullness of the beer.
A amazing beer, never understood why this was not more sought after with all the craziness with Wild Sour Ale... I have been doing my best to keep my last couple bottles out of the case I had until Dan brewed it again.... God I hope that is soon, I also hope it sticks around longer then WSA.... It is better and I hope I am the only one who knows it!
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2013 23:31:29 | More by nickapalooza86
Thumbprint Enigma from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 780 ratings.