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Thumbprint Enigma - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

945 Ratings
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Ratings: 945
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 258
Gots: 159 | FT: 22
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:
Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 05-01-2005

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Photo of Bunuelian
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tyecko
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of d5001986
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olafphysics
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Toxichaven
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of _morandi_
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bpkrippner
3.41/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bingja18
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.82/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Orlando
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bshaw22
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells like a musty dusty room. Flavor doesn't follow. It's tart but not too tart and delish. Drank 16 oz on tap. Some cherry oak and vanilla.

Photo of dostom
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer Telma taste like a sour Belgian red

Photo of Winston3737
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skinny_mcginley
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lionhawk
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NateSharpless
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SeanBond
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hell of a beer.

I don't normally like cherry-flavored things, but this has a really nice taste to it. Refreshing and fruity, like their fruit beers tend to be, but with a subtle bit of sour as well. I felt like I got some hop flavor in the beer too, but I wasn't sure. Either way, the beer is certainly an enigma, as the overall profile is interesting and complex. As usual, great job by Dan and co.!

Photo of RyBrew54
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a ruby red with lacing head. Smell is red wine vinegar with sharp cherry notes. Taste is lighter than expected when compared to the strong nose. Cherry, vanilla up front, with rhubarb tart finish. Carbonation lasts throughout. Very well balanced, a nice bruin style from New Glarus.

Photo of MikeLingscheit
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheSSG
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a soapy, tan head that has decent head retention. Big notes of oak , musty yeast, with tart cherries behind it all. It's surprising how much this smells like wood. Crimson-burnt umber color. Starts with a bright, intense sourness and big notes of oak. The sourness fades and more cherries come through. A musty yeastiness comes through just as the malty biscuits begin, which is right before more oak. The finish is residual, tart cherries on top of oak.

Wow, this is a looot different than the last batch; this one has WAY stronger notes of oak; the complexity is absolutely stunning. It's like Wisconsin Red at one point, but then it's like I'm chewing on a piece of oak, and the brown ale still peaks through from time to time. Just an absolute joy and pleasure to experience.

Photo of bloatednemesis
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakea
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigP83
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oak, Vanilla, Cherry. Red sour

Thumbprint Enigma from New Glarus Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 945 ratings.