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Thumbprint Enigma - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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938 Ratings
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Ratings: 938
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 258
Gots: 154 | FT: 20
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 MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall New Glarus Signature Pilsner Glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish ruby with a lot of rising bubbles. Slight off white head that quickly fades away.

Smell: A fruity, funky, and tart sour aroma with good hints of fruit, oak, and funk. Big mix of fruits with hints of tart cherries, green apple, grapes, berry, and slight banana. Good hints of oak along with a little vanilla. Toasted malt with hints of biscuit, yeast, and smoke. Also some hints of cinnamon spicing and sugar sweetness. A very good aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma suggests, a nicely funky, fruity, and tart sour taste with notes of fruit, oak, and funk. Sweet and tart notes of fruit with some cherries, grapes, green apple, berries, and a little banana. Good presence of oak along with some wood and vanilla. Toasted malt with notes of biscuit, cracker, toast, smoke, and yeast. Spicy notes of cinnamon. Also some sugary sweetness. A really good sour taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Sour and puckering with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A very good take on a Sour. Good mix of tart fruit and oaky notes with a nice smokey edge.

Photo of sahd-1
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dunklevice
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Theoboley
4.79/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Austin32
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tanger112
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Shluffy
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is excellent. Incredibly tasty. I am biased because I enjoy sour things, but it is definitely not too sour to turn off the uninitiated. Incredible balance and flavor

Photo of JayCheG
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sweffin
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vukusich
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maz
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmatelski
4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another stellar sour from NG. The hype is definitely worth it. Proud to have it only here and happy to send it out elsewhere so you can see what we're taking about.

Photo of guityler83
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015 release
A: Two fingers of cream colored foam with good persistence in the flute glass. Mahogany color on first impression, but when given some light changes to a dark orange with red hues. Brilliant clarity with a few steady bubbles flowing up from the bottom.

S: Unique aroma on this one - Oak / woody funk is prominent giving the impression of damp leaves on a fall day. Pie crust malt flavor with rhubarb and raspberry aromas ever so slightly tart. Light vanilla.

T: Cherry and strawberry sweetness with mild tartness. A grape-musty funk flavor follows into bready, pie crust with oak and vanilla flavors. Uniquely flavored in a good way. Slightly thin, watery character in the finish.

M: Moderate carbonation with a clean dry finish. Thinner body with a trace amount of tannin drying.

O: Very one of a kind flavored beer. The funky character was a hard one to describe because it didn’t fall in the normal flavor spectrum as the brett funk descriptors or the sour bacteria descriptors. Overall Enigma is very enjoyable but between this and NG Oud Bruin i think i prefer Oud Bruin.

Photo of Hugonaut13
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Superbohl4
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RobinLee
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmwilliq
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JavaNoire
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 77apm
4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tanktizzo
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thumbprint Enigma from New Glarus Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 938 ratings.