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Thumbprint Chocolate Abbey - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

246 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 27
Gots: 32 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BarrytheBear on 09-18-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

bdub32689, Oct 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

AleApostle, Oct 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

assman79, Oct 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

elcrawl, Oct 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

bman_85, Sep 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

dtvanriper, Sep 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

SCZ, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy reddish dark brown with a half finger of creamy off white head. The head leaves a small layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Slightly sweet with some chocolate and dark fruit notes. The sweetness isn't overwhelming, it compliments the other ingredients well.

Taste: This one reminds me of a straight up tootsie roll. I'm definitely getting some vanilla and chocolate notes. Also some dark fruit with a slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive carbonation for the style. The finish has a slight dryness to it.

Overall: I think the chocolate along with the traditional dubbel flavors were nice, and quite interesting. NOt sure I need more, but I'm glad I had this one.

oline73, Sep 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

FullObs, Aug 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

thinwhiteduke, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of brystmar
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chocolate in an Abbey Ale? Sounds interesting.

Translucent, dark brown body; tan head, minimal lace. Aroma is very sweet with Belgian candi sugar, caramel, and sweet malts. Taste follows suit: overly sweet as the flavor profile is dominated by milk chocolate and caramel. Apple juice and malts underneath.

A one-trick pony that lacks balance, though I kinda like it. One glass of this is plenty, though.

brystmar, Aug 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

drewson111, Aug 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

DIPADude01, Jul 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

kbuzz, Jul 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

Calculat0r, Jul 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

bradner, Jul 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

parris, Jul 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

mykd, Jul 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

beerdedbiker, Jul 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

pschul4, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of rodkin
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark caramel brown, with some visible carbonation and about a 1.5 finger head that dissipates almost immediately. Looks pretty much exactly like a coke. It's kind of weird.

Oh, dang. That smell is really nice. Really, really chocolatey. Kind of reminds me of hershey's syrup, only less fake smelling. It loses points because it's not very complex, but the chocolate is just incredibly nice.

Taste isn't as nice, but it's definitely not bad. There's the chocolate which is nice, and a little bit of hop bitterness. There's a tiny hint of sourness in there that's pretty unpleasant. Maybe it was lightly infected? The effect is very mild, and doesn't ruin it, but it's not nice. Actually, as it warms, that flavor seems to go away. Originally gave taste a 3.5, but bumping it to a 4.

Mouthfeel is fine, well carbonated, but a little thin.

Overall a very drinkable, pretty tasty brew. Not the best I've had, but easy drinking and great with food.

rodkin, Jun 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

soccerfancooch, Jun 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

TPeterson, Jun 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

bespin15, Jun 10, 2012
Thumbprint Chocolate Abbey from New Glarus Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.