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Thumbprint Barley Wine - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

336 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 62
Gots: 64 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mobius387 on 01-13-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

This was really good! I would have loved to have tried it fresh because the hops were still bursting with a perfume-y floral bouquet. Very interesting American Barleywine. I hope this sneaks back into their lineup at some point.

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3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, dated 12/27/11; almost 3 years old at this point. Poured into a TG snifter 9/28/2014.

A- Darker golden body, one finger white head that disappears quickly. Leaves a medium-sized collar, a little bit of lacing here and there. [3.5]

S- Crackers, orange marmalade, sweet caramel, a bit of toffee, some ethanol. A bit of citrus zest, oxidation. [3.25]

F- Biscuits, crackers, orange marmalade, floral notes, caramel and toffee. A good bit of ethanol heat as well, surprising for a beer that's this old. Fairly typical big barleywine character; I can tell this used to be very hoppy, based on its fairly bitter but non-descript finish; it's like Bigfoot but not quite as sweet. [3.5]

M- Medium bodied, low carbonation, a bit too hot for my tastes. Finish is fairly sweet and boozy. [3]

O- A fairly strong barleywine; not sure time did this a lot of favors but I've never had this one fresh. Already developing a bit of pleasant oxidation and still fairly bitter although I have to imagine the aromatic hops have faded a long time ago. Definitely a bottle worth sharing rather than doming. [3]

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Thumbprint Barley Wine from New Glarus Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.