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Thumbprint Barley Wine - New Glarus Brewing Company

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87
very good

310 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 310
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.88%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mobius387 on 01-13-2012)
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Reviews by zeledonia:
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 (the only?) vintage. Tasted 8 September 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours medium amber, clear, one finger of yellowish head. Retention and lacing are okay. Not much to say.

Smells like a barleywine - has that potent, robust malty sweetness, though it's more robust than sweet. A little bit of hops sticking through, and a tiny bit of alcohol.

Taste is pretty similar. Moderately sweet, moderately hopped, nicely balanced. Doesn't have a whole lot of fruit. Sugary-sweet, with caramel and toffee. Nice balancing hops, not quite bitter, but a good contrast to the sweetness.

Mouthfeel is heavy, chewy, with rather low carbonation. Relatively low ABV for a barleywine, which makes it more drinkable than many.

A good malty, half-hoppy barleywine. Not super-sweet like most English barleywines, but not hopped-up like, say, SN Celebration. An interesting middle ground. Straightforward, not overly impressive, but a tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 03:39:05 | More by zeledonia
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Thumbprint Barley Wine from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.