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Thumbprint Saison - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

220 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 24
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pschul4 on 07-09-2012)
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Ratings: 220 | Reviews: 65 | Display Reviews Only:
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AmandaSchaefer

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +29.2%

05-18-2013 12:50:05 | More by AmandaSchaefer
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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.2%

08-16-2012 13:08:26 | More by KC9LDB
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stogirelli

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

11-09-2012 15:50:28 | More by stogirelli
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-30-2012 14:20:01 | More by sgttibbs
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dumptruck81

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-24-2012 19:19:30 | More by dumptruck81
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
6.5% ABV, 1732 on neck.

A - Pouring mostly clear, this bright golden beer is capped by a dense and creamy white head that refuses to deflate. Thin, wispy lace clings to the glass as it slowly fades out.

S - New Glarus' Thumbprint Saison has an aroma quite similar to the classics; perfumy spice and white pepper from the yeast with a lemongrass zest and spicy hop note. Soft wheat barely makes it through with the pale malt, buried under the awesome plethora of yeast esters.

T - Zesty and bright with lemongrass citrus and nice spiciness from the yeast, the beers flavor is the perfect segue from summer to fall with white pepper and herbal hoppiness along the finish. Minor sweet notes pull through from the malt, but like the aroma, they're hidden.

M - Bright carbonation dances on the tongue with a sprite-like feel, citrus dryness included. Light and easy drinking, this terrific saison finishes out with a thin lingering flavor for a subtle "have some more" gesture.

O - New Glarus' Thumbprint Saison closely parallels Belgium's classics with it's open, perfumy aroma and delicious spicy flavor with a crisp, carbonated feel. An excellent beer all around, New Glarus continues to display their knowledge of varied styles and brewing prowess.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 21:23:31 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Packman4IL

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-19-2012 04:53:18 | More by Packman4IL
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coz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-14-2013 22:31:59 | More by coz
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-30-2014 16:58:00 | More by sammyg832
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livingtodie

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-16-2012 00:44:42 | More by livingtodie
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CUBeerBuff

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-12-2013 08:05:21 | More by CUBeerBuff
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-29-2013 18:48:03 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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gustogasmic

Michigan

4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Deep golden straw. Fast wide column of carbonation from center. Light, white, lazy head, stays as a 1/8" blanket.

Smell is faint and balanced grassy yeast, straw, and lemon meat.

A sip reveals a wonderful hop presence, spiced, grassy, slowly moving bitterness. The mouthfeel is sublime- the balance of pillowy carbonation and tangy refreshing bite that a top notch saison should deliver. This does it as we'll as any American-made version I can remember, Sophie's the only one I can remember coming close.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 05:05:06 | More by gustogasmic
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a cloudy orange color. The head is one inch of off white foam that recedes quickly into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is of flowers, leathers, soil, passion fruit, and those chalky heart candies you get for Valentine's Day. The taste is similar to the aroma with a nice mix of bright fruit, and earthy barnyard notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with an appropriately high level of carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a unique saison that I truly enjoy. I can see myself drinking this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 23:03:24 | More by KarlHungus
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a Teku glass (no bottle date)

Bright orange hue with slim white head that holds throughout. Numerous bubbles constantly heading to the surface. This beer is clearly carbonated properly for the style of Saison I prefer. Not very hazy. The beer is clear and clean but certainly not transparent.

You get the Belgian yeast on the nose. You can tell it is a Saison, but there aren't really any other specific notes on the nose.

Very clean flavor on point with numerous other Saisons. There is some orange peel and various spices. Effortlessly drinkable. The effervescence carries into the mouthfeel making it a joy to drink. I would not hesitate to pick up this beer again as a go-to Saison.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 14:09:50 | More by PHBoiler
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a hazy pale yellow color that produced a nice frothy head. Good retention too.

(S)- A dry lemon peel and subtle hay/funk.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A nice dry body with subtle funk overall. A touch of lemon to freshen it up.

(M)- A really nice carbonation level. A great balance of dryness, funk, and subtle hay-like lemon.

(O)- Another great classic by New Glarus. I really like my Saisons dry, and this one delivers that on all fronts. It matches the style well and just hit the spot up on my summer vacation to the northwoods.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 13:54:20 | More by sweemzander
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got a single bottle of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $2.69 in July 2012. It's always great to see New Glarus with a new beer. This saison brew is very yeasty in scent and taste with hints of lemon zest, ginger, and banana. Drinks quite well with its rich and creamy texture. Overall very tasty, but why would you expect anything less from New Glarus?

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 06:02:16 | More by Lemke10
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from12 on bottle about 30 days old

A- pours a hazy golden yellow with a fresh brilliant white head

S-fruit,pepper,spice,wet hay lemon grass and musty funk

T- superb its spicy with slight sour fruit and funk wet hay

M- slight tart with nice carbonation fruit and pepper/spice finish

O- Superb saison highly drinkable

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 19:43:19 | More by gatornation
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wiscokid920

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into pint glass

A- Golden Straw in color with a creamy white two finger head with excellent retention.

S- Lemon citrus zest and peppery ginger. Pale barely and biscuit malts.

T- Zesty crisp. Nice lemon citrus and pepper spice. Finishes with a nice herbal hoppiness.

M- Light and easy drinking. Crisp and clean. Excellent carbonation with a citrusy dry finish.

O- One of the best Saisons I have tried. An excellent offering of a Belgium classic. Looking forward to enjoying this brew again.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 01:22:52 | More by wiscokid920
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vespahulb

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Upon pouring, I was surprised by the incredibly persistent and tight bubbles! So persistent, it foamed up the glass like champagne.

In the nose, ripe apple and pear flesh, candy, a whiff of grainy bread a wee-bit of Belgian yeasty funk.

In the mouth, I was taken by the utter drinkability, yet complexity. A ton of fruity apple/pear/peach flavors backed by a nice, firm bitterness. As the beer warms, it gains a sort of tart lemon finish, giving it a undeniable acidity that screams refreshing.

Overall, this beer is insanely good. Is Wisconsin the new Belgium?! With Hinternland Saison and now this gem, I'm thinking so! Incredibly complex, delicious and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 22:46:11 | More by vespahulb
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-01-2012 17:07:34 | More by richkrull
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-24-2012 21:12:56 | More by roostor07
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-07-2013 03:43:08 | More by Keith_R
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-27-2013 21:11:56 | More by GRG1313
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

08-11-2013 01:50:15 | More by jdkitchi
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Thumbprint Saison from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.