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Thumbprint Saison - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

223 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 23
Gots: 12 | 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: 223 | Reviews: 65 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dwhitney
1/5  rDev -74.2%

dwhitney, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of yamar68
2.7/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an orangish gold with a short-lived, fizzy white cap. After a few brief moments, it looks like a glass of apple juice.

The nose is dominated by bubble gum aromas. A slight suggestion of clove-like yeast. A bit of funky fresh barnyard stuff.

The taste takes the same direction but the bubble gum isn't quite so pungent - it is, still, the lead player though. There's some other grassy bits and spicy notes as well.

Very little carbonation - exceedingly drinkable but just not working for me.

I wish these bottles had dates as I suspect this one is past its prime.

yamar68, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of jegross2
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

jegross2, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of CityofBals
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Larrygto
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Larrygto, May 24, 2013
Photo of Brent
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a bad beer by any means, but sadly lacking in the unique flavors that characterize a saison. A definite Belgian character, no doubt, but more along the lines of a Belgian pale strong ale. Bright and well carbonated with some sharp flavor notes, but missing any of the funkier flavor aspects that Saisons bring to the party.

Brent, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -22.5%

BGsWo22, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of jhillwastaken
3/5  rDev -22.5%

jhillwastaken, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of jarrgal
3/5  rDev -22.5%

jarrgal, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of bahnfire
3/5  rDev -22.5%

bahnfire, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of jawneyt
3/5  rDev -22.5%

jawneyt, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of NicholasOfMKE
3/5  rDev -22.5%

NicholasOfMKE, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of psychotia
3/5  rDev -22.5%

psychotia, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of mobius387
3.25/5  rDev -16%

mobius387, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of tourdot
3.25/5  rDev -16%

tourdot, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Mandark
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Mandark, May 10, 2013
Photo of thebigredone
3.25/5  rDev -16%

thebigredone, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of ellswrth
3.25/5  rDev -16%

ellswrth, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
3.25/5  rDev -16%

AlexFields, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a hazy golden color with a fizzy white head on top. The lacing was minimal but the retention was constant. The smell of the beer is light, not much really stands out on the nose. Some light grains and Belgian yeast on the nose, some subtle hops also. The taste of the beer gets better as it warms up. There is some subtle spice in there as well as some earthy grains and hops. The mouthfeel is generously carbonated with a dry bubbly finish. Overall this Saison is decent but not one of my favorites.

Knapp85, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of tom10101
3.25/5  rDev -16%

tom10101, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Gonzoillini, Aug 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

KCM, Jul 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

maq89, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of theCoder
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

theCoder, Oct 25, 2013
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Thumbprint Saison from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.