Thumbprint Winter Warmer - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by Lemke10:
3.78/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is the first 2013 addition to New Glarus line under their Thumbprint label. When I think of a Winter Warmer style, it gets me thinking it’s going to taste like a heavier, darker Oktoberfest style of brew with lots of spices. But in this case it’s a Scotch Ale, so we shall see how it tastes.
It pours a semi-clear, medium brown color with a beige head and lingering lacing. The aroma is interesting and hard to describe as there is a complex mixture of malts and spices. It sort of reminds me off the smell of freshly baked pumpkin bread.
This taste is much simpler that I would expect from New Glarus. Initially I’m picking out quite a bit of malt and bread characteristics. Definitely lots of toasted ingredients here with hints or caramel and vanilla. While it drinks fairly light and smooth, it finishes fairly sweet and salty.
To be honest this is a good brew, but I was left wanting more from the Thumbprint Series as this beer drinks very similar to Sam Adams Scotch Ale which is a much lesser cost. It’s very drinkable and tasty; it just doesn’t have that unique “WOW” factor that most Thumbprint beers have. Give it a try yourself, but I’ll stick to Apple and Enigma while I can!
-Chris Lemke of WisconsinBrewReview.com
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2013 05:04:44 | More by Lemke10
More User Reviews:
3.53/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A: Easy pour with a nice two finger head that leaves some lacing as it subsides, very nice copper coloring
S: Aromas of toffee, raw sugar, some spice and earthy yeast esthers.
T: Toasted malt, toffee, allspice with a dry woodsy finish.
M: Decent carbonation, medium body with a resinous aftertaste.
O: Interesting take on a scotch ale and definately a nice beverage on a cold night.
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2014 04:33:47 | More by arlingtonjoe
Thumbprint Winter Warmer from New Glarus Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.