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Thumbprint Winter Warmer - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

202 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BarrytheBear on 01-05-2013)
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-24-2013 05:12:28 | More by smartassboiler
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wiscokid920

Maryland

3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into snifter

A- Dark hazy orange. Big white, fluffy head that melts quickly. Little lacing.

S- Sweet toasted tawny malts. Slight fruity pear notes

T- Toasty and warming. Biscuit sweet malts that fades into an alcohol burn.

M- Medium bodied. Highly carbonated. Silky smooth and creamy

O- An interesting brew. Doesn’t have the typical Scotch Ale features I typically associate with the style, but as a Winter Warmer it definitely does the job.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 03:24:51 | More by wiscokid920
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aslamm75

Indiana

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-21-2013 17:55:40 | More by aslamm75
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Amber. A little hazy. Tall off-white foamy head. Persistent.

Smell - Sweet medium roasted malts. Caramel and toast. Not particularly strong.

Taste - Begins with a fairly light toasty malt flavor. Later, a little caramel or toffee and somewhat bitter dark toast/smoke. Alcohol is clearly noticeable.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full. Creamy.

Overall - Not bad, but not a favorite.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 03:33:24 | More by scaliasux
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mirwinator

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-18-2013 04:08:34 | More by mirwinator
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robbyc1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Copper red with a deep hue, lovely. Some lace, nicely done.

Deep malty nose, subdued.

Great malt, balanced not overly subtle, just a good drinker, hard to believe it's 9%, well hidden.

Heavy mouthfeel, a solid red ale, sorry that it is one and done.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 21:56:16 | More by robbyc1
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Winter Warmer pours a copper color , with a large fluffy head. There is a yeasty, malty aroma. The taste is much the same yeasty, and malty. Its on the sweeter side, and the alcohol does blend nicely. Nice carbonation and easy drinking. Overall a decent Scottish ale. Not as heavy some others, but all the flavors do blend nicely.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 03:06:36 | More by vette2006c5r
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-14-2013 01:58:59 | More by Dactrius
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wmobley

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-13-2013 20:32:28 | More by wmobley
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-13-2013 15:40:22 | More by BMart
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-11-2013 18:14:18 | More by lunarbrew
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: dark amber light brow bodied beer with 3 fingers of off white head. head slowely drops down to a thin cap on top the beer. Spotty lace.

Smell: fruity and bready; wheat malts. hint of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Distinct bubblegum, banana, and cloves. A fruity yeast note is the main player in the nose of this beer.

Taste: Very fruity and very yeasty. Wheat bread and a hint of caramel. Toasty and nutty. A hint of peat moss. A touch of clove and cinnamon in the finish. As this beer warms up the beer gets that malty and earthy cobmo that starts to make this beer feel closer to a Scottish ale.

Mouthfeel: low end of a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. As always, Dan brews a beer with great body; including a gentle, lively, and soft carbonation. You would have no idea that this beer is 9% without officially checking because the abv is very well hidden.

Overall: Beer looks great, has a complex nose, and has a fantastic mouthfeel, but the flavor wasnt all that exciting for me. Not sure that the beer is to style either, but its close enough. I think that Dan is good at being creative with many beer styles and he can brew something truley unique, but this time the overall picture was good, but the flavor profile just didnt do it for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 06:00:09 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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kojevergas

Texas

3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Acquired from the very gracious Duff27 in a trade. New Glarus "Winter Warmer. Self-identifies as a Scotch Ale on the label. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with simple effective label and foiled over branded pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery, which makes many beers I absolutely adore.

I have no idea why this is currently classified as a Scottish Ale on this website; it's a Scotch Ale according to New Glarus and it's called a Winter Warmer. So go figure.

Paired with bowtie pasta.

Served straight from the fridge and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours an impressive 5+ finger head of gorgeous soft creamy complexion, great thickness, and fantastic retention (~7+ minutes) for the high ABV. Body colour is a clear refined copper. Translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Light lacing as the head recedes. Not typical of the style; it's got a brighter body colour and the head has unusually impressive retention. Overall, it's gorgeous and I can't wait to try it.

Sm: Bright fruit, malty sweetness, clean bright toffee, light toasted malt, intoxicating pear, crystal malt, biscuit, and light peach. The bright fruity notes are a highlight here, with that sinfully appealing pear really grabbing my attention. I do get some wheat and clove; it's redolent of a fine kellerweizen in some ways. Floral hopping complements these notes well. Light stonefruit - maybe plum - emerges as it warms. It's an above average strength aroma and certainly a high quality one. No alcohol comes through; I'd guess it was 4% if pressed. Very impressive and appealing, but not at all what I expect in a scotch ale. It screams fresh and inviting.

T: Bready, with caramel malt, mild dark stonefruit (including plum), and some toasted character. Pear is a bit more restrained in the taste than in the aroma, but it still lends a pleasant flavour here. A bit of clove spice. Belgian candi sugar. No alcohol comes through. Maybe some biscuity yeast. It's well balanced and built, but it's somewhat simple. Still, there's some notable subtlety here. It doesn't taste at all like a Scotch Ale, but I do quite like it. A bit of apple. Some banana, maybe some bubblegum. It's well put together for what it is.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Lightly refreshing. Moderate presence on the palate. Carbonation is slightly high - a rarity for New Glarus in my experience. Complements the flavour profile, allowing the full depth of flavour to impact. That said, there isn't a lot of heavy flavour here; it's a pretty timid beer. Chewy. Somewhat soft. Not at all acidic. Adequate body.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. Hides its ABV well. I like it, but I expected more from New Glarus. This is pretty good, but I figured as a thumbprint series beer, it would wow me. I doubt it will disappoint unless you're really looking for a traditional Scotch Ale; this definitely isn't that. Nor is it a winter warmer. What it is is a tasty all around beer that I probably won't ever have again - and that's okay. Try it if you find it, but there's no need to seek it out.

Drank fine from a pint glass.

Serve chilled.

B-

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 04:41:04 | More by kojevergas
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-06-2013 16:44:05 | More by drummermattie02
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roostor07

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-05-2013 15:52:07 | More by roostor07
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear orange. Nice white head. Settles pretty quickly. Thin collar and an island of foam.

Smell - Apples and some butterscotch. A little bit of booze. Fruity.

Taste - Apple again. Less butterscotch. Very fruity and estery. A little bit of bitterness. Lots of pale malt in it.

Mouthfeel - Overcarbonated. Medium body but feels thin.

Overall - Uninspired. Very fruity but not an interesting fruity flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 03:24:44 | More by Alieniloquium
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DrJoe82

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

03-02-2013 23:19:45 | More by DrJoe82
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-27-2013 03:13:47 | More by TastyIsBeer
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nkeckhar

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10%

02-25-2013 02:22:18 | More by nkeckhar
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-24-2013 22:43:18 | More by tyleeis
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

02-22-2013 23:46:39 | More by DCgolfpro
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mecummins

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10%

02-22-2013 20:06:11 | More by mecummins
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Grfilwett

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-22-2013 15:30:55 | More by Grfilwett
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

02-22-2013 02:58:09 | More by Gonzoillini
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pabney

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-20-2013 17:41:28 | More by pabney
Thumbprint Winter Warmer from New Glarus Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.