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Thumbprint Winter Warmer - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

221 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | FT: 3
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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Photo of amishbooze
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

amishbooze, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of Lionhawk
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Lionhawk, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of KC9LDB
5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An A+ Winter Warmer from my friends at New Glarus.
I bought this March of this year and let it hang in the cellar till well now. His buddy is chilling till next year.
A: great pour, nice thin head, a bit off white
S: Nice notes of spice and malt. Some vanilla and caramel
T: Mouth filling, lots of richness but not a stupid amount like some winter warmers. Not boozy at all.
M: as stated above, just a great coating of winter happiness.
O: IOm gonna let the other one hang for a bit longer, see what happens. This was just excellent and what I wanted.

KC9LDB, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of bcostner1
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

bcostner1, Dec 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

SeanBond, Dec 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of 312HopBomb
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a caramel straw color with a smallish head that fades quickly in my Duvel tulip.

Aroma produces Belgian rock candy sugar, alcohol and dark fruit.

The first taste has a surprising coconut flavor that is quite pronounced. The second taste has a less pronounced coconut component and some alcohol and dark fruits come into play. The finish has some residual candy sugar sweetness that is not cloying at all. Rich malts and a slight fruitiness are present.

The mouthfeel is rich yet somewhat sharp from the alcohol. Light carbonation and a medium/full body.

Overall I like this winter warmer. it's a bit boozy (necessary for warming!) but pairs well with the candy sugar flavor.

312HopBomb, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

jakea, Dec 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

dfillius, Dec 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

warnerry, Dec 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

mmulebarn, Nov 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

myersk27, Nov 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

equinox1, Nov 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

brewskis4drewski, Nov 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Eaglefan344, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

hinemk76, Nov 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

1FatJ, Nov 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

cabrina, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

RWNay, Oct 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Westuh, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

AlphaKingKegger, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.84/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Very slightly hazed light copper with some orange leanings. Head is small, creamy, and off-white. Drops to a spotty cap and small collar in short order. Moderate carbonation of the pour. A bit lighter than I've come to expect from the style.

Smell: Light spiciness. Malts run on the sweet side with a ton of cooked and caramelized malts. Caramel sweetness with some slight cereal grains. A touch of alcohol. Toasted and bready, like whoa. A touch of smoke and some roasted malts. Vabguely fruity.

Taste: Malty, obviously. Caramel, some toffee, and an earthy undertone. Nice balance of roasted and toasted malts. Some minor backing spice, but it's well hidden. Some apple and pear. Alcohol is present, but not assertive. Warming alcohol on the back with some associated spice. Bready with some dried grass on the back.

Mouthfeel: Slightly creamy with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Slightly dry on the finish with a crispish finish.

Overall: Half a firestarter.

An ok winter warmer. Malts are nice, but it's missing a little complexity. A bit sweet overall, but not bad by any means.

Goblinmunkey7, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Ri0
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

poured 12oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Light tan/orange hue with big 3 finger dirty blonde head. Good retention and some lacing.

S - Some toffee and caramel malts with bready hints. Spiced up with a boozy scent.

T - Not a Scotch Ale. This is more of a Christmas spiced beer than anything. There is a bit of alcohol, spice, and caramelized malt. Not a fan of this style of beer.

M - Medium body with plenty of carbonation. Alcohol burn on the finish.

O - This is a winter warmer, but not a Scotch ale. Glad I only had one bottle and shared it. First beer from Dan I didn't care for.

Ri0, Sep 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Winter 2012 release. Into a FW tulip.

Pours a dark orange with a nice head. Smell is a bit subdued...some malty caramel notes are present. Taste is also about the same. Flavor is good and typical for the style - malts and caramel but not too strong. Nothing out of the ordinary here. Medium bodied, mild carbonation.

Overall a fairly good beer but nothing too amazing.

Axnjxn, Sep 12, 2013
Thumbprint Winter Warmer from New Glarus Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.