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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: 6
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 mmulebarn
3/5  rDev -17.1%

mmulebarn, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of MCMASTERSANCHEZ
3/5  rDev -17.1%

MCMASTERSANCHEZ, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Kyrojack
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Kyrojack, May 30, 2014
Photo of Westuh
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Westuh, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of wiscokid920
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

wiscokid920, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of angrybabboon
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a bottle of this

Consumed 8/1/13, because the first day of August is definitely when a Winter Warmer should be enjoyed

Appearance: Pours with a lively, medium sized, off-white, creamy head - medium amber with some copper highlights, generally hazy - leaves some thick streaks of lacing that stick around

Smell: Malty, with some roast - not a particularly robust aroma - malty, with some caramel grains, toast, and hints of toffee - some light sweetness - lightly roasty with a touch of smoke - alcohol is pretty obvious

Taste: About as unexciting as the aroma, sadly - medium amount of maltiness - some caramel, grainy, toasty, and lightly sweet toffee notes - some earthy, grassy bitterness - lightly roasty, but not much - alcohol is obvious, not not overwhelming

Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth, with some dry booze in the finish

Overall: Finally! A New Glarus beer that isn't fantastic!

I typically have a lot of loving things to say about New Glarus beers, but I am far from blown away by this. It's not particularly flavorful for a Scotch Ale. It has some malty and roasty notes, but it lacks complexity.

angrybabboon, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of roostor07
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

roostor07, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Alieniloquium, Mar 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

wmobley, Mar 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

LakerLeith, Aug 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

MooseBoose, Feb 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

atone315, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of ajevne
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

ajevne, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

nmann08, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of doucmehu
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

doucmehu, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of nkeckhar
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

nkeckhar, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of UffDaBock
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

UffDaBock, Jul 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Ish1, Jan 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

bman_85, May 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

VerticalLiturgical, Sep 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

IMSPEAKNOENGLISH, Jul 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

mecummins, Feb 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

cabrina, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of Dactrius
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Dactrius, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle opened on 11.6.13

A - Pours a dirty light brown with a huge light tan head with great retention.

S - Raisins, caramel, metallic.

T - Spices, raisin, caramel, metal, like sucking on a nickel.

D - Thin body and lots of carbonation.

O - Close, well not really. Lots of metallic tones.

HuskyinPDX, Dec 26, 2013
Thumbprint Winter Warmer from New Glarus Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.