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Thumbprint Winter Warmer - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

203 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.94%
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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Kyrojack

Indiana

3/5  rDev -16.7%

05-29-2014 23:10:22 | More by Kyrojack
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Westuh

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.7%

10-01-2013 18:54:44 | More by Westuh
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wiscokid920

Maryland

3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
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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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 06:22:09 | More by angrybabboon
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roostor07

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
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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wmobley

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

02-02-2013 17:21:00 | More by MooseBoose
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

07-23-2013 11:56:25 | More by atone315
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ajevne

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

06-25-2014 16:56:40 | More by ajevne
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

04-06-2013 21:45:37 | More by nmann08
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

04-05-2013 13:32:04 | More by doucmehu
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nkeckhar

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

07-26-2013 19:58:42 | More by UffDaBock
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Ish1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

01-21-2013 23:30:52 | More by Ish1
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bman_85

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

05-26-2013 18:02:26 | More by bman_85
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

07-18-2014 16:01:54 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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mecummins

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

10-18-2013 14:48:49 | More by cabrina
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 19:08:23 | More by HuskyinPDX
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz red foiled bottle purchased as a four pack. Just come into town this week as the newest Thumbprint release.

Pours a deep rich pumpkin color with a head that vanishes as quickly as the Bengals offense.Lethargic spatter....Dexter would be disappointed.

Smells of warm cider, mulling spices, salted nuts, and toffee. Seems to capture the essence of the holidays in a glass.

Light brown sugary notes, warmed red apple flesh, and cinnamon. Alcohol heat cuts a swatch across the middle into the finish. Oddly, it's a bit unrelenting. Not sure of the abv on this, but it's not mellow.

Medium bodied with light carbonation and just a bit too boozy.

There's some promise here, but it seems a bit raw. Alcohol is sharp, flavors are a bit muddled and incomplete, and the finish is actually quite distracting. Maybe it's a mind game, some sort of perceived brand loyalty, or nostalgia, but are the Thumbprints not as good as the Unplugged? I'm staking my claim here. They are not.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 23:39:53 | More by BarrytheBear
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.29/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle with no date, no abv given

This... is the definition of a malt bomb. If it really is 9% then it does an excellent job of hiding it. Deep flavor, but all malty and dark fruity. Gingerbread, cinnamon, raisins, plums, etc. Very sweet and no spicy coriander or clove to speak of.

Totally not what I expected. Not really a winter warmer, more of a wild scottish ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 08:53:32 | More by jimmah120
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 01:10:49 | More by Ri0
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I finally got my hands on one of these. I sort of wish had I not been able to do so. Poured into a goblet, the beer was an orange-brown color. It is not as dark as I would expect for a Scottish Ale. I enjoyed the aroma. I detect banana for the most part, as though dehydrated banana chips were in the glass. The taste is where things go wrong. A certain musty element drowned the banana and clove that I initially detected. To put it another way, I felt like I dropped a banana on the basement floor and ate it. Not only does this not taste like a scotch, but it does not taste good. The mouthfeel was reasonably appropriate for the style. But in the end, this is the first real failure that I have had from New Glarus. Aside from missing the standards of the style, it just tastes un-good. This is not even a matter of holding New Glarus to a standard that is too high. This would not be a good effort for any brewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 03:08:15 | More by JohnnyHopps
Thumbprint Winter Warmer from New Glarus Brewing Company
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