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Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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907 Ratings
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Ratings: 907
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 289
Gots: 163 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Naturally soured by farm valley winds blowing wild yeast into our oak casks. Finally, after a year and a half of patient coaxing Wisconsin dark malts whirl in a kaleidoscope of cedar, caramel and tart green plum exuberance. Available to the exclusive few who travel off the beaten paths, this is authentic Wisconsin sour brown ale. Truly unique this Sour Ale is brewed for those who live on the wild side and is suitable for laying down or consuming immediately, serve at 40 – 45 °F.

(Beer added by: Stevedore on 07-09-2013)
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12 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.

A: Pours a couple fingers of creamy bone colored head. Reddish brown, almost ruby colored body when held up to the light. Leaves a nice sudsy ring of bubbles with a persistent head.

S: On the nose sour cherry, green apple, cider vinegar, tangy strawberry yogurt, dirty hay and toasted oak. Like a more balanced La Folie.

T: Same sour lead in as the nose; cherry Jolly Ranchers and super tart green apple. Lots of lactic tang in the middle leading into a more mellow creamy strawberry yogurt, some musty barn, toasted barre/vanillal and chocolate malts. Lots of lingering brown malts and yogurt.

Mf: Sharply sour at first so that you don't notice anything else. Sweet and lip smacking tartness. Medium feel.

O: One of the better AWA I've had so far. Brings to mind a few American interpretations of Flanders Reds/Oud Bruins but instead of a straight forward sour attack this has a very pleasant yogurt tartness to balance out the bold start. The only thing I wouldn't mind more of would be barrel character. Recommended.

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Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 907 ratings.