Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by DrewskiWhit:
4.35/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
A nice orangish-red color that faded towards the base of the glass. Nice white soapy looking head which hung around for a while. Quite nice for the style
S oaky sour fruits with some vinegar. I get some earthiness on this one. It smells pretty complex and its difficult to really nail down anything specific.
T more of the same from the nose. This is a fairly unique taste for a sour. It is funky but the fruit seems more like figs or a plum, some dark fruit as opposed to the typical cherry flavor. Good complex flavors.
M almost perfect. Became a bit buttery towards the end so I docked it a bit but I much prefer its more moderately carbonated feel as opposed to others in the genre which drink more like champagne.
O a very good brew. Its quite tart with some funky sourness which I enjoyed. Not mind blowing but I'd happily drink again. A very nice example of the style
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2013 02:09:06 | More by DrewskiWhit
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3.98/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
The beer pours a dull copper color with a thin off-white head that fades quickly (negligible carbonation to regenerate) and has no sediment. The nose is slightly sweet and fruity (minimal nail polishy tart funk), candi sugar/raisin sweetness, and a hint of vanilla. The taste has a more aggressive, tart fruitiness upfront - most reminiscent of cherries - followed by some molasses sweetness, and finishes with lingering fruit, oak, and black tea bitterness. It's light-medium bodied and drinkable, has balanced tart acidity, fruit, and sweetness, relatively lacking in carbonation, minimal wood or bitterness (not a distinct cedar, but close), and leaves a pleasant, lingering fruitiness on the palate. This is a very approachable sour, it has great complexity without being too abrasive and wild - would drink again.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 23:43:52 | More by ThePorterSorter
Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 856 ratings.