Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.55/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a brown caramel color with a one finger head that dissipates to light lacing.
S: Sweet wine, light malt, and funk.
T: Fruit, sweet malt, nice pucker, sweet aftertaste.
M: Meduim body, and meduim carbonation.
O: Wish I had more than a 4pk of this. A great representation of the style.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2014 14:24:13 | More by N_Schleret
4.16/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle poured into an Idle Hands tulip.
A - Pours a dark, brownish amber color with a finger of dense, foamy head that lasts for a minute or two and falls slowly to leave behind a foamy, webby coat of lacing on the glass.
S - Smells super tart and sour, a bit cool and herbal on the inhale. All I can say is sour and acidic overall. Hard to get much nuance...I think I am getting sour cherries, some caramel, and an undefinable funk. I am preparing for this to be really sour.
T - Hmm, not as sour as I expected. Actually an underlying caramelly, sugary sweetness cuts the tart/sour quite a bit. Still sour and acidic overall however with a firm intensity that is quite good. I wouldn't call this puckering however - really doesn't affect the front of the mouth at all, strictly hits the side of the tongue. I wouldn't call this extremely complex, but definitely satisfying.
M - A neutral thinnish body, a bit on the watery side with a fairly high, finely bubbled carbonation that attacks the tongue but fizzles away quickly. Neutral sour and tart feel on the tongue and the whole mouth. Despite the sour intensity, the sweet components really turn this into a manageable and tasty beer...not quite for the beginner sour drinker, but still on the approachable side for newbies but still more than enough for the accomplished sour drinker. Glad I have a second bottle to savor again.
O - Overall, a good wild ale. Lacking a bit in complexity but still a satisfying wild ale. A malt sweetness at the base that really cuts the sourness in the beer bringing to a manageable level.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2014 00:19:50 | More by portia99
Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
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