Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz poured into a New Glarus Champagne Flute.
The beer pours a light amber color, hues of garnet and burgundy, slightly hazy but fairly clear of sediment with a fizzy off white head that rises out of the beer, about a finger high that recedes quickly and leaves no lace behind. The aroma is simple, tart apple cider vinegar, cherry, red grapes, funk and sweet malt. Flavors are right in line, lots of apple cider vinegar, cherry pie filling, red grape, oak, funkiness with sweet simple malt. It's a fairly balanced sour, more so on the tongue than in the aroma, although the acetic sour qualities are a touch heavy at times. The body is lively, lots of carbonation, touch juicy that finishes crisply and a bit dry.
Verdict: A nice sour from New Glarus, and they are definitely getting the hang out this. This does feel a lot like Enigma, perhaps with more of a cherry influence, but it tastes so similar. I'd still prefer to drink their lagers or fruit beers.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2013 00:30:14 | More by kevanb
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