Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by tbdkev:
4.89/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Excellence from New Glarus yet again.
A: Pours a deep amber with scant head and lacing.
A: The aroma is fairly complex and can be described in a number of ways. Candy-like sour cherry/apple seems to be the aggregate effect, very fruity and very yeasty (definitely some hints of Brettanomyces). On warming a little, some of the cedar notes (described on the bottle) stand out a bit more.
T: Overall, very candy-like (sour cherry/apple), with some background notes of caramel and wood (cedar) as indicated. The initial taste provides sweetness and gradually lingers to a pleasant sour, tart finish.
M: The sour/tart flavors are complemented well by the carbonation--not too much, not too little. It has the characteristic dry finish I've come to enjoy from most sours. It several respects, it tastes and feels wine-like.
O: A different kind of sipping beer--one that you continually sip for ten minutes until you realize, unfortunately, that your glass is empty. Very good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2013 07:14:01 | More by tbdkev
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