1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Thumbprint Wild Sour AleThumbprint Wild Sour Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

932 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 932
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 297
Gots: 160 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 932 | Reviews: 111 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ehammond1
1.9/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

Bottle (2013)

This is a fairly foul beer, through and through. The sharp aroma of oak is probably it's best quality, as there is also significant amounts of vomit and stinky, cheesy feet in the aroma. The flavor is largely undrinkable, as more of the vomit and stinky athlete's foot (sweat, sock, toe cheese) flavors are present as well. Yes, it's quite sour, so I guess that's a "good" thing, but the flavors are pretty awful. Drain poured my share. Perhaps this needs to still sit for some time. Granted, I've had worse beers.

ehammond1, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of chippo33
2.25/5  rDev -48.5%

chippo33, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of Kaveman
2.5/5  rDev -42.8%

Kaveman, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of parrotheadcubs
2.5/5  rDev -42.8%

parrotheadcubs, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of beerhan
3/5  rDev -31.4%

beerhan, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of jplopez21
3/5  rDev -31.4%

jplopez21, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of lswilma
3/5  rDev -31.4%

lswilma, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of jampics2
3/5  rDev -31.4%

jampics2, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
3/5  rDev -31.4%

THECPJ, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of jobart76
3.2/5  rDev -26.8%

jobart76, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Franch
3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

Franch, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of WillRadar
3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

WillRadar, May 07, 2014
Photo of yourefragile
3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

yourefragile, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of SouthSider14
3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

SouthSider14, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of AleWatcher
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

AleWatcher, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

drewone, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of mikeincharleston
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

mikeincharleston, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of facesnorth
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

facesnorth, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of djmichaelk
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

djmichaelk, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of CityofBals
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of JohnnieNepal
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

JohnnieNepal, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of StoughtonGuy
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

StoughtonGuy, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of kodt
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

kodt, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of jbuddle
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

jbuddle, Aug 27, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 932 ratings.