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Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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877 Ratings
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Ratings: 877
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 279
Gots: 162 | FT: 17
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)
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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.

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Not sure where I got this bottle from, but there it was in my cellar so...
Poured into a NG "horse and carriage" pokal, orange-amber in color, slightly hazy, with a full three fingers of frothy white head that eventually sank to a ringlet, leaving random sheets of lace on the glass. Aroma was mildly lactic, notes of vanilla, somewhat yogurty, ripe stone fruits and berries. On the palate, it was sour, but not very sour, pretty mellow actually, flavors of raspberry and peach, vanilla and yogurt, like in the aroma, a touch of butterscotch, oak, caramel malt sweetness and cherry pie dough. Medium body, smooth and creamy for the style, lower carbonation. Nice overall, though a little more sweet and less sour than I expected.

Serving type: bottle

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Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 877 ratings.