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Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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912 Ratings
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Ratings: 912
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 291
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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Danimal25

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.4%

08-05-2014 14:41:05 | More by Danimal25
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UcDru

Ohio

4/5  rDev -8.5%

08-05-2014 11:00:00 | More by UcDru
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Jimmeekrek

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-04-2014 16:29:51 | More by Jimmeekrek
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tgates

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.4%

08-03-2014 18:53:04 | More by tgates
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primrose54

Ohio

4/5  rDev -8.5%

08-03-2014 04:45:10 | More by primrose54
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-03-2014 02:31:10 | More by Knoxrb12
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stevec32

New York

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

08-03-2014 00:28:59 | More by stevec32
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-02-2014 02:12:13 | More by browniewithnuts
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BeerGreg

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-01-2014 15:57:15 | More by BeerGreg
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-30-2014 03:30:06 | More by doucmehu
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the-gobbler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-28-2014 16:29:14 | More by the-gobbler
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Jones153

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8.5%

07-28-2014 01:23:05 | More by Jones153
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drmcleod10

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-27-2014 21:41:45 | More by drmcleod10
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-26-2014 14:28:22 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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scottfrie

California

4.31/5  rDev -1.4%

12oz bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a hazy dark iced-tea color with a large, fluffy, dark tan head that faded into a thick and lasting fuzzy film.
S: Bright and complex notes of cinnamon, apricot, peach, cedar, oak, caramel, funk, cherry, and a light tartness come through. This smells very delicious and inviting.
T: Very unique and mildly tart flavors of plums, cherry skins, apricots, woody oak, and caramel. The finish has a kiss of strawberry and mild chocolate, and the aftertaste has a very mild lemon tartness and lingering cedar/cinnamon spiciness.
M: Medium body, viscous and greasy mouthfeel that is slick, smooth, and a pleasure to drink. Carbonating is delicate, fluffy, and soft.
O: I was impressed by this one. It has just the right amount of complexity to the flavors, and just the right amount of tartness so as to not overpower them. It’s too bad this is my only bottle.

07-25-2014 01:07:55 | More by scottfrie
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Eighty

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-23-2014 23:04:56 | More by Eighty
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farnold

New York

4/5  rDev -8.5%

07-22-2014 21:47:10 | More by farnold
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +14.4%

07-20-2014 02:39:38 | More by Howlader
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cp45

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.5%

07-19-2014 22:53:29 | More by cp45
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ddedhed

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-19-2014 22:33:10 | More by ddedhed
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured from a bottle into a Bell's tulip. The color is a dark brownish red, almost like iced tea. It's pretty cloudy, yet sports a massive crown of foam. Very, very impressive for a highly acidic sour beer. The nose has fairly strong aromas of green apples, dry white wine, grapes, and a sweet cherry-like note as well.

The beer has a medium-light body, a fairly firm feel, and a sweet-and-sour flavor. Up front I get just a hint of fruity sweetness, then a good dose of lactic sourness. The sweetness gets overpowered, but not completely. It hangs on quite tenaciously, providing balance and palatability. Primary flavors I get include both red and sour apples, pears, and white wine. The acidity dries out the palate a bit on the finish and lingers behind, making you salivate.

Another of New Glarus' Thumbprint line of beers. Like all the others I have been fortunate enough to try, this one is stellar. It reminds me of Duchesse de Bourgogne with its sweet-and-sour profile. Those who relish sour bombs may not be terribly impressed, but those who enjoy more balanced sours will really dig this one.

07-19-2014 21:08:58 | More by deadonhisfeet
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IPAIsaac

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-19-2014 04:16:11 | More by IPAIsaac
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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-16-2014 12:40:22 | More by dannyfayy
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Brocklanders34

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.4%

07-15-2014 19:24:13 | More by Brocklanders34
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Dexterityviking

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-15-2014 04:38:59 | More by Dexterityviking
Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 912 ratings.