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Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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860 Ratings
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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 262
Gots: 160 | 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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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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New York

4/5  rDev -8.5%

06-25-2014 16:57:32 | More by Roze
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ajevne

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.4%

06-25-2014 16:39:46 | More by ajevne
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Iowa

5/5  rDev +14.4%

06-24-2014 23:59:08 | More by Gerberr
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ejeffer11

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev -8.5%

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Alberta (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

355ml bottle poured into tulip 20/6/14, cheers Rutager for yet another tic off the worlds best list

A clear dark amber with lots of little bubbles streaming up the side of the glass, a finger of noisy foam leaves no lace

S wood, vanilla, some spice I can't place, cinnamon perhaps? caramel apples strong, funks hard to miss but not overwhelming, smells like cherry apple pie, brown sugars strong, cider notes, smells intriguing to say the least

T sour cherry, wet wood, not quite everything the nose had going on, some green apple, still funky but not the complexity the nose had going for it

M medium bodied, foams up and flattens out, tart but no overly intense pucker, slick on the palate, woody sour apple finish

O the nose had it going on but it couldn't maintain that quality throughout, interesting at every point and worth looking for based on the smell alone

I was seduced by the smell, just so much going on but it didn't quite follow through, still great don't get me wrong and well worth looking for

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 03:09:01 | More by wordemupg
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

06-10-2014 16:42:54 | More by ToadiesForCody
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IowaBiertrinker

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

06-09-2014 04:59:11 | More by IowaBiertrinker
Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.