Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company
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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
06-24-2014 00:22:32 | More by Rifugium
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
Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.