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Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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970 Ratings
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Ratings: 970
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 298
Gots: 152 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep reddish chestnut color with a one finger sandy colored head that recedes fairly quickly.

S: Wowzers. So much greatness going on here. Tons of apple pie filling, full of cinnamon and nutmeg, roasted peach, cherry skin, a touch of oak and some baked brown sugar. Smells sweet and absolutely incredible.

T: Follows the nose a lot, which is a really, really great thing. Tons of spiced apple and tart cranberry upfront. Middle brings some sweet apple pie filling notes with that cinnamon coming in pretty hard. Finish brings a nice lactic twang with some lemon flesh, underripe white peach and almost a yogurt like tang. Lingering lactic tartness with some red cherry for days. Haven't had one from New Glarus that didn't blow me away yet and this one continues that trend. Fantastic sour.

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Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 970 ratings.