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Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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911 Ratings
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Ratings: 911
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 292
Gots: 161 | 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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StoughtonGuy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

08-07-2013 04:22:10 | More by StoughtonGuy
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cosmonick

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-07-2013 00:16:12 | More by cosmonick
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-06-2013 23:38:18 | More by BeersAndBears
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-06-2013 14:43:34 | More by BMart
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-06-2013 00:56:04 | More by Dirtinabottle
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Woodman70

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-05-2013 22:50:22 | More by Woodman70
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-05-2013 06:13:18 | More by BigJim5021
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arehder

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev -3.9%

The bottle presentation is average, which hides the essential liquid that is inside. Amazing aroma, great sour flavor. Foam is consistent and bright over the light golden pristine beer.
Excellent option with grilled fish and sharp cheeses. Likely other New Glarus beers, World Class!

08-05-2013 00:17:29 | More by arehder
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.34/5  rDev -0.7%

Sweet, sour, tart, funk, fruit (orange, cherry to name a couple). Very similar to Enigma and equally as enjoyable. I like the hints of the vanilla from the oak.
Smallish head, that fizzes out in fairly short order. A slightly cloudy darker amber with more browns with the orange.
Yum, that's so damn good. Again very similar to Enigma, but the darker malts do show in this one. Still the complexity of the yeast - again funk, sweet, sour, fruit and nicely balanced tartness that is persistent but never overwhelming. I'm having a harder time picking up the advertised caramel - might be some on the finish. I do like the woody character, not exclusive to the vanilla.
Even with the smaller head there is plenty of tingly, prickly bite to the ample carbonation.
Another outstanding beer. I really like the wild yeast stuff. I liked Enigma better, but I have no issues of any importance for this one. Complex as all get out, tart, refreshing yet requiring slow drinking. Wonderful.

08-05-2013 00:03:52 | More by garymuchow
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-04-2013 19:50:15 | More by Archemedies
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mikul93

California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-04-2013 04:21:01 | More by mikul93
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8.5%

08-04-2013 00:17:48 | More by ygtbsm94
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-03-2013 23:15:07 | More by JCam9981
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SeanBond

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-03-2013 03:15:13 | More by SeanBond
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.63/5  rDev +5.9%

a very clean amber pour with 2 fingers of head with nice retention. the smell is very funky, acidic, definitely getting some oaky barrel aroma.. mustard seed, raspberries. an amazing flavor profile.. oranges, cherries, barrel/cork flavor, wet hay, cheesy funk, fruity tart with a nice overall acid taste. a phenomenal sour.. never had one so damn tasty! somewhat of a filling beer, medium body with high carbonation, dry but so damn tart it makes your mouth water for more.

this is a fantastic beer. just outstanding, do not hesitate and PICK THIS UP, TRADE FOR IT, WHATEVER!

08-03-2013 00:40:22 | More by facundoCNB
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-03-2013 00:31:57 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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Bowers-Brew

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +5.9%

A - Super spot on brown. No red, no orange, just clean clear brown. Plenty of dense foam head when poured aggressively.

S - Nice and sour - grape, cherry, wheat, lemon - strong and complex.

T - Very sour up front with lots of subtle fruit, malt, and raisin notes at the finish. Sweet aftertaste is quite pleasant.

M - Thick and frothy to start out, but smooth going down. Tingles on the tongue.

O - I must admit I haven't had too many beers of this style. That being said, I felt that this was well executed and as good or better than I would have expected. I would agree with serving this at the recommended 40-45F temp.

08-02-2013 22:27:08 | More by Bowers-Brew
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lookrider

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-02-2013 20:22:31 | More by lookrider
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sts

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-02-2013 19:31:48 | More by sts
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huskermike12

Iowa

4/5  rDev -8.5%

08-02-2013 19:09:37 | More by huskermike12
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runfoodrun

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-02-2013 05:07:05 | More by runfoodrun
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hopswap1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-02-2013 03:59:42 | More by hopswap1
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SCZ

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-02-2013 02:14:18 | More by SCZ
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leedorham

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-02-2013 00:32:35 | More by leedorham
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Florida9

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev -0.5%

A: Dark chestnut brown in color. Moderately translucent Forms a tannish, bubbly head. Little retention. No lacing.

S: Pleasant aroma. Only a modest sour quality. Fruity, tart, and a good dose of oak. Tart sour cherries.

T: The tart cherries carry over to the taste. Lots of oak. Yet, there is still a sweetness. There is definitely some sweet-sour action going on with this beer. Sour cherries is really the best analogy. Light tartness, light sweetness, and fruity..with oak.

M: Medium bodied. Light oaky astringency. Mild to moderate tartness. Very mild bitterness.

O: A very nice beer and certainly on par with Russian River. A true Wisconsin sour!

08-01-2013 22:58:15 | More by Florida9
Thumbprint Wild Sour Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 911 ratings.