Thumbprint Dubbel
New Glarus Brewing Company

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New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
3.88 | pDev: 8.76%
Feb 05, 2021
Mar 11, 2014
Very Good
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Notes: Ancient traditions dictate this Belgian style Dubbel was brewed with a long kettle boil, pitching a blend of yeast strains and bottle conditioning encouraged with Belgian Candi Sugar. Dan’s insistence on old world methodology creates the complexity of the Strong Ale you hold 18°P. Sipping will reveal a cordial of caramel and spiced fruit notes. This makes it perfect to lie down in your cellar or enjoy by the fire tonight.
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Ratings by JerUrbans:
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3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by JerUrbans from Wisconsin

Pours a see through coppery amber color, with a thin tan head. Smell is good with nice note of canned peaches. Taste is like WOW, not what I expected. Very boozy yet it is balance out nicely with caramel malt and some sweetness, yet this finishes with a pretty big bitterness. Mouthfeel is sharp at first, then mellows, very carbonated.

Overall, I really like this one. Definitely worth picking up. Would pair great with pizza. I will cellar a couple bottles to see what the age will do.

Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mothman from Minnesota

Bottle. Khaki head. Some lace. Caramel brown color.

This is a great American brewed dubbel. It has aged like a champ. Brown sugar, caramel, molasses, apples skins, spices, mulled fruits, raisins, figs, and toffee. Just outstanding flavor. 7 years old and this is fantastic.

Feb 05, 2021
3.95 by Beginner2 from Illinois on May 14, 2016
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4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BeerFMAndy from Wisconsin

12 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
7.8% ABV

A - Though dark auburn brown in color, this Dubbel pours nice and clear with a tall off white head that rises up quickly only to sink slowly while leaving lace on the glass.

S - Belgian candi sugar and caramelized malts from a long kettle boil give New Glarus' Dubbel a sweet aroma that's delicately underscored by Belgian yeast nuances of faint, dry and dusty earthy spice and a touch of banana more reminiscent of banana bread.

T - The undertones of dry, dusty earthiness rise up with force, and over take the sweet maltiness which lingers on the tongue with a burnt caramel profile.

M - Highly effervescent, this champagne-like bubbly brew is very dry on the finish, which balances out the sweetness of the malt quite nicely.

O - New Glarus' Dubbel almost immediately mimics many of its Belgian counterparts in many regards but most prominently, its high level of carbonation. The bubbles and dry finish are common for this style as is its sweeter aroma but, this one is quite earthy and doesn't carry with it nearly as much Belgian yeast influence as many others. Quite good nonetheless, New Glarus' Dubbel is another Thumbprint release worth picking up.

Dec 31, 2015
3.81 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada on Dec 06, 2015
3.79 by durlta from Iowa on Oct 17, 2015
3.52 by hilgart1 from Illinois on May 30, 2015
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3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by kbwalters from Wisconsin

Poured cold into a UK stout glass. Bottled on Feb 20 2014.
Look = 4.5 Pours a cloudy deep dark carmel/brown color with 2.5 fingers of frothy off-white head that reduces to a ring. Lace is medium dense but sticky.
Smell = 4.0 Sweet malt hit me first; some spice from the Belgian yeast. Slightly boozy. Smell strengthens as it warms, complex.
Taste = 3.5 Sweet malt with a spice kick; Belgian flavor is present but balanced with the candy sweetness. Some fruity esters. No bitterness present, alcohol is absent for the most part.
Feel = 4.0 Full-bodied with active carbonation; perfect for the style.
Drinkability = 4.0 A very good Dubbel. High drinkability at 7.8% ABV.
Overall = 3.9 A very true to style Dubbel - well made and solid across the board.

Apr 25, 2015
3.62 by EB1 from California on Apr 12, 2015
4.27 by Lucular from Maryland on Mar 23, 2015
3.57 by TEdubbaD from Minnesota on Mar 13, 2015
3.25 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin on Mar 08, 2015
4.25 by Grules22 from Illinois on Mar 04, 2015
3.75 by GMorgan from Illinois on Feb 28, 2015
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3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Itching for a nice Belgian style beer, thanks to rudzud for giving me this.

Pours a ridiculous head, like way overcarbonated beer probably a bit sweet side due to the style and continued fermenting in the bottle a bit more than it should have, large 3 finger head forces me to stop pouring, fluffy fizzy bubbly head leaves wisps of spotty lacing, dark mahogany but clear colored beer.

Nose brings sweet brown sugar, candy syrup like notes, toffee and biscuit notes, faint candi sugar and faint phenols with a whisp of booze, a touch of a yeasty note, mild fruity esters as well. That's about it, fairly light for what I was expecting.

Taste starts a little yeasty, but that quickly fades to the sweet candy, Belgian candi sugar, with caramelized brown sugar, a condensed maple syrup and almost creme brulee like flavor of sweet caramelized candy sugars. A mild booze warmth kicks in, with light phenols and a little tingle, as well as some light fruity esters, a touch of fig and spiced date like flavor, a little effervescence as well. Lots of candied date and bananas foster like notes finishes a little sweet and mild sticky but not much, with more booze warmth lingering, a little bitterness, lots more candy syrup, caramel, toffee, etc, lingering.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, a touch syrupy, some warming tingly booze more than it should for less than 8%, and over carbonated.

Overall not bad, wish the phenols and esters were a bit more for how boozy it seems, nice fruits though but wish they were also a bit more, lots of nice candy flavors without being to sweet or syrupy, so still quite enjoyable.

Feb 25, 2015
3.88 by mj81 from New Jersey on Feb 17, 2015
3.75 by italianstallion from Wisconsin on Feb 16, 2015
3.93 by CelticBelly1 from Illinois on Feb 08, 2015
3.75 by redleg411 from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2015
3.77 by twb0392 from Wisconsin on Feb 02, 2015
3.81 by SocalKicks from California on Feb 02, 2015
3.94 by Thirstygoat from Illinois on Jan 31, 2015
4.29 by JavaNoire from Iowa on Jan 19, 2015
3.59 by Superbohl4 from Wisconsin on Jan 16, 2015
3.5 by EuphonicHops from Virginia on Jan 13, 2015
3.5 by atrocity from Virginia on Jan 12, 2015
4.18 by majorlance from Illinois on Jan 07, 2015
3.5 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Jan 06, 2015
3.81 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Dec 18, 2014
3.75 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Dec 14, 2014
4 by bmur112 from Maryland on Dec 12, 2014
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3.75 by jaymo18 from Virginia on Dec 03, 2014
3.5 by bushdere from Florida on Dec 01, 2014
4 by Can_has_beer from Texas on Dec 01, 2014
3.5 by lillitnn92 from Virginia on Nov 21, 2014
3.75 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio on Nov 17, 2014
4 by Jason from Massachusetts on Nov 12, 2014
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4 by nathanmiller from New York on Nov 04, 2014
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