Thumbprint Enigma | New Glarus Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GCBrewingCo on 05-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,536
Reviews:
495
Ratings:
1,405
pDev:
10.1%
Bros Score:
4.26
 
 
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276
Gots:
246
Trade:
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Photo of WOLFGANG
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2017 Vintage Black cherry with lemon caramel. Fairly dry with nice acidity. Vanilla-raspberry and bright cherry lead to salty lemon... Just shy of puckering. Touch of bitter almond late.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red color. The head is 1 finger, off white, frothy, with decent retention . There's nice lacing on the glass.
The nose is slightly sour, tart.
Taste - tart, fruity. Cherry, maybe tart apple. The flavor is up front for the most part, though a bit lingers to the backside.
Feel - decent body. Some carbonation feel.
Delicious well made beer of this style.

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Photo of ParkbrauFan
4.89/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of farrago
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Modest finger’s worth of dark tan foam, not much density so it dissolves at a quick pace, no real lacing to speak of, just a momentary sheet if you tilt the glass. Given the relatively dark brown coloration of the liquid it displays good transparency, a bit more yellowish at the surface, a few tiny bubbles drift lazily upwards. Cleansingly sour nose of plum to prune, cherry fruit with a more general fruitcake character, coconut flakes, dark chocolate, glazed ginger, bit of a woody char, more vanilla and bubblegum accents as it warms, one likely wants to avoid serving this too chilled. Medium-bodied, has a creamier underbelly of vanilla, chocolate, caramel and coconut custard. However, it has so much acidic zing that you feel it rush through the mouth. The carbonation is mild but not all that needed for the beer to feel crisp. The cherries dominate but nuances of raspberry, golden raisin and apple appear in support. Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger play bit roles. Finishes with some earthy funk and cider vinegar. Extremely long finish, can’t wash it out of your mouth. Great complexity, harmony and drinkability.

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Photo of vainosuomi
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aged for one year.

Look: dark, mostly opaque brown. minimal tan head
Smell: Sweet fruitiness immediately apparent on pouring. Smell is interesting—tart fruit, bubble gum, faint spice
Taste: The tart fruit is front and center, but not overpowering. Cherry, green apple, raspberry.
Feel: Medium to heavy body, moderate carbonation, slightly astringent

Overall: Surprising and well done sour-like flavor profile.

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Photo of jcb7472
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark brown body, with red highlights, a wispy light tan head, and minor line lacing.

S - The nose is all about acid and funk, lines of oak and earth, highlights of fruit.

T - Strong hit of acidity, bright and sour, a bit of lactic yogurt, and a strong core of berry-like pucker. Sour raspberries and a definite cherry hit.

M - Brisk as hell, with strong tart pucker, a bit of slickness, and a prickly close.

O - Very well done. Delicious and bright. Punchy and forward. Satisfying.

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Photo of kingjohnh
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
4.74/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of christimm
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhfinn
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brewery only release 2017.

Dark mocha java brown with a creamy beige head of 2 fingers. Hilly lace left behind.

Aroma of sour crushed candies, the kind that tighten up your forehead and make your mouth drip. Some very slight chocolate/roast malts behind that.

Flavor is very fruity, and implements both bright and dark sides of the coin. It actually comes off like a sour Belgian dark ale. Very cool. It's got notes of banana, persimmon, dark cherry, lemon, salt, plum, apple, apple cider vinegar, and then some suggestions of chocolate, spice, cinnamon, and then coffee on the very tail end. It's like last year's Oud Bruin, but fruitier overall, much less complex, and more focused.

Feel is puckering, creamy, and soft. Very nice feel here.

Overall, I might like Oud Bruin just a touch better, but this is no slouch by any means. A fantastic dark brown ale that I'm glad I could pick up at the brewery (even if it was $5 a bottle).

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Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheLefty1616
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of yancot
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ZombPumpkin
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bicyclesandbeer
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of n2pux
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Thumbprint Enigma from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,405 ratings