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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GCBrewingCo on 05-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,452
Reviews:
490
Ratings:
1,394
pDev:
10.1%
Bros Score:
4.26
 
 
Wants:
277
Gots:
247
Trade:
26
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Ratings: 1,394 |  Reviews: 490
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 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

Photo of Nalid66
4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of novamat
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look - really dark reddish brown color with a slight head and good skimming
Smell - dark red fruit like dark cherries and tart
Taste - funky dark candied cherries and apple cider vinegar
Feel - full body think with low carb
Overall - fantastic

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rypkr
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this. Frothy and creamy from look to finish. It's dry and tart with just a little funk and a little more sweetness. Its remiscent of unripened cherries with an apple cider vinegar like twinge. Ridiculously full, frothy and creamy mouthfeel. What a "big" beer for 5.5%. This is my first new glarus and I'm now itching to try others.

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: bright dark brown under a moderate light tan head with good retention

S: balsamic, prunes, dried fruit, fig, dates, faint light chocolate, and some dark sugar leaning towards molasses

T: tart around the level of a Jonathan Apple with cherry, alcohol, molasses infused dark cakey malt, balsamic, traces of chocolate in the background, and dark dried fruits

F: medium body and medium high carbonation

O: drinkable, interesting and world-class

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4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jdkitchi
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unknown vintage; drank 7/2/17 @ the Yarchives. Opaque plum appearance; champagne bubbles throughout. A rough pour yielded a nice khaki head; decent lace. Rich raspberry jam, mild sea salt & faint fresh earth notes in the nose. Medium mouthfeel. Rich raspberry jam & honeyed wheat flavors up frong; mild tartness & a hint of sea salt on the finish. Truly delicious & nicely balance. One of New Glarus' best....

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Photo of Tilley4
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Incredible... Not too tart or sour... The pucker is there but it blends amazingly with the sweetness of the cherries and makes this eminently drinkable. Wish I had more than one bottle of it... Love it!

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4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Thumbprint Enigma from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,394 ratings
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