Thumbprint Enigma | New Glarus Brewing Company

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92
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1,372 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by GCBrewingCo on 05-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,372
Reviews:
484
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
Wants:
274
Gots:
244
For Trade:
24
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,372 |  Reviews: 484
Photo of mantissa
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwilbur
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a nice deep, dark ruby hue with 1 inch light tan head with decent retention...eventually settling to a thin skim.
S: Sour cherry, cinnamon, tart berries, fresh oak, and a hint of vanilla.
T: Sour cherry, tart raspberry, fresh oak, cinnamon, sweet malt, vanilla, and a hint of almond.
M: Light body. Sweet, sour, and tart...just as it should be. Lingers and matures a bit on the palate. In the end, nicely refreshing too.
D: Very drinkable, especially for style. Very fruit-forward which makes it very approachable. A solid brew with my only knock being I wish it was a bit deeper/more complex.

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Photo of Bdubz94
4.92/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a very dark reddish brown. Clear, not cloudy, but almost entirely opaque. Minimal tan head that dissipates quickly. Some wispy lacing is left behind.

Aroma is mouthwateringly sour and funky. Definite cherries, with some oak and malts.

Taste is sour yet exceptionally refreshing. Very fruity and sweet but malty at the same time. Hints of vanilla.

Feel is medium with mild carbonation.

Such a complex beer! Strongly recommend picking up a four-pack of this one.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2185
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrKarl
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of taospowder
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VashonGuy
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackop555
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours reddish-brown. Short, foamy, Light tan head Fades after a bit.

Smells tart cherry, brown sugar, vanilla, light funky sour.

taste okay vanilla, tart cherry, brown sugar and light vinegar. Finish is semi-dry with a fruity linger. Fuller medium body and creamy lower medium carbonation.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManBearPat
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BuckyNBeer
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is lactic, acetic, sharp cherry dominant initially, with notes of vanilla, oak, and deeply toasted malt adding depth.

Flavor is fairly sour, more lactic and seemingly citric bite initially, then acetic, with lightly sweet chocolate and vanilla notes surfacing late. Hint of oak in the dry finish. Sourness overwhelms the complexity a bit.

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Photo of pkkosmatka
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ellswrth
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bartleby91
4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I've been wanting to try this for a couple years and it definitely met my expectations.

Poured a hazy reddish-brown with a small head that dissipated quickly.

The aroma is awesome with tart cherry, vinegar, oak, vanilla and some funk.

The tastes follow the nose with tart cherry coming through along with oak, vanilla, vinegar acidity and a lingering sourness.

The palate is medium minus with a lingering malt sweetness and sour bite.

Overall this is the best sour I've had from New Glarus so far. Now I need to get some of the r&d releases.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of needMIbeer
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dicers
3.57/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Thumbprint Enigma from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 1,372 ratings.
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