Thumbprint Enigma | New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,392 Ratings
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Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

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

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Ratings: 1,392 |  Reviews: 490
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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

I could have sworn I reviewed this beer before, I must have not entered my notes. Going off original thoughts and reviewing a bottle that has been sitting in the cellar for a little over a year.

A-Dirty light brown with some ruby highlights. A very weak tan foam that doesn't lace the glass.

S-Malty cherries, oak, and a slight lactic/acetic sourness tying the aromas together.

T-Good clean, non-medicinal taste. Like the aroma with a good sweet/sour balance, with it being more sour than sweet. Sour brown all the way with the interesting flavors cherries bring out.

M-A pretty nice richness from the malt. But it still finishes slightly sweet initially and then sourness kicks in. Moderate carbonation.

O-Another fruity sour treasure from New Glarus. Flavorful, easy to drink and well crafted.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from trade. Thanks! My first New Glarus. Pours a deep clear reddish pink with a small head that recedes quickly. Aroma is light cherries, some sour vinegar, and a bit of caramel vanilla. Slick mouthfeel and tastes like cherries, vanilla, wood, and some apple. Maybe a hint of ginger and cinnamon but not "spice" by any means. Thr vanilla in the sour makes this one somewhat sweet. High carbonation keeps it very drinkable. Very unique brew, and a winner for sure!

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Thumbprint Enigma from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,392 ratings
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