Thumbprint Enigma | New Glarus Brewing Company

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New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GCBrewingCo on 05-01-2005

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Ive been sitting on this for about 3 years in my cellar. Im pouring into a snifter for consumption.
The beer pours a slight hazy mahogany hue with garnet highlights. Very minimal head foams up even with a fairly aggressive pour. I do get a thin edge layer ring and one wispy island of bubbles floating in the middle of the glass.
Aroma is dominated by tart cherry with a little toffee and general sweetness. Maybe a little vanilla is the sweetness, I cant quite pin it down but it is more than fruit and the cherry is definitely more tart than sweet.
First sip reveals an average body and silky soft texture with minimal and spacious carbonation. Almost cask-like in terms of lack of fizz.
Flavor is briefly sweet candy like notes that move to tart cherry and a bit of biscuity yeast. Finish is dry and tart, lingering on my palate for quite a while after each swallow.
The beer is interesting and complex yet not so sour that it is undrinkable. I find it to be a great example of the style. I would definitely drink this again if I found any bottles of it floating around.

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Thumbprint Enigma from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,400 ratings
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