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Thumbprint Chocolate Abbey | New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
253 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BarrytheBear on 09-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
253
pDev:
14.14%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
35
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 253 |  Reviews: 111
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to robL for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, spices, cocoa, chocolate syrup, and bananas. Taste is much the same with a nice chocolate covered banana finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great smell and a solid flavor.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of johnkale
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A - dark dark brown with a nice two fingers of head that lingers for a while at about a quarter inch, moderate lacing

S - tootsie roll, as mentioned in numerous other reviews. bakers chocolate/cocoa, spicy phenols (clove, cinnamon, cardomom), brown bread, just a touch of char

T - follows the nose fairly closely but with a lot more going on. earthy and roasty, with some banana but fairly dry and bitter on the finish. There are some raisin and port notes in there as well. I get just a touch of alcohol warmth out of it. chocolate notes are not nearly as dominant as in the nose (nor as pronounced as I recall them being when fresh).

M - pretty lively carbonation, tingly on the tip of the tongue, medium body

O - I like this a lot. The nose is somewhat offputting, the phenols and the chocolate don't immediately lend themselves to each other, but once it hits the tongue things come together nicely. I like that the chocolate subsided a bit with age and the classic dubbel characteristics became more noticeable in the taste. Wish this wasn't my last bottle but my curiosity got the better of me tonight

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 10.25.12.

A - Pours a dark brown with a one inch, fizzy tan head that fades fast.

S - Sweet raisins, chocolate, that's it.

T - Chocolate covered raisins - Bam!

D - Good carbonation with a medium body and a chocolate finish.

O - Very unique and delicious. I enjoyed it.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of oline73
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy reddish dark brown with a half finger of creamy off white head. The head leaves a small layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Slightly sweet with some chocolate and dark fruit notes. The sweetness isn't overwhelming, it compliments the other ingredients well.

Taste: This one reminds me of a straight up tootsie roll. I'm definitely getting some vanilla and chocolate notes. Also some dark fruit with a slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive carbonation for the style. The finish has a slight dryness to it.

Overall: I think the chocolate along with the traditional dubbel flavors were nice, and quite interesting. NOt sure I need more, but I'm glad I had this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of brystmar
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chocolate in an Abbey Ale? Sounds interesting.

Translucent, dark brown body; tan head, minimal lace. Aroma is very sweet with Belgian candi sugar, caramel, and sweet malts. Taste follows suit: overly sweet as the flavor profile is dominated by milk chocolate and caramel. Apple juice and malts underneath.

A one-trick pony that lacks balance, though I kinda like it. One glass of this is plenty, though.

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Thumbprint Chocolate Abbey from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 253 ratings
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