Thumbprint Winter Warmer | New Glarus Brewing Company

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3.62/5
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257 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BarrytheBear on 01-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
257
pDev:
12.43%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
21
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 257 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of mynie
4.38/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thumbprint series release from several years ago. Like myself, this beer ain't getting any younger, so might as well finally get around to drinkin' it.

Pours very fizzy from age, but it settles down quickly into a dark red semi-translucent beer that looks like pressed fruit.

Smells nice and rounded: wearing its age and its spices quite well. Fruiter than it would have been fresh, of course, but the nodes of apples and raisins work well against nodes of black pepper and candi sugar.

Tastes like it smells: pleasantly aged, fruity up front but never too sweet, spicy in the middle, yeasty on the back end and then spiced fruitcake on the finish.

Five years of aging have made this more resemble a Belgian Tripel than a winter warmer, and it's a very pleasant thing indeed. I can't quite recommend putting forth the effort to track this down, but if you can find an old bottle laying around now it certainly a good time to drink it.

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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
2.96/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryannel24
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mendvicdog
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Man this beer had an amazing body. A perfect winter beer with great finish. A Toffee aspect with a great look and a great aroma when you take your first smell.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From tasting notes. Pours gold with a slight haze under a creamy 2” white foam collar. Big toffee character on both the nose and the palate with a light hop touch. Very clean flavors. Medium body and medium fine carbonation.

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Photo of Hendrick24
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikeymcglynnigan
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knoxrb12
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SierraFlight
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into rocks glass. Clear reddish copper with a tall white head that quickly fades. No lacing, but that may be the glassware. Spiced pear, malt, toffee, and clove. Taste is initially bitter earthiness followed by toasted malt, bread, and caramel sweetness, ending with alcohol spice and pear esters. Medium-light body, creamy texture, active carbonation, and a semi dry toasted finish.

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Photo of CelticBelly1
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gobuccos
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cheesy26
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of st9647v3
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDazed
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of P0LISH_SAUSAGE
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Slightly fruity followed by toasted malt and caramel flavors. I didn't find the high alcohol content to be as noticeable as some of the other reviewers reported.

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Photo of adeliciousadventure
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of kushlash23
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Thumbprint Winter Warmer from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 257 ratings