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New Glarus Thumbprint Series Wild Sour Ale

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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Naturally soured by farm valley winds blowing wild yeast into our oak casks. Finally, after a year and a half of patient coaxing Wisconsin dark malts whirl in a kaleidoscope of cedar, caramel, and tart green plum exuberance. Available to the exclusive few who travel off the beaten paths, this is authentic Wisconsin sour brown ale. Truly unique this Sour Ale is brewed for those who live on the wild side and is suitable for laying down or consuming immediately, serve at 40-45 degrees F.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMerritt (1844) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottled, courtesy Narnad. Brown red in color, clear, with a very thin, bubbly white head. Heavily sour nose with notes of white grape juice, sour cherry and light balsamic vinegar. Lightly sour flavor that slowly grows in intensity, bringing flavors of lemon, soft cheese, worn leather and grapefruit rind. Finish has a bit of residual sweetness , almost like maraschino cherry, but not nearly as sugary. Fine carbonation with a bit of stickiness. Super drinkable and complex at the same time. Superb.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Keir (172) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Amber with light head. Nose is fruity, slightly tart. Tastes like apple cider. Period. Has not aged well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (255) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2014
12 oz bottle into wine glass. Park rapids, mn Ruby in color, small rim of head. Aroma is tart, fruit, a little vinegar. Reminds me a lot if serendipity. Taste is tart. Playmate in medium body with lively carbonation. Overall this beer is classic new Glarus. Reminds me a lot of their other fruit beers. Nicely done.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (2145) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle shared by DrewFace. Nose is lightly tart with fresh cut herbs. Lightly malty overall with a bit of sour. As it warms it gets worse. Reveals a vegetal and earthy. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6358) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Acidic and faint rhubarb-like fruitiness, mild malty sweetness, and a sharp and tart finish. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1129) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle, as pictured. Part of a 4-pack that I bought last year. Left it to sit for awhile and it mellowed considerably. Almost tastes like a tart apple flavor on a nice malty beer. Sour brown makes sense for a description.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1267) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle, shared by Craig & Mary, thank you! Pours cloudy amber with a ruby red hue, no head. Nice soft peach aroma’s and a kind of buttery impression. The taste is nearly perfectly balanced between sweet fruits and sour and oaky flavours. Lovely!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
auerbrau (3179) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 9, 2014
12oz Bottle. Thanks Andy/Sean! Blossoming lilac and floral display with pungent acids right away and a really breezy, fresh quality. Tart and piquant on the tongue, keeping this sippable. Smooth, complex and an interesting balance of acids, with some sharp, brazen biters and some mellow, smooth sweet talkers. Coconut, plum, and apricot. I think this is quite good, with enough raisiny malt sugar left behind for balance. Reminds me of the old Sour Brown that New Glarus did a long time ago, giving me a nostalgic feel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Wish lister off the books thanks to Travis: Aroma of oak and all kinds o funky fruit (apple. plum) feel is medium tingly and sour enough to get ya in the jawm just a little. Flavor is awesome. Oaky and funky as all get out while still being refreshing. Nailed another one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfroms (357) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours red amber with small head that quickly subsides. Aroma is intensely fruity with some Flemish red notes: raspberry and sour cherry especially. Taste is fairly light bodied and crisp with sour plum, lemon, raspberry, and some herbal vermouth-like complexity and caramel. Excellent.


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