juiceisloose (1606) - Windermere, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours a a very cloudy, deep ruby red color with some strawberry highlights and topped by a small off white layer of foam that shows good retention with the streaming bubbles before slowly settling to a thin film. The aroma is nice showing a huge strawberry jam component along with some earthy, tart rhubarb and complimented by toasted bread and other dark fruits. The flavor is incredible with all the fruit packed in this thing with big strawberry jam and dark fruit sweetness that is balanced out by the tart and earthy rhubarb, toasted bread, and the tangy acidity from all the fruit. Medium bodied and coats the inside of your mouth with ample carbonation that leads to a slightly dry strawberry jam and tart rhubarb finish with the perfect amount of acidity. Incredibly easy to drink with an insane amount of fruit in this thing, but it strikes a perfect balance between the strawberries, tart rhubarb, and bready malts. Another outstanding fruit beer from New Glarus! SG111 (2166) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2017
Bottled. Pours ruby red deep murky color. Ruby-tinged beige head. Aroma is straight strawberry jam, very sweet. Nice. Flavor is little tart, strawberry, pretty thick for the abv, like strawberry jam. Really good. I see why there's such hype. Not really beer. More like fruit juice. Excellent. Hope to get this one again. Bill Becker (2051) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 21, 2017
From a Growler from Ken out of Denver.
Cloudy brown pour, no long lasting foam.
Smells malty with oodles of strawberry that isn’t implying a whole lot of tartness.
Tastes match the taste. Only a hint from the Rhubarb but the caramel, which resembles mild oxidation, and the strawberry carries the weight nicely. Thanks again Ken! superspak (6367) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2017
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 9/8/2017. Pours very hazy deep ruby/pink/brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge strawberry jam, rhubarb, red grape, wheat, cracker, brown sugar, brown bread, and light herbal. Incredible aromas with awesome balance of strawberry, rhubarb, and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge strawberry jam, rhubarb, red grape, wheat, cracker, brown sugar, brown bread, and light herbal. Light herbal bitterness and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of strawberry jam, rhubarb, red grape, wheat, cracker, brown sugar, and brown bread on the finish for a while. Incredible robustness and balance of strawberry, rhubarb, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tang/tartness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Slightly drying from fruit tang/tartness. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly acidic/tannic/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is an amazing fruit beer! All around incredible robustness and balance of strawberry, rhubarb, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the balanced tart/tangy fruit finish. Unbelievable levels of fruit presence, with nice malt balance to keep it drinkable. Tastes like a jar of Smucker’s jam as a beer. A highly enjoyable offering. koleminer20 (4261) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle shared among Aaron, Gus, and ebone1988 at the You Can’t Drink All Day If You Don’t Start in the Morning Brewhaha. 12 oz bottle. The pour is a dirty strawberry smoothie color with a thin dark white colored ring of head and a few solid spots of lace as it vanishes. The aroma is fantastic. This tastes unbelievable. The strawberry is so huge. This is like a very tart strawberry rhubarb pie. So tart and delicious. The flavor is much of the same. Tart strawberry. The fact there is so much fruit in this is out of control. Good lord. The mouth feel is light but thick with a soft carbonation and a beautiful tart fruitiness that really rounds it all out. Got damn this is excellent. 8 5 9 5 17
ebone1988 (2291) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20, Gus, and Aaron at the "You Can’t Drink All Day If You Don’t Start In The Morning" Brewhaha. Finally. Aroma is fucking awesome. Strawberry, rhubarb, bready, slightly tart, like pie. Appearance is red, pink head, looks like a smoothie. Taste is strawberry, rhubarb, bready, slightly tart, slight wheat, like it was filtered through a strawberry rhubarb pie. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, strawberry rhubarb pie aftertaste. Overall, much like every New Glarus fruit beer, this is a god damn experience. jake65 (4035) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 9, 2017
Bottle shared by Rick, thank you. Pours a ruby red with a little ring of head. Aroma is intense with strawberry jam sweetness and lightly tart. Smells just about as fresh as fresh jam can be. Full on strawberry jam taste and bits of rhubarb tart. The fruit notes are just amazing. Another wonderful fruit beer from New Glarus. stevoj (5957) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle from Rick. Murky dark pink pour, small ring of head. Aroma is fresh baked pie. Taste too, big jelly jar flavor. Just awesome throughout. Tasty. dinkle50 (1596) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2017
Cloudy red pour with a big pinkish colored head. Aroma is full of strawberries. Light bodied. Taste is loaded with strawberry with a hint of tartness on the finish. An amazing aftertaste of strawberry, it really is like just eating fresh strawberries. Lots of lace present. Another outstanding fruit beer from NG. If you told me this was just strawberry juice, I’d believe you. Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Had this one several times. From 750 ml bomber, on draught at the brewery, several beer festival and now the Thumbprint Series. Pours a hazy deep red amber colored brew with a hot pink head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of mostly strawberries, golden grain malt, floral hops and a hint of rhubarb. Taste is full bodied, fruity, lots of strawberry and rich golden grain malt and a hint of floral hops. Finish is quite sweet with more strawberry and a hint of rhubarb aftertaste followed by some mild bitterness. Though I detected more strawberry flavors in the Thumbprint Series version compared to the former 750ml bomber, it’s still an outstanding fruit beer.