Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Glarus Thumbprint Series Unplugged Enigma

As part of a beer trade with the Beer Club 4 Men, I received a bottle of New Glarus Thumbprint Series Unplugged Enigma. The beer pours a red-tinted amber color with a foamy white colored head that disappeared rapidly. The aroma consists of cherry, pie crust, sugar, and oak. The taste is puckering and has a strong tart cherry and raspberry flavor. Vinegar engulfs the tongue before actually causing it to salivate. The finish brings out an oak dryness and a sugary sweetness. The alcohol content is 5.5% ABV. The tartness of this beer mixed with the complexities of sugary fruit all bridged with an oak dryness led my tongue on a puckery joyride.

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