Beer Review: NEW GLARUS THUMBPRINT SERIES CHOCOLATE ABBEY ALE

Beer Review: NEW GLARUS THUMBPRINT SERIES CHOCOLATE ABBEY ALE

New Glarus Brewing Company presents its decadent Chocolate Abbey Ale as a captivating indulgence for the senses. Crafted with a proprietary Belgian yeast and English Maris Otter Malt, this ale boasts a smooth and opulent character. Drawing inspiration from a recent European tour, the brewers incorporated chocolate from the delightful experiences encountered there. Complemented by subtle Segal Ranch hops, this robust Dubbel unfolds with rich dark chocolate notes, best savored at 48°F. Positioned as an elegant post-dinner companion, it invites a leisurely lingering.

Appearance:

Pouring into a goblet from a 12 oz. bottle, the Chocolate Abbey Ale reveals a brown hue, crowned by a tight tan ring encircling the top.

Aroma:

The olfactory experience is reminiscent of cake batter and chocolate frosting, evoking confection sugar and subtle hints of light bubble gum. The aromatic profile conjures images of a treat straight from Coldstone Creamery.

Taste:

The palate is treated to toasty malt, chocolate cereal, delicate green hop notes, and a combination of roast and spicy yeast. The interplay of flavors creates a unique and captivating tasting experience.

Mouthfeel:

The beer’s mouthfeel is characterized by a peppery fizz, contributing to its medium-bodied texture.

Overall:

This offering stands out as an exceptional beer, showcasing a distinctive approach to incorporating chocolate into the brewing process. The use of the f-word in admiration is a testament to the unparalleled nature of this Chocolate Abbey Ale. The New Glarus Thumbprint Series Chocolate Abbey Ale successfully pushes boundaries and leaves a lasting impression on the discerning beer enthusiast.