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Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,067 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,067
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 310
Gots: 141 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Skidz on 09-25-2004)
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. I cannot believe I haven't reviewed this one. I love this beer-- possibly one of my top fruit beers... But certainly one of my wife's top picks!

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a orangey gold with a white head that bubbles down to a thin wisp of micro-bubbles, leaving some thin streaks of lace that almost-but-not-quite form rings.

Wow. This is like cider. It is just fantastic. Nice sweetness up front, but the finish is crisp and dry. It isn't like a crappy "malternative" that is overly sweet-- this has found that perfect balance and comes across as delicious.
Really well done.

The body is -- wow... it's like sparkling. Lots of carbonation that is composed of light and tiny champagne-esque bubbles. Some little cinnamon notes come through here too.

I love this beer. This will forever remain on my wants list!

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 05:06:38 | More by AleWatcher
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Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,067 ratings.