Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by Chaney:
District of Columbia
4.2/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Special thanks to BeerFMAndy for sending this long time want of mine.
Served in a tulip.
A: Poured out a glistening, apple cider color, that had a head, then it didn't, then it grew on back again, then it vanished into the night again. Overall, the headage was minimal at best.
S: If you're expecting apple cider, this is not your gal. I got sort of a cherry jubilee-apple combo here that was quite divine. This wasn't "artificially flavored" apple. This was the real deal.
T: The taste was a bit more "cidery" and with a pronounced "Pixie Stick" dust quality. I would say Braeburn apples on this, but I'm probably wrong. The tartness was placed just right!
M: The prickly carbonation is the tip-off that this is in fact a beer, rather just a mere cider-like gimmick. The sour apple almost cause jaw-lock in the same way that the most delectable of Russian River or Cantillon sours do.
O: Sooo fresh and inviting. I could drink this stuff all day!
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2012 03:48:23 | More by Chaney
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4.03/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2013 bottle. Pours a clear golden color with 1/2 finger bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. A tangy apple bite comes through in the nose, maybe a little caramel in there too. It smells like cider in a way that no other ale does: right up my alley. Taste is appley and tangy up-front. The sides give a little pucker. It's pretty much apple until the finish, which has some malty wheat flavor. After the apple fades (5 mins or so) there's a vegetal aftertaste that I don't recall from the previous bottling. Mouthfeel is medium with lots of carbonation, which tingles the tongue and the throat on the way down. Overall it's well-made, lots of apple, some acidity, some tanginess. It isn't very complicated but it's very, very enjoyable. It tastes a bit like cider, but it isn't, so I give it extra points for the style. Here's hoping this special edition brew continues to make a regular appearance.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2014 23:26:16 | More by foobula
Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
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