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Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

981 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 981
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.59%


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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Reviews by JCaweinstein:
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JCaweinstein

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The first thing that I notice is that it's beautiful copper color and that it's absolutely clear. It's got a cottony white head which is very appealing but it doesn't hang out for too long.
This ale is bursting with apple aromas, both with a hint of sweetness and tartness. Not smelling much in the way of hops and malts but it still smells good.
Apples! There is a slight hint of earthiness which I assume is coming from the hops.
This is a light bodied beer, it's sweet but leaves a nice effervecence touch from the carbonation that follows the apple sweetness beautifully. It's like drinking and apple flavored champaigne.
I really like this beer. I have never tasted a beer quite like this before. As mentioned before it's like drinking a sparkling wine or champaigne. I also like that this is a beer that I could sit down and drink with my wife, as she really enjoys it as well. New Glarus Apple Ale is hard to come by in my neighorhood but I will again go through the effort to find it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 04:11:37 | More by JCaweinstein
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SportsandJorts

Michigan

3.29/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: deep orange to copper color. a half finger plus of an off-white head that fades fairly quickly and leaves little behind. not quite clear but almost there

Smell: up front i am greeted with apples, turns into a more of an apple cider flavor. some sweet malt complexity.

Taste: opens up with huge taste of apple cider. almost tastes exactly like a little lighter version of cider you'd buy fresh at harvest time. light caramel malt play in the end but mostly covered by apple sweetness

Mouthfeel: sweet but not quite cloying. fairly light.

Overall: ehhh, i can't say i am disappointed because i didn't expect much from this one. overall it just tastes like cider and there isn't much else too it.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 23:37:58 | More by SportsandJorts
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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: A nice dark amber color with a small cream head.

S: Aromas of apple, cider, and some dough.

T: A nice tarness up front, cider and some apple pie.

M: Good carbonation, light body, a little sticky with a pleasant finish.

O: Geat representation of style They sure know how to make fruit beers in wisconsin and would sure like to get more for those warmer days ahead. Next time I will have to try this ala mode.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 02:29:55 | More by arlingtonjoe
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-13-2014 03:30:56 | More by cwelsh55
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1Sundown2C

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-13-2014 03:29:33 | More by 1Sundown2C
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium goblet. There are numbers on the bottleneck but they're smeared.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Cinnamon and apples. Pretty much just like apple crisp.

T- Apple, a bit more cinnamon and some light malt. Sweet but not cloying. Tastes like sparkling apple juice, not apple cider, but apple juice. Light note of caramel is appropriate.

M- Quenching and the medium body makes it so that, luckily, I don't feel like I'm just drinking cider. Medium-low carbonation.

O- Tasty and refreshing, but I could've used some more carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 03:42:04 | More by Immortale25
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bigaltemple

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-09-2014 20:50:40 | More by BMart
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BrooBub

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-09-2014 01:57:31 | More by BrooBub
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gmendez1122

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-07-2014 19:43:30 | More by gmendez1122
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replacementpart

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome 12oz bottle from laymansbeerfan (thanks!) who is generous beyond belief. Shared with my wife in 8oz tasters.

A: Darker, clear gold, with some white head that does fade quickly.

S: Exactly what you would hope for from a New Glarus apple beer; red apple sweetness, hearty apple cider, definite malt breadiness, some brown sugar, suggestions of spices and cinnamon on the finish.

T: Apple and bready malt, akin to apple cider but with light/moderate malt backbone and enhanced body. Sweetness is moderate with suggestions of brown sugar and caramel. I get more red apple than green apple, but there is some fruity tartness as well.

MF: Light/medium body, higher carbonation, with some creamy tones and flashes of tartness.

O: Impressive beer, takes the apple ale game to another level. Flavors are reminiscent of the best apple ciders, with enhanced body and malt backbone. Suggestions of caramel malt lends a nice layer of complexity, but this beer is really as straightforward as the name. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 13:03:34 | More by Scotchboy
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-05-2014 04:24:58 | More by SkinniePost
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Marco_Gtz

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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beersdmf17

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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tnewmark

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-03-2014 04:26:50 | More by tnewmark
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -27.5%

04-01-2014 13:33:27 | More by AnalogErik
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dbrelsfo

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-30-2014 21:55:11 | More by dbrelsfo
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

03-29-2014 03:25:35 | More by SirPutzly
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-27-2014 18:24:52 | More by weonfire
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Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
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