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Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,065 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,065
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 310
Gots: 142 | 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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UCLABrewN84

California

4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to burnheartsMKE for sending me this one!

Pours a crystal clear apple juice color (obviously) with a very small 1/2 off-white head that fades to an oily film on the top of the beer. Thin rings of lace stick around the glass on the drink down. Smells deliciously of fresh apples, apple sauce, and apple juice. Apples are the only smell from this beer and to be honest it doesn't even smell the slightest bit alcoholic. Taste is of all of the apple products in the smell along with some spice flavors that remind me of apple pie. Carbonation level is fairly high which makes for a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a delicious fruit beer that is up there with the Raspberry Tart and Wisconsin Belgian Red. Liquid apple pie in a low ABV, easy drinking, very tasty brew!

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 03:16:03 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,065 ratings.