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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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Reviews by hawks10:
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hawks10

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a New Glarus champagne flute...

Pours a clean and clear golden orange, much like apple juice, two fingers of off-white head forms and recedes into a cap of haze...

Slightly sweet apples with just a touch of tart. Cinnamon and spice are abundant, not necessarily what I look for in a beer, but this one smells delicious, almost a warm and inviting scent to it, even though this beer is about 45 degrees right now...

Taste starts out pretty sweet, apple cider without much tart. Cinnamon comes out in the middle, is subtle and quickly fades away, back to a sweet, almost vanilla finish...

Light bodied with a very slick and fast finish. Flavor drops out pretty quickly leaving just some hints of creamy vanilla in the aftertaste...

It is what I expected it to be, definitely delivers on the name. Found it pretty good, but wouldn't really want more than one of these...

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 02:51:01 | More by hawks10
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Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,065 ratings.