Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by jmarsh123:
4.28/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a very clear light brown with a reddish huge. Barely any foam whatsoever.
Smells like a red apple.
Taste kind of like beer mixed with apple juice. I'm assuming this is spot on what they intended since I've never had anything remotely like this before. A little tartness throughout with a very smooth flavor.
Mouthfeel is kind of light, but with a 4.0% ABV that is expected. Not quite as dry as most ciders. Definitely has the apple flavor but is firmly in beer territory.
I love everything from New Glarus. I'm fortunate to have loving relatives in Wisconsin, but would love to have more regular access to their offerings. Very solid lighter beer and very unique.
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2011 00:29:32 | More by jmarsh123
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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
92 out of 100 based on 1,065 ratings.