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Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,139 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,139
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 318
Gots: 157 | FT: 8
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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cheers405

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

01-27-2012 03:40:40 | More by cheers405
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incubuscience

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

06-15-2014 02:25:27 | More by incubuscience
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Herky21

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

03-08-2014 16:12:05 | More by Herky21
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cokes

Wisconsin

2.8/5  rDev -32.2%

Toasted golden in color- a shade right between yellow and amber. The head is greying beige and vanishes nearly as soon as the pour is completed. It looks like cider, and for good reason.
The nose is, not surprisingly, dominated by apples, all red and sweet. Deeper in, some cedar and yeast notes add traces of spice.
Begins with elephantine apple aggression. All laid out at the fore. Red apples. Juicy. Sweet. Sugary. Some cinnamon notes at the close, with a slight cedar woodiness. But complexity is foregone in order to deliver all apples, all the time.
This is basically carbonated apple juice. It's not readily identifiable as alcoholic, and certainly not as beer.

This needs to be more tart, as the sweetness is heavy handed. More yeasty, lambic-esque nuance would be a start. I'd also appreciate some semblence of malt and/or hops contributions. Until then, I'll view this as more of a malternative, or hard cider, than a beer.

I enjoy the Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart quite a bit, but this is hardly drinkable for me. It maintains the fruit, but lacks the nuance. It's just not in the same league.

10-12-2004 05:50:26 | More by cokes
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Akrat


3/5  rDev -27.4%

12-28-2012 18:15:16 | More by Akrat
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -27.4%

07-15-2014 16:05:30 | More by atlbravsrno1
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

3/5  rDev -27.4%

08-09-2014 16:56:55 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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enelson

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.4%

11-16-2011 19:38:30 | More by enelson
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Mandark

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.4%

05-10-2013 05:45:16 | More by Mandark
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ackeeper

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.4%

05-12-2014 13:53:10 | More by ackeeper
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krl2112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.4%

03-17-2013 01:52:47 | More by krl2112
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TasteTester

Ohio

3/5  rDev -27.4%

12-17-2011 02:22:00 | More by TasteTester
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Nachos4two

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.4%

02-06-2013 15:39:50 | More by Nachos4two
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3/5  rDev -27.4%

08-08-2014 00:44:51 | More by Thedrizzle
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dazanas

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -27.4%

04-06-2013 22:40:26 | More by dazanas
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mecummins

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.4%

01-16-2013 19:29:07 | More by mecummins
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GripitandSipit

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -27.4%

03-12-2012 18:00:27 | More by GripitandSipit
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -27.4%

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

Michigan

3/5  rDev -27.4%

06-02-2014 02:11:16 | More by Filabee
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heytomcat

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -27.4%

01-20-2014 21:34:57 | More by heytomcat
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cosine


3/5  rDev -27.4%

01-15-2013 20:19:30 | More by cosine
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -27.4%

01-11-2014 01:53:03 | More by Soneast
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Jerktookmyname

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -27.4%

11-28-2011 17:35:29 | More by Jerktookmyname
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sbricker

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.4%

11-30-2012 22:50:40 | More by sbricker
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sidetracked

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -26.6%

Pours a clear, light golden orange with a nice cream head that dissipates quickly leaving just a ring of bubbles.

Aroma of green apples, apple skins, some buttery popcorn, powdery cheese, candy corn, and sweet pastry dough.

Taste is sweet green apples--very apple juice like. Finish is sweeter and more malty with a fruity apple and light pear presence. Lingering flavor of apple skins with a slight tartness.

Light to medium body and bubbly with medium/high carbonation.

Overall a neat beer, but too many off-putting smells and flavors. Started off surprised at how much apple flavor the beer had, but by the end it was very "eehhh."

6/6/2011

11-24-2011 22:12:29 | More by sidetracked
Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,139 ratings.