Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company
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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."
11-24-2011 22:12:29 | More by sidetracked
3.18/5 rDev -23%
Pours a crystal clear golden amber with a white fizzy head. Faint white ring forms as the beer settles. Aroma is straight apple pie filing and caramel apples. Very sweet and fruity beer. Again with the apple pie and caramel dipped apple. Doesn't really remind me of a cider as it lacks the acidic/tart character. Almost no hops at all. Moderate to low carbonation with a silky mouthfeel. Sweet and sticky finish.
05-17-2011 01:19:21 | More by muttyd
3.18/5 rDev -23%
got this in a trade but I cannot rememer who sent it but thanks. poured a cider color with no head. aroma, apples, sweet, apples, apples some wheat, apples. flavor, just like apple cider with a little alcohol thown in. kind of tasted like a wine cooler.
12-31-2005 00:29:39 | More by walleye
3.2/5 rDev -22.5%
Appearance: Rusty nail/copper colored with a weak head that fizzed off quickly.
Smell: Banana, and appleseed aroma. Hefe yeast? I couldn't find anything on the website about it, so who knows...
Taste: Banana nut muffins with a side of apple sauce, a bit too sweet for me, I like my fruit Beers on the tangy side better. It did remind me of a defunct Québec Beer that I used to love, Hopps aux pommes from Brasal.
04-24-2005 19:25:45 | More by Goldorak
3.23/5 rDev -21.8%
Picked this 4 pack for 11.99 at a popular cheese castle in Wisconsin on a drive back to Chicago with my old man.
I did get an opportunity to sample it before purchasing and decided to buy it despite my apprehension. Once I got back to my place, I spilt it with a friend.
A- Nice golden color with little carbonation, no head retention.
S- Apples and tons of them. Smell like a combination of Golden and Red Apples.
T- Apples, sweet, don't detect much tartness. Not a fan of the aftertaste, the finish mimics an artificial apple butter-like taste.
M- Nothing fancy, sweet risidual, not overbearing. However, I may struggle to finish a whole beer.
O-This is a decent beer, but reminds me more of a cider or even a "Cidral" (Mexican cabornated apple soda). For 11.99, I would seek another beer, but I was suckered into it since the likelihood of finding this beer in Illinois is rare.
12-28-2011 06:10:29 | More by tasteegood
3.23/5 rDev -21.8%
Another New Glarus fruit beer I had to stock up on for my wife; unfortunately, this one did not begin to approach the complexity or quality of either Wisconsin Belgian Red or Raspberry Tart.
Poureed a clear golden color with aromas of light malt, crisp apples and apple juice. Light bodied and crisp, light malt and apple juice.
03-25-2011 00:03:04 | More by emmasdad
Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,129 ratings.