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Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,311 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,311
Reviews: 422
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 326
Gots: 176 | FT: 15
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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3/5  rDev -27.4%

krl2112, Mar 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

Nachos4two, Feb 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

Thedrizzle, Aug 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

Swettenham_Shire, Oct 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

dazanas, Apr 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

mecummins, Jan 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

GripitandSipit, Mar 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

AnalogErik, Apr 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

Filabee, Jun 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

heytomcat, Jan 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

cosine, Jan 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

Soneast, Jan 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

Jerktookmyname, Nov 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

sbricker, Nov 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

LeeEvolved, Nov 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

tykechandler, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of sidetracked
3.03/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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."


sidetracked, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of muttyd
3.18/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

muttyd, May 17, 2011
Photo of walleye
3.18/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

walleye, Dec 31, 2005
Photo of Goldorak
3.2/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Goldorak, Apr 24, 2005
Photo of tasteegood
3.23/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

tasteegood, Dec 28, 2011
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3.23/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

emmasdad, Mar 25, 2011
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3.24/5  rDev -21.5%

suckaj, Oct 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

markcp, Jan 09, 2014
Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,311 ratings.