Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -3.1%
What would you expect? It looks just like sparkling apple juice. Highly, lively, carbonated with bubbles galore and very little white head that fades very quickly.
Again smell is of sweet apples with a hint of citrus zest. Seems you can smell the carbonation as well. Bright and in your face aromas cinnamon, caramel, nutmeg. very nice.
I must admit I like it. Very apple-y and with a nice mid body and palate. Sweet through the finish with apple rind like mouthfeel and flavor in the middle. Again caramel and cinnamon add to the flavor profile. Great balance and way to drinkable.
03-17-2011 20:49:00 | More by mcallister
4/5 rDev -3.1%
I appreciated the opportunity to try this one and thank Bmoyer0301 busting this brew out on 12/3/10.
Poured into a snifter, this brew appears a crystal clear orange color with a thin film of white bubbles that hangs around the inside perimeter of the glass. Swirls and sips produce some spotty lace work on the glass.
The smell of this brew is primarily fresh apple juice with some faint spices akin to cinnamon and some depth of apple skin, not just flesh.
The taste of this brew is all apples, apple juice via sweet concentrated form. Drinking this brew is easy going if you approach it like you are enjoying a hard cider, it is slightly acidic with does a decent job at balancing out the sweetness of this offering. A long lingering aftertaste of apple is left inside the mouth.
Medium to light in body with a modest level of carbonation. Quite easy drinking, if you enjoy apples or hard cider this is certainly a brew to give a try. First impressions of this brew are pretty hard to swallow. This brew was quite tasty in a back-sweetened cider sort of way.
12-27-2010 01:03:24 | More by stakem
Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,119 ratings.