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Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,067 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,067
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 310
Gots: 141 | FT: 12
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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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-21-2013 19:26:37 | More by largadeer
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Fireslayer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-20-2013 23:12:24 | More by Fireslayer
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WiscoBrewsco

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

06-20-2013 11:35:05 | More by WiscoBrewsco
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from trade. Pours cloudy orange brown. Smell is all apple cider, some fermented apples, and more apple juice. Prickly carbonation up front. Apple flavors and something else I can’t put my finger on. Light caramel comes out as I get deeper. Very effervescent. Dry finish keeps it from being a very sweet cider. Neat beer, but really teetering on regular old cider. Don’t get much malt presence here. However, I am not complaining as this is quite yummy.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 02:52:56 | More by BMMillsy
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-19-2013 00:52:25 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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Petcha

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-18-2013 02:15:47 | More by Petcha
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coz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-16-2013 21:15:31 | More by coz
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

06-14-2013 15:12:50 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Apple Ale looks like apple cider with a more robust head. It is a caramel or dark golden orange color with a hazy effervescence. The cap on top froths up suitably, eventually leaving a few wisps of a cap and a ring around the edge of the glass.

Tons of red apple notes in the aroma. It smells sweet and again reminds me of apple cider. There is a bit of a tart acidity that enters my nose as well.

The flavor is nearly spot on for sparkling apple cider. The flavor starts with a burst of red apple skin and sugary apples, with only the tartness giving away any clue that this is not a cider. A bit of white grape juice or white wine adds a little more character to the flavor. Not much from the malt bill actually gets through, and there are certainly no hops present.

The crisp carbonation suits this beer well. It has a light to medium body, and the sweetness from the flavor carries over into a sensation on the lips.

Duplicating the flavor of a cider is an interesting feat, but it is not what I am really looking for in a beer. I would drink this again, but I have enjoyed New Glarus' other fruit beers more.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 06:25:39 | More by KickInTheChalice
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miadw3

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-13-2013 20:27:05 | More by miadw3
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pinnser

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-10-2013 16:12:24 | More by pinnser
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EdTheEdge

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

06-10-2013 12:55:27 | More by EdTheEdge
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-10-2013 02:39:16 | More by jarrgal
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haknort

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.8%

06-09-2013 03:10:26 | More by haknort
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MEW

Colorado

5/5  rDev +20.8%

06-08-2013 23:33:31 | More by MEW
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

06-06-2013 18:10:05 | More by Gotti311
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

06-06-2013 01:11:13 | More by savagepm
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-04-2013 19:40:39 | More by Dirtinabottle
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legend8706

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-04-2013 11:54:41 | More by legend8706
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-03-2013 17:45:28 | More by MichPaul
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maq89

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-01-2013 02:26:42 | More by maq89
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bauermj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-01-2013 00:35:08 | More by bauermj
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Larrygto

Arizona

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-24-2013 17:47:09 | More by Larrygto
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RWNay

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-23-2013 19:04:14 | More by RWNay
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-21-2013 21:04:17 | More by Dactrius
Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,067 ratings.