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Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,199 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,199
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 321
Gots: 160 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +15%

slvrmon82, Sep 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

SirIPAalot, Aug 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

ridecam, Aug 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

DonDeDieulicious, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of MadScientist
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This the last bottle of a pack I purchased when I was in Madison eight months ago.
A: This is a bright and clear pale golden beer with a white head that settles to a thin cap and leave some lacing on the glass.
S: You can smell the apple even before you pour it even if your quick about it. The sweet and tart apple aroma is a lot like the apple Jolly Rancher but not artificial. There is a little bit of fruity esters as well.
T: It's balance of juicy, sweet and tart where apples flavor dominate but there is some ale character in there with a slight maltiness. There is a bittersweet medium apple flavor with a very slight hops bitterness no hops flavor.
M: Medium bodied with a moderately light carbonation.
O: There are many ciders that lack the depth and intensity of apple aroma and flavor as found in this beer. The age may have slight softened the beer but it still an outstanding ale.

MadScientist, Jul 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

DIPADude01, Jul 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Calculat0r, Jul 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

mpdrago, Jul 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

mykd, Jul 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

cfrances33, Jul 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

beerdedbiker, Jul 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

TheoV, Jul 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

MKMW, Jul 07, 2012
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marine1975, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of jsanford
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber-gold with a slight white head that fades to a thin ring and a small island of haze. Absolutely lovely apple aromas emanate from the glass, not quite real, but not quite fake. Reminds me a bit of an apple schnapps by Dad drinks. Taste is obviously apple-forward, but a much more identifiable "Red Apple" flavor as opposed to the generic "Apple" aromas. There's a touch of light grain, some honey, and an almost cinnamon-like quality in here too. Mouthfeel is light and spritzy, with a fairly thin body and good, carbonation. Overall an entirely enjoyable brew that 100% lives up to my expectation. I feel that a six-pack of this would disappear quite fast. Cheers to The CPJ for sending it my way!

jsanford, Jul 06, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Recieved this bottle as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear honey golden hue with a nice almost two finger head that fades to leave a thin white halo and nice cloud.

S - Smell is excellent, like candied green apples. Its not really cloy or fake, but its defiantely not 100% fresh, like good candied apple smell though. Nice.

T - Follows the nose but perhaps a bit too sweet. Nice tart green candied apple flavours. Wouldnt mind seeing some fresh apple but this is definately cider like in taste.

M - Mouthfeel is average for a fruit beer, especially one of this ABV. Slightly thin and soft carbonated.

O - Overall this was a delicious beer, love the sour apple/green apple/candied apple flavours and aromas going on.

rudzud, Jul 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

whallgren, Jun 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

pschul4, Jun 11, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 6.9.12.

A - Pours a clear, light orange with a fizzy cream-colored head that fades fast.

S - Candy apple jolly rancher.

T - Candy green apples.

D - Good carboantion and a light body. Pretty sweet.

O - Sweet candy apple. Wierd, but good.

HuskyinPDX, Jun 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

ricksrealm, Jun 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

kevin7912, May 31, 2012
Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,199 ratings.