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Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,078 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,078
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 310
Gots: 142 | 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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Karl_M

Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is not my mug of beer but I have to admit it was very pleasing to drink the 2013 Apple Ale from New Glarus.

The first nose was nothing but bright, crisp apples and a strong musty undertone.

The first taste was nothing but sweet, slightly tart, fresh apples. The finish was still crisp and sweet apples that rounded off at the very end to give a good ale finish.

The color was blood-tinged apple juice and very clear. The head was paper thin.

The cost of this brew at around $9 a four pack is OUTRAGEOUS especially coming in at around 4 or 5 % ABV but its worth a try.

This is what I have always expected from any hard cider but have never found... Good body, sweet fruit, totally pleasing.

The ladies AND guys will be surprised at how good it tastes.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 17:03:48 | More by Karl_M
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-30-2013 23:52:12 | More by Hallertau
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scotv

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-30-2013 00:13:26 | More by scotv
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Jho3325

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light apple cider hue with a surprisingly lasting head. The smell is all apple and is crisp and fresh. While this ale has a fresh apple taste, it is well balanced with some tartness. There is a lingering beer taste underneath the heavy apple flavor. It is well carbonated as expected. Overall, this is a great apple ale - fresh, sweet but balanced - but without letting you forget that you are drinking a beer. Another fine brew from New Glarus.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 05:09:24 | More by Jho3325
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dedbeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-29-2013 00:12:21 | More by dedbeer
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wpqx

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-28-2013 20:18:55 | More by wpqx
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Sunn

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

11-28-2013 03:43:10 | More by Sunn
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-27-2013 02:24:57 | More by ssimpson89
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jmp3

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A fun drinking beer lots of sweetness. Sour apple aroma with slight sour taste more sweet tasting to me. Little to no hop aroma and taste. Slight cloudness in glass. Might be fun to mix this with a sour lambic to see what you got. Over a refreshing beer that I would try again.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 00:29:15 | More by jmp3
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

3.43/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. The color is medium orange with nice melon hues. There is a small off-white head. Not super clear but no haze.

The aroma is straight up apple juice. I don't pick up much of anything else at first, but after drinking for a bit I get some bready yeast in the aroma as well.

The taste is somewhat cidery, but I think it tastes more like regular apple juice. There is some breadiness in the start; the finish is all juice.

This is pretty unique and fun to try. It's not entirely my cup of tea, but I can see this being a popular choice for many people.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 01:19:49 | More by andrewinski1
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whooch

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-21-2013 02:32:30 | More by whooch
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-20-2013 19:52:00 | More by lunarbrew
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-20-2013 18:08:59 | More by BuckTuckian
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brewskis4drewski

Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-18-2013 07:50:07 | More by brewskis4drewski
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MarcusHalberstram

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-07-2013 00:42:21 | More by MarcusHalberstram
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sisterthelonious

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-02-2013 21:50:08 | More by sisterthelonious
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

11-01-2013 15:02:38 | More by brother_kenneth
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dkw0063

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-29-2013 18:09:46 | More by dkw0063
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jumboj11

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-24-2013 15:35:38 | More by jumboj11
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deebo

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-23-2013 04:34:18 | More by deebo
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cabrina

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

10-18-2013 14:35:53 | More by cabrina
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FleetwoodMatt

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-14-2013 05:19:16 | More by FleetwoodMatt
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scottwurst

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-08-2013 20:26:27 | More by scottwurst
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Brewzma

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-02-2013 18:19:47 | More by Brewzma
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Westuh

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-01-2013 18:53:27 | More by Westuh
Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,078 ratings.