Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.46/5 rDev +8%
Pours very slightly hazy and golden with light copper hues. Head is about half a finger, off white and has decent retention. Lots of bubbles floating up from the etchings in my glass.
Smell has bright fresh apple aromas. Very similar, nearly identical to apple cider. Very slight must at the end.
Taste on this is great. Fresh apple cider like flavors forward that are light and refreshing. Light to moderate sweetness that is not overpowering by any means. Slight acidity in the finish helps balance the crisp sweet flavors a little.
Mouthfeel is great. Light crisp highly refreshing feel. Tons of carbonation helps the sweet flavors remain incredibly crisp with tons if bubble assaulting your tongue.
Overall awesome apple ale. Better then any apple cider I have had.
12-05-2013 03:32:00 | More by Fcolle2
4.54/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
12-01-2013 17:03:48 | More by Karl_M
4.43/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
11-29-2013 05:09:24 | More by Jho3325
3.4/5 rDev -17.7%
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.
11-24-2013 00:29:15 | More by jmp3
3.43/5 rDev -16.9%
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.
11-22-2013 01:19:49 | More by andrewinski1
Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,131 ratings.