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Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,080 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,080
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 313
Gots: 143 | 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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bismarksays

Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-12-2013 13:14:11 | More by bismarksays
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Rosquin

Iowa

5/5  rDev +20.8%

08-12-2013 02:58:41 | More by Rosquin
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-10-2013 01:14:53 | More by Sparky44
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

08-09-2013 15:43:34 | More by TriageStat
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mjohnson17

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-07-2013 20:42:56 | More by mjohnson17
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

08-03-2013 01:18:35 | More by meatyard
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AKuehn47

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

08-01-2013 13:45:53 | More by AKuehn47
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

08-01-2013 02:55:48 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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harrymel

Washington

3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This year 2013, I think

Pours a hazy gold with a broken white sheet atop. Smells like apples! And maybe a bit of cherry juice as well. Flavor is sweet apples with just a hint of tartness on 'em, some caramelized sugars, some bits of grain. Medium on thin with prickly low-mod carb and a semi dry finish. I like this beer, I bet it's cheaper than the Lindeman's also. I wish there were more of these apple ales, I quite like them when done well.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 04:14:57 | More by harrymel
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AltBock

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle with a plain and simple brown recycled brown paper label with some bright red tin foil over the cap. The label only has a drawing of the state of Wisconsin with a finger print design in it. To the right of the state is a description of the beer. No vintage or best before date anywhere on the label or bottle.

I poured this Midwestern apple beer into my Southern Cigar City pint glass. This Apple Ale certainly didn't look like an apple beer. This beer poured a slightly hazy golden orange that was diluted by a little amber. It almost looked like a weak apple cider brown color. On top if this fruit beer was a 1/4 of an inch bubbly head of foam. These bubbles popped away in a blink of an eye. It only managed to leave behind a super tiny amount of bubbles along the edge of the beer.

This beer smelled like a cross between freshly pressed apple cider and a bottle of sparkling apple cider. In other words, this beer smelled like apple cider and nothing like a beer. The aroma was a little sweet and tart with mostly red delicious apples with a drop of golden delicious apples. Malt? Hops? You won't find those in here. Nothing but apples.

If you want a fruit beer with a variety of flavors in it, you better stay clear of this beer. New Glarus said this was an Apple Ale and they stayed true to their word. It didn't taste like a hard cider to me. There was nothing hard in this beer. It tasted like a non alcoholic sparking apple cider. The taste was tangy, slightly sweet, and acidic with red delicious apples with a touch of tart green apples. There was no other hidden fruit in this beer. The taste was just straight up delicious apples.

This was a light bodied beer, with a small amount of carbonation, and a dry, sweet, and tart aftertaste. The aftertaste was no surprise. It was filled with more red delicious and tart green apples. This aftertaste had a slight bite to it.

Apple Ale? They weren't joking. This is one of those beers that didn't have a variety of flavors. It had one big delicious flavor and that's it. Extremely drinkable. I would drink another bottle. Big thanks to fellow BA mnbuffalo for hooking me up with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 00:06:16 | More by AltBock
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UffDaBock

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-26-2013 20:03:39 | More by UffDaBock
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stpjames

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-24-2013 19:05:59 | More by stpjames
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-23-2013 15:15:18 | More by tom10101
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psychotia

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

07-21-2013 11:26:57 | More by psychotia
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a bottle of this gem. I haven't even tasted it, but considering this is a fruit beer by New Glarus, I assume it's awesome.

Consumed 7/18/13

Appearance: Pours a hazy blend of copper and medium amber - some nice clarity around the edges - medium sized, creamy, off-white head - leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Baked and cooked apples, like a homemade apple pie splattered with apple sauce - cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices - fresh-pressed apple cider (definitely not hard cider) - esters common in New Glarus fruit beers - very sweet fruit - some sweet, pale malts, like apple cider

Taste: Not far off from throwing apple pie in a blender, or at least apple pie filling - sweet, cooked apple flesh and some apple skin - apple juice, apple cider, and apple sauce - a light touch of spice, particularly cinnamon, but not as much as I thought from the aroma - sweet, light, pale malts, like pie crust sprinkled with sugar - a bit too sweet overall, but very interesting

Mouthfeel: Medium-ish body, lots of residual sugars, nicely carbonated, smooth

Overall: I want some apple drink. It's green!

Another great fruit beer from New Glarus, no surprise there. This is really sweet, and could probably benefit from some tartness. Regardless, the amount of apple flavor here is amazing. I hope to drink this again. Repeatedly. Perhaps out of a juice box.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 05:00:49 | More by angrybabboon
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grittyj

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-18-2013 01:34:21 | More by grittyj
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ajtorres311

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Ragnarok88

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-11-2013 17:20:06 | More by Ragnarok88
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imyourhero21

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-10-2013 23:19:41 | More by imyourhero21
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Zbeetleman

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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scootercrabb

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

07-08-2013 17:30:39 | More by scootercrabb
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 12oz bottle. Thanks surge1311!

A - Golden with decent clarity and a small white head.

S - Wonderful and layered apple notes with both tart and sweet aspects. Smells like a freshly made apple sauce.

T - More cider than ale but does have aspects of both. A mild sweetness and hints of wheat.

M - A moderate consistency with a refreshing carbonation.

O - Not something I'd drink every day but an interesting cider / ale hybrid. It's like apple pie in a glass.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 11:58:06 | More by GJ40
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JJWIGHT

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-06-2013 17:31:18 | More by JJWIGHT
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einman

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-06-2013 01:11:33 | More by einman
Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,080 ratings.