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Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,131 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,131
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 318
Gots: 156 | FT: 8
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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Fcolle2

Illinois

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
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FletcherC

Turkmenistan

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-05-2013 00:38:20 | More by FletcherC
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-04-2013 16:57:26 | More by Bunuelian
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blue-dream

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15%

12-03-2013 18:52:13 | More by blue-dream
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-03-2013 13:00:35 | More by maDUECEgunner
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dfillius

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-03-2013 12:02:02 | More by dfillius
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-03-2013 02:39:01 | More by warnerry
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

12-02-2013 13:59:31 | More by vinny21bal
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shagens

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-02-2013 05:06:42 | More by shagens
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-01-2013 22:52:35 | More by Hanzo
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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-01-2013 21:40:08 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

12-01-2013 21:39:49 | More by NooseJustice
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Jordy777

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-01-2013 17:52:04 | More by Jordy777
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Karl_M

Illinois

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
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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

Indiana

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
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dedbeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9%

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

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +15%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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

Minnesota

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
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

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
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whooch

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-20-2013 19:52:00 | More by lunarbrew
Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,131 ratings.