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Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,267 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,267
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 320
Gots: 175 | FT: 17
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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1/5  rDev -75.8%

ThatsThatDude, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of d5001986
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into tulip.

A: Not really much to look at, reddish with minimal head.

S: Tart apples, slight vinegar, and sweet.

T: Apple cider beerified. Sweet, but not so much it's unappealing. Simple, but great!

M: Crisp light body with high carbonation.

O: I'll admit I'm not a fan of hard cider's, so I wasn't expecting to be wowed here. But this stuff is solid, New Glarus just can't do any wrong with fruit beer.

d5001986, Mar 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Keith_R, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Zach136, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

closisinthehouse, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Flabbyjandro, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

gkoz, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

VonZipper, Feb 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

kguard, Feb 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

SouthSider14, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

unclekeith, Feb 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

shadowofthereaper_666, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of JayCheG
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Very inviting with a lot of carbonation and very good lacing.
S: Apples... not much else for me besides apples
T: A beer that tastes like apple juice? Does this count for a fruit for today?
M: Nice carbonation and goes down very well
O: Its like apple juice as a beer. New Glarus does a very good job with these fruit beers.

JayCheG, Feb 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

seangibbs60, Feb 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

twenty5, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

dtomes, Feb 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Hopheadhiker, Feb 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

RobinLee, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Jlu73183, Feb 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

CaseyGroh, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

JeffSK, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

BARFLYB, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

wcu80, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

jaycar06, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of rawfish
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark gold, very clear but a small fizzy white head reaches about a finger and fades. Really in distinguishable from sparkling cider.

A smack of crisp green apple tartness that begins to show more apple sweetness and malt depth as it warms. Malts are light maybe like oatmeal with a touch of cinnamon or all spice intermingling with the dominant apple aroma.

Apple juice is the dominant flavor and I get notes of all spice and cinnamon before any malt. Malts are mealy, cereal grains with some cookie dough sweetness to it. No hop flavors and the apple and dusting of autumn spices linger to the finish.

Nice supportive body, quite a bit more substantial than cider. Carbonation is crisp and agitates the delicate spice flavors.

Quite a delicious beer, much more substantial and full then a hard cider. Malt adds a warm sweetness and bready flavor, coupled with the light spice notes this tastes like a delicate apple tart

rawfish, Feb 08, 2014
Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,267 ratings.