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Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,186 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,186
Reviews: 416
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 319
Gots: 159 | FT: 11
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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4.5/5  rDev +9%

freehafe, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

bccrosley, Dec 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

RayOhioFelton, Dec 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

gavjamhawk, Dec 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

BoJengs, Dec 05, 2013
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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.

Fcolle2, Dec 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

FletcherC, Dec 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Bunuelian, Dec 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

blue-dream, Dec 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

maDUECEgunner, Dec 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

dfillius, Dec 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

warnerry, Dec 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

vinny21bal, Dec 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

shagens, Dec 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Hanzo, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

MITCHELLMPLS, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Jordy777, Dec 01, 2013
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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.

Karl_M, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Hallertau, Nov 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

scotv, Nov 30, 2013
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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.

Jho3325, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

dedbeer, Nov 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

wpqx, Nov 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Sunn, Nov 28, 2013
Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,186 ratings.