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Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,366 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,366
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 330
Gots: 177 | FT: 10
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:
Beer added by: Skidz on 09-25-2004

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in an amber color.

The beer straight up tastes of fresh apple juice in the front, slightly tart, and some sweetness. Then the beer moves onto this medium plus bready and chewy body that surely separates this as an "ale" instead of a cider. The beer has a substantive body instead of being light and champagne like.

A very delicious and refreshing brew that stands up as a beer instead of a cider.

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3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

If Raul was cruising with Eve in the Garden of Eden and New Glarus apples were the forbidden fruit, Raul would be tempted to take a bite. Just smooth, all kinds of smooth. Crisp like my baby mama hair after too much hair spray, yet delicate like my baby mama hair sans hairspray.

Not amazing, but Raul likes it. Yep!

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4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear amber brown with bubbly tan head that settles pretty quickly into a medium tan collar. Aroma is of warm apple cider: brown sugar, cinnamon, some faint clove. Taste is wonderfully the same; apple, sweet caramel and some spice. Fairly carbonated and medium body. Another amazing beer from New Glarus!

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3.29/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: deep orange to copper color. a half finger plus of an off-white head that fades fairly quickly and leaves little behind. not quite clear but almost there

Smell: up front i am greeted with apples, turns into a more of an apple cider flavor. some sweet malt complexity.

Taste: opens up with huge taste of apple cider. almost tastes exactly like a little lighter version of cider you'd buy fresh at harvest time. light caramel malt play in the end but mostly covered by apple sweetness

Mouthfeel: sweet but not quite cloying. fairly light.

Overall: ehhh, i can't say i am disappointed because i didn't expect much from this one. overall it just tastes like cider and there isn't much else too it.

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4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: A nice dark amber color with a small cream head.

S: Aromas of apple, cider, and some dough.

T: A nice tarness up front, cider and some apple pie.

M: Good carbonation, light body, a little sticky with a pleasant finish.

O: Geat representation of style They sure know how to make fruit beers in wisconsin and would sure like to get more for those warmer days ahead. Next time I will have to try this ala mode.

Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,366 ratings.