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Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,079 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,079
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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sgoro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-27-2013 00:45:51 | More by sgoro
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-26-2013 06:56:32 | More by Kelp
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lakesider1818

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.8%

04-24-2013 06:15:38 | More by lakesider1818
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xtrastoutalex

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-22-2013 23:18:32 | More by xtrastoutalex
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-22-2013 03:05:07 | More by outoffocus
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Bowers-Brew

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-21-2013 22:12:36 | More by Bowers-Brew
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Dagsy

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-20-2013 22:43:37 | More by Dagsy
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BillHilly

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

04-20-2013 05:07:28 | More by BillHilly
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AlphaKingKegger

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-19-2013 05:25:44 | More by AlphaKingKegger
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Jd2391

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-18-2013 18:47:15 | More by Jd2391
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-17-2013 15:54:32 | More by theGlasstronaut
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M1A2

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

04-10-2013 07:02:31 | More by M1A2
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bizzy54

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-08-2013 20:51:31 | More by bizzy54
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-08-2013 16:06:01 | More by PHBoiler
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-08-2013 02:05:23 | More by vrbulldog22
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dazanas

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -27.5%

04-06-2013 22:40:26 | More by dazanas
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edemaknn

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +20.8%

04-06-2013 03:01:30 | More by edemaknn
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TheRevMatt

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-05-2013 22:05:37 | More by TheRevMatt
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-04-2013 21:50:06 | More by nmann08
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smonice

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-02-2013 23:39:49 | More by smonice
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

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

A-slightly hazy amber color with a nice white head and minimal lacing

S-apples and more apples up front, malt, brown sugar, wine

T-malt, bread, sweet apples, cinnamon, little tart wine-like flavors, crisp slightly astringent finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and smooth

O-a great fruit beer, great blend of flavors and while it has easy drinkability, I don't think I would have more than one at a time

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 20:59:16 | More by MDDMD
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-24-2013 21:30:17 | More by egrace84
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.85/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Orangish gold color with a finger of whitish head

Smell is apple, almost smells like apple cider but a tartness comes through. Almost like a caramel covered apple in the finish.

Taste is apple (of course), cinnamon, caramel covered apple, slight tartness... delicious!

Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation....

Well this is a wonderful creation, I have had several hard ciders hoping they would replace my urge for this stuff.... But nothing does, Hard Ciders just taste thin and flavorless in its place.

Amazing flavor for 4%, Flavor wise it tastes more like 10%!

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 03:29:42 | More by nickapalooza86
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Included as an extra from Preismj, much appreciated... this will be my first New Glarus brew. I've been putting them off for longer than I've wanted to. Finally time to try something! This one's got a mild clarity to it - a mixture of bronze and gold. A decently sized light grey-tinted head rests on top, not much lacing left behind.

Jesus Christ, you'd have thought I threw an apple pie in a blender and tossed it in your glass from the aroma - huuuge apple presence. Sweet, sweet apples; pure, raw, savory, mildly tart. Very reminiscent of apple pie filling. Tons of cinnamon, but moderated enough as to not overpower. Some bread and buttery notes from the malt which really give that baked apple pie crust feel to it.

I start picking up some mild port-like and vinous aromas underneath it all - an interesting little guy. Not sure why these are there, but they certainly aren't off-putting. Overall, the aroma is fantastic; very sweet and delectable with a very light tartness and a nice amount of spices. Apple pie, apple cider, applesauce. All day.

I take a taste. Is it apple cider? Not quite. Is it apple juice? Not quite. It takes the good qualities from both and forms them into it's own mold. This is an apple BEER, dammit, and it actually tastes like one. No mistaking this for cider or juice or some bullshit like that. Crushed, juicy apple flavors abound - sweet, with a very light sour tinge on the back end; complete with light cinnamon spices and a solid breadiness, just like the aroma had indicated.

There's a mild astringent spike about halfway through, but it doesn't harm much of anything at all. No port/vinous notes in the flavor at all, which is probably a good thing - I don't want anything to distract from this apple pie orgy in my face right now. There is a very mild alcohol character, which was surprising for being only 4% ABV, but it's far from deal-breaking. Brown sugar, apple, and cinnamon in the finish. Crisp and almost dry with a thin body and medium-heavy carbonation.

Fantastic. Fruit beer done right. Sweet without being too sweet - one of the hardest things to accomplish. I didn't want this one to end - needless to say, I'll be getting my hands on some more New Glarus stuff, pronto. Those guys know what they're doing up there in ol' Wisconsin.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 16:41:21 | More by tectactoe
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beerhan

Ohio

4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Elkhunter36 for extraing this my way!

A-Looks like a slightly dark apple cider with a fairly weak head of which only a faint lacing remains.

S-Apples, brown sugar, some grain, some maltiness.

T-Holy apples! This seriously just tastes like apple juice. Really hits the spot when you are in the mood for something refreshing. No description needed if you have ever had apple cider.

M-The carbonation on this one kind of sneaks up on you. You expect it to have dissipated with the head but its actually very effervescent and bubbly. I would actually liked it toned down a bit because it gives you a bit of a gassy feeling actually.

O-This beer is delicious and I would love to have more at my disposal. Thanks again for the experimentation New Glarus.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 23:30:02 | More by beerhan
Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
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