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Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,210 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,210
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 319
Gots: 164 | 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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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
Photo of Karl_M
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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
Photo of Jho3325
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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4.82/5  rDev +16.7%

Sunn, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

ssimpson89, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of jmp3
3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

jmp3, Nov 24, 2013
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3.43/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

andrewinski1, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

whooch, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

lunarbrew, Nov 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

BuckTuckian, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

brewskis4drewski, Nov 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

MarcusHalberstram, Nov 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

sisterthelonious, Nov 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

brother_kenneth, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

dkw0063, Oct 29, 2013
Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,210 ratings.