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Thumbprint Apple Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,198 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,198
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 321
Gots: 159 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

NHbeerguy, Sep 04, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Elicoleman, Sep 03, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +4.1%

From notes on 11/30/13

Pours light copper with little head. Smells like apple cider. Very fruity aroma. Interesting flavor. Lots of apple flavor. Very tart. At the same time, lots of malt flavor. If you can imagine a nice amber beer with tart apples, blended oddly very nice, because it sounds horrible, but is actually great, this would be it. This is definitely not a cider. This is a must try if you want something different.

kkleu357, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

WIBrewMan, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of jwc215
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Pours apple juice/apple cider colored with a thin wispy head. Not much lacing.

The smell is of apple cider with a hint of cinnamon.

The taste of apple is sweet with some sour. A touch of caramel, bread and a hint of cinnamon mix in.

While it is sweet, there is a touch of sour and a hint of spicing. Reminds me of baked apples.

A beer with strong cider character.

jwc215, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

MikeCactusGordon, Sep 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

WesFoxlove, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

richobrien, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of blackcompg
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Appearance - Poured a finger of off-white lite tan foam which disappeared in about a minute. Bode is a slightly hazy amber. No lacing whatsoever.

Smell - Huge nose of apple juice, and just a whiff of minerals.

Taste - There's very good apple flavor here, it's definitely sweet but not overly sweet like some carbonated apple juices are. The apple flavor seems very natural and authentic, not artificially flavored. I'm trying to find more "ale-like" nuances here but I can't find any. There may be a touch of breadiness long into the finish, but it is not easy to find.

Mouthfeel - Lighter side of medium, very juice with some lighter but crisp carb, it's somewhat smooth but has some carb prickle that builds up air in the esophagus quickly, very much like soda pop would. Some of the carb has edges all the way down, but I don't find this enjoyable or desirable.

Overall - So there is excellent apple flavor here. But If there is a brown ale base used here it has been overcome by the apples. If you like apples, you're going to love this, as the apples are bold and natural flavored. I'm glad to have tried and rated this but I will not seek it out again.

blackcompg, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Wayne17, Aug 27, 2014
Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,198 ratings.