Thumbprint Apple Ale | New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,642 Ratings
Thumbprint Apple AleThumbprint Apple Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Skidz on 09-25-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,642
Reviews:
461
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
10.44%
 
 
Wants:
346
Gots:
221
For Trade:
14
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of marissarenee
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious! This is how I always wanted hard cider to taste, but it never does. Tastes and smells like actual apples and is not too sweet.

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Skidz
4.97/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served in a 12 oz. bottle, strikingly similar to that of the "Unplugged Series," though the label does not say anything of the sort. Red foil over the cap and neck with a red label and white printing of "Apple Ale."

Pours out bright gold and sits a dark amber in the glass with a meager off-white head, fading fast.

Smells of dried apple leather and caramel. A very sweet, candylike aroma. Reminiscant of apple juice concentrate, with a light, spicy hop aroma behind. Very pleasant and inticing.

Tastes sweet up front and builds up steam from there. Apple cider all the way to the bank. A blend of caramel and a light trace of cinnamon tingling the sides of your tounge also give good feeling to this beer. Hopping minimal and barely noticeable, just like the other two fruit beer by New Glarus. Full of real apple flavor, even a bit of skins and stems thrown into the mix. Excellent.

Smooth, rich and creamy in the mouth, medium bodied with carbonation that relaxes your entire mouth, just plain soothing. Makes it all the more worthwhile.

I could drink this stuff easier than I could water. This beer is cutting it close, and is right on par with their other fruit beers, mabye even better. Wow, this is tasty, tasty stuff.

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4.96/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Served in a nonic pint.

Appearance : Mmmm. A lovely cider color, 70% opaque. The head is 2 fingers to start, creamy and frothy. It leaves hilly lace on the sides, eventually receding to a stout-like creaminess.

Smell : Apples. Oh my, apples. Freshly picked, baked in a pie with cinnamon and flaky crust. It finishes with a tartness rivaling apple cider. No discernible hops or malt, but the apple aroma is absolutely spot on.

Taste : Absolutely beyond amazing. Just. Speechless. OMG. This is the best fruit-infused ale I've ever had. Ever. No lie, wiping tears from my eyes. Tart punch, fresh strawberry, baked apples, dried apples, cider, cinnamon stick, spices. The perfect balance of not being overly sweet and appropriately fusing fruit and a brown ale style together! It ends candied, tart, sweet, sour, puckered, punched. Desert island/death row beer.

Feel : Creamy and frothy, medium to full bodied. Delectable. Properly carbonated. Ends tart, puckered, and crisp. Semi-dry.

Overall : New Glarus needs to bring beers further west. This beer was beyond fantastic. My NEW FAVORITE beer. And that has taken ages to accomplish over Hoegaarden, a beer I thought I simply could not retire to second place. Was not expecting this. Floored.

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4.94/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

a- this is a pretty good looking beer. It has a good retaining head with a golden color. The carbonation is obvious with bubbles sticking to every part of the glass.

s- Smells like the label says apples. There are some breads and grains tones in there but it smells like cutting an apple and smelling it.

t- amazing, and one of the words that describes this beer the best is FRESH. By far the most fresh and refreshing beer I have ever had. The apples in this one dominate without being too sweet. I am in heaven drinking this one.

m- Extremely good and carbonated. the mouthfeel is light and I believe this is perfect for what they are doing. I dont like fruit beers or lambics to be to thick because they seem like a syrup.

d- I could drink this all night. The beer to me other than the appearance is perfect. I am a big fan of this beer and would reccomend it to anyone of you bas out there.

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Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 1,642 ratings.
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