Thumbprint Apple Ale | New Glarus Brewing Company

BA SCORE
92
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1,641 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:
1,641
Reviews:
461
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
10.44%
 
 
Wants:
346
Gots:
221
For Trade:
14
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,641 |  Reviews: 461
Photo of lochraneg
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nvbrew
3.19/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ONUMello
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip
A: Slightly hazy pale brown with a one-finger head
S: Apple cider, a hint of caramel
T: Again apple cider and caramel. Tasty but more reminiscent of fruit juice than beer
M: Light-bodied, a touch sweet
O: Tasty? Absolutely. But if I had this blind I wouldn't think it was beer. I prefer NG's sours

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Photo of izzyismyrott
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MTKATL
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of captainkrad
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dinkel
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Indianaanna
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.56/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oldn00b
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very nice overall. Pours hazy, fizy head fades fast. Nose and flavor is straight up fizzy apple juice. Mouthfeel is pretty great - well rounded and smooth.

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Photo of Nuggetz
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of speedvagen
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of slipperysoup
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Inglewood
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbdpsu82
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevBot89
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmoriarty
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PeterOSU
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LloydDobler
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of majorbase2
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky, dark orange color with a small head that recedes quickly. Surprisingly intimidating appearance for what turns out to be such a soft beer.

Aroma is sweet, sugary and dominated by apple. Nothing too notable here.

Taste is tart and very sweet. Strong presence of red and green apples, with some sweet honey and light cinnamon notes. A bit of a bite from the sugar. Absolutely no presence of alcohol.

Fairly easy drinker, although it is a bit acidic and sticky when it goes down. I could easily down a four pack of one of these on a hot summer day. Would like to have seen more alcohol in this one. I think a little bite would've been a nice touch to the beer, although I could see it distracting from the masterfully captured apple flavors.

Overall, another homerun fruit beer by NG. Surprised to see it in 12 oz format.

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Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 1,641 ratings.
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