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Thumbprint Apple Ale | New Glarus Brewing Company

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4.13/5
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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:
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Added by Skidz on 09-25-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,719
Reviews:
464
Ratings:
1,650
pDev:
10.41%
Bros Score:
3.84
 
 
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347
Gots:
222
Trade:
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium goblet. There are numbers on the bottleneck but they're smeared.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Cinnamon and apples. Pretty much just like apple crisp.

T- Apple, a bit more cinnamon and some light malt. Sweet but not cloying. Tastes like sparkling apple juice, not apple cider, but apple juice. Light note of caramel is appropriate.

M- Quenching and the medium body makes it so that, luckily, I don't feel like I'm just drinking cider. Medium-low carbonation.

O- Tasty and refreshing, but I could've used some more carbonation.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome 12oz bottle from laymansbeerfan (thanks!) who is generous beyond belief. Shared with my wife in 8oz tasters.

A: Darker, clear gold, with some white head that does fade quickly.

S: Exactly what you would hope for from a New Glarus apple beer; red apple sweetness, hearty apple cider, definite malt breadiness, some brown sugar, suggestions of spices and cinnamon on the finish.

T: Apple and bready malt, akin to apple cider but with light/moderate malt backbone and enhanced body. Sweetness is moderate with suggestions of brown sugar and caramel. I get more red apple than green apple, but there is some fruity tartness as well.

MF: Light/medium body, higher carbonation, with some creamy tones and flashes of tartness.

O: Impressive beer, takes the apple ale game to another level. Flavors are reminiscent of the best apple ciders, with enhanced body and malt backbone. Suggestions of caramel malt lends a nice layer of complexity, but this beer is really as straightforward as the name. Well done.

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Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,650 ratings
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