Thumbprint Apple Ale | New Glarus Brewing Company

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4.13/5
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1,652 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

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Added by Skidz on 09-25-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,749
Reviews:
464
Ratings:
1,652
pDev:
10.41%
Bros Score:
3.84
 
 
Wants:
348
Gots:
220
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 1,652 |  Reviews: 464
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of zookerman182
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a golden red color....like apple juice.
Aroma is farm fresh apples, reminds me of a farm. So fresh smelling.
Flavor is apple cider but light enough to be perfect. There's a crisp fresh apple taste with mild spice. Perfect balance here.
Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and perfectly dry.
Flavor hits then goes away.
I really enjoy this and want to try more new glarus.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Fcolle2
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours very slightly hazy and golden with light copper hues. Head is about half a finger, off white and has decent retention. Lots of bubbles floating up from the etchings in my glass.

Smell has bright fresh apple aromas. Very similar, nearly identical to apple cider. Very slight must at the end.

Taste on this is great. Fresh apple cider like flavors forward that are light and refreshing. Light to moderate sweetness that is not overpowering by any means. Slight acidity in the finish helps balance the crisp sweet flavors a little.

Mouthfeel is great. Light crisp highly refreshing feel. Tons of carbonation helps the sweet flavors remain incredibly crisp with tons if bubble assaulting your tongue.

Overall awesome apple ale. Better then any apple cider I have had.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Karl_M
5/5  rDev +21.1%

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.

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Thumbprint Apple Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,652 ratings
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