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

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Added by Skidz on 09-25-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,778
Reviews:
464
Ratings:
1,652
pDev:
10.41%
Bros Score:
3.84
 
 
Wants:
348
Gots:
220
Trade:
14
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,652 |  Reviews: 464
Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LennyBound
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gregy55902
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It was decent, but it is too close to the formula of BMC "ciders" so it is suspect in some aspects. Follows a simple, safe mild apple flavor + sweetness formula that everyone else is already doing with their mass-produced ciders (I know this is "apple beer" but yeah). Nothing too exciting here other than some very faint spices with a nice buttery/cracker-y malt backbone, but I am glad to have tried it. Would have been more exciting with some tartness, but there was none to be found. Still good overall. I'm a bit more excited for the Raspberry Tart bottle, which will be opened when the time is right.

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden amber color with a 1/4" head.
S - The aroma is definitely apples.
T - Very nice apple flavored beer. A little tart but not overly so.
M - Fairly light mouth feel, average carbonation.
O - This is a very simple brew without complex flavors, just straightforward apple. I would not drink it all the time, but it is very enjoyable. And different.

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Photo of Chackman151
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lanciloti
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CUBeerBuff
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of T_Hass
3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PDGreenB
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What an excellent fruit ale. I'll admit I'm a sucker for New Glarus, but this drink is impeccable. Poured from glass into a pint glass at Sugar River Pizza in New Glarus, WI. Comes out amber and copper in color, reminiscent of an apple cider. The taste is crisp and sweet, but not overwhelming. The head is small, but healthy for a typical fruit-flavored ale. This drink is great for colder weather, and decidedly a favorite in my book.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
3.28/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dfhhead25
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear, light amber
S: Sweet and tart red apple, some malt sweetness, apple juice
T: Sweet fresh red apple, tart green apple, balanced, light honey
M: Medium light
O: Great for the style. Not something I'd drink a ton of but I can't imagine a non sour style apple ale being any better

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Photo of yasky
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benish
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lochraneg
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nvbrew
3.19/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ONUMello
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
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 -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MTKATL
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of captainkrad
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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