awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12oz Bottle. Crystal clear, apple cider colored body with a quickly dissipating head of white foam. Big, bold, complex apple fruit aroma, with notes ranging from tart, bright skins to the dark, sweeter flavors of late harvest fruit. Hints of cinnimon and a faint cidery character. Soft touches of graham cracker malt. Light bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a sweet fruit flavor but dry, sparkling finish. Carbonated apple cider with hints of lemon and mulling spices. A mild-moderate acidity enhances the cider aspects of the flavor; the acid helps brighten and lighten the flavor as its free of any funky or aged qualities. Not very beer-like, but the apple flavors are outstanding - red fruit, green fruit, ripe fruit, and bright fruit.
Iphonephan (5966) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Aroma of tart apples. Flavors of caramel apples. Sweet finish.
rdixon77 (2246) - Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice apple beer. Bottle from brewery. Yeasty and appley aroma. The taste is close to a real apple cider, minus the spices. Plenty sweet though. Tasty
gephross100 (109) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apple juice. Dark gold color. High sweetness. Low carbonation. Thin head. Very good.
ippopotamo36 (1577) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, courtesy of Douglas from Portland. Thank you. Shared in Rome-Italy. Caramel hazy light, bubbles. Nose: cinnamon, amaretto, boiled apple. Mouth: sweet approach of syrup, clean and dry candy, apple.
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Mortlach (1868) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 12, 2016
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by ippopotamo36 (thanks Alberto!). Pours amber with a minimal head. Aroma of apple, cinnamon, amaretto, maple syrup. Flavour is very sweet, unbalanced, rough. Light body, light carbonation. Not my cup of tea.
Lubiere (12678) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity apple pulp with light mineral notes, light flower perfume, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet cider like offering with Apple pulp, light mineral notes, light chalky character, refreshing. On tap at Cajun Café spring beer fest 2016.
thomashall (627) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pours a nice dark Amber golden color. Aroma is mostly apples with some caramel and toasted bread. Taste is all apple up front, nice tartness with sweet finish. New Glarus knows how to do fruit beers.
BuckyNBeer (48) - Schofield, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a copper hue into a pint glass. Smelled of apples with a hint of other fruit beers from New Glarus. Tasted of apples with a bit of bitterness coming from the beer side. Another winner from New Glarus.
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superspak (4464) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 7/21/2015. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big balanced sweet/tart apples, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light cinnamon/spice, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, apples, and light earthy hop/spice notes; with great strength. Taste of big balanced sweet/tart apples, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light cinnamon/spice, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate fruit tartness and light herbal/spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of sweet/tart apple, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, light cinnamon/spice, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, apples, and light earthy hop/spice notes; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from the apple acidity as well. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/acidic, and slightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4%. Overall this is a fantastic fruit beer. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, apples, and light earthy hop/spice flavors; and very smooth and refreshing to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.
Panzuriel (1823) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle Straight outta ’consin. New Glarus Thumbprint Series Apple Ale is a apple juice (right?) slightly hazy brew with a fine head of white bubbles. Nose is ripe real apple aroma without fake sugar. Taste is pretty much apple. like natural sweet apple, not fake candy apple. Like a gala or Fuji. Body is thinner and a bit lively. What that beverage with the annoying apple beaning people commercials should be.