Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Fresh 2008 Unplugged version. This clear bodied brew is copper in color, crowned with a fluffy pillow of smooth, beige colored foam. A soapy wash of sugary lace dries to minimal, jagged lines and spots. The aroma is simple, but inviting. Freshly pressed red apple juice dominates, with subtle hints of soft oak an vanilla falling in line. Sweet Macintosh apple flavors pair well with mild caramel and just a dash of spicy cinnamon, while a hint of green apple tartness comes through on the finish. Just shy of medium bodied, there is ample cidery sweetness to the mouthfeel, with a sharp tingle of active micro-bubbles. Save for the frothy head, there is probably no way I could distinguish this from a cider. Dan Carey can carve another notch int his fruit beer championship belt.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Foremented apple cider flavor dominates the brown ale but it hard to complain it is so delicious. Nearly too sweet but come out on top.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of TheCheeseMan. Wow, apples. This pours like apple juice, golden, slightly fizzy, head is nowhere. Aroma of apple juice, some apple skins, a little spice. Taste is apple cider all the way with some cinnamon, caramel and spiciness. Sweet, a little tart in the mouthfeel, low carb with some prickly bubbles, a little dryness. Excellent. Hard to believe there is malt in there, very like cider.
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured golden with no head. Apple cider aroma. Tasted much like sparkling apple juice. Very sweet. Maybe a hint of malt. Does not taste much like beer, but definitely a nice change of pace. Once again New Glarus comes up with an interesting and tasty fruit beer.
nearbeer (4230) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz, Unplugged version, courtesy of General Gao. Clear, new-copper color with a small disc of bubbles. Aroma of crisp, sweet-sour green apple. Flavor is the same with the addition of light toffee and faint nutshell at the finish. Light-medium body is fizzy and tingly.
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden/yellow color with a small had that could use some more retention and lacing is ok. Aroma is well.....apples. Big green apple nose with a slight hint of spice. Flavor is sweet apple up front with a touch of almost caramel and cinnamon at the end. Its almost like caramel dipped apples. The thing I like the best about it is that it very different from a cider. Its a nice mix of apples and beer. Another winner for New Glarus and fruit beers!
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber with a frothy white head. Aroma is very sweet with candy and cinnamon. Flavor is sweet but also has an apple tartness at the same time. Light bodied, very sticky texture. A very good beer, the fruit is not overpowering but instead compliments the malt, yeast and hops.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance of apple cider with a thin white head that is gone faster than I can type this sentence. Aroma of apples, cinnamon and malt. Taste of apples, cinnamon, malt. Smooth and tart but a bit too much like apple juice.
blipp (7084) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from KingpinIPA. Pours fizzy orange gold with a white head. Sweet apple aroma, very crisp. A touch of some sweet caramel malt. The flavor is very cider like, sweet apple with a light tart tinge, very fresh, brown sugar and caramel. Extremely drinkable.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was soapy and off white. Some tattered lace was left behind on the glass at the end. Pretty simple aroma. Straight up apple cider. Light to medium bodied and sweet with delicate carbonation. Apple cider dominated the flavor, but I also tasted hints of pale malt and toffee in the background. Very easy drinker.