Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle compliments of hezron
Shared with malaci. A golden carbonated head protected scents of cherries, apples and very very subtle hops. Tastes like sweet apple juice that has been fermented with cherries. Very drinkable and smooth - it doesnít really taste like beer at all. Finishes dry and smooth with a mild aftertaste. Not bad; I wish I could have had this fresh.
emptytankard (36) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wonderful apple aroma. Mouthfeel and taste is more reminicent of fresh apple cider, not beer. The brown ale base used for this beer must be very very mild. None the less a refreshing and tasty brew.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apple, cinamon, nutmeg in the aroma. Flavor is sweet, with apples, honey, and vanilla.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probiere is right, New Glarus has hidden the alcohiol well in this one. but trust me after drinking three real fast like in 20 minutes I was a little tipsy of course I have spent the day testing New Garuses wares.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I...ehh....well,.....emmmm. Yeah. My notes for this are very clear and very succinct. "Apple juice." If this truly has a beer base then kudos to New Glarus. Much as I like them, this tasted like fruit juice and not beer to me.
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
got this in a trade but I cannot rememer who sent it but thanks. poured a cider color with no head. aroma, apples, sweet, apples, apples some wheat, apples. flavor, just like apple cider with a little alcohol thown in. kind of tasted like a wine cooler.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle from BBB63. It pour with a violent fizzy head the completely disapated. Pretty clear copper. It looks like cider. Aroma is all apples. I guess that mean is smells like cider. Very crisp. Sweet. Appley. Cidery. If it looks like cider, smells like cider, and tastes like cider, it must be cider. This looks, smells, and tastes great, FOR A CIDER!!!
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Been waiting a very long time to try this one. My next door neighbor brought me some back from Wisconsin. Dark Apple Cider looking beverage. Tons of apple and sweet caramel flavoring. You can actually taste the raw apple flavor in this beer!!! Fantastic freaking beer. Thereís nothing wrong with an excellent Fruit Beer, this is the best Iíve had. Another canít miss product from New Glarus. Those who donít enjoy this style are really missing out. Nice sweet apple finish. Is exactly what it says it is.
pkbites (673) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nice color & aroma. Like fresh apple cider. Problem is, thatís all it taste like: apple cider. Nothing new or different about this. And itís too light on the alcohol content. Nothing special, +plus+ itís expensive. Pass.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 21, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with CaptainCougar, thanks Tom!) This is like drinking orchard-bought apple cider that’s just started to turn. The nose is dominated by apple, and the spiciness smells like mulled apple cider. Very strong and obvious sweet apple flavor dominates this beer, and it tastes like real apples, not some fake apple flavoring, and shows a bit of spiciness to it. It’s intensely sweet, but it’s apple sweet, not sugary sweet. I’m not getting a whole lot of malt in the flavor, just some modest breadiness I think, but I know it’s there because this doesn’t taste like pure apple cider. No bitterness whatsoever in this beer, which is quite appropriate. It’s very tangy, nicely carbonated and refreshing on the palate. Medium bodied, and nicely carbonated, though the sweetness adds a bit of stickiness. Slightly hazy and amber in color, but no carbonation bubbles rise through the beer. The fizzy, off-white head settles to a wide ring, leaving no lacing behind. This has been a real treat, and except for a slight hint of "beer", it’s like drinking spiced apple cider. Very delicious.