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 (676) - 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.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just finished this.Not all to far off from a cider but clear and very sweet.Great apple flavor and my nieghbor loved it.It has a nice quality of apple flavor not like some frozen juice.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice copper pour witha thin head. Aroma is more of a lager yeast with a small apple smell. Flavor comes off as with a simple apple and malt marriage. Really not on par with NGís other fruit beers, but still a quality beer. This would go great with pork chops.
Gorbalev (2912) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very very interesting! A big thanks to jerc for sharing this, and his other New Glarus treats. Dark brown pour, bubbly thin head. Really nice apple / alcohol (even at this low %!) - sweet aroma - very inviting. Taste is distinct apple and malt - this tastes like a solid brown ale with apples added and blended in perfectly, not an artificial fruit type of beer. Interesting lingering apple bitterness. Certainly some full bodied cider characteristics as well. jerc mentioned this tastes like fall and I agree. A nice treat.
juliejalapeno (16) - USA - SEP 4, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smeels and tastes exactly like apple cider, and not the alcolholic type. I really enjoyed drinking this, but i was dissappointed that it tasted just like a juice with no hint of beeriness(is that a word?) Nice to drink, but a little more obvious bite is needed