SpringsLicker (3116) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I guess I like fruit beers and won’t admit it. If you ask me, I’d say I don’t like them, but when the fruit beers are as good as New Glarus, my ratings won’t reflect that.
Thanks to MrFacto who sent me this and to TheBeerCellar2 for another one!
This has a large creamy head of off-white that rides on a pectin hazed copper brew. Light malt and apple aroma.
Well balanced brew that starts with sweet caramel malt on the tongue and then changes over to a fruity apple tartness. Like the combination you get with a caramel dipped apple.
The palate is full and creamy yet light and lively as well. A different and enjoyable brew.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apple aroma and cidery in the flavour. Not a cider yet very appely for a beer. New Glarus never ceases to amaze me.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this tasted just like the apple pies that they sell at McDonalds - it’s only missing the crust! Strong apple-cinnamon-brown sugar aroma. It’s a pretty good looking brew - looks like a brown bubbly, slightly hazy apple juice. Taste is full and sweet, not as "sharp" as a cider - smooth bodied. Thanks for sharing this, Garin! (Cleveland Rater Gathering, 2/2005)
TAR (2437) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light copper. Noisily-dwindling ring of foam. Peculiar aroma of plastic, pressed apples, yarn, toasty malts, and dirty/buttery yeast. Seltzery effervescence. Heavily airy. Sharp and stinging with prevalent yeast notes casting phenolic and bubblegum esters on the palate. Dab of caramel offsets the quickly vanishing fresh apple tartness. Virtually nonexistent center shows mushy, overripe apples and a putrid yeast character, which prevalently flaws the brew. Cloying, increasingly sharp finish shows a jumbled mess of overripe apple acidity and leafy dryness. Whether or not this is trying to be a fashionable fruit beer or a true cider, it fails miserably at both. Please re-retire this, New Glarus, or at least replace this foul yeast with something interesting or "wild" next time.
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a murky brown color w/ a thin white head and lots of carb bubbles on the glass head dissapates quickly. scent of spiced apple pie and sweet kiddie apple juice, a very sweet aroma. THe palate is clean medium bodied, but nothing amazinly special. Flavor was a sweet apple and cinnamon taste.. but not over the top sweet as I expected. Overall a good fruity beer.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: granny smith apples, apple spice, and apple pie
Appearance: light yellow, small white head, no lacing
Flavor: sweet, light apple spice, candy sugar, spiciness
Palate: very smooth and bubbly
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 21, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color. Large white foamy head. Aroma is apple juice, cinnamon and brown sugar. Medium bodied fruit beer. Malts are very sweet. Lots of caramel and brown sugar. Loads of apple flavors tart, crisp and sweet. Very sweet, yet not cloying. Despite all the apple flavors here, there are distinct beer flavors here as well. Sort of brown ale like. Interesting beer. As with every New Glarus beer I’ve tasted they are all well-balanced and very smooth tasting. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I can not believe that this beer is not rated higher. Thanks be to edward (brooklynboy) for sharing this beer with me. The nose is fruity with some hints of skin. The taste is wow apple juice. No alcohol detected (doesnt suprise me after seeing the % on the site) but it is really really drinkable. Would be great with some ice cream. OMG this stuff is great!
sloth (2447) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small tan/grey head, short lived with a small amount of spotty lace left behind. Lightly hazy copper color. Nose is of fresh sliced apples, juicy. Light bodied. Juicy apple flavors along with a faint caramel maltiness. Finish is lightly sweet and fruity. Facto!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is brown like apple cider with small tan head...smell is apple and sugar...this is quite overrated...tastes like an overly sweet brown ale with sugar and a dash of apple juice...interesting but sickeningly sweet and not apparent apple-i-ness...