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RATINGS: 653   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Apple Ale sings with the fresh crisp taste of Wisconsin Apples. Our brewmaster begins with a brown ale base employing Wisconsin farmed wheat and a blend of Cortland, MacIntosh and Jonathan apples. Our apple growing friends squeeze them especially for this brew. Expect this ale to pour a beautiful copper color. The fresh bouquet of Apple will rise to meet you even before the glass touches your lips.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2004
Thanks JCW: A very interesting pale orangish-brown color like that of apple juice (very sofisticated and unique) with an almost non-existent head. Aroma is that of mulled apple cider that has been carbonated. Flavor of a mildly spice-dusted caramel apple-wow. This was hard not to drink it one debaucherous gulp. Somewhat unidimensional, but unbelievable all the same. This is what I call a good date beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 26, 2004
Thanks to Facto. Poured a light clear copper with a small fizzy white disappearing head. Big aroma of apples. Taste is all apple with a hint of cinnamon. Like a liquid apple pie. Surprisingly, a lot sweeter than I expected. Too sweet, actually, for me. Still very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2004
Well, the label does not mislead -- tastes of fresh, red delicious apples. Refreshing, light, and not too sweet, this one-dimensional brew is great for the fall. Thanks MrFacto!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Bottle pours a slightly hazy apple juice (imagine that), with a sudsy white head that quickly falls, spotty lacing, with light carbonation.   Clean apple nose, much like fresh cider.   WOW!   I was expecting a pilsner like taste with very minor apple hints, but this is nothing like that at all.   I’d say this is more of a cider than a beer.   Very clean apple taste, soft, sweet but not cloying.   Long, lingering apple finish.   Enjoyable body and mouthfeel.   New Glarus certainly knows how to make fruit beers, and this is no exception.   Simply wonderful!   Thanks goes out to MrFacto for the trade!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Bottle, shared with my brother. Wonderful mulled apple cider aroma. Reminds me of an autumn hayride. Clear copper color with virtually no head. This is beautiful. Reminds me of a nice cider, sweet to start, lending to some tartness and finishing mildly sweet. It is no wonder that this is rated so well.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17 (3305) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Bottle. Aroma is a gently spiced cinnamon aroma with an apple aroma. Smells like macIntosh apples from my town’s MacIntosh orchard (Chazy Orchards). Sort of smells like warm cider. Very comforting aroma. Mostly transparent copperish color with a small whitish head. Start is sweet apples turning carbonated and quite tart. There is lingering sweet notes throughout. There is a mild caramel maltiness that comes through in the finish. This is a gem.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Bottle - thanks to Badgerben. Pours rich clear orangey amber color with a small off-white head that diminished to a ring of bubbles around the rim. Unique and delicious aroma, smells like apple crisp dessert, sweet apples, honey and brown sugar. Tastes like a sweet and spicey hard cider, but mellow rather than sharp and biting. Light to medium body and pleasant carbonation. Quite a treat, thanks Ben!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
clear cider color. kinda has a funky wheat straw that has been stewin in water and heat aroma. a very very smooth light, appple flavor to it. as light and sweet as i have ever tasted a cider. i totally dig it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 a subtle and delicate aroma of fleshy apple arose from the clear amber liquid and grew stronger showing hints of cider and fresh cut red delicious...little head stood atop..sweet apples are everywhere in the aroma...but in delicate ways....very sweet with almost no aftertaste...a wonderful apple ale but not even close to being as complex as the red...fleshy apple and malt round things out...low alcohol makes it more novel than it should be...but a nice ale nonetheless.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2004
I usually comment on a beer’s appearence, then aroma, then flavor but I decided to do a little something different when reviewing this beer. The "overall effect." The color and head retention is lacking. The aroma is far too subtle (apple skins, juice, mulsh). It does have a very nice apple flavor, representing the fruit very well. But overall, it’s very one dimensional and still, too sweet for my palate.


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