BeerKurve (509) - - NOV 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark golden with a filmy head, high visible carbonation and no lacing. Aroma of apples, cider, spices and some pale malts. Flavor is apples, cider, cinnamon and pale malts. Light body and mild-moderate carbonation. So tasty!
starewich (141) - - NOV 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The apple flavor is perfect, not too sweet or too tart, and doesnít overwhelm the crackery beer base. Itís not an equal partnership but itís closer than most and certainly coudnít be mistaken for simple cider. The low ABV is making me seriously consider drinking a zillion of these. Yum yum yum yum. Wisconsin!
merc7186 (2149) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Hazy Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Apple Cider, Cinnamon, Mild Chardomon
T: Apple Cider, Cinnamon
M: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Spicy
Overall, it says Apple Ale and was exactly that, didnít seem faux at all, solid taste.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This year 2013, I think
Pours a hazy gold with a broken white sheet atop. Smells like apples! And maybe a bit of cherry juice as well. Flavor is sweet apples with just a hint of tartness on íem, some caramelized sugars, some bits of grain. Medium on thin with prickly low-mod carb and a semi dry finish. I like this beer, I bet itís cheaper than the Lindemanís also. I wish there were more of these apple ales, I quite like them when done well.
Dfonorow (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden in color with an average sized bubbly head. Aroma is of apple juice, spice, and a little bit of booze. Flavor is pure apples with a background sweetness of caramel. Finish is smooth, even more apples!
faust7 (1) - - OCT 12, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Everything about this screamed cider, but at its core I could taste the beer. Normally Iím not a big fan of ciders, because they taste like a typical cider that was carbonated. This felt like a beer all the way through to the end, where it finished crisply, and was well worth it
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very clear light brown with a reddish huge. Barely any foam whatsoever.
Smells like a red apple.
Taste kind of like beer mixed with apple juice. Iím assuming this is spot on what they intended since Iíve never had anything remotely like this before. A little tartness throughout with a very smooth flavor.
Mouthfeel is kind of light, but with a 4.0% ABV that is expected. Not quite as dry as most ciders. Definitely has the apple flavor but is firmly in beer territory.
I love everything from New Glarus. Iím fortunate to have loving relatives in Wisconsin, but would love to have more regular access to their offerings. Very solid lighter beer and very unique.
El_Jefe (62) - - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It tastes like an apple champagne. It has a very dry taste that's followed by rich apple flavor. Tastes like a Belgian
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
shigadeyo (3026) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/21/2010: New Glarus Apple Ale... Aroma: Wow, really unexpected, but good aroma of aged apple cider with hints of subtle spices and caramel; strong. Appearance: Cloudy honey color; thin, churning veil of off-white to beige-colored bubbles; lots of tiny carbonation bubbles exploding in all directions, churning their way to the top. Flavor: Quite sweet! Sugary apple, but the apple doesnít jump right out, it is more reserved with more sugary caramel coming through as well as some gentle spice, clover honey, and vanilla; more and more honey and creamy vanilla as the beer warms, also some cream sherry. Palate: Medium; slightly creamy, but slightly spritzer-like at the same time; soft. Overall: This beer has definitely changed over its life in the bottle, but it is surprisingly good and quite enjoyable!
12 fl. oz. bottle. Rating: 7/3/7/4/15 = 3.6
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6/21/2010: New Glarus Unplugged Apple Ale... Aroma: Apple juice. Appearance: Hazy golden color with a tinge of shiny copper; initial head of beige foam that dissipates to leave a thin veil with a ring around the edge; good level of rapid carbonation. Flavor: Light apple, slightly dull and dusty at times; sweeter in the middle through the finish; a small dollup of clover honey and vanilla caramel in the finish; floral undertones. Palate: Medium; airy and light mouthfeel. Overall: Very different characteristics as the older bottle, but still nearly as good; the apple doesnít overwhelm and therefore this comes across as BEER with some apple characteristics, not just like an apple cider; quite refreshing and easy to drink.
12 fl. oz. bottle. Rating: 7/4/7/3/14 = 3.5
JohnnyJ (4400) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golden copper pour, with a small white head. Lots of sweet apple, crisp cidery, and jolly rancher. Itís not really my thing or terribly complex, but tasty enough.