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RATINGS: 655   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1434) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2013
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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
faust7 (1) - - OCT 12, 2013 does not count
Everything about this screamed cider, but at its core I could taste the beer. Normally I’m 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
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. I’m assuming this is spot on what they intended since I’ve 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. I’m 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
El_Jefe (62) - - AUG 2, 2013
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3009) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

2005(?) Vintage

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 doesn’t 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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2008 Vintage

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 doesn’t 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4354) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden copper pour, with a small white head. Lots of sweet apple, crisp cidery, and jolly rancher. It’s not really my thing or terribly complex, but tasty enough.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Like the other fruit beers from New Glarus, the apple ale is an outstanding representation for the category. It falls just shy of the others but is still well worth finding it to enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1257) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 Fresh apples jump from the glass. Spiced cidery complexion, sweetness from the red apples, delicious applesauce nose. Sometimes I forget how tasty this stuff is, and that’s an injustice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip. Apple Ale looks like apple cider with a more robust head. It is a caramel or dark golden orange color with a hazy effervescence. The cap on top froths up suitably, eventually leaving a few wisps of a cap and a ring around the edge of the glass. Tons of red apple notes in the aroma. It smells sweet and again reminds me of apple cider. There is a bit of a tart acidity that enters my nose as well. The flavor is nearly spot on for sparkling apple cider. The flavor starts with a burst of red apple skin and sugary apples, with only the tartness giving away any clue that this is not a cider. A bit of white grape juice or white wine adds a little more character to the flavor. Not much from the malt bill actually gets through, and there are certainly no hops present. The crisp carbonation suits this beer well. It has a light to medium body, and the sweetness from the flavor carries over into a sensation on the lips. Duplicating the flavor of a cider is an interesting feat, but it is not what I am really looking for in a beer. I would drink this again, but I have enjoyed New Glarus’ other fruit beers more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1162) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
What is it about these guys and fruit...they always nail it. Share from Greg. Clear gold with slightly greenish hue. Nose is straight up green apple jolly rancher. Taste follows with nice clean crisp finish. Terrific if not terrible complex...just is what it is like their other fruit offerings.

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