MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 Heart-warming and tongue-moistening sweet and tart apple pie perfume and flavors...Less decadent than its Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart counterparts though, the apples fade into a smooth aftertaste, avoiding a cloying stickiness...Soft prickling helps the dessert functions but also makes it easier for us to see that this is not up to their 2 other fruit beersí standards...Nutmeg adds to the pie character, yet this is as juicy and drinkable as apple cider...Itís not saying much, but this is probably the best apple beer Iíve ever had...
DocLock (6826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to BBB63 for this. Pours deep copper with a big old white head. Aroma of malt, apple, brown sugar, caramel. Tastes malty, with big complex apples and brown sugar and a finishing carbonation with more apples and toffee. Nice density on the palate. Like a hard cider on steroids. Definite malt and hop presence all the way down, which differentiates this from 90% of all hard ciders. As with all NG beers, great balance and complexity. Well done. If Jeff Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy werenít alumni of the state, Iíd seriously consider moving to Wisconsin.
Ughsmash (6723) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear reddish-brown color with a quickly diminishing head. Looked and tasted much like apple cider, and the carbonation was even similar. This hint that this is still beer is the light-to-medium malt backbone. I am not a huge fan of fruit beers, but this was a very good example of the style.
jercraigs (6603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of JPDIPSO. Dark amber ale with a small white head. Sweet apples in the aroma smell of dark cider and a pie. Flavour is sweet with reminders of mulled cider and lingering apples. I was quite pleased with myself, having correctly identified the Macintosh, but then I also thought I detected some red delicous of which there is no mention on the bottle. Smooth medium palate. (3+) Very nice, this would be well suited to a fall picnic or Thanksgiving. Many thanks!
Drake (6594) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle brought to me from Wisconsin by a friend. Thanks Jenny! Pours a clear light orange color with a medium head. Good head retention that does not leave much lacing. Aroma is strong, tart apple cider. Subtle graininess is there if you look for it, but the apples do dominate. Flavor is apple cider with a tart champagne like finish and some spices. Full bodied and very smooth with lively carbonation. This is very nice.
adnielsen (6553) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of TheAlum. Fairly clear, dark orange appearance with white head. Quite sweet apple cider, caramel malty nose. Slightly roasty apple, light caramel malty flavor with a dry finish. Interesting beer but Iíve had numerous other fruit beers from New Glarus that I find to be far superior.
Cletus (6187) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours pale straw color with a thin white head. Smells of grannie smith blow pops. Tastes like apple juice. I was expecting much better given how great their other fruit beers are.
Dogbrick (6178) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Festival Foods in La Crosse. The beer pours a clear pale amber color with a medium somewhat fizzy off-white head that burns away quickly. Stringy lacing. Apple juice aroma. Medium, dry body with and apple flavor that is more apple juice than apple cider. There is a touch of sweet malt as well. The finish is effervescent and fruity with a very short apple aftertaste. Decent overall.
Rastacouere (6058) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep orange robe, almost clear. Diminishing beige head. Direct apple compote nose overwhelms the senses. Shredded apple flesh thrown up the nostrils in a sweet fashion. Riped delicious (the brand) apple crustade, pie crust. Nice warming medium body, very comfortable, low carbonation. This is definitely interesting, but not in the leagues of the raspberry tart for instance. Maybe Iím just more of a raspberry guy, but this seems sweet and simple, which Iím aware the other one is also, but it fails to take on me and surpass futile concepts like caring about the complexity rather than overall enjoyment. Here, rather than smelling like a fresh harvest, it appears a bit oldish (which it sure isnít). I fear this wonít age well at all, but Iím very glad to have sampled it. Cheers Barry!
shrubber85 (6047) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Apple cider aroma. Hazy golden with small head. LIghtly tart apple and malt flavor. Nice hybrid.