DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz, unplugged bottle. Thanks ditmier. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Looks like apple juice. Smells like apple juice. It actually smells better and more like apples than apple juice. Nice, juicy and sweet. Apple core, fresh, some vanilla. Very cidery. This doesn’t have the holy-shit-awesomeness that the raspberry and cherry beers do but it is still very good. Taste is sweet apples upfront that quickly fades to a surprisngly dry finish. Not very beery in general. Very drinkable. Not as good as some of this company’s other fruit beers but definitely one of the better in the style and more justification that NG brews the best fruit beers bar none.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from thecheeseman: pours a golden apple juice colour, who would of thought, with a small white head. aroma is full of apple meat and the skins, also a great floral aroam that matches apple blossoms. the flavour is great just like fresh apple juice with a slight sweetness and just awesome apple flavour. finishes very nice with a small amount of tartness. great beer. wish i had more.
dreamflower (750) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beverage shared with northropfrye. This had an amazing aroma. I really did love this beer quite a lot.
davey101 (750) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours an ever so hazy golden amber with some flimsy white edging. Aroma is clearly apples, a nice blend of tart and sweet. A bit of wheat and spice on the end. Taste is similar, very tasty and fresh apple juice with a grainy/wheat finish and a lingering sweetness. Crazy delicious. Crisp and medium bodied, never syrupy or cloying. This is scary drinkable and the best apple influenced beer I’ve ever had. Awesome!
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle. Looks like apple cider in the glass with a small bubbly head. Subtle aroma with apples, maybe some honey, and some slight spice. Flavor is sweet caramel with apples becoming present towards the finish. Beer is mainly sweet with just a hint of tartness in the finish. This is much sweeter than I had desired, and the apples seemed to play a minor role. When the apple flavor finally hit this beer is quite nice, but it is such a small part of this beer which resembles a watery apple juice to me.
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Once again, bottle courtesy of Juart. Pours amber golden with a small frothy off-white head. Aroma is a tart malty apple juice. A little sweetness in the taste, but really has a lot of apple character. Pretty dry overall. Some tartness carries from the flavor to the taste. Has a lot of tight effervescence. And excellent balance with this beer. Finishes with a decent richness. Not too fruity. Very well done.
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of fresh apple cider. Copper colored with some cloudiness. Nice tangy fizziness on the palate. Very fresh and crisp tasting.
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear golden color, a few strands of carbonation emanating up from the bottom. Thin wispy head. Flavor is big fresh apple notes, some golden delicious and also Macintosh. Dry to begin, sweet medium, dry finish. Flavor is so big and fresh that you can taste a bit of apple rind in there. Wow, this is like some exceptionally good apple juice. Well done. New Glarus does fruit beers like no other.
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours out like a crisp apple cider color with thin bubbly head. Aroma is intense apple cider aroma with floral bouquet. Taste is like apple sauce and apple pie turned into carbonated liquid. The mouthfeel is great, it’s not to cloying or imbalanced. Good stuff. Wish I had more!
valpoaj (707) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really looking forward to this going in...pours a clear copper color with high level of effervescence and a fairly strong white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is all about spicy apple cider, but there is something else in there, maybe some clove, or cinnamon...either way, very nice, and a step above any ciders I have tried. Flavor is both sweet and tart apple, caramel malts, a hint of wheat, and a brown sugary flavor that kicks in near the ends...beautiful...just what I pictured. Superbly drinkable...if I rated palate solely based on drinkability, this would be the easiest 5 ever, but it is a bit more carbonated than I would like. Biggest qualm...the fact that NG made this their unplugged offering, because at this ABV and this drinkability, a 4 pack can disappear quite quickly. Next time, make this the standard offering and the Alt the unplugged version...Prosit