valpoaj (663) - 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
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JAN 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This Unplugged NG pours a clear golden amber with a small white head that quickly drops to a cap. Some wispy lacing. Aroma of McIntosh apples, graced by caramel and Granny Smith greenies. Crisp and clean light body. Tastes like a topnotch cider in spite of the brown ale base. Very natural tasting and not at all cloying. Loads of fresh McIntosh flavor, accented by a touch of caramel malt. Some green apple tartness but this is more red apple sweet than tart. Excellent!
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yum. Nose is pure apple orchard. Light carbonation. Minimal head and lacing. Taste is apple cider with some ale highlights. Nice
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
well lets start buy saying when it comes to fruit beer there is only room for one at the top and new glarus is the shit,pours a golden yellow and a thin head aromas of apple and grains flavor of apples like drinking apple juice yes it is light on ABV but who cares crisp and clean oh yeah bottle from jjclark
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 re-rate Multiple additional tastings validate the greatness of this beer. As expected though, older bottles donít hold up well.
Here we go again... a fruit beer ascending my ratings...New Glarus - you make me feel like so much less of a man! This is the rare beer that I highly anticipated and yet it exceeded my expectation.
The pour is copper, with a smallish soapy head. The aroma is of tart green apples with a caramel twist. It was a perfect choice to mix the variety of apples chosen with a brown ale..they just blend perfectly. The combination of tart and sweet leads right into a finish that is round, malty and sweet - with just the right touch of burn. There is nothing like a watery spiced cider here, just beautiful malted apples. This is truly an autumn treat, brewed by the master of the craft of fruit beer. Thanks Joeybgood!
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium copper color, and the aroma is strong sweet apples. This beer presents a strong apple taste, with some very light malt hints when the beer is not cold, as well as pear hints too. Not a bad beer, but a bit too sweet for my taste. Thanks to eyedrinkale for the bottle!
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, out in the cold of Sexual Chocolate 2011. Aroma of straight Apple juice, this one had some interesting subtle cinnamon hints and a sweet Apple flavor. Love it!
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2004. I found a small treasure trove of old ratings sheets that I hadnít enterred; this is one of them. Smells good, somewhat sweet and yeasty, but nothing to go crazy over. Was lightish bodied and not as sour as the Red or Tart, mostly sweet, with distinct flavor of MacIntosh apples (the red ones with the waxy skins). Good beer.
twindadplus2 (638) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear coppery brown with a thin film of a head. To get an idea of the aroma just take a Red Delicious and take a big whiff. Thatís exactly what youíre getting from this beer. Flavor of fresh cider with a bit of tartness to keep the sweetness from overwhelming the brew. Crisp, dry, sweet finish that lingers for some time. I couldnít drink a lot of these but itís a nice change of pace.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with James, Andrew, and Maggi. smells just like a sour apple candy. Taste is very apple juice like with some slight nuttiness. really easy to drink.