davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2003
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Back in '99, we served this instead of champagne at our wedding. I miss this beer! I wish they would not have stopped making it! I've tried several times to try and replicate as a homebrew, but alas, have not come close.
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2006 I was very excited to find this beer, it was by pure luck since i had no idea it was out. pours a reddish brown color with very little head and tons of bubbles rising very much like a champagne. amazing aroma of apples but not too overpowering as well as a bit of the wheat malt. the flavor is exceptional...very much like a carbonated apple cider with spices and a perfect balance of apple sweetness...again not too overpowering, just perfectly balanced. Unlike most fruit beers you could drink a couple of bottles of this stuff...what a great treat it was for a 40 degree fall night here in wisconsin!!!!
kkleu357 (156) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light copper with little head. Smells like apple cider. Very fruity aroma. Interesting flavor. Lots of apple flavor. Very tart. At the same time, lots of malt flavor. If you can imagine a nice amber beer with tart apples, blended oddly very nice, because it sounds horrible, but is actually great, this would be it. This is definitely not a cider. This is a must try if you want something different.
biggirlpanties (153) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a back rate from a while ago, but probably one of the best beers I have ever had. Aged for 2 years (2008 bottle), I donít like the fresh ones as much, but they are still great. Tastes more like an apple cider (not a hard cider) than a beer. Aroma is fresh apples, tastes is the same, just fresh and sweet without that fake sugary sweetness. Seriously, just awesome.
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very tasty apple ale. Itís definitely not a cider and is a beer. Aroma hits you the second the bottle opens. Apples, apples, apples. Really fresh. Pours a pretty cloudy golden orange with a fluffy head that quickly dissipates, giving way to some modest lacing. Itís light to medium bodied and a bit oily in the mouth, but not excessively so. Taste is tart apples and some very light spicing. Itís a beer and tastes like a beer. Not a cider. Very good and reminds you of fall.
hrking (141) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an awesome example of how an apple ale should be made. Crisp,Clean, all the thing you would expect from New Glarus, The apple equvilent to the Belgian Red..crisp and clean!
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apple juice color. White head that recedes quickly. Smells like fresh apple juice. Taste just like sweet, crisp, awesome apple juice. This is like a sweet, carbonated hard cider. I could drink this all day!
starewich (139) - - 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!
Dunbar72 (133) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanx to tkrjukoff. Pours clear golden with a small, off-white head. Complex aroma of cinnamon, ginger and a hint of apple. Sweet taste of ginger and some apple. Fresh.