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RATINGS: 669   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (1943) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle.

Clear gold like apple juice, big juicy apple aroma, flavor of apple juice all of the way through, not so much beer character behind it. Prickly, astringent mouthfeel makes it somewhat less refreshing than it otherwise could be; on the other hand, props for the <4% abv. Quite drinkable if rather straightfoward and rather concealing of its beer origins.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Went on a mad beer spending spree up in Madison and bought many New Glarus products. Pours a dark orange color with off white head. Smells of a cider beer and flavor is apple cider. Not a big fan of ciders but this is pretty decent.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Apple cider aroma. Pours blonde with no head. Fresh apple juice, cider-like, malty sweetness, spicy hops, a mild tartness, spicy dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1129) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Bottle courtesy of braconid from TBS. Thanks! Pours an orangeish gold with a white head. Head fades fast, very bubbly. Im not sure how this is in the 98th percentile here. Its not a bad beer, but it almost tastes more like a cider to me. Very sharp, biting flavor, very sour - like an apple. Crisp. I cant see myself being able to drink more than a handful of these in a sitting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12991) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2010
Bottled
Clear amber color, small white head. Strong green apple juice aroma. Medium-bodied. Apple juice, light tartness, not overly sweet (no sugar added?). Nice cider/apple juice, nothing to do with beer :)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Notes from 11/26/2010 12 oz. bottle from Steves Madison Ar: Lots of apple, obviously. Fall McIntosh and tart varieties dominate. Perhaps a touch of caramel malt. Ap: Pours a golden amber with streaks of orange. Not a ton of head, but brilliantly translucent. T: Lots of apple sweetness on the front, but not much tartness. This would be exponentially better with a bit tart punch. P: Champagne-like carbonation. O: I remember this being significantly better during the last vintage (2008?). A big tart bite would have made this one great, but it just wasnt there.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
vikingguy (836) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2014 Amber color, actually looks like apple juice. Smells like apple juice too. Ok...tastes like apple juice...actually closer to a cider. Sweet apple dominates although there is a bit of nice tartness as well. Some underlying caramel malt. Very little hop presence. Very thin body. I don’t know, I expected more from this. It has a great taste, no denying that. Apple taste is nice...very natural. But it’s just too thin...really does taste too much like apple juice. It’s pretty good and I’d buy it again, but I’m a bit disappointed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours almost like a sparkling cider, aroma is sweet with obviously some apple on the nose, the flavor is decent with notes of cinnamon mixed in on the finish, decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (1900) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 Date: July 19, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Discount Liquor, Waukesha, WI Appearance: Translucent copper and thick white head. Aroma: Apple of course, sweet and tart. Flavor: Consistent with aroma, very smooth, sweet apple start with sour apple finish. Other: Another interesting fruit offering from New Glarus, this was just like an apple cider, which I guess was decent but not necessarily my thing in a beer. Re-rate on 11.16.12 via bottle from Brandon. Upped by taste and overall ratings.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 Nice apple nose. Light and crisp. Almost like an apple soda, but not as sweet. Moderately tart.


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