Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle served in a Duvel Green tulip.
A: Pours a solid amber color with a one finger height of white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin collar.
S: Green sour apple jolly ranchers are big on the nose. There is a sold malt undertone to it with some red apple sweetness.
T: A touch of jolly rancher up front, but it quickly gives way to a nice, bright red apple flesh with just a smidgen of raw apple skin. The finish is slightly mealy like an apple core thatís been set out exposed to the air too long, but not in a bad way. The malt base gives it a touch of sweetness and a little heft to the body.
M: Medium to light bodied with a nice medium high carbonation level. The finish is malty and sweet.
O: Iím glad the base brown ale malts still have some say in the taste and it doesnít come off as a cider. A nicely put together beer with the main focus being the apples. Definitely a nice fall treat.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-03-2012
rosenbergh (8245) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. From a trade with GT2. Thanks a lot!
Slightly cloudy copper colour with a small off-white head.
Apples, strawberries, sweetness, mild sourness, toffee and malt in the aroma.
The flavour is strawberries, sweetness, apples, fermented strawberries and some raisins. Quite complex but not necessarily all great. Still enjoyable and interesting brew.
ronaldtheriot (1463) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
New Glarus Apple Ale has a thin, white head, a semi-clear, amber appearance, no bubbles and almost no lacing left behind. The aroma is of strong, sweet & sour apple aroma, caramel, and candied malt. Taste is of those elements with citrus and cream cheese. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and New Glarus Apple Ale finishes tart and drinkable. RJT
kaser (3764) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange clear pour from 12oz bottle at home. Super applely. Taste and aroma. Juicy and super pound able. Great beer
asedzie (657) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a bubbly copper with medium beige head that quickly disappears. Nose is enticing - a big aroma of freshly sliced apples dominates, also caramel notes, some bready yeast. Flavor and palate are absolutely superb - such a rich full medley of tart-sweet apple flavors that I feel the salivation in the sides of my cheeks begin as it crosses my tongue - really, that good. The density and flavors of the apple sugars are complex - some like golden raisins, some like sweet reisling grapes, some deeper notes of candied apple and roasted apple pie filling - an onrush of sweetness that is punctuated by a final mildly tannic note of subdued tartness. Blissful.
Bule (1107) - California, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours a brown color with a bit of head. Wonderful Apple aroma. Nice sweet Apple flavor balanced against the malt.
Johnsense (943) - - MAR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper pour with a fast disappearing head. Huge fresh apple aroma. Fairly sweet taste, Apple (naturally) also a jam-like sweetness that most New Glarus fruit beers seem to have. Slightly tart and acidic. Medium body. Makes a good replacement for apple cider. Iíd pair it with Pork Tenderloin myself.
commonmac (585) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by rosskyle. The hit of apple is intense upon bottle opening. Maybe a little spice like clove or cinnamon but itís muted. Appearance is amber color reminiscent of a darker apple juice. Head quickly disappears. Taste is super sweet and very heavy on apple which I guess was expected. Not much of a beer feeling from this one but it does taste good. No real tartness or sour coming through. Very easy to drink but definitely more sweet juice than ale. Thin mouthfeel. I will probably only try this once but not as terrible as you would think.
Broncowaldon (123) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome big apple aroma. Liked the little darker yoe if apple sour. That way was not just apple cider, had some good body to it as well. Apple shoots through whole experience. Great brew.
BOSSbrewer (2505) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at a tasting thanks to Casey. Pours a very hazy brownish yellow with a slight head. Aroma is toffee apples caramel with some cinnamon. Flavor follows. Tastes like a fresh baked apple pie. Bottle was aged at least three years. Super nice.
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Nuffield (3767) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma was quite muted, with maybe a hint of sweetness and a little woodiness, but not unlike the floor of a bar after it has been beer-soaked. The first impressions upon tasting was of the palate--dense, rich syrupy, though not sickly sweet. Apple comes out at the front, with a little twang but mostly low sourness in the finish. Easy drinking, sweet. Bottle.