lowdog (2) - USA - SEP 23, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Yadda yadda yadda - Aftertaste, schmafter taste. Chocolate this, lite hop that. Hint schmint. Lace? Isn't lace something girls have on their bras and panties? Light finish this, diminish that, does anyone understand this beer jargon crap? Simply put, this is a damn good beer, and you can consider yourself not only lucky, but damn kucky, if you ever get to try it, ’cause it’s "seasonal."
eworkman1 (50) - - JAN 14, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sweet caramel notes. Hops are in the background and provide an outstanding balance. This ale would sing with almost comfort food and is a great seasonal offering.
SirQuackalot (10) - USA - DEC 12, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
An incredible deep red in color and with a nice amount of carbonation, this beer tastes as good as it looks. It has a definite spicyness to it in taste as well as aroma, the only thing that bugged me was the presence of a sediment that I wasn’t expecting. Overall, this beer’s great, if you’re crazy enough to live in or visit WI during the winter definitely check this one out.
drpimento (2641) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
great deep copper color, no lace, a hint of dryness that makes it very drinkable; raisins, malty, aromatic, mouth-filling. Great beer
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another excellent beer from New Glarus. Beautiful color. Overall a pleasure to drink.
djmcfar (64) - Ixonia, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber/red -- slightly sweet malty/hoppy complex aroma --- little head --- burnt caromel rich flavor with a slight thickness to it and extra hops (enough for warming) -- very pleasant aftertaste --- an excellent winter brew
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 Malt heavy Irish dark red ale -- this instantly won me over with the thoughtful fruity notes hitting me like a trumpet. As a hop head I’m still wondering how in world this got me oohing and ahhing but I guess they didn’t slack off on the hops. This is clean refreshing session like enjoyment. Really underated.
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2003 Almost a five star. Could be the best of the new glarus stock. Has the color of an arizona sunset and a great flavor to follow. ALLS' i can say is put your hands in the air, for wisconsin's best brewer. New Glarus Rocks. This is one bad ass lill swiss town with a great beer. Fruit laced with spice overcomes the mouth upon first swig.
dsdobbins (7) - USA - SEP 21, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a sparkling reddish-amber with a light white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is a touch yeasty/doughy with a tease of sweetness. Lightly bitter balanced with a fruity sweetness followed by a long finish. An excellent choice when the weather turns cold.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rerate 11/30/02: This was the first beer I’d rated here. Let’s see how much more discerning I am now. Still has a nice dark red color, and good head. This is how an amber ale should look, in my opinion. Malty smell. Slight malty sweetness. A bit of spice as well. Somewhat dry. Hmm, dropped it from a 4.7 to a 4.0. So I was a bit generous the first time around, but I still enjoy this beer and wish I could get it year round.
12/12/01:Wonderful red color, and spiced just enough to add taste without being too much. Its a shame its only available during the winter.