Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Someonce once urged me to try one, and declared it "the best". So now I have, but that claim speaks more about them then it does aobut this.
Appearance: a clear pale yella hue, with a slight, soon vanishing white head.
Nose is mee, softly citric, a tiny bit sour.
Smooth on the palate, though not entirely without flavor. Practically no hops no speak of, just adequate enough malt, vestigal fruit notes whisper briefly.
Finish is brief, non-descript. Body is light to the point of invisibility. A very fragile, meek little beer.
Would be a decent choice for a "lawnmower" brew, maybe, when complexity and challenge are not in the order.
Not a bad beer, but not much, either.
DocLock (8534) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Drnk_McDermott for this. Pours turbid pale yellow with a big, creamy, white head. Aroma of hops, malt, citrus, some corn. Tastes malty, with hop/citrus, and some finishing corn flavor. I had pegged this as New Glarus’ version of a malt liquor of sorts, not a cream ale.....but it works as a cream ale. A very unique style, and one I’d definitely drink again.
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a very refreshing, easy-to-drink beer. A slight fruitiness, malt, and light hops are evident. The sales of this beer allow New Glarus to produce all of their better beers.
Northernbrewer (151) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really like this beer, it just probably dosn’t appeal to those looking for a hit you over the head with robust character lovin microbrew fanatic. It is refreshing, with a wonderfully creamy mouthfeel, and a slightly tart yeast kick. It is an original brew with few standards to judge it by.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First New Glarus beer from JPDIPSO’s trade with me. How can a New Glarus product be rated so low??? It baffles the imagination. Has more of a belgian witbier look than a cream ale look. Definitely is the best Cream Ale I’ve had. Other two weren’t even in this stratosphere. Excellent Cream Ale. Definitely the best I’ve had and probably ever will. It is everything the description says and more. John, thank you for this wonderful gem from Wisconsin. Its simply an awesome beer!!!
StoutOrDeath (121) - USA - AUG 9, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was another great find in Wisconsin. Anyone who loves beer owes it to themselves to go to Wisonsin and have all their great beers.
This was just plain old fashioned good beer. Nothing extraordinary about it. Fruity, but not too fruity. Nice hops.
dwight (8) - USA - JUL 11, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a terrific summertime beer. Kind of like a pre-prohibition lager. Crisp flavor on the palate. Nice malt/hops balance. All of New Glarus’ products are exceptional.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a hazy pale yellow with an active but short-lived head that left little lace. aroma is grainy, with the corn coming through slightly. there are also esters coming through from the yeast. flavor is crisp and dry, with the fruitiness of the yeast balancing nicely with the grains. hop impact is minimal-just enough bitterness to balance. good,easy drinker.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden pour. First taste notes that come out are yeast, light corn, and light citrus. The mouthfeel is creamy. I don’t detect any creamy notes in the flavor, but you can feel the cream in the mouthfeel. There is nothiing bad about this beer at all, but nothing stands out either. I like it and would gladly drink it again.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a light golden, translucent, small white cream like head, spotty lacing, with virtually no carbonation. Slightly lemony, some corn, and mild grains on the nose. Smooth mouthfeel, a bit corny, slightly sweet. Finishes a bit malty and again slightly sweet. Nothing fantastic, but not bad... Thanks goes out to CaptainCougar for the trade!