zizzybalubba (1785) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from Discount Liquor, Milwaukee, WI. Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of...apples (what did you expect). Taste is distinctly apple but is perfect, not too tart or sweet, and offers enough carbonation that this is really different from a cider. I did not know what to expect from this but it is exceptional. Great beer!
GTAEgeek (1894) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from my Secret Santa, shared at Ale Alpharetta. Pours a clear orange, with a small, bubbly, tan head. The nose is strong red delicious and gala apples, light cinnamon, white sugar, and some light caramel. Very fruity and sweet, with a light acidic tartness. Medium body, crisp, acidic, and clean through the finish. This is a very forward apple beer, but very tasty. This is what a fruit beer ought to be!
Cybercat (5053) - Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy honey-golden with a thin eggshell head. Aroma is more like "soft" apple cider, but still tempts. Apple flavor is more cider than ever, but more like alcohol-bearing cider. Mouthfeel is form and smooth with some good fizz. Let this apple tempt you!
koleminer20 (2412) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Enjoyed at the Great Taste of the Midwest on August 08. Pour is an apple juice copper. There is a small frothy white head and no lace. The aroma is apple skins and cigarette smoke. There is a little caramel malt in there, and maybe some apple skins, but for the more part, itís pretty disappointing. The flavor is, again, apple juice and light apple skins. Itís basic, but really good. I am liking the flavor. The mouth feel is a bit light and decently carbonated. It remains crisp in the finish. The aftertaste is lingering apple skins, and a little sweet apple. Pretty good.
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Spilled aroma taste of apples and hint cider character with some light malts, very well balanced and crisp apple tart finish.
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very clean, copper color with a low off-white head that fades down fast. Aroma has the smell of fresh smashed apples on the lawn with just a tad bit of yeasty presence. Flavor is phenomenal with notes of fresh apples, lots of residual sweetness and just a touch of tartness at the finish. The carbonation is what really makes this great-sharp and very fine with a pretty modest amount. This really makes the beer pop in your mouth and keeps it from feeling oil due to the high amount of sugars. Overall I wish I grabbed a few more bottles of this. New Glarus could probably sell the apple cider/juice base without it being fermented and make a killing each fall. Great brew!!
Savage_Night (414) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear copper orange with a small fizzy white head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: spice, apple cider, earthy, sweet, slight molasses, light malt, hint of bitterness and slightly tart. TASTE: apple cider, spice, crisp, nutty, light ginger, sweet, slighly tart, malt and light earthy bitterness. AFTER TASTE, tart apple, spice and earthy with a crisp clean finish and a spice warmth in the chest.
ebone1988 (1316) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2015 Sample at Great Taste of the Midwest. Aroma is funk, apple, caramel, rind. Appearance is apple juice, off white head. Taste is sweet apples, rind, not much. Mouthfeel is light, crisp, not horrible. Overall, itís good but not great.
tmongoose (2200) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle to snifter and I was not disappointed with this new glarus offering. the fresh smell of apple and wheat. the flavor exploded in apple deliciousness how could you go wrong with this. cant drink a lot of them but what you can drink is so good and bright and crisp and so drinkable. love it.
tennisjoel (1344) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
OK so Iíve ticked this but havenít rated it. But it deserves a rate because it is so good. More of a beer than a cider, New Glarus is king of fruit beers...I donít think any other brewer really comes close. This is just a treat. World class, in fact. Itís like apple pie in a bottle with a kick.