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RATINGS: 691   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
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Appearance of apple cider with a thin white head that is gone faster than I can type this sentence. Aroma of apples, cinnamon and malt. Taste of apples, cinnamon, malt. Smooth and tart but a bit too much like apple juice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6869) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Bottle from KingpinIPA. Pours fizzy orange gold with a white head. Sweet apple aroma, very crisp. A touch of some sweet caramel malt. The flavor is very cider like, sweet apple with a light tart tinge, very fresh, brown sugar and caramel. Extremely drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2008
12oz bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was soapy and off white. Some tattered lace was left behind on the glass at the end. Pretty simple aroma. Straight up apple cider. Light to medium bodied and sweet with delicate carbonation. Apple cider dominated the flavor, but I also tasted hints of pale malt and toffee in the background. Very easy drinker.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2008
12oz bottle from badbeer. Pretty much what daknole said. Apple cider with the slightest beer flavor finish. Pours clear copper amber with a very thin, fizzy white head. Smells like apple cider. Tastes like apple cider mixed with a malt beverage. Very nice. Medium body, crisp carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottle from noncaloric. Thanks so much. Pours a nice golden color with a quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is crisp and clean and apples apples and more apples. Flavor is a shocker APPLES. Tart and sweet with one thing that differentiates this from ciders it actually finishes with the slightest beer flavor. A wonderful change of pace and my wife will be very happy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
valpoaj (661) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Really looking forward to this going in...pours a clear copper color with high level of effervescence and a fairly strong white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is all about spicy apple cider, but there is something else in there, maybe some clove, or cinnamon...either way, very nice, and a step above any ciders I have tried. Flavor is both sweet and tart apple, caramel malts, a hint of wheat, and a brown sugary flavor that kicks in near the ends...beautiful...just what I pictured. Superbly drinkable...if I rated palate solely based on drinkability, this would be the easiest 5 ever, but it is a bit more carbonated than I would like. Biggest qualm...the fact that NG made this their unplugged offering, because at this ABV and this drinkability, a 4 pack can disappear quite quickly. Next time, make this the standard offering and the Alt the unplugged version...Prosit

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2008
[Bottle] Pours a clear deep gold with a small head of large bubbles that dissipates quickly. Aroma is fresh squeezed apple juice, somewhere between tart and sweet. Flavor is very much like a really nice fresh apple juice with the finish revealing that it is still in fact beer, with a lingering maltiness with a little touch of tartness. Easily the best apple brew Ive come across, and even my girlfriend likes it - thats a compliment to be sure.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2009 Well if anyone drinking this could ever tell this from a really good apple juice, i would be shocked. Bascially the beer equivilant to biting into a fresh, Door county apple. Goes down really fast. I really dont get any beer like qualities at all in this, but being a fan of apples in general, this was up my alley. Compared to Furthermores Fallen Apple, this was far and away better.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2008
thanks to cmubeerman, i’ve had this a few times now. it’s pretty straightforward pure apple beer, but it’s good, too. 3.8%? pathetic, but i guess that’s the point. it basically tastes like carbonated apple juice. candyish. hardly any beer character, although andrew says that comes out more when its colder. damned drinkable, tho.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (6764) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2008
thanks goes out to pfoxyjohn for this thanksgiving day treat... Pours a dark tan autumn brown ... good white foam ring... wonderful fresh bitten apple scent ... is so delicious, i can never enjoy a cider again because this is what an apple libation should be, no more - no less, the standard if you will... i vote the apple to be the fruit of the year!


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