WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear golden color, a few strands of carbonation emanating up from the bottom. Thin wispy head. Flavor is big fresh apple notes, some golden delicious and also Macintosh. Dry to begin, sweet medium, dry finish. Flavor is so big and fresh that you can taste a bit of apple rind in there. Wow, this is like some exceptionally good apple juice. Well done. New Glarus does fruit beers like no other.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear copper gold with light white head. Aroma is similar to cider with the sweet apples and light notes of cinnamon. Flavor is sweet and tart apple with brown sugar. Medium body with quite a bit of carbonation. Very well done beer.
Drake (11565) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle brought to me from Wisconsin by a friend. Thanks Jenny! Pours a clear light orange color with a medium head. Good head retention that does not leave much lacing. Aroma is strong, tart apple cider. Subtle graininess is there if you look for it, but the apples do dominate. Flavor is apple cider with a tart champagne like finish and some spices. Full bodied and very smooth with lively carbonation. This is very nice.
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear, light brown color. Slight off-white head, dissipates quickly. Aroma is mainly sweet apple, with a hint of malt as well. Flavor is very cidery, sweet apples again, with a malt finish. Hints of cinnamon at the end as well. Palate feels effervescent, very lively on the tongue, and a bit syrupy. Overall this is an excellent fruit beer, a great brew for my 100th also!
Ibrew2or3 (8059) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep clear gold with wafer thin white head. Big apple nose of huge sweetness that gets near the sense of maltiness deep in the background. Wow. The taste is much the same with rich deep ripe apple flavors that scream robustness but are very smooth and near refreshing. Just as the initial tidal wave of apple goodness peaks a tingle of carbonation adds a little extra oomph to the experience. Very nice cider.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
New Years bottle. Pours an orange amber body with a thin white lacing. Doesn’t taste like beer it tastes like apple juice. Apple skins, a late harvest cider, malty apple juice. I could have gone for some more tartness to balance out the body.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of hype surrounding this one in these parts. Bottle, pour is somewhat effervescent, cloudy yellow/goldish, not much of a head. ARoma of apples, mostly like apple cider/juice. Taste is pretty much that too with a little wheat that comes in the finish. Medium to light bodied. Meh, not really my thing. Tastes mostly like apple cider.
meisterbrauMHB (69) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2008
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very pleasing aroma greets your nose, Great clarity with just the right amount of effervescence. Excellent blend of apples and beer. Good for special occasions. Enjoyed by all at ours. Another winner from New Glarus.
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another good fruit beer from New Glarus. Definately fruit is there specialty. This beer makes me glad I live in Wisconsin. Great apple taste throughout. Some notes of vanilla and a good tartness that leaves you needing the next sip.
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Ed at Heritage Liquors. Pours a welcoming cider color with no discernable head. You can smell the apples from across the room. Tastes like the best apple cider ever, but at 3.8% I felt let down. Put this in a brandy barrel or you might as well put a straw on the side. Otherwise, its gonna get used in a sauce.