1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2007 Popped the cap, it made noise with conviction. I poured this into my flute, the body looks flat an lifeless even though it had a huge fizzy white head. Now it has a thin white head and excellent heavy lacing. The body is copper in color. The nose is apple pie filling that smells like itís been in the tin can a bit too long. Kinda like a McDonaldís apple pie that got all cold and is over a couple weeks old. Kinda musty, old barn wood. Iím really not into this aroma. Perhaps thatís the Cortland apples? Iím not familiar with them. The flavor is apples, light cinnamon, weird spicy cider. (I have fresh cider in the fridge that doesnít taste like this. Itís much better). Light pie crust. Perhaps Iím desiring too much of this beer? I guess growing up on a farm with fresh everything kind of taints you to desire cider more than something pretending to be it. 3.8%? Iím just going to stop ragging on NG for this one. They normally make really good stuff. The flavor is quality, just not for me. 5, 4, 7, 3, 13 = 3.2
Rerate of a bottle acquired from John. The beer pours to a deep rusty orange colored body with a frothy cider-like off-white head. The aroma is apple cider, soapy hops, caramelized yellow apple skins, light cinnamon. The flavor is quite sweet. Yellow and red apple flesh, a dash of green apple skin, a touch of cinnamon. Can hardly tell this is beer. Only a hint of malt is detected well after the finish. The palate is sugary sweet and makes the mouth water. Medium-full bodied and really creamy. Much, much better than I recall.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sadly, my wife seems to have thrown the notes I took on this on away. So I will go from memory. As I recall it poured a hazy copper-onion skin color with minimal head. The aroma I recall sprang to mind walking into an apple barn in the fall. Musty fruit, wood, etc. The flavor was 100% apple. Sure there were some other flavors in there, but all focused on enhancing the apple (like cinnamon spice). Generally crisp and refreshing but with out a doubt, apple. Really, the fact that this was a brown ale base was surprising, as I never would have even guessed this was beer. Some strange hybrid between cider, apple juice and ?? At any rate, I did find this enjoyable (though a bit sweet for me) and am glad I picked up a bottle. Bonus points for originality.
Crockett (1054) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours lightly hazy orange/apple juice. Nose of much tinned pie filling, apple, cellar and spiced cider. Not much acidity. Too sweet. Some cinnamon and nutmeg, brown sugar and traces of yeast funk. A little disappointing.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear deep gold colour. perfumy apple juice aroma with musky, cidery, hard candy and pie notes. very very sweet appley flavour. lots of fresh apples and baked apples with brown sugar and toffee. quite sweet and could use some backing acidity to balance it out. thanks slikwily
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy dark golden color with a bright white head. Smells like apple cider with spices. Flavor is like a spiked apple cider with carbonation. More sweet than sour which surprised me. Not sure if I would consider this a beer.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice! The aroma is full of fresh, crisp apples, with a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. Perfect apple flavor. FUll-bodied and rich, like a good cider will be. Much less like a beer and more like a cider, really. The ale qualities include a delicate maltiness and a pleasant warm finish. Apples linger on the palate long after the sip.
notalush (5561) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
New Glarus sure knows how to make fruit beers - pour looks just like fresh apple cider - aroma if full of natural apple smells, cores, peels and all, and a hint of cinnimon - smooth mouthfeel - mild, but very sweet and natural apple flavor - quite nice.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious fresh apples liquified with alcohol. Thick coppery cider beverage with creamy texture and lots of fresh apple potancy. A little sweet and hints of cinnamon too. Manages to avoid being sickly syrupy while coating your mouth with malty sweetness. Very tasty.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
faintly cloudy amber color. short off-white creamy head that goes quickly. smells like McIntosh apples, cinnamon, & yeast. very lively carbonation, mouthfeel goes creamy. flavor is like spiced apples, the kind they have at diners. a little pure cane sugar with sweet malt too. light tangy finish. thanks BBB63!
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a coppery gold color...minimal head. Green apples are all over the nose with this one. Hitís you like the Raspberry Tart does. Strong aroma. Flavor is very much like apple cider, but maybe a tad lighter...more sweet than tart. Some malts I suppose, but this is still all apple. Very refreshing in a way. Couldnít drink a ton of it, but itís tasty and different.