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RATINGS: 652   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Cooked apple aroma escapes on uncapping the bottle...let’s pour first before further comment...amber hue, apple cider-y, slightly hazy, mostly clear, without a head to speak of...nose is pungent, snappy, appley all the way, tart, and hot...Taste? Sour twang at first, then sweetness ensues...bracing mouthfeel, then mellow...juicy, high carbonation, tasty, tingly...though it fades a bit toward the end...not bad. No, actually, it’s okay. Not what I like, but it’s sure to suit plenty of tastes out there...here’s to them!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Nice orange color, but absolutely no head. Smells like most ciders, but a little maltier. Thicker than I would’ve expected. Sweet, and slightly spicy. Enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Thanks EDA. Golden with a white head. Appley sweet. Sweet malty flavor. Finish is sweet. Too sweet for me though. Ok. Just too sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2004
pours a slightly hazy copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is mostly apple with some sweet malt behind it. The flavor reminds me of when we used to go to the farmers market for fresh squeezed apple cider. Big red apple flavor. Medium bodied and sweet but very refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Thanks EDA. Golden with a white head. Appley sweeet alcohol aroma? Sweet malty alcohol flavor. Sweet finish. This is just too sweet for me. Not sure why my notes say alcohol on this one, it it is indeed 3.8%...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5290) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2004 Poured a copper color with a small off white head. Fresh aweet apple aroma and the taste is mildly sweet as well. It was not as overbearing as the Raspberry Tart or Belgian Red. Also definitely sweeter than cider.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Thanks to BBB63 for this. Pours deep copper with a big old white head. Aroma of malt, apple, brown sugar, caramel. Tastes malty, with big complex apples and brown sugar and a finishing carbonation with more apples and toffee. Nice density on the palate. Like a hard cider on steroids. Definite malt and hop presence all the way down, which differentiates this from 90% of all hard ciders. As with all NG beers, great balance and complexity. Well done. If Jeff Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy weren’t alumni of the state, I’d seriously consider moving to Wisconsin.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Pours light, cloudy brown with small head. Aroma of fresh apples but of sournbess as well. Taste is beautiful. Apples come through clear and crisp, but not overwhelmingly. Not as sour as a lambic, but more sour than a standard fruit beer. Leaves nothing to be desired. Smooth, drinks exceptionally well. A shame to do anything but sip this, as it is best to make it last long into the evening. For its style, not much better.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TChrome (1417) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2004
Just as the label says, this does indeed pour a beautiful copper color with a slowly dissipating off white head. This beer has lively carbonation. The aroma is definetely very fresh apples with a verry modest sour aroma and a hint of wood and allspice. Flavor is just outright delicious. It is as if the freshest, juiciest, most delicous apple you have ever tasted has been distilled into your glass. Wonderful spiciness also. Another home run fruit beer from New Glarus.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Dark amber colored body with a thin off white head. Lots of carbonation in the glass. Aroma is tart Jonathon and Granny Smith apples. Much more intense aroma than most ciders. Also notes of fresh pie crust. The taste is less over the top, but still smacks you in the face. Fresh apples abound in this. However, they are not tart. Apple core and some bread and spicing come through. I can’t pull put any hop bittering. I am sad to say that while I am big fan of apples, NG fruit beers and ciders, this does not come together well. The tartness of their other fruit beers keeps them from being overwhelmingly fruity and sweet. This is too much apples and sweetness. Gets cloying very quickly.


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