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RATINGS: 647   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Pours a dirty amber color. Fizzy average sized white head. Smells a bit like cheap or NA champagne. Not that thatís bad. Its basically a tart yeasty apple aroma. Quite nice, but is pretty basic. After my nose just convinced me it was NA champagne, the taste is pleasanty subtle. I know a lot of people have brought it up already... but its taste is predominently apple. Spicy apple pie with slight bitterness and sweetened with brown sugar. Very good... not overly sweet at all, and of course it has a great flavor. New Glarus better keep this up, at least as a seasonal.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5941) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Bottle via MrFacto: Clear coppery amber hue with small but lasting head and good lace. The aroma has notes of spiced ripened apples (cider like), caramel, floral hops, and zesty yeast esters. The taste starts like Iím eating my grandmother french apple pie, so yummy. Just when you think it will become too sweet and coy, a nice sour twang and just a touch of bitters clean up the palate. The feel is just average, but so what! I had this those many years ago when it was first released, no much has changed. Yet another excellent fruit beer from the American masters.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Apple Coloring. Smells Like Very Sweet Apples... Taste is Little Different...Very Sweet Overall..Like They Cooked The Apples With Marshmellows or Something... Wonderful Apple Taste...Havenít Had Anything Quite Like it... Nice Fall Brew!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2004
thx to herbjones for sharing nice sweet apple aroma slightly evervescent feel in the mouth great apple flavor & aroma. wonderful beer. world class

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 re-rate Multiple additional tastings validate the greatness of this beer. As expected though, older bottles donít hold up well.
Here we go again... a fruit beer ascending my ratings...New Glarus - you make me feel like so much less of a man! This is the rare beer that I highly anticipated and yet it exceeded my expectation.
The pour is copper, with a smallish soapy head. The aroma is of tart green apples with a caramel twist. It was a perfect choice to mix the variety of apples chosen with a brown ale..they just blend perfectly. The combination of tart and sweet leads right into a finish that is round, malty and sweet - with just the right touch of burn. There is nothing like a watery spiced cider here, just beautiful malted apples. This is truly an autumn treat, brewed by the master of the craft of fruit beer. Thanks Joeybgood!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2004
I was suprised to find this on tap at Landmark Lanes when I went in there tonight. A very apple ale, not like a woodchuck. Has a bit of a spice taste to it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Clear red-tinted amber body. Smells like macintosh apple (both sweet flesh and tart skin) along with malt. Very enjoyable flavor - itís about the same as the aroma but instead of just sniffing it you get to drink it. Iím hungry right now, and itís difficult to resist gulping the rest of my glass down in two swallows. It has a simple but captivating flavor, much like Lindemanís Peche.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - OCT 16, 2004
12 oz bottle-This has to be one of the most sought after brews that I have wanted to sample ever. Pours a semi-cloudy amber hue that changes colors from the rim to the inside of the glass. looks like apple cider without all the haze. mild carbonation and very little head. wonderful vineous cherry/apple aroma, fermented berries, sweet and sour. It has that signature NG fruit beer component that i just love. Flavors are not as vineous as the aroma would suggest, but has nice flavors of red apples and slightly woody. Not quite as complex as the other 2 fruit beers, but definately a unique and wonderful experience in itself. Love it! Huge thanks to GrainBeltGuzzler for sending me 3 bottles

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2313) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 12, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2004 Bottle Pours a rather dark amber with very little off-white head that dissipated quickly to a thin white ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma is a nice woody cider note. Flavor is much sweeter than I expected or even hoped. At first, seemed more like apple juice than beer. Like a Jolly Rancher but not as sour or tart which I would have appreciated. As far a s fruit ber, it dow\es not hold a candle to the Red or Tart that NG offers. Tasty and sweet. My wife loves it. I guess that says it. ABV is maybe .5% ? As I continue to sip this, it starts to take on a cough drop mediciny hint. Thanks to MrFacto again for another NG offering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Well made in the vein of the rasp and the cherry. Aroma is fruity. duh like apples and sweet. Appearance in that of apple cider, color and in the fact that their is no head. Mouthfeel is slightly bubbly and very similiar in viscousity to apple cider. Sweet fruity finish. Thanks Jason!!


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