robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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...Haven’t Had Anything Quite Like it... Nice Fall Brew!
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
thx to herbjones for sharing
nice sweet apple aroma
slightly evervescent feel in the mouth
great apple flavor & aroma.
wonderful beer. world class
skaughty (644) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 re-rate Multiple additional tastings validate the greatness of this beer. As expected though, older bottles don’t 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!
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear red-tinted amber body. Smells like macintosh apple (both sweet flesh and tart skin) along with malt. Very enjoyable flavor - it’s about the same as the aroma but instead of just sniffing it you get to drink it. I’m hungry right now, and it’s difficult to resist gulping the rest of my glass down in two swallows. It has a simple but captivating flavor, much like Lindeman’s Peche.
Terminus (3249) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - OCT 16, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
IndianaRed (2491) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!!
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice aroma gives this beer a very solid start, but it goes down hill from there... Color is a beautiful copper shade but I had absolutely no luck getting head from this beer...... the flavor is very apply and sweet. Right away it is kind of pleasent, but it quickly grates on my palate almost to the point of sickening. Another syrupy fruity overrated (in my opinion) beer from New Glarus...
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark copper color with medium bodied, fizzy head. Aroma is tart green apples, as is the taste. Nice lively carbonated mouthfeel. Both sweet and tart at the same time. Light malt and clean tasting. A real winner.