TAR (2685) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light copper. Noisily-dwindling ring of foam. Peculiar aroma of plastic, pressed apples, yarn, toasty malts, and dirty/buttery yeast. Seltzery effervescence. Heavily airy. Sharp and stinging with prevalent yeast notes casting phenolic and bubblegum esters on the palate. Dab of caramel offsets the quickly vanishing fresh apple tartness. Virtually nonexistent center shows mushy, overripe apples and a putrid yeast character, which prevalently flaws the brew. Cloying, increasingly sharp finish shows a jumbled mess of overripe apple acidity and leafy dryness. Whether or not this is trying to be a fashionable fruit beer or a true cider, it fails miserably at both. Please re-retire this, New Glarus, or at least replace this foul yeast with something interesting or "wild" next time.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a murky brown color w/ a thin white head and lots of carb bubbles on the glass head dissapates quickly. scent of spiced apple pie and sweet kiddie apple juice, a very sweet aroma. THe palate is clean medium bodied, but nothing amazinly special. Flavor was a sweet apple and cinnamon taste.. but not over the top sweet as I expected. Overall a good fruity beer.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: granny smith apples, apple spice, and apple pie
Appearance: light yellow, small white head, no lacing
Flavor: sweet, light apple spice, candy sugar, spiciness
Palate: very smooth and bubbly
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 21, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color. Large white foamy head. Aroma is apple juice, cinnamon and brown sugar. Medium bodied fruit beer. Malts are very sweet. Lots of caramel and brown sugar. Loads of apple flavors tart, crisp and sweet. Very sweet, yet not cloying. Despite all the apple flavors here, there are distinct beer flavors here as well. Sort of brown ale like. Interesting beer. As with every New Glarus beer I’ve tasted they are all well-balanced and very smooth tasting. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I can not believe that this beer is not rated higher. Thanks be to edward (brooklynboy) for sharing this beer with me. The nose is fruity with some hints of skin. The taste is wow apple juice. No alcohol detected (doesnt suprise me after seeing the % on the site) but it is really really drinkable. Would be great with some ice cream. OMG this stuff is great!
sloth (2814) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small tan/grey head, short lived with a small amount of spotty lace left behind. Lightly hazy copper color. Nose is of fresh sliced apples, juicy. Light bodied. Juicy apple flavors along with a faint caramel maltiness. Finish is lightly sweet and fruity. Facto!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is brown like apple cider with small tan head...smell is apple and sugar...this is quite overrated...tastes like an overly sweet brown ale with sugar and a dash of apple juice...interesting but sickeningly sweet and not apparent apple-i-ness...
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Clear, copper/amber ale with a small, creamy, white head and decent retention. Rich, lightly spicy, fruity aroma. Silky, sweet, malty flavor. Not cloyingly sweet. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Short, enjoyable, fruity finish. All that said, this brew tastes like fresh apples! Another fun beer from New Glarus! Thanks to footbalm for the bottle.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium-dark golden, bright. Light watery-apple aroma. Thickish in the mouth (at least compared to cider) Gently spicy apple flavor shows only the merest hints of appley tartness. Plenty sweet in the finish, becomes extremely sweet as it warms, even cloying. Some musty apple character comes forward as well. I’m not impressed.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Footbalm! Aroma is euphoric apple juice, sour apple pucker, and apple jolley ranchers. Very sweet, like red and green apples combined. Pretty damn good. Slightly too sweet, a bit of acidity would be nice in this brew. Still a good beer.