IndianaRed (2525) - 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 (1275) - 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.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2004 Slightly chill hazed orange body, effervescent, dissipating head. Delicate white wine, apple aroma, incredible apple flavor. Velvety mouthfeel with a very fine, natural feeling carbonation. I was actually a little surprised to find no sediment. Lacks the complexity of the Belgian Red, but this is unbelievably delicious stuff and a great pleasure to drink. I will undoubtedly spend the next several apple seasons trying to homebrew this stuff.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 10, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2005 Poured dark orange with a white head. Aroma is of sweet and sour candy apple with the apple being really prominent. Taste is VERY sweet. Unbelievable apple taste. Of the ciders I have had this one has the strongest apple character by far. There is a hint of pear in the taste as well. The sweetness and apple really characterize this beer. No hops noticable at all with a wet finish. This is definately a must try. I paid $3 for a 12oz. I just wish you could get decent priced 6 packs of this stuff.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2006 GABF 2004: Clear pale golden with a frothy white head. Sweet and sour candy apple aroma sprinkled with cinnamon. Reminds me of Thanksgiving dinner for some reason. Had a candy-like sweetness and sticky finish, but for some reason, this was not quite what I was looking for, but not all that bad. It just doesn’t compare to the flavor and complexity of their two other fruit beers. I will probably come back to this again some time and see if my opinions change.
Re-rate 12/25/06: after sitting in my fridge for over a year, I finally got to re-sampling this beer. It’s much nicer than I remember and pretty close to the other two fruit beers they make, this one just has sweet candied apples in it. I hope to see it re-released again sometime soon!
3fourths (8103) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light and sweet apple and bread nose, more juice-like than cider-like, thin perhaps. Buttery notes with some slight spicyness. Light body, semi-fizzy with a sweet and wet finish.
Frank (2930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2009 Tastes more like apples than any cider I’ve tried. Wonderful! The same color and flavor of good fresh non-alcoholic cider minus the haze. It puts me in a quandry as to how to rate it as I normally like to see a stronger beer character but screw it, I love the stuff. Big and sweet with a full mouthfeel, gentle carbonation and just loads and loads and loads of apple.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2004. Crystal clear golden body. Green apple and apple peel aroma. Dry flavor and an interesting spicy quality. This is a very nice integration of apples and beer without being the least bit cidery. Lively palate. A very interesting, highly enjoyable fruit beer.