jebert (442) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish gold with a small white head mostly dissipating. Nose is of apples and spices. Nice and creamy on the palate, the taste is very much like a sparkling apple cider, somewhat sweet, refreshing, with a clean crisp finish. Perfect on a summer picnic or at a fall football game. Best alone but may be paired with a Waldorf salad.
TheHOFF43 (1439) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper. Aroma is tart apple with a flavor to match. Refreshing, crisp, enjoyable.
Patrickctenchi (2516) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly clear, deep gold with a thin white cap.
Heavily appled aroma.
Taste is perfectly sweet strong apple...very natural.
Sillypuddy143 (4) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
As this is my first rating I feel it is important to take it seriously. I LOVE this beer, its deliciously appletastic. Smells like heaven if I believed it existed. Goes down smoooth. Shout out to my beloved friends Reynolds314, Ernesto 987, and Drunkdietitian for providing me with delectable beers such as this.
weitz15 (379) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, tangy aroma, and cloudy red pour with an off-white head. Sticky, sweet body. Flavor is full of apple with a sour finish.
KenoTy (1) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Apple Ale is one of my ALL TIME favorites from New Glarus. The golden hue and distinct apple flavor wins me over every time! Last year (2011) was very sweet. This year is less sweet, even more tart than previous versions, but still rated very high for me on the taste scale. 9 out of 10 for 2012.
mnmike (944) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 variety bottle pour. $8.49 / 4 pack. Great apple beer, but I could also be convinced this is an apple wine. Best I’ve had for this style though.
joshwoodward (417) - - DEC 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2013 Another knockout by New Glarus. This is a great cider, slightly more beery. Great balance. Delicious and super refreshing.
joeneugs (2616) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Well…. this is another typical NG fruit beer. Tons of authentic fruit aroma and flavor without being too cloying. Quite frankly, theres nothing else like this beer. I didn’t think I’d like an apple flavored beer, but this is so straightforwardly "apple" that I really can’t complain. It’s not trying to be a beer with apple flavor… no… this is freshly harvested apples that happened to cross paths with a beer. The aroma is potently sweet with red apples. Nothing else really. A bit syrupy, but in a good, fruity way. The flavor is the same. Big time apples with some peppery carbonation and mild maltiness. All apple here, all the time. Not too bad…. pretty freakin good actually. If you like apples, this will be your favorite beer of all time.
mlntroy23 (46) - Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reminds me of ??? Apple juice with carbonation??? Pretty good. Not as unique as the other New Glarus fruit beers I’ve had, but still pretty good.