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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle unplugged. Nice golden hue, aroma buttered popcorn and apple. Taste is apple juice/cider with some spice aftertaste. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2009
12 oz Unplugged bottle. Copper pour with only a thin white ring at the edge of the glass. Aroma is tons of the sweetest, crispest apples imaginable. Taste is very cidery at first, followed by a lovely malt finish. Some caramel pushes the autumnal majesty even more. Mouthfeel much closer to cider than beer; incredibly drinkable. I prefer this to the Raspberry Tart, but nothing can touch the Belgian Red.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2008
bottle courtesy of Brady (thanks): Pours like apple juice it has that distinct cloudiness that you get with apple juice. Aroma is like apple juice infused with yeast. Taste is sweet apples almost like an apple cider. I almost believe this could be good warmed up. New Glarus really knows how to do the fruit beers. This beer tows the line of beer and apple cider. You can still get a yeasty, alcohol (very light), dry finish. It’s like apple juce with a little extra. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2011
this brew was amazing. My gf and I split a bottle and poured into flute style champage glasses. Smells like an apple orchard on a crisp fall day. Light amber color, low carbonation, no head. tastes like light apple, semi sweet, semi dry, no hops detected. Little malt. Reminds me more of a lambic or cider. This is a great after dinner drink or great on its own on a saturday afternoon. Little alcohol detected. A

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 Nice apple nose. Light and crisp. Almost like an apple soda, but not as sweet. Moderately tart.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2004
Well, the label does not mislead -- tastes of fresh, red delicious apples. Refreshing, light, and not too sweet, this one-dimensional brew is great for the fall. Thanks MrFacto!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Nice golden body with a small white head. Light carbonation. Aroma is pure, sweet apple juice. Taste is not very complex either with delicious apple flavors and a slight tart finish. The nice rich mouthfeel and full body are the best attribute... New Glarus seems to accomplish this in fruit beers like no other brewer I’ve tried.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of adrian910ss. Pours a copper colour with a foamy quickly dissipating white head. Aroma of motts apple juice and not much else. Tastes like carbonated apple juice. Disappointing!!

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zootfinster (205) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2014 Very crisp medium malt and hops. Nice flavor. But it really doesn’t taste like beer. It tastes like Apple Cider. Worth drinking as a novelty once in a while

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kodos (200) - USA - FEB 24, 2003
Pours thick with no head. Deep apple color. Looks, smells and tastes alot like apple cider without the bitter bite. Sweet, with a drying slightly tart finish. Excellent fruit beer. This bottle was on discount at a local beer shop. The date was 12/98. I was nervous about it, but it held up VERY well!


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