Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Like the other fruit beers from New Glarus, the apple ale is an outstanding representation for the category. It falls just shy of the others but is still well worth finding it to enjoy.
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2006 I was very excited to find this beer, it was by pure luck since i had no idea it was out. pours a reddish brown color with very little head and tons of bubbles rising very much like a champagne. amazing aroma of apples but not too overpowering as well as a bit of the wheat malt. the flavor is exceptional...very much like a carbonated apple cider with spices and a perfect balance of apple sweetness...again not too overpowering, just perfectly balanced. Unlike most fruit beers you could drink a couple of bottles of this stuff...what a great treat it was for a 40 degree fall night here in wisconsin!!!!
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very tasty apple ale. It’s definitely not a cider and is a beer. Aroma hits you the second the bottle opens. Apples, apples, apples. Really fresh. Pours a pretty cloudy golden orange with a fluffy head that quickly dissipates, giving way to some modest lacing. It’s light to medium bodied and a bit oily in the mouth, but not excessively so. Taste is tart apples and some very light spicing. It’s a beer and tastes like a beer. Not a cider. Very good and reminds you of fall.
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an awesome example of how an apple ale should be made. Crisp,Clean, all the thing you would expect from New Glarus, The apple equvilent to the Belgian Red..crisp and clean!
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apple juice color. White head that recedes quickly. Smells like fresh apple juice. Taste just like sweet, crisp, awesome apple juice. This is like a sweet, carbonated hard cider. I could drink this all day!
Dunbar72 (136) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanx to tkrjukoff. Pours clear golden with a small, off-white head. Complex aroma of cinnamon, ginger and a hint of apple. Sweet taste of ginger and some apple. Fresh.
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is is a hazy deep orange color with a white head that is only about a 1/2 finger thick. Aroma hits you as soon as you pop cap off with mild tart apples. Once in the glass you smell fresh cut apples just as if you were making apple cidar. Taste hits you right away with nice tartness, then the apple flavor kicks in to mellow the tartness out. Has a dry finish bringing it all together. The mouthfeel is is light with a good amount of carbonation which really wakes up the taste buds. Easy to drink with the low ABV but after 2 I would think this would get to be a little sweet and tart.
princesslala (131) - DENMARK - JAN 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a clear golden copper; effervescent, with a bubbly white head that quickly disappears. I’m not too sure what the difference is between an apple cider and an apple ale, but it tastes pretty similar, only a little lighter on the palette and the alcohol than the ciders I’ve tried.
bseribeer (128) - Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Liquid candy from New Glarus. Aroma is very subtle and sweet with apple. Pours a dark, golden carbonated throughout with a thin, fizzy white head. Taste is like carbonated apple juice, very sweet, and fizzy. Very light body with a nice sweet finish. Very easy to drink. This one gulps down fast and the taste is delicious. Good job NG
Broncowaldon (123) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome big apple aroma. Liked the little darker yoe if apple sour. That way was not just apple cider, had some good body to it as well. Apple shoots through whole experience. Great brew.