biggirlpanties (194) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a back rate from a while ago, but probably one of the best beers I have ever had. Aged for 2 years (2008 bottle), I donít like the fresh ones as much, but they are still great. Tastes more like an apple cider (not a hard cider) than a beer. Aroma is fresh apples, tastes is the same, just fresh and sweet without that fake sugary sweetness. Seriously, just awesome.
o_Merlin_o (193) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A spare head with spare lacing. Pours an amber color. Aromas of orange peel, bubble gum, and lots of fruit (apple, pear, peach, and cherry). Pure bliss from an aroma standpoint (yes, I like fruit beers). Definite fruit bouquet, in an AWESOME beer.
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours apple juice colored. Head quickly fades to nothing. Kind of like a light, sweet cider. Nose is sweet with apples, continues to palate. Kind of wish it was carbed a bit more, but fun to drink nonetheless.
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve had many bottles of this in the past and I donít know why I havenít gotten around to rating yet. Pours light golden with bright white head. Aroma is all apples and likely would be confused with apple juice if I didnít know otherwise. Flavor loaded with sweet apple deliciousness and tart finish. On par with prior fruit beers from NG. Glad they decided to make it again.
starewich (168) - - NOV 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The apple flavor is perfect, not too sweet or too tart, and doesnít overwhelm the crackery beer base. Itís not an equal partnership but itís closer than most and certainly coudnít be mistaken for simple cider. The low ABV is making me seriously consider drinking a zillion of these. Yum yum yum yum. Wisconsin!
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very clear light brown with a reddish huge. Barely any foam whatsoever.
Smells like a red apple.
Taste kind of like beer mixed with apple juice. Iím assuming this is spot on what they intended since Iíve never had anything remotely like this before. A little tartness throughout with a very smooth flavor.
Mouthfeel is kind of light, but with a 4.0% ABV that is expected. Not quite as dry as most ciders. Definitely has the apple flavor but is firmly in beer territory.
I love everything from New Glarus. Iím fortunate to have loving relatives in Wisconsin, but would love to have more regular access to their offerings. Very solid lighter beer and very unique.
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2003
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Back in '99, we served this instead of champagne at our wedding. I miss this beer! I wish they would not have stopped making it! I've tried several times to try and replicate as a homebrew, but alas, have not come close.
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. Itís 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. Itís light to medium bodied and a bit oily in the mouth, but not excessively so. Taste is tart apples and some very light spicing. Itís a beer and tastes like a beer. Not a cider. Very good and reminds you of fall.