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RATINGS: 670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bgburdman9 (858) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Bottle shared by sliffy courtesy of ofortuna. Aroma of maltiness and some apple sweetness with some cider and cinnamon notes. Very sweet apple tasting beer that had the slightest bitterness in it. Very crisp apple flavor. I wish they would make this again because this beer is awesome.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Pours a hazy copper-peach color, with light carbonation. you see a little red tinit if you hold it up to the light. There is no head, really, just a thin ring of foam. Minimal lacing. Nice candied apple aroma, sweet and spicy. As it warms, the aroma has more apple and less spice, smelling somehting like a fresh, unpasteurized cider. The taste is like apple pie in a glass. Seriously, it tastes like baked apples and pie spice. It is honey sweet up front with a bit of tart apple in the finish. Is it more like an ale or a cider? Iím not sure. Medium to full body, very light carbonation. This would be a wonderful dessert drink. I wonder how it would tasted warmed? I finally found a good apple beer - make that a great apple beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FirmButtstone (48) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Ok, maybe more of a cider then a beer but damn, this stuff is just pure greatness. There is enough caramel malt finish that you get the beer part and it gives it a caramel apple finish. Just pure drinkability, and I will go through all the cases I bought in no time. Amazing.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (5945) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2008
thanks goes out to pfoxyjohn for this thanksgiving day treat... Pours a dark tan autumn brown ... good white foam ring... wonderful fresh bitten apple scent ... is so delicious, i can never enjoy a cider again because this is what an apple libation should be, no more - no less, the standard if you will... i vote the apple to be the fruit of the year!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BelgianBeerGal (3247) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Traded bottle poured into a flute. Clear golden, brown colour with a white head and a little lacing. Gentle aroma of green apples, caramel, candy coatings and a hint of malt. This flavour is nice sweet apples, the brown base in the middle and then finishes with some nice tartness. This was phenomenal and I liked it every bit as much as their Cran-bic.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Pours clear, pale copper with a beautiful medium head composed of super-fine bubbles. Once the head recedes it leaves moderate lacing. Strong carbonation helps bring a simply sublime sweet and tart apple aroma to your nose, like fresh cider, along with hints of spice and bread. On the palate itís like apple pie - Lush, rich, sweet, slightly tart, and appley with the underlying brown ale acting like a pie crust. Truly fantastic stuff, but at 3.8% alcohol this one should come in 2 liter bottle for easier consumption!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggirlpanties (189) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2694) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2012 Pours clear honey light copper in color with a decent off white head. The incredible aroma of fresh crisp apples, straight up apple jolly rancher with sweet and light tart notes. These characteristics translate directly to the flavor, nice crisp lightly zesty apple with more sweet than tart notes, so juicy and delicious!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
Originally reviewed: 2/25/11. The pour yields a dark copper color that resembles fresh cider. Whoíd have thought? Small head; light lace. The nose is rich with fresh-crushed apples, honeysuckle, damp wood, and faint earthy tones. Good crisp body that is sharp and clean. Fresh apples all over the flavor. Mild sour notes, but this is much sweeter than expected. Honey-kissed bread noted as well. Slight dry note on the finish, but it is fleeting. This may very well be the most drinkable fruit beer I have ever had. I think I like this better than their RT or BR. I loved this.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lemke10 (826) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2012
As any Wisconsin beer lover knows, New Glarus Thumbprint Series (formally known as Unplugged) are never guaranteed to appear again. But, Apple Ale is one of those brews that do keep showing up at the end of each year. In 2012 it was released a little later than the normal October release to accommodate the presence of Enigma already on store shelves. Apple Ale is one of the Thumbprint beers that always seem to be very plentiful, so be sure to pick yours up before itís gone. It pours a semi-cloudy amber orange color with only a slight white head. The scent is fairly simple with that traditional ale scent mixed with sweet apples. While it does have a sweet apple aroma, it is still not as strong as hard ciders. Very inviting, like an adult juice box just waiting to be drank. Yum! The sweet tartness of the apples attacks your taste buds right away. This yearís brew is perhaps a little better than I remember the previous yearís being. The texture is smooth and generously filling as it delivers fantastic blend of ale with apples. If you like hard ciders and want to make a step up to something a little tastier and filling, this is a good place to start. Sorry folks, but itís not gluten free though. It finishes very clean with mild tartness. This is one of beers that can take you back to your childhood as this is essentially a big kidís version of apple juice. It makes for a great complimentary beverage for fall harvest meals before it becomes time for porters and stouts with winter approaching. Delicious tasting, well made, what else could you ask for? Oh, yeah thatís right ďMore please!Ē


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