lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: granny smith apples, apple spice, and apple pie
Appearance: light yellow, small white head, no lacing
Flavor: sweet, light apple spice, candy sugar, spiciness
Palate: very smooth and bubbly
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber colour with a small head. Aroma is apples, some citrus and pears. Flavour was sweet without the sourness of apples I was hoping for. Good beer but nowhere near as good as their Raspberry Tarte.
Theis (14943) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Clear yellow - white head. Apple, sweetness, acid, bubblegum, candy, banana, citrus, warming alcohol, too sweet.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.
Apple Ale looks like apple cider with a more robust head. It is a caramel or dark golden orange color with a hazy effervescence. The cap on top froths up suitably, eventually leaving a few wisps of a cap and a ring around the edge of the glass.
Tons of red apple notes in the aroma. It smells sweet and again reminds me of apple cider. There is a bit of a tart acidity that enters my nose as well.
The flavor is nearly spot on for sparkling apple cider. The flavor starts with a burst of red apple skin and sugary apples, with only the tartness giving away any clue that this is not a cider. A bit of white grape juice or white wine adds a little more character to the flavor. Not much from the malt bill actually gets through, and there are certainly no hops present.
The crisp carbonation suits this beer well. It has a light to medium body, and the sweetness from the flavor carries over into a sensation on the lips.
Duplicating the flavor of a cider is an interesting feat, but it is not what I am really looking for in a beer. I would drink this again, but I have enjoyed New Glarus’ other fruit beers more.
tomthompson89 (1973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose of apple, clear amber pour. Palate is a touch thin. Flavour is all apple but a touch sweet for my liking. Love this brewery but maybe my least fav of their offerings.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
baraciisch (2728) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange in color... Aroma of fresh apple cider... Flavor is apple juice, cider, light acidity on finish... Hardly beer, but enjoyable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tvail4 (17) - - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
golden, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly sour, light body, slick feel, average carbonation,
boozedude (2226) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle into glass shared with pals, this shits pretty much exactly like apple cider, I taste no alcohol,, but its delicious
commonmac (974) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by rosskyle. The hit of apple is intense upon bottle opening. Maybe a little spice like clove or cinnamon but it’s muted. Appearance is amber color reminiscent of a darker apple juice. Head quickly disappears. Taste is super sweet and very heavy on apple which I guess was expected. Not much of a beer feeling from this one but it does taste good. No real tartness or sour coming through. Very easy to drink but definitely more sweet juice than ale. Thin mouthfeel. I will probably only try this once but not as terrible as you would think.
Panzuriel (1722) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle Straight outta ’consin. New Glarus Thumbprint Series Apple Ale is a apple juice (right?) slightly hazy brew with a fine head of white bubbles. Nose is ripe real apple aroma without fake sugar. Taste is pretty much apple. like natural sweet apple, not fake candy apple. Like a gala or Fuji. Body is thinner and a bit lively. What that beverage with the annoying apple beaning people commercials should be.