BeerandBlues2 (9681) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Ratman. Pours clear copper with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, cereal), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of cinnamon, apple, and earth. Flavor is average malt (bread, biscuit, cookie), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of buttered, cooked apples with cinnamon; faint crust notes. Light body, low warmth and creaminess, medium carbonation with a dry finish.
fluffy (1664) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
im confused-how is this just not cider? i liked this but it was way too sweet for me.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is brown like apple cider with small tan head...smell is apple and sugar...this is quite overrated...tastes like an overly sweet brown ale with sugar and a dash of apple juice...interesting but sickeningly sweet and not apparent apple-i-ness...
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled: Orange colour. Clear. Apple, sweetness, stearin in the aroma. Flaovur is very sweet and cloying. Obvious apple flavour, thats a bit too much for my likings. Ends on a very sweet note. Thanks Jeppe for sharing.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I...ehh....well,.....emmmm. Yeah. My notes for this are very clear and very succinct. "Apple juice." If this truly has a beer base then kudos to New Glarus. Much as I like them, this tasted like fruit juice and not beer to me.
jake65 (2613) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Bright gold and ciderlike in appearance. No head. Smells like apple juice and tastes like apple juice. Sweet and fruity with some mild carbonation. Barely a hint of cidery type spices in the tail. Uninspiring.
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - APR 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very sweet one dimentional beer. Tastes like Mott’s apple juice with a bit of carbonation. Too sweet and not layered at all. A let down from the other superb NG beers I have had.
DrnkMcDermott (2798) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz "Unplugged" bottle. $2.50 single @ Ray’s, Wauwautosa. Under the cap, the smell is brown ale and old apple cider. Pour into glass looks like a brown apple cider, with a noisy fizzy head. Taste is mostly apple cider, though the malt does give some backing to it. Pretty full of malt and juice, nicely fizzy, but it doesn’t hang together as a great concoction. I like it enough, though.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Murky brown amber with a minimal light tan head. Huge raw apple aroma. The flavor is massively appley in fact it totally dominates. Medium sweet, lightly sour. Dry sweet cider finsih. This is so close to a raw unpasterurized apple cider (non alcoholic) that it is amazing. I like apples, I like New Glarus, I love beer, but this one just does nto work for me. They just need to turn it into a killer hard cider. The beer charecteristics just detract.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle courtesy of OSLO. Clear, golden apple juice color with a small white head. Juicy, sweet and lightly tart apple aroma. The flavor follows with what could be non-alcoholic cider, but it perhaps just a bit less cloying. This was definitely not agreeing with me by the end. I wish it were dryer.