ctipping (1908) - Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Originally reviewed 2/7/2015.
Slightly hazy deep amber. Medium white head. Medium collar.
Smells like apple juice, but a little less sweet. A little bit of an earthy aroma.
Taste is an unsweetened apple flavor. Earthy maybe isnít the right descriptor anymore. Slightly acidic. Then the sweet apple juice kicks in. Finishes like apple juice. Medium body. Well carbonated.
Itís pretty good, but apple just isnít an interesting enough fruit for me.
Ktwse (4783) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2017
Pours clear amber with low white head. Aroma of apple juice, light bread. Taste is apple juice, mild tart apple and green grapes in the finish. Light and smooth body with average carbonation. Meilby (11364) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle 355ml vintage 2015 @ geokkjeryngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2017
[Courtesy of bergstaden] Pours hazy amber/copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, sweet red apples and hint of vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long sweet red apple finish, Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft. 7 4 7 4 14 - 3.6
Bottle 355ml vintage 2016 @ geokkjer
[Courtesy of bergstaden] Pours deep golden/copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, apple and hint of sourness. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter and light sour with a long apple and malty finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft. 6 3 6 3 13 - 3.1
Bottle, 12oz, shared by Bergstaden. 2015 edition. An unclear, copper colored beer with a small, off-white head. Lots of apples in the initial aroma, then mashed apples tending towards diacetyl and vanilla. Candy, white sugar. Itís smooth, soft and medium bodied, with flavors of mashed apples, candied apples and some vanilla. Long mashed apples finish. Pleasant indeed, perhaps with an apple cake of some kind. 7-3-7-3-14-3.4Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle, 12oz, shared by Bergstaden. 2016 edition. Clearer than the 2015 edition, and a bit lighter in color. More mellow aroma and flavor than 2015, much less apple. Smooth and medium to full-bodied, with a mellow carbonation. Sure prefer the 2015 edition, but itís a decent beer anyway. 6-3-6-3-12-3. 170311
Bottle, courtesy of bergstaden. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of red apples, malt, fruitiness and apple peel. Flavor is sweet and malty with red apples, caramel, apple peel, apple pit and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.
beermenow1 (4) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2017 does not count
This Ale totally shocked me! I am not a big into ciders at all so I was a little skeptical to buy it. I am glad I did!! It pours a copper to light amber color with a strong aroma of apples.
The taste is all apple with a dry finish. I want more! dakingindanorf (6) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2016 does not count
Fall in a bottle. Not much carb but itís there, pleasant apple aroma. Taste is crisp apple cider...this beer is everything I love about apple cider in beer form. kchampagne (173) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2016
The only negative about these are that they are way too easy to drink, so you end up running out of them too quickly. Pours a hazy copper. Aroma is fresh apples with caramel malts. Taste was fresh apples, sweet on the front end, but with a dry finish, allowing you to have multiple beers for further inspection and analysis. These are phenomenal. MetalNHopHead (1882) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 12, 2016
An ale so good it temporarily turned me into a stuttering idiot (well, more of a stuttering idiot than usual). If it werenít for the New Glarus name, I wouldnít have purchased this. I donít really like cider (unless Iím really drunk). Iím not even very keen on apples (probably the most overrated fall offering outside of pumpkins). I was totally unprepared for how much I liked Apple Ale. Jesus H. Christ. Itís basically the most crisp, delicious apple juice you could ever hope to drink. With a little booze. Does a bottle of this a day keep the doctor away? If so, sign me up. jc1762 (1369) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Thanks Virby44 for the bottle! Poured into taster showing apple juice brown with half a finger of clean white foam.
The nose shows a distinct red apple aroma on top of a bed of earthy malts.
The palate is highly carbonated and medium bodied. Very strong apple forward flavor throughout that increases until it reaches a sharply sweet apple note (think apple pie or jolly rancher) on the finish. Upon warming, caramel malts become more apparent and blend very well with the apples. Very nice finish and probably closer to a cider in my opinion but I canít really tell the difference.