JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2009
12oz from MatSciGuy - thanks, Levi!! Man, can New Glarus get any more rad? We had a big NG night at the tasting and my already sizable estimation grew during the evening. A big Granny Smith nose to this fine buttery golden beer, with its crisp carbonation. Lively mouthfeel. The initial sips are cider all the way, but as you get into it there is definitely a creamy, sweet quality that emerges. Hard not to say that it’s pie-like. And what kind of sick bastard doesn’t like pie? emacgee (4704) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Thanks a ton to JCB for sharing and whoever gave it to him. Pours a translucent gold with a frothy white head. The nose was just as expected, very tart apple, nice background spice character, very pungent. The flavor is spicy, very strong apple flavor, pie spices, very nice. Sweet and crisp on the mouthfeel with a mild tartness. It is what it is and is very tasty in the way it does it. princesslala (131) - DENMARK - JAN 6, 2009
It pours a clear golden copper; effervescent, with a bubbly white head that quickly disappears. I’m not too sure what the difference is between an apple cider and an apple ale, but it tastes pretty similar, only a little lighter on the palette and the alcohol than the ciders I’ve tried. WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Bottle. Clear golden color, a few strands of carbonation emanating up from the bottom. Thin wispy head. Flavor is big fresh apple notes, some golden delicious and also Macintosh. Dry to begin, sweet medium, dry finish. Flavor is so big and fresh that you can taste a bit of apple rind in there. Wow, this is like some exceptionally good apple juice. Well done. New Glarus does fruit beers like no other. Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Pours a clear copper gold with light white head. Aroma is similar to cider with the sweet apples and light notes of cinnamon. Flavor is sweet and tart apple with brown sugar. Medium body with quite a bit of carbonation. Very well done beer.
Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2009
12 ounce bottle brought to me from Wisconsin by a friend. Thanks Jenny! Pours a clear light orange color with a medium head. Good head retention that does not leave much lacing. Aroma is strong, tart apple cider. Subtle graininess is there if you look for it, but the apples do dominate. Flavor is apple cider with a tart champagne like finish and some spices. Full bodied and very smooth with lively carbonation. This is very nice. cblado (298) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear, light brown color. Slight off-white head, dissipates quickly. Aroma is mainly sweet apple, with a hint of malt as well. Flavor is very cidery, sweet apples again, with a malt finish. Hints of cinnamon at the end as well. Palate feels effervescent, very lively on the tongue, and a bit syrupy. Overall this is an excellent fruit beer, a great brew for my 100th also! Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Pours deep clear gold with wafer thin white head. Big apple nose of huge sweetness that gets near the sense of maltiness deep in the background. Wow. The taste is much the same with rich deep ripe apple flavors that scream robustness but are very smooth and near refreshing. Just as the initial tidal wave of apple goodness peaks a tingle of carbonation adds a little extra oomph to the experience. Very nice cider. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2009
New Years bottle. Pours an orange amber body with a thin white lacing. Doesn’t taste like beer it tastes like apple juice. Apple skins, a late harvest cider, malty apple juice. I could have gone for some more tartness to balance out the body. madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Lots of hype surrounding this one in these parts. Bottle, pour is somewhat effervescent, cloudy yellow/goldish, not much of a head. ARoma of apples, mostly like apple cider/juice. Taste is pretty much that too with a little wheat that comes in the finish. Medium to light bodied. Meh, not really my thing. Tastes mostly like apple cider.