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RATINGS: 730   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Apple, cinamon, nutmeg in the aroma. Flavor is sweet, with apples, honey, and vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2009
12oz, unplugged bottle. Thanks ditmier. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Looks like apple juice. Smells like apple juice. It actually smells better and more like apples than apple juice. Nice, juicy and sweet. Apple core, fresh, some vanilla. Very cidery. This doesnt have the holy-shit-awesomeness that the raspberry and cherry beers do but it is still very good. Taste is sweet apples upfront that quickly fades to a surprisngly dry finish. Not very beery in general. Very drinkable. Not as good as some of this companys other fruit beers but definitely one of the better in the style and more justification that NG brews the best fruit beers bar none.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2009
bottle from thecheeseman: pours a golden apple juice colour, who would of thought, with a small white head. aroma is full of apple meat and the skins, also a great floral aroam that matches apple blossoms. the flavour is great just like fresh apple juice with a slight sweetness and just awesome apple flavour. finishes very nice with a small amount of tartness. great beer. wish i had more.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2013
12 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours an ever so hazy golden amber with some flimsy white edging. Aroma is clearly apples, a nice blend of tart and sweet. A bit of wheat and spice on the end. Taste is similar, very tasty and fresh apple juice with a grainy/wheat finish and a lingering sweetness. Crazy delicious. Crisp and medium bodied, never syrupy or cloying. This is scary drinkable and the best apple influenced beer Ive ever had. Awesome!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (746) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy dark orange. Aroma is apples. Flavor is a nice balance a sweet apple and a slight sour finish. Flavors is definitely green apple with some caramel. Very well done apple beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
valpoaj (740) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Really looking forward to this going in...pours a clear copper color with high level of effervescence and a fairly strong white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is all about spicy apple cider, but there is something else in there, maybe some clove, or cinnamon...either way, very nice, and a step above any ciders I have tried. Flavor is both sweet and tart apple, caramel malts, a hint of wheat, and a brown sugary flavor that kicks in near the ends...beautiful...just what I pictured. Superbly drinkable...if I rated palate solely based on drinkability, this would be the easiest 5 ever, but it is a bit more carbonated than I would like. Biggest qualm...the fact that NG made this their unplugged offering, because at this ABV and this drinkability, a 4 pack can disappear quite quickly. Next time, make this the standard offering and the Alt the unplugged version...Prosit

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2010
From a bottle. Looks like apple cider in the glass with a small bubbly head. Subtle aroma with apples, maybe some honey, and some slight spice. Flavor is sweet caramel with apples becoming present towards the finish. Beer is mainly sweet with just a hint of tartness in the finish. This is much sweeter than I had desired, and the apples seemed to play a minor role. When the apple flavor finally hit this beer is quite nice, but it is such a small part of this beer which resembles a watery apple juice to me.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
demmbonz (732) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Aroma of fresh apple cider. Copper colored with some cloudiness. Nice tangy fizziness on the palate. Very fresh and crisp tasting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Once again, bottle courtesy of Juart. Pours amber golden with a small frothy off-white head. Aroma is a tart malty apple juice. A little sweetness in the taste, but really has a lot of apple character. Pretty dry overall. Some tartness carries from the flavor to the taste. Has a lot of tight effervescence. And excellent balance with this beer. Finishes with a decent richness. Not too fruity. Very well done.


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