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RATINGS: 735   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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4.3
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
akoeninger (755) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2014
This beer is awesome! Amazing aroma, awesome apple taste. Hints of the base beer soak thru and add to the complex and rounded experience. Do not pass this up. Crisp, clean, and delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
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 I’ve ever had. Awesome!

4.1
valpoaj (744) - 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

3.6
Carlisle (742) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Draft. Reddish-cooper color. Apple aroma. Strong apple flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
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.

4
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
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.

3.9
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.

3.5
twindadplus2 (714) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Clear coppery brown with a thin film of a head. To get an idea of the aroma just take a Red Delicious and take a big whiff. That’s exactly what you’re getting from this beer. Flavor of fresh cider with a bit of tartness to keep the sweetness from overwhelming the brew. Crisp, dry, sweet finish that lingers for some time. I couldn’t drink a lot of these but it’s a nice change of pace.


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