kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/31/1999PhillyCraft (7231) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2011
Source: Belmont Station, Portland
muddy orange, strong granny apple aroma, rich apple flavor, not at all like a cider, not sweet or bitter, like drinking a dry apple butter
the best applesauce in a glass ever
Aroma: 10/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 9/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 19/20
Bottle thanks to Scott. Pours a hazy orange, minimal head and very little lacing. Aromas of cherries, fuji apple cider, nutmeg, vanilla, cherry water ice. Taste is cinnamon spice, puckery skin of apple, cherry pie, bread crust, creamy apple juice finish. Touch of oakiness in the finish. Has a similiar profile to the Enigma plus the addition of ripe apple goodness. Another ridiculous fruit beer from New Glarus. Delicious Travlr (24897) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Holy cow, this one is amazing. Bottle at Meridian Pint, courtesy of Whitney, thank you ma’am! The aroma was like having a dozen warm apple turnovers shoved up your nose at the same time - but in a god way. The taste is equally shocking, not too sweet, not too sour. Tons of fruits plus all the stuff that goes in those apple turnovers, like raisins, very very light and subtle cinnamon, and that gooey stuff that ends up in between all the little chunks of apple. I’ll say it again. Amazing. stevencon (522) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2012
12oz bottle from a trade with Atom: Clear orange copper color with a nice fluffy head. Aromas of tart apples and caramel, some breadyness, kind of reminds me of apple pie. I started to get the aroma as soon as I poured it. Taste of sweet caramel malts with a tart apple fruityness. The taste is very natural and not artificial. Dry finish. Great full mouth feel without being heavy I could drink a lot of the beer and still enjoy. I hope to get more someday. starewich (170) - - NOV 25, 2013
The apple flavor is perfect, not too sweet or too tart, and doesn’t overwhelm the crackery beer base. It’s not an equal partnership but it’s closer than most and certainly coudn’t be mistaken for simple cider. The low ABV is making me seriously consider drinking a zillion of these. Yum yum yum yum. Wisconsin!
ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2015
New Glarus is the king of fruit beers and this is no different. The apples define the beer, but its not a cider. Bready base soaks through and the sweetness is understated. Frozer (240) - Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Poured into a pint. Copper apple juice like color. Same aroma, fresh pressed apples. Perfect apple flavor. Not too much like a beer and not too much like and overly sweet cider. Low carbonation fits the bill. MetalNHopHead (1976) - 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 weren’t for the New Glarus name, I wouldn’t have purchased this. I don’t really like cider (unless I’m really drunk). I’m 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. It’s 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. DietPepsican (1591) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Probably the sixth time I’ve rated this beer, yet it keeps getting deleted. Whatever. Gold pour with a small white head. Champagne like carbonation in some batches, a bit lower in others. Very juicy apple flavor and aroma. The latest batch I picked up had a slight tartness to it, much more muted apple, and really just brings me back to the first batch I had. Some spices like nutmeg and cinnamon can be found, as well as a nice caramel back bone. Very enjoyable and probably my favorite New Glarus beer I’ve ever had. basaywhat (282) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours slightly cloud orange-amber with tiny white head that quickly disappears. Nose is freshly peeled apple and apple skins. Light hints of cinnamon. Taste is akin to apple cider, some cinnamon. Champagne like carbonation. Slightly tart. Really tasty. Wow this stuff is delicious!