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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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3.6
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 a subtle and delicate aroma of fleshy apple arose from the clear amber liquid and grew stronger showing hints of cider and fresh cut red delicious...little head stood atop..sweet apples are everywhere in the aroma...but in delicate ways....very sweet with almost no aftertaste...a wonderful apple ale but not even close to being as complex as the red...fleshy apple and malt round things out...low alcohol makes it more novel than it should be...but a nice ale nonetheless.

3.6
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2005
I thought this tasted just like the apple pies that they sell at McDonalds - it’s only missing the crust! Strong apple-cinnamon-brown sugar aroma. It’s a pretty good looking brew - looks like a brown bubbly, slightly hazy apple juice. Taste is full and sweet, not as "sharp" as a cider - smooth bodied. Thanks for sharing this, Garin! (Cleveland Rater Gathering, 2/2005)

3.6
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Bottle. Poured a coppery gold color...minimal head. Green apples are all over the nose with this one. Hit’s you like the Raspberry Tart does. Strong aroma. Flavor is very much like apple cider, but maybe a tad lighter...more sweet than tart. Some malts I suppose, but this is still all apple. Very refreshing in a way. Couldn’t drink a ton of it, but it’s tasty and different.

3.6
radarsock (1193) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2013 Bottle from StFun -- many thanks! I’ve been dying to try this for a while. It means a lot to me. To snifter it pours a clear, darkish orange with a quickly-diminishing off-white head. Tastes and smell of apple cores, refined sugar, Belgian and American yeasts, cranberry sauce, and sweet malts. Refreshingly tart. Thought it’d be stickier altogether: shows how much I know.

3.6
KyotoLefty (10263) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 1, 2013
Bottled. Nose of sweet apples, caramel covered. Brown with lace. Sweet apple flavors, ginger ale, nice tartness. Very tasty and interesting.

3.6
shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

2005(?) Vintage

6/21/2010: New Glarus Apple Ale... Aroma: Wow, really unexpected, but good aroma of aged apple cider with hints of subtle spices and caramel; strong. Appearance: Cloudy honey color; thin, churning veil of off-white to beige-colored bubbles; lots of tiny carbonation bubbles exploding in all directions, churning their way to the top. Flavor: Quite sweet! Sugary apple, but the apple doesn’t jump right out, it is more reserved with more sugary caramel coming through as well as some gentle spice, clover honey, and vanilla; more and more honey and creamy vanilla as the beer warms, also some cream sherry. Palate: Medium; slightly creamy, but slightly spritzer-like at the same time; soft. Overall: This beer has definitely changed over its life in the bottle, but it is surprisingly good and quite enjoyable!

12 fl. oz. bottle. Rating: 7/3/7/4/15 = 3.6
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2008 Vintage

6/21/2010: New Glarus Unplugged Apple Ale... Aroma: Apple juice. Appearance: Hazy golden color with a tinge of shiny copper; initial head of beige foam that dissipates to leave a thin veil with a ring around the edge; good level of rapid carbonation. Flavor: Light apple, slightly dull and dusty at times; sweeter in the middle through the finish; a small dollup of clover honey and vanilla caramel in the finish; floral undertones. Palate: Medium; airy and light mouthfeel. Overall: Very different characteristics as the older bottle, but still nearly as good; the apple doesn’t overwhelm and therefore this comes across as BEER with some apple characteristics, not just like an apple cider; quite refreshing and easy to drink.

12 fl. oz. bottle. Rating: 7/4/7/3/14 = 3.5

3.6
DrewFace (969) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours a fairly clear light orange color. Big green apple aroma with light vinegar note. Big apple flavor, like fresh squeezed apple juice. Big carbonation and juicy.

3.6
Adamrandels (15) - - DEC 25, 2013
All apple all the time. champagne bubbles and a strong fruity feel. No lingering aftertaste. Light body and feels bubbly all the way through.

3.6
drsordr (2659) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle pour dark golden to copper. Nose pale cider and sweet malt. Taste all apple cider. Nice mix of tart and sweet, but fairly one dimensional.

3.6
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Tastes like sparkling apple juice. Good balance of sweet and tart. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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