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RATINGS: 724   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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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hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2010
12 oz bottle from a coworker. Thick, hazy light copper/orange pour. High carbonation. Sweet to sour apple aroma as the body warms. Very, very sweet and thin body. Reminds me of pinto grigio. Much juicier than beer with a honey-like body. No significant finish, but a nice, thin coating is left on the throat. Interesting brew.

3.7
arminjewell (9721) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Pours deep amber/orange with thin white head, lively carbonation. Aroma is spices, and lots of apples with a hint of tart. Taste is sweet and tart apples up front, leading into some spices, finishing sweet and apple based. Sort of like a cider, but really more like liquid apples than a sugary drink. Unique, enjoyable.

3.7
mcox90 (2159) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 19, 2010
12 oz bottle from Secret Santa. Pours copper with a 1/2" white head. Aroma and flavor are all apple and spice. Tart, but not to tart. Sweet, but not to sweet. Moderate in body with lively carbonation. Very nice.

3.7
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Pours apple juice colored. Head quickly fades to nothing. Kind of like a light, sweet cider. Nose is sweet with apples, continues to palate. Kind of wish it was carbed a bit more, but fun to drink nonetheless.

3.7
dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma shows notes of, whadya know, apples. Flavor shows the same. Basically what you have here is a fruit beer that puts pretty much every apple cider to shame. Bravo!

3.7
madmitch76 (26366) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2011
16th February 2009
Clear gold amber beer, not much head but quite good carbonation. Nice aroma of fresh apples. Taste also rings of fresh apples but also there is a well balanced counterpoint of fermented apples. Very clean, like a cider, but much smoother and without the dry acidity. This beer is what cider wants to be when it grows up!

3.7
phaleslu (10889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2011
12 oz. bottle from lushawn- thanks again, pal! Pours a bright, rich gold color with a very small white head. Aroma of ripe red apples, some light nutmeg-and-cinnamon type spices, brown sugar, sweet malts, and wheat. Flavor of ripened red apples, brown sugar, sweet malts, a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon (am I imagining those- I don’t think they were added but they come out somehow), and honey. Medium-bodied, with initially low carbonation that increases for a crisp finish. Sweet, juicy, chewy mouthfeel. This is a really cool beer, and I’ve only had ciders, not any apple beers. Surprisingly nice body on this and so, so easy to drink. New Glarus dominates fruit beers.

3.7
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2011
This poured a cloudy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of fresh picked over ripped apples, yum. Flavor was a bit more tart than the aroma a mix between sour and sweet apples with light funk there too. Almost ike a sweeter cider than a beer, but good stuff.

3.6
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2011 12 oz bottle. hazy orange, red body. white head. aroma of apples, heavy sugar, and sweet breads...flavor of sparkling apple juice, heavy vanilla and frosting..very sweet and desert-like..a bit too sweet, and not as crisp and natural as it used to be

3.6
MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 Heart-warming and tongue-moistening sweet and tart apple pie perfume and flavors...Less decadent than its Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart counterparts though, the apples fade into a smooth aftertaste, avoiding a cloying stickiness...Soft prickling helps the dessert functions but also makes it easier for us to see that this is not up to their 2 other fruit beers’ standards...Nutmeg adds to the pie character, yet this is as juicy and drinkable as apple cider...It’s not saying much, but this is probably the best apple beer I’ve ever had...


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