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RATINGS: 724   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
3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2004
Light and sweet apple and bread nose, more juice-like than cider-like, thin perhaps. Buttery notes with some slight spicyness. Light body, semi-fizzy with a sweet and wet finish.

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...

3.6
egajdzis (6833) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2004 Poured a copper color with a small off white head. Fresh aweet apple aroma and the taste is mildly sweet as well. It was not as overbearing as the Raspberry Tart or Belgian Red. Also definitely sweeter than cider.

3.6
DaSilky1 (2608) - 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 (2470) - 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
Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2006
12 oz bottle compliments of hezron

Shared with malaci. A golden carbonated head protected scents of cherries, apples and very very subtle hops. Tastes like sweet apple juice that has been fermented with cherries. Very drinkable and smooth - it doesn’t really taste like beer at all. Finishes dry and smooth with a mild aftertaste. Not bad; I wish I could have had this fresh.

3.6
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Bottle shared by <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank> beerhugger, thanks Steve. Copper in colour, thin off-white head, small amounts of visible carbonation. The aroma is dominated by apples, quite sweet with some honey. The flavour was of macintosh apples, lots of apple skins, caramel. Wonderfully sweet mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes very sweet but not cloying. Very interesting stuff.

3.6
sthlm (790) - Blank, Alabama, USA - OCT 28, 2007
UPDATED: APR 8, 2009 [Bottle, thanks JK!] Pours amber with a very small off-white head. Medium body, good finish. The aroma and flavor were intense apple with some cinnamon and nutmeg. While I didn’t like this as much as the Belgian Red or Raspberry Tart, this is still yet another excellent New Glarus fruit beer. Re-rate: Didn’t really get any spices with this new batch, just straight apple. Almost was like a sparkling cider it was so apple heavy. I really enjoyed drinking it, and it was insanely drinkable...but to be honest it is very one dimensional. Still, I could drink this all day, so I am going to up the overall a bit.


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