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. jc1762 (1436) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Thanks Virby44 for the bottle! Poured into taster showing apple juice brown with half a finger of clean white foam.
The nose shows a distinct red apple aroma on top of a bed of earthy malts.
The palate is highly carbonated and medium bodied. Very strong apple forward flavor throughout that increases until it reaches a sharply sweet apple note (think apple pie or jolly rancher) on the finish. Upon warming, caramel malts become more apparent and blend very well with the apples. Very nice finish and probably closer to a cider in my opinion but I can’t really tell the difference. HuskerTan (2203) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - NOV 7, 2016
A- Apple juice.
A- Amber color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Apple juice.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, refreshing finish.
O- This would be a great beer for cider folks. All the good qualities of a cider mixed with the greatness that is beer. Not too sweet or fake tasting. Really well done. Simple and tasty. phranq (219) - - OCT 28, 2016
Apples all over. In the nose palate and finish sweet apple mouth feel and dry finish. Very tasty. RRistow12 (868) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy dark orange. Aroma is apples. Flavor is a nice balance a sweet apple and a slight sour finish. Flavors is definitely green apple with some caramel. Very well done apple beer.
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b0071d (14) - Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2016
clear copper color. Rich flavors (sweet and sour apple) with a nice finish (dry). MrTipple (4968) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Saw dust, straw, light, sweet apple. Clear gold, small , creamy, white head. Medium sweet. Intense green apple, sweet cider, lively carbonation, light bitterness coming up in the finish. Very refreshing Fruit Beer, nice apple in palate, aroma seems a bit odd. Keg at the brewery, New Glarus, WI. rubbishystuff (2538) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2016
From Bushel and Peck. Really nails the balance between bitter and fruit sweetness. Excellent. Serving: Bottle ozzy70 (1148) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Tap at the brewery. Poured hazy copper. White head. Aroma was apple, sweet apple juice. Taste was sweet, tart, dry finish. Very good. dinkle50 (1477) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Murky brown pour which kind of looks like apple cider. Single finger white head. Aroma of apple cider. Taste is like apple cider, but as a beer. Sweet apples. You can literally taste every bit of the apple from the fruit to the peel. A little lace present. Unreal what New Glarus can do with fruit.