WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Unplugged 12oz via tytoanderson, thanks so much Ty. The original eluded me forever and I’ve been dieing to try this. Shared with my gf over dinner, tofu kabobs and some king root roast thing. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is rich like spiced cider. Taste is sweet and light and full of refreshing apple flavors. Its close to a cider indeed but has some refreshing high levels of carbonation. Nice. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2009
From bottle courtesy of dpjuart. Great apple juice aroma. Starts with light tart character. Light malt character but mostly like a cider. Rich golden amber clear with thin white head. Medium watery body with medium carbonation. Lovely apple flavor in and out with mild crisp fruity hops. Sweet and fruity and very refreshing. kenter2000 (74) - , Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Very good, but not entirely what i had in mind. Fun. Could call it a soda. Fruit beers are hard to gage. Some are just hints of the fruit flavor and others...(this) are overwhelming in flavor....and overwhelming in sweet. Though, if a beer is called apple ale it should have apple flavor. Perhaps just too sweet for me. I believe that alcohol should be a little more difficult to consume than this beer. Good in the winter. grown up apple juice. hapjydeuce (1001) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle graciously sent as an extra by my main man pantanap. Thanks buddy! Pours a beautiful clear, dark golden color. Lovely crisp aroma of fresh-cut apples, grains and cider spice. Taste is very similar to apple cider with a bit more attention on grainy malt tones. Thin body, but very refreshing on the finish. Nice and crisp, very drinkable. AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 31, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2009 Pours dark golden with a thin white head. The nose was apples and a touch of nutty influence. The flavor was the same a=but a bit more refreshing. Apples, more over, apple skins, is what stood out.
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle from skyview. This stuff was really tasty. The aroma is of fresh apples, some caramel, and toasty brown ale base. Pours a golden brown with a thin non lasting head. Very nice apple cidery flavors up front. Tart, crisp, refreshing apples. This is followed by an ever so light brown ale base that is a little toasty and nutty. Really nice lasting crisp apple flavors. This was really enjoyable. fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Thanks aspidites. Pours light amber brown, sweet, tart, apples, apples, apples, little caramel, slight malt. merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JAN 30, 2009
This Unplugged NG pours a clear golden amber with a small white head that quickly drops to a cap. Some wispy lacing. Aroma of McIntosh apples, graced by caramel and Granny Smith greenies. Crisp and clean light body. Tastes like a topnotch cider in spite of the brown ale base. Very natural tasting and not at all cloying. Loads of fresh McIntosh flavor, accented by a touch of caramel malt. Some green apple tartness but this is more red apple sweet than tart. Excellent! aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2009
12oz bottle thanks to Daknole and Pantanap. Pours cider in color with a ring of foam. Aromas of apples and cherries. Flavors of apples, tart fruit, and a nice sweet finish. Palate is medium bodied an perfectly carbonated. This beer is all about apples, take it for what it’s worth and it is awesome! Looking for something more complex then look elsewhere. GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2009
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours a clear and very bubbly golden with a small white head that stays on as a ring as the bubbles continue to stream up from the bottom.
The aroma is, not surprisingly, dominated by apples and it smells like a really strong apple cider or fresh apple juice. Hints of caramel malts are dominated by the sweetness.
The first sip is a blast of tart apple sweetness that zings the tongue before the caramel malts show up briefly. The finish is very sweet with the apples but also has a slight bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel is well carbonated with lots of sugary sweet apples coating the palate and slightly dry.
This is another great fruit beer from New Glarus who certainly know their way around these styles. The drinkability may be slightly limited due to the massive sweetness, but it’s still a great fruit beer.