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RATINGS: 728   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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 its worth and it is awesome! Looking for something more complex then look elsewhere.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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 its still a great fruit beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of ughsmash, light orange color, looks like apple juice. First whiff is apples and apple juice, surprise! Smells really sweet, not sure if I like it. Very strange taste, like the malts are wrestling the apples for control of the beer. Not a bad beer at all just very, very weird. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-27-2009 03:33:42

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle. Poured a pink-tinged golden color with a short-lived, thin off-white head that diminished to a light ring. Aroma of red apples, cherry pie filling, some sugary sweetness, and a faint wheatiness. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with some tart hints of apple that finishes with a cidery sweetness. Low carbonation, sweet on the palate. Overall, too one dimensional for my tastes. It seemed more like a sweet cider. Ill stick with the Berliner weiss.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Gillard. Pours a clear amber color with virtually no head. Aroma is decidedly fruity and sweet with strong notes of apple, apple cider, and some sweet honey and caramel notes. Flavor is sweet and syrupy with notes of citrus, apples, apple cider, pear, fresh floral overtones. Generally light-bodied with a sweet and syrupy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2009
12 oz bottle. Crystal clear copper with a thin white head. Nose is apple juice and dough, faint toffee. Really interesting. Not quite a cider and only in the finish reminding me of a beer. Crisp but not sharp, juicy with light drying. Taste is mostly apple, some cherry, a bit of cinnamon, faint lemon pith and apple peel. I wanted to be challenged but this was still good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 12oz Bottle. Very very interesting nose that combines fresh apple cider, with the deeper husky parts of the malt, and the softer sides of apple cider vinegar. Complex and enticing. Pours a crystal clear vibrant bright orange fire, bubbling as champagne and lifting an edge of white to the corners of the glass. Flavor is high and fluffy, bringing a delicate, blossoming rich apple character to my lips. So sweetly perfumed, yet not cloying. This is awesome. The malt stiffens the backbone of the beer. Incredible elegant grace. A calvados like alcohol brims over the glass edges and adds an edge of refinement to the finish. I cannot imagine a more perfect marriage of apple and ale. Soft, light and airy. A heavenly beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3983) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2009
My liquid christmas card from Kimber. Pours a clear golden with a tiny white head. Smells of stearin with a hint of apple juice. Sweet with aromas of applejuice. Medium bodied. Tiny hints of stearin. Quite high carbonation. Crispy dry finish. Reminds me of a cider with a bit more body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2009
In short: An apple pie in a bottle. Light and extra clean. It is what it is, a little oddity fun in small quantities.
How: Bottles, 2008 unplugged release. Bottles received from MatSciGuy, thanks a lot Levi. Consumed fresh and shared at tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Clear golden body with almost no head
In long: Nose of apple pie with cinnamon. Taste is really apple pie with cinnamon, crisp crust and all. An overall sensation of crumble. Medium carbonation, very light body. This is a very very clean beer, a bit too sparkling clean for my liking. This beer has very little body and the mouthfeel is rather boring. I understand its a 3.8% beer but New Glarus have proven they can make nourishing full body fruit beer with a similar gravity. Also while this original taste is kind of fun the first few sips it quickly gets tiresome. On one hand I admire the originality of this offering but on the other hand this is not something I could drink regularly or in large quantities. So I have mix feeling about it like a cheap fat Texan standing in front of a free all-you-can eat fruits and vegetables buffet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (5241) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Gillard. Pours an apple juice golden color with a small off-white head. Nose is apple cider, sugar, spice, butter, and goodness. Flavor is red, green, and yellow apples with cinnamon/sugar spice, and it finishes smoothly with a wonderful Grandmas house feeling. I can imagine this beer on a cold Wisconsin afternoon. Very nice.


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