madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Lots of hype surrounding this one in these parts. Bottle, pour is somewhat effervescent, cloudy yellow/goldish, not much of a head. ARoma of apples, mostly like apple cider/juice. Taste is pretty much that too with a little wheat that comes in the finish. Medium to light bodied. Meh, not really my thing. Tastes mostly like apple cider. Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2007
The aroma was rich with apples and hints of caramel and brown sugar. The beer poured a hazy rich copper color with little to no head and lacing. There may have been a carbonation problem with mine. The flavor was syrupy like straight apple juice and little malt. The mouthfeel was slightly wet and creamy with a light to medium body. I enjoyed it.
Thanks to Vac for scoring this one for me. RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Pours clear, pale copper with a beautiful medium head composed of super-fine bubbles. Once the head recedes it leaves moderate lacing. Strong carbonation helps bring a simply sublime sweet and tart apple aroma to your nose, like fresh cider, along with hints of spice and bread. On the palate it’s like apple pie - Lush, rich, sweet, slightly tart, and appley with the underlying brown ale acting like a pie crust. Truly fantastic stuff, but at 3.8% alcohol this one should come in 2 liter bottle for easier consumption! FestDecBeet (412) - - JAN 2, 2015
Look: pours like a dark apple cider. Very clear. White head with a yellow edge.
Smell: Apple cider. Slight vinegar taste. Cinnamon. Nutmeg. Spiced cider. Heavy sweet apples.
Taste: Apple cider. Very sweet. Slight dryness. Slight vinegar taste. Apple pie filling.
Feel: very dry. Medium carbonation.
Overall: great beer. Nice sweet Apple flavor.
First drank: home 1/2/15 sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly amber/cider color, head dissapeared almost immediately. Aroma is a subdued tart apple, sweet. I was a little worried that this was going to be a watered down version of a fruit beer. First sip changed that. This beer is like apple cider without the extreme tartness usually associated with cider. I couldn’t believe how great the apple flavor came across with a touch of malt and cinnamon in the background. Finishes dry, surprising seeing how the beer is more sweet than tart.
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Went on a mad beer spending spree up in Madison and bought many New Glarus products. Pours a dark orange color with off white head. Smells of a cider beer and flavor is apple cider. Not a big fan of ciders but this is pretty decent. Mr_Abner (385) - Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very hazy copper. Aroma is apple cider, smells sweet. Moderately sweet; tastes of apples. lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Aroma: granny smith apples, apple spice, and apple pie
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2009
Appearance: light yellow, small white head, no lacing
Flavor: sweet, light apple spice, candy sugar, spiciness
Palate: very smooth and bubbly
Wow, an apple a day makes a lot more sense to me now. This is a crispy treat, not for sipping. The quenchibility (sp?) may only be surpassed by the wonderful balance of sweet and tart. Fruit beers are so hard to make this well. LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Bottle to glass. 12-23 tasting with armin and boody. (thanks to armin for bringing out the NG goodness with him from Wis) Pours a nice light gold, with very minimal head. Some caramel notes in there too. Smells a lot like apple cider, with some nice caramel malt in there. Tastes like a caramel apple at a wisconson apple fest. Even the wife liked it, which is saying something about how fruity this tasted. Finished just like a tart apple...juicy yet dry. Really a nice fruit beer.