cmart24 (9) - Flint, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2015 does not count SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at Ashleys. The pour is a darker red color. A slight apple spice and cinnamon aroma. Not a whole lot of taste. Some apple cinnamon flavors mixed with a strong carbonation. Very fizzy. I was hoping for more distinct apple flavors or more pie characteristic. Overall somewhat bland and mild.
Great light bodied American Beer. Tastes and smells just like American apple pie FCHooligan (1) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
Not bad, but certainly not great. It was difficult to taste to apple. I expected more of a cinnamon aftertaste. The aroma was a fooler, as it really had that "Grandma’s apple pie aroma." It sounded much better than it tasted. It was a disappointment. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2014 Tap: Clear, golden amber with a foamy, frothy ecru cap perched up on top. Aroma is very light; mild apple juice with notes of some generic apple spice... Perhaps cinnamon & nutmeg, but rather faint overall. Taste is equally mild in execution, feels kind of thin on the palate. Some apple juice & apple butter-y sweetness that leadings into a light glazing of spice in the back-end, again, mostly leaning towards cinnamon or maybe nutmeg. Hint of brown sugar; the spice in the end comes with a touch of astringent sharpness, finishing rather dry. A decent apple ale at best. Unfortunately New Glarus has ruined the way I judge other apple ales (or fruit beers in general, even). Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists of apple, caramel, and some faint spice (could be cinnamon, but hard to really tell). It’s a mostly transparent golden-orange with a one finger off-white head that eventually settled to thing film. There is a good amount of sticky webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light-moderate apple. There is some light caramel in the background. The finish builds with a little more apple, light cinnamon/spice, faint alcohol (only 6.5 abv?), and a hint of graham cracker. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall, it’s got apple, some light cinnamon, and even a touch of graham cracker, but I can’t say it reminds me of apple pie (if that’s what they were aiming for).