New Glarus Apple Ale

New Glarus Brewing Co

USA

How weird is it, after spending so much time trying heavily hopped pale ales from all over the country, to taste a beer that is prominent on the front of my tongue, instead of the back like more bitter ales. This is a brown ale with Wisconsin wheat and a blend of Wisconsin Cortland, Macintosh and Jonathan apples, and is quite sweet. It almost tastes like some ciders that I've had, and not an ale at all. This was a special run (sold in 12 oz single bottles where I found it), so it might be hard to find, but I'd say try it simply for the novelty. Many of you might not like the fruit presence, but maybe this will be the one to change you mind.

Reviewed: April 15, 2006

Rating: 6/10

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