New Glarus Unplugged Apple Ale (365 Day 12)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer on Monday, December 13th, 2010

New Glarus Brewing Company Unplugged Apple Ale

Oh yeah, finally getting over my cold and looking forward to an American craft beer for the first time in a few days. Still not 100% but stoked to have a beer that I can review with a real nose and palate.

Unplugged Apple Ale by New Glarus Brewing Company was the choice of the day. Not my first go around with this beer and definitely not New Glarus’s first go around with fruit beer. I know I have said this before, and I don’t think I am alone or overly biased, that they have to be one of the best, if not the best, American craft brewer when it comes to making fruit beers.

They seem to constantly and consistently hit the nail on the head. Their fruit beers are enjoyed by beer geeks and the general masses. Now that is saying something!

Time to come off the New Glarus high horse.

The more I have this beer, the more I think of pie. It isn’t overwhelmingly sweet but just a nice enough mix of sweet and apples to make this a pleasingly refreshing drink. The spices are spot on too for a pie: cinnamon for sure. The last Unplugged of the 2010 season, rounding out a solid year for the quarterly released brews. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9, Taste: 8, Look: 9, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 8.8

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