ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ahhh, thereís nothing like a beer layered with fruit juice. Saving the time of doing it yourself a lot of breweries seem to be pumping them out with the vigour of your average lager. I honestly donít mind these, I just donít fully understand the concept, or niche market to which they target. Tasted from the bottle into a tall flute. Opaque, muddy looking, palest íbruisedí apple yellow with fine streams of bubbles failing to raise a head bar a creamy white ring. Tart, sweet, fresh crushed apple nose with a light, musty, dried leaf note underneath. Flavoursome, sweet and tart in the mouth. Apple flavours dominate, but are more candied and artificial than fresh. Rather smooth and syrupy on the tongue; slightly gummy yet subtle enough as to roll down the back of the throat with ease. A strong apple peel flavour came in long into drinking and managed to give it more bounce and bite. Overall it was quite a refreshing beer that would easily make an great afternoon starter. Different!!! (33cL, 3.6% ABV, BBE 04/07)
Bart (2944) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
unclear, blond colour, large white head. Aroma is quit sour, apples but also some cherries and chocolat? taste is smouth and sweet. finish is more sou, light bitter some banana?
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden color with some white head. A cider aroma with high sweetness typical of Huyghe which detracts somewhat from the overall experience.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly white color with a thin head. A sweet apple aroma. The dominant taste is of sugar with an apple background. Pouring sugar into apple juice will get roughly the same flavor. Certainly overly sweet for a beer.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - NOV 23, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
like apple cider, what a ripoff! not that i donít like apple cider, but this ainít no beer. the aroma or flavor? well, as said, like apple cider.
bierkoning (9569) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2005
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Greenish pale and slightly hazy. Artificial Granny Smith aroma. Sugary, syrupy apple flavor. Sickly sweet with just a touch of fruity, lemony sourness.
Jeppe (2631) - ōlbutikken, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2005
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Hazy yellow with a thin snow white head. Candied apple aroma with a sourish hint. Artificial apple flavor, just as expected. Bad beer, nice candybar.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Obviously the beer you have when youíre not having a beer. No points for guessing what the dominant aroma is here, but I also got a whiff of some lemony sherbert. Just had a look at the ingredients list on the bottle, and listed last is "aroma". Whatís the story there!! 30% apple juice apparently isnít enough to give aroma - minus a couple of marks for that!! The head was fizzy and quickly disappeared to leave a thin ring of fine foam, and some surprising lacing. Very very sweet, with a medium, cloying palate. I can discern the tiniest amount of wheat, but only fleetingly. A slight bit of fizz on the tip of the tongue opposes the flat appearance. The only thing remotely linking this to beer for me was the burp I got at the end!!
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2005
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Nose of sourish apples, some sweetness. Hazy yellow beer, small white head. Sweet apple flavor, some acidity. Too cloying.
joergen (18877) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy yellow coloured with a white head.
Aroma of overriped apples.
Cloying sweet flavour of apples.