Marko (4008) - Split / Zagreb, - NOV 12, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.33l from Kuća Piva. Pours a hazy yellow-golden body with almost no head. Apple & malt nose, strange vague notes of chocolate. That continues into the taste, actually, the chocolate-like notes end up merging with the apple notes into something distinctly fake and sweet. Creamy though. Dunno, there’s something fake and repugnant about it. Meh.
Earlier Rating: 7/17/2009 Total Score: 2.7
Bottle that ogivlado found in Slovenia and shared with me (thanks!)
Poured a murky pale yellow body with a small thick white head that took its time to go away. The nose is remarkably fresh, green apple, slightly acidic. I expected more from the taste after that but it turned out to be disappointingly sweet, too sweet, green apple candy. Not too sticky and ok, certainly better than a 2.2 score would indicate, but still a disappointment.
Bill Becker (387) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s a hazy straw colour, leaves a small head of foam and lacing.
I smell green apples and some hints of cinnamon.
Tasty green apple goodness with some cinnamon spice, refreshing in its simplicity.
Light bodied with light carbonation.
I like well made fruit beers and this certainly qualifies as one for me.
melush (925) - SPAIN - OCT 29, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Botella de 33 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color dorado claro. Sabor a manzana, malta, dulce.
vipinvelp (2306) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Opaque golden w/ strong apple aroma - who would have guessed. Strong sweet apple taste, still some white beer mouthfeel there. You drink what is available in this country. (Dubai 201410)
slowrunner77 (6016) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"not at all like a traditional beer in the flavor or aroma. loads of apple, with a hint of cinnamon and honey sweetness. no ddiscernable hop or really even malt presence, but refreshing in it’s simplicity."
tderoeck (5004) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
16/VIII/14 - 33cl bottle as "Zoeteke Appel" @ 5de Gents Bierfestival - BB: VI/2015 (2014-919) Thanks to PriorL for sharing the bottle!
Clear light orange beer, creamy white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, lots of apple juice, bit sugary, dusty touch. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very sweet and sugary, apple juice, more sugar, candy, little lemony, cloying. Aftertaste: very sugary, sweet, apple juice, candy, little lemony, more sugar, a bit off.
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shared a bottle on Gents Bierfestival 2014.
APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: apples, little sour.
TASTE: apples, little sour, too sweet.
Alengrin (2324) - BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Apple version in this series of witbier-based sweet fruit beers, with hazy yellow blonde colour, dense, snow white head and a very strong, artificial apple aroma; taste likewise dominated by artificial apple, sourish wheat note, soft, sugary and ending in cloying sweetness. Not utterly disgusting but way too sweet for me, like all those other Floris beers.
hackobock (1526) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Delirium Hoppy Loft, june 20th. Pours clear yellow with a small dense white head. Light tart apple aroma with light spices and medium sweet fruity notes. Taste is medium sweet sugary with light tart apple notes, soft carbonation.
77ships (4210) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to PriorL! Sampled 33 cl. bottle @ Gents Bierfestival 2014. Sampled as “Zoeteke Appelbier”. Lightly hazy artificial citrus, fluffy chemical white head. Extremely sweet nose, pure artificial sweeteners, beyond overkill, super sweet lemonade apple. Very chemical sweet taste, dough, artificial sweetener to the limit with insanely sweet sweetened lemonade apple juice. Touch sticky powdery body, touch lively carbonation. Beyond sweet.
zvsn (680) - ISRAEL - AUG 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow with almost no head. Aroma of green apples, yeast and spices, slightly phenolic. Taste of sweet apples, sugary and fruity. Medium-bodied with high carbonation. Very simple, but drinkable when chilled.