metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Triangle Wine Co. Pours a clear gold with a very small white head that dissipates pretty quickly. Aroma is mostly apples, but has a little spice, citrus and a very slight malt backing as well. Taste lies mostly within the realm of sweet apples and candied sugar. Body is average, texture is slick and slightly creamy. Slick mouthfeel, heavy carbonation. Overall this is a pretty decent beer. I’m not a huge cider or fruit beer fan but this one is pretty easy to drink and the taste isn’t offensive. Worth a shot.
Marheb (1998) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Un jus de poire empreint de rusticité qui peine à se débarrasser de ses sucres malgré sa légère acidité.
DrSilverworm (6279) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
~1oz sample on tap at Lock 27. Clear golden, slightly orange color. Thin off-white head. ABV labeled 8$. Pints go for $5.50. Musty apple aroma in the nose, light spice. Nice light funk to it... Moderate sweet taste, lightly spicy, light bitter. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation, and more dry finish. Surprisingly decent apple ale. Hides bigger ABV well, and has a nice bigger flavor that isn’t too cloying sweet or slick.. Nice dryness. Good stronger apple ale.
Garrold (1214) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at North Bar, Leeds. Clear amber colour. Bubbly, thin, white head. Yeasty, appley, tart. I like yeasty beer. I like fresh, acidic cider. I’m not so sure about the two together, though. Maybe if there was half the ABV of this, it would have been more drinkable?
RichTheVillan (2689) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at The Sheffield Tap; light copper pour with frothy beige head, fruity apple aroma, taste is yeasty with a bit of spice, some citrus ok.
Rob_D_UK (750) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap, pretty strong for a fruit beer! Pours a gold similar to apple juice. Aroma is quite appley but there is a bit of spice too.
b3shine (5304) - Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent apple juice blonde with white head. Smells solid too; yeasty with notes of apples and light spices. Tastes like it smells, only less robust and balanced. Average on the palate. Alright, but smells better than it tastes.
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
14th January 2013
Rake. Keg. Yet another pretty scarce Flying Dog brew at the Rake. Thanks again fo Rich Dinwoodie and Mike Hill for securing this stuff for us rabid UK drinkers! It’s a clear gold beer with no real head which is something of a surprise as the beer certainly has adequate crispy carbontation. Light thin malt cream. Fresh crispy apple. Whisper of citric hops. Crisp dry finish. A definite cider vibe here but with enough malt and hops to remimd that this is a beer! Tasty!
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
It was a light ale with a lot of grape and not much else. Slightly acidic. Relatively dry finish. Bleh.
Slipstream (2003) - USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly sour apple ale, with a nice balance between cider & APA flavors. This odd style isn’t a real favorite, but this was solid. On draft at Good Beer.