DoubleBubble (107) - Mescal Lakes (wherever that is), Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Light lacing. Aromas of Granny Smiths, and slight hops. Taste like cider/ Granny Smiths. A little tart and dry on the tounge.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with tytoanderso - Pours a clear golden color with a medium size off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is a soapy, faint apple. Flavor is light apple, very light grain, and light herbal hops. Light to medium body. Worth a try. Thanks Tyler.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Buffed orangey copper in color with ascending bubbles filling a gray pin pricked head. Aroma revels in pencil shavings and red erasures to cover them up. Apples commingle with new gym sneakers for a synthetic aromatic agenda. Flavor comes in with such a suicidal effervescent fluff, it’s hard to continue. In recession is the gentle hint of vanilla lemon biscuits for the delivery of the cream ale promise. Apple butter comes through softly, as if dusted with flower as it resides between the white dusting and sweet cornbread. White grape juice aspirations butt heads with the Motts, and the body is spastic at best. The recession accentuates a watery, honey, lemon and vanilla chamomile white tea arrangement, with only a tint of apple-grape spatterings laid upon over floured honeycakes in the finish.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours golden in color with a nice foamy dirty white head. Slightly malty aroma with a bit of apple. Not too much apple in the taste either.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I liked the looks of this brew - clear copper body with creamy ecru head - but after that it fell apart for me. It has a soft malty aroma with apples that don’t seem quite ripe. The flavor begins with a bready malt, but is soon overrun by a soured apple flavor that seems off. Mildly sastringent finish that cries out for a mouthwash. I’ve enjoyed this brewery’s other offerings, but this doesn’t seem quite right.
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KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange color. Smell of malt, Granny Smith apples, spices and a hint of caramel. Taste of apples, malt, bread, spices and flowers. Acidic and dry.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color. Head was very fizzy and reduced to nothingness in less than a minute. Smelled of biscuity malt and apple juice. Dry on the tongue with delicate acidity. Tasted predominantly of apple cider with a biscuity malt backbone. Eh.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad apple beer, but not a very good cream ale. But the drinking experience was decently pleasant, so where all this nets out in my mind is with a pretty average rating, but should earn extra consideration from those looking for something unique and different to try.
It poured a pretty dark caramel color, with decent white head formation. Aroma was definitely apple...and cidery, with some caramel maltiness under it all. Flavor was rather caramel-y up front which I didn’t find particular appropriate for a cream ale but tasted pretty good. The apple character was notable but not overpowering. In the taste (versus the smell) aroma was less like cider and more like bitter apple. Mouthfeel was pretty unremarkable. Not bad.
I’d weakly recommend it.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma was distinct tart apple cider,with little hints of the pale malt probaly used,tried to but couldn’t pick up any of the off tones detected by others. Taste was a rather smooth blend of boxed childrens juice and grainey malt. Came on more like a wine cooler, the women liked it more then the men
Ughsmash (7466) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. The first thing that crossed my mind when I opened this was "why the hell would you make this??" Poured clear apple juicy orange with a short dusting of off-white head that stuck around for a while. The aroma picked up sweet apple juice along with pale and some vegetal maltage.. darker apple feel to it as a final impression. The flavor had creamy pale malts and apple juicy at its center with sharper apple skin tartness (a little cidery) and some vegetal notes around the edges. Lighter-bodied and creamy on the palate with a refreshing tartness around the edges.. This accomplished what it was shooting for, but I didn’t much care for it.