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 (7008) - 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.
badgerben (4364) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with no head. Spiced apple cider aroma. Tart apple right up front, but it quickly fades into a creamy sweet malt blend. The description of a cream ale blended with cider is pretty spot on: it tastes kinda like apples and cream.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma of spiced apples, grain and like JK and Skyview, it smelled like hair product. Pours an attractive copper/amber. Flavor is mostly grainy with a hint of tart Granny Smith apple on the finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz, no date. Clear orange with a one finger off-white head. Light apple juice and light grain make up the aroma, along with some light biscuity malts. Much more apple cider in the flavor, though, now that I think about it, there is almost a Froot Loops quality to both the flavor and aroma. Light body with a moderate smooth carbonation. I wanted to like this, but nothing came together
JK (4293) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2007
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Or a fruit beer. They missed the mark on this one. It smells like a hair salon. It is a nice looking beer, resembling brandy in my snifter. Little carbonation. Flavor is light apple, hint of spice, and grain. These guys are usually solid but this beer needs some work.
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up a six-pack of 12-oz bottles at Bob McFarland Liquors in McFarland, Wisconsin. Pours a clear and crisp reddish amber brew with a fast dissolving white head that leaves behind a thin white ring and clean top. Aroma of a sour apple scented shampoo one would detect at any hair salon along with some caramel malt and a touch of flowery hops. Taste is better than its aroma. A good balance of caramel malt and sour apple cider with a dry biscuity aftertaste. Finish is semi-sweet at first and then a dry bready flavor that slowly disappears. An interesting fruit beer, but not over the top.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice brandy like appearance. The nose unfortunately was that of a hair salon. Grainy body with a sour, faintly apple finish.